Safety Alliance

Confined Space Awareness



The employer will provide Confined Space Awareness training to employees so that they acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of duties.

Employees must be trained when first assigned to duties in and around permit spaces; before there is a change in assigned duties; whenever there is a change in operations that presents a hazard; and whenever the permit-space entry procedures change.

Certification of such training must be available for inspection by employees or their authorized representatives.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Confined Space Awareness training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Identify types of hazards in confined spaces
  • Procedures to follow before entering a confined space
  • Define the terms oxygen deficiency versus oxygen enrichment
  • Recognize the concept of lower and upper flammable limits
  • Isolation, inerting and special procedures to enter a confined space
  • Identify confined space hazards, such as hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide toxins
  • General duties of the Attendant, Entrant and Supervisor
  • Define the difference between non-permit and permit entry confined spaces
  • Describe the importance of following confined space rescue procedures

Additional Information

Course Length: 2 hrs

Course Required By: OSHA

Written Exam: Written competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every year