Safety Alliance

Confined Space Rescue



The Confined Space Rescue course is important because OSHA requires that employers who have permit spaces in their facilities in which employees will be working provide rescue and emergency services in case of an accident.

Course Objectives

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

  • The use of PPE necessary for making rescues
  • The use of retrieval systems for non-entry rescue
  • The entry permit system and the need to communicate the system for preparation, issuance, use, and cancellation of the entry permit
  • The hazards encountered while performing a confined space rescue
  • Respiratory protection and the use of SCBAs
  • How to perform the assigned rescue duties; each member will have their own assigned duties
  • Review of accidents common to Confined Spaces
  • SKED usage and rescue from a confined space
  • The requirements to practice a permit space rescue

In a controlled, simulated IDLH environment, students will be required to:

  • Respond to a rescue alert
  • Evaluate the emergency and determine the correct rescue method
  • Determine the atmospheric hazards
  • Utilize the appropriate PPE
  • Enter the confined space
  • Perform a rescue on an unconscious victim
  • Evaluate victim once outside and administer proper first aid until medical personnel arrive on scene

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 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: Company specific

Prerequisites: Confined Space Awareness training