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Confined Space Theory

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Course Fee: $269 per person / $2059 group rate
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing 

Live remote training available

Course Duration: 6 hours
Course Fee: $219 per person; $1699 group rate

Course Description

The Confined Space Theory course allows entrants, attendants, and supervisors to refresh their understanding and evaluation of the hazards and procedures associated with confined spaces.

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

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.

Confined space theory training is performed at Safety Services Manitoba, as facilitator-based and as live remote training, and on-site at the client’s location where a suitable learning environment can be provided.

Learning Outcomes

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

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act
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