This is a full comprehensive knowledge course, not an awareness course. It will take approximately 3.5 hours. If you prefer classroom training, click “Training Partner” to find one near you.
Confined Spaces can be one of the most dangerous workplaces a worker can be exposed to causing numerous incidents every year. Some of the incidents resulted in the death or injury of several workers, including those trying to rescue the first worker in distress. Workers must not enter a confined space until hazards have been identified, workers are trained, and all procedures to eliminate or control the hazards are implemented.
A confined space entry program for your workplace will describe what needs to be done before workers can safely enter and work in a confined space.
At the end of this course the end-user should be familiar with the basic concepts, hazards, hazard control processes and safe work procedures associated with confined spaces and includes all requirements pertaining to work in confined spaces. It follows the guidelines, principles and recommendations established by the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
End-users should not assume this material alone constitutes complete training. It is expected that a workplace will apply this information as they create their own company specific Confined Space Entry program as part of their company’s larger Health & Safety Management System.
Due to the different policies and procedures and equipment utilized on different work sites certain statements in this program may not apply.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Nova Scotia Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations as it pertains to confined spaces
- Ensuring a Safe Worksite
- Employer and Employee requirements
- Restricted and Confined Spaces explained
- Code of Practice
- Hazards associated with Confined Spaces
- Controlling Confined Space Hazards
- Safety and Protection
- Safe Entry Permit
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Tending Worker
- Emergency Response
The quizzes at the end of each chapter are intended and designed to strengthen your understanding of course contents. A passing mark of 80% is required and you have two retries of each quiz to achieve this.
Upon successful completion of this course, a unique digital certificate, valid for three years, will be available to download and print.