Confined Space Entry
Workplaces with one or more confined spaces must ensure all employees working in or around the hazardous area have received Confined Space Entry training and certification. Workers in British Columbia are required to have comprehensive training that meets CSA standard Z1006–16 and WorkSafe BC Workers Compensation Act, Part 3: OHS and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 9: Confined Spaces.
This course provides a practical introduction on confined space entry programs, hazard assessments, use and care of safety equipment, entry procedures, and rescue plans required for confined space entry. This course provides site specific training for workers entering into Non-IDLH (immediately dangerous to life or health) confined space atmospheres.
Anyone working in or around a confined space (Non-IDLH)
Maximum 6 students per class
Each participant will be instructed in accordance with CSA standards, WorkSafe BC and Federal Regulations.
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED IN THIS COURSE:
Federal and Provincial Legislation
CSA related codes and standards
Identifying confined spaces
Hazard assessment, elimination and control
Entry permits, confined space programs
Written entry and Safe work procedures
Stand by person
Venting, Purging, Inerting
Lockout and Isolation requirements
Low hazard confined space entry
PPE and required equipment
Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have; developed a comprehensive understanding of the above topics and participated in group discussions and exercises. Participants will also have practiced in: the safe use and care of atmospheric testing equipment, completing entry permits/pre-entry planning, and demonstrated entry into confined spaces.
A Record of Training (ROT) certificate and wallet card will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
The ROT certificate for Confined Space Entry is valid for 3 years.
Federal – Canada Labour Code Part 2: Occupational Health and Safety
Provincial – WorkSafe BC applicable Regulations, Policies and Guidelines relating to the: Workers Compensation Act:
Part 3 – OHS and Occupational Health & Safety Regulation:Part 9: Confined Spaces
CSA Standard Z1006-16 Management of Work in Confined Spaces
ATTENTION HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISORS/EMPLOYERS:
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.)