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Confined Space Entry

SAFE Work Endorsed Course

Course location: SSM and on-site
Course duration: 12-16 hours
Course Fee: $415 per person / $3089 group rate
Class Size: Up to 16
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing

Course Description

The Confined Space Entry course allows entrants, attendants, and supervisors to understand and evaluate the hazards and procedures associated with confined spaces safely and confidently. It will outline the duties and responsibilities of team members, as well as go over emergency rescue procedures and plan development.

In addition to confined space entry procedures and hazards, this course will discuss the need for appropriate personal protective equipment, the selection characteristics, and pre-entrance testing for each level of protection. Documentation will be provided to the student to satisfy due diligence and local regulation compliance.

This course meets the criteria for accepted practices in occupational health and safety training (CAN/CSA Z1006-10), the highest standard in the industry.

Students will demonstrate their understanding throughout the course using written and practical skill assessments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Confined space theory, regulations, and application
  • Usage of modern, commercially available confined space equipment and components
  • Calculating ventilation and CFM for all environments
  • Pre-entry permit forms
  • Entry checklist
  • Entry permit functions
  • Flammable and explosive atmospheres
  • Toxic vapors and gases
  • Electrical and mechanical hazards
  • Physical safety hazards
  • Noise and vibration
  • Inspection and maintenance for all systems
  • Familiarity with atmospheric testing equipment and entrance equipment
  • Documentation, due diligence, compliance, and planning

Practical Component

Participants will enter a simulated confined space to acquire hands-on experience following all safety procedures and checks.

Student safety is monitored during training exercises.

Manitoba Regulation
General requirements

15.3 Before requiring a worker to enter or work in a confined space, an employer must

(a) identify and assess the risks to safety or health a worker is likely to be exposed to while in the confined space;

(b) identify and take measures to reduce, control or eliminate the risks to safety or health associated with the confined space, including (i) using alternative means of performing the work to be done that will not require the worker to enter the space, and (ii) making alterations to the physical characteristics of the space that may be necessary to ensure safe access to and egress from all accessible parts of the space;

(c) identify the appropriate type and frequency of tests and inspections necessary to determine the likelihood of a worker being exposed to any of the identified risks, and ensure those tests and inspections are completed by a competent person;

(d) identify the safety and personal protective equipment required to be used or worn in the confined space by a worker while he or she performs work;

(e) identify emergency and personal protective equipment required by a worker who undertakes rescue operations in the event of an accident or other emergency within the confined space; and

(f) establish and implement an entry permit system for a confined space, in accordance with section 15.4

What our students are saying

  • “The course was very in-depth and much better training on this subject than I have received in the past”
  • “I learned more on this subject matter than I expected as Jason was very in-depth”
  • “SSM is very prepared and professional”
  • “Loved the training mock-up in the warehouse”
  • “Great instructor who stressed the importance of awareness and playing it safe at all times”
  • “The practical work was a good example of real-world use”
  • “The dos and don’ts on entry”
  • “SSM staff were very professional and knowledgeable”
  • “Procedures are very important, follow a process, everyone has a job to do at the site”
  • “Learned oxygen flow and gas monitoring”