This course ensures each worker present at a confined space will be competently trained as an entrant, attendant, rescuer or supervisor. Students will be taught required skills for use on the worksite including gauging safety hazards, creating entry permits, permit requirements, understanding the risks associated with confined spaces ventilation, reclassification, entry and rescue procedures.
What is a Confined Space Competent Person?
A Confined Space Competent Person is someone who has met or exceeded the Cal OSHA confined space standards for identifying, entering, supervising and rescuing from a confined space. A confined space competent person is able to identify confined spaces and classify them as permit-required or non-required, as well as measure the associated risks and determine whether or not additional attention is needed. A competent person can also determine when, if ever, an employer can use ventilation in order to reclassify a permit-required confined space as permit non-required.
Confined Space Course Requirements:
The requirements for Cal OSHA confined space training can be broken down into two roles, each with unique topics that must be covered:
- Entrants – An entrant is any person who will be working within a confined space. They must know how to identify hazards within a confined space, and to communicate said hazards with the attendants outside of the space. They must also know how to properly store, wear, and use safety equipment that is to be used within the confined space, such as gas masks, hazmat suits, goggles and harnesses. An entrant must also understand how to use self-rescue methods in the event of a catastrophe from which an attendant is not able to rescue them. Finally, they must be able to communicate with the attendant at all times and should be well-versed in the responsibilities of attendants themselves.
- Attendants – An attendant is a person who is stationed outside of the confined space, whose main priority is the safety of the entrant. They must know how to determine and monitor unsafe working conditions, and to be able to respond accordingly. They should also be able to coordinate resources with the entrant to ensure a safe flow of work. Finally, they are responsible for maintaining accurate counts of workers within the confined space, and must only allow qualified, authorized personnel into the confined space.
** Subject to minimum class size requirements. All classes must be paid in advance. Missed and/ or re-scheduled classes with less than 1 weeks notice are non-refundable. Students are placed in a future class. Classes with less than 10 students may be rescheduled. All safety classes are payable in advance. Cancellation fees will apply unless 1 week written cancellation notice is given. Cancellation with less than 1 week written notice is non-refundable. Students will be placed in a future class if they cancel or “no show” with less than 1 week notice. Minimum class size requirements are subject to change without notice.