Confined Space Entry

Confined Space Entry - Safety Training CourseThis course provides a practical introduction on the use and care of safety equipment as well as the safety procedures required for confined space entry. This course provides site specific training for workers entering into Non-IDLH confined space atmospheres.

Intended for: Anyone working in or near a confined space
Pre-requisite: Level 1 Confined Space Awareness
Class Size: Maximum 6 students
Course Length: One  full day (8 hours)
Course Content: The following is included;

  • Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Identifying Confined Spaces
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Entry Permits
  • Written Entry and Safe Work Procedures
  • Stand by Person
  • Atmospheric Testing
  • Venting, Purging, Inerting
  • Lockout and Isolation
  • Low Hazard Confined Space Entry

Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have:

Developed a clear understanding of the regulations and procedures required before entry into confined spaces. Participated in hands on practice in: the safe use and care of atmospheric testing equipment, completing entry permits, pre-entry planning, and entry into confined spaces.

Record of Training:

Certificate of training will be issued. Although there is no regulation specific to expiry of training, it is recommended that training be refreshed every 3 years.

Applicable Regulation:

WorkSafe BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 9: Confined Spaces


The Occupational Health and Safety regulation, section 9.11 states:
“Hazard assessments and written confined space entry procedures must be prepared by a qualified person.”

The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of adequate training and experience:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

Provided that holders of these qualifications have experience in the recognition, evaluation, and control of confined space hazards. Others who have experience working with confined spaces and have a combination of education and training acceptable to WorkSafe BC may qualify to prepare the hazard assessment and written procedures. The employer has to exercise due diligence in the selection of the qualified person to undertake the hazard assessment and production of confined space entry procedures.”

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