Confined Space Introduction

It is important the fire and rescue personnel be familiar with the requirements for confined space rescue as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the techniques and equipment used to execute the rescue.Downloadable...


It is important the fire and rescue personnel be familiar with the requirements for confined space rescue as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the techniques and equipment used to execute the rescue.

Downloadable Instructor's Guides

 

 

Session Reference:

 

Topic: Confined Space Introduction

Time Required: 3 Hours

Materials:

 

  • Appropriate audio/visual materials and equipment
  • Video "Confined Space Rescue", Media Resources

 

References:

 

  • OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.146, U.S. Department of Labor;
  • Rescue Technician Operational Readiness for Rescue Providers, Mosby

Preparation:

 

Motivation: In many cases, commercial establishments where confined space entry is part of the regular work routine will have personnel on-site to perform emergency rescues. In those cases where on-site personnel may not be available, the fire and rescue service will be called upon to make the rescue. It is important the fire and rescue personnel be familiar with the requirements for confined space rescue as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the techniques and equipment used to execute the rescue.

Objective (SPO): The student will be able to define what is considered a confined space and describe the hazards, monitoring requirements, equipment and procedures for entering a confined space and effecting a rescue.

Overview: Confined Space Introduction

 

  • Definitions
  • Hazards
  • Monitoring
  • Harnesses
  • Preparation
  • Rescue

 

Instructors Notes: N/A


Confined Space Introduction

 

 

SPO 1-1

 

EO 1-1
Define what a confined space is and give examples of confined spaces.

EO 1-2
Describe the hazards associated with a confined space.

EO 1-3
Describe how to monitor and ventilate a confined space.

EO 1-4
Identify the different types of harnesses and their use in a confined space.

EO 1-5
Describe the procedure to prepare for entering a confined space.

EO 1-6
Describe how to rescue a victim from a confined space.


Instructional Guide

 

 

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