Confined Space

Course Introduction

A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous occupancy. These spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines.

OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics:

contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere

contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant

has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant

or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress

Course Details

This course includes instruction on the following items:

Introduction and Definitions of OSHA CFR 1910.146.

Atmospheric Hazards and Testing Procedures

Atmospheric control measures such as ventilation, purging and respiratory protection.

Introduction to other physical confined space hazards

Hazard control measures and entry procedures

Emergency procedures and non-entry rescue techniques

Permit system introduction and practice


Why do I Need This Course

  • You perform work in and around permit-required confined spaces
  • You are exposed to unique hazards that require appropriate and effective training

Limited Course Bonus

When you choose to conduct this training at our Orlando Florida location we provide true hands on entry training for both vertical and horizontal entries in our confined space simulator.

Check out this short video clip from one of our live classes to see a demonstration of a non-entry rescue using our simulator.