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Confined Space Rescue Training

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 14 – 16 hours
Course Fee: $3449 group rate only
Class Size: Up to 8 (Min of 2 students to run the course due to practical component)
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing    


*Participant must verify they have received Confined Space training within 3 years of taking this course

  • Participants must be experienced in a confined space environment


This course is designed for Emergency Response Team members or people who want to become part of an ERT. This is not a medical course, and only focuses on rescue.

The Employer, by law, shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to confined spaces (see CSA Standard Z1006-16 & WSHD regulation 15).

Course Description

This course is designed for Emergency Response Team (ERT) members or someone who wants to become part of an ERT. This course will benefit employees working in confined spaces or supervisors, safety officers, and managers who put their employees in a confined space work environment.

The 16-hour Confined Space Rescue course will allow students to conduct a number of mock confined space rescue situations using our simulator. Throughout the 2 days of training, each student will utilize a number of different rescue equipment methods and will gain a thorough understanding of each.

In addition to confined space rescue, entry procedures and hazards, this course will discuss the need for appropriate personal protective equipment and 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 OH&S training (CAN/CSA Z 1006-10), the highest standard in the industry.

Complimented with written and practical skill assessments throughout the course to ensure thorough understanding of principles and practices,

Learning Outcomes

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Confined space theory, regulations, and application
  • Use of modern, commercially available confined space rescue equipment and components
  • Calculating ventilation and CFM for all environments
  • Pre-entry permit forms
  • Entry checklist
  • Entry permit functions
  • Flammable and explosive atmospheres
  • Achieve familiarity with atmospheric testing equipment and entrance equipment
  • Electrical and mechanical hazards
  • Physical safety hazards
  • Inspection and maintenance of all systems
  • Rescue team members and rescue planning
  • Scene assessment and control
  • Victim prep and movement
  • Identifying defects and dealing with malfunctions

Student safety is monitored during training exercises

Manitoba Regulation

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