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.

COURSE OUTLINE:

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.

INTENDED FOR:

Anyone working in or around a confined space (Non-IDLH)

PRE-REQUISITE:
CLASS SIZE:

Maximum 6 students per class

COURSE LENGTH:

1 full day (8 hrs)

COURSE CONTENT:

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
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Venting, Purging, Inerting
  • Lockout and Isolation requirements
  • Low hazard confined space entry
  • PPE and required equipment
  • Rescue plans

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.

CERTIFICATION:

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.

APPLICABLE REGULATIONS:

Federal – Canada Labour Code Part 2: Occupational Health and Safety
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-2/page-22.html

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
http://www.worksafebc.com/Topics/ConfinedSpaces/RegulationAndGuidelines.asp

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.)

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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