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Confined Space Rescue: Life Saving Potential

Working in confined spaces carries with it a series of inherent risks, dangers and hazards. Even with workers who are trained on confined space entry and confined space awareness, while the risk level is mitigated with proper and consistent training, the potential for danger does not disappear. That’s why it is vital to have workers at the ready to perform confined space rescue.

Our confined space rescue course will educate and engage your workers on how to spot accidents before or as they occur, as well as how to react in case a confined space rescue is necessary. This confined space rescue training can literally be the difference between life and death.

Frequently Asked Questions

A confined space rescue plan details the procedures and equipment needed to perform a rescue if a worker becomes stuck within a specific confined space in the workplace. Workplaces with multiple confined spaces where workers are required to enter will require separate confined space rescue plans for each and every confined space.

There two general types of rescues used in confined spaces. Entry rescues involve sending a person into the confined space to free the person stuck inside and bring them out. Retrieval (or non-entry) rescue involves pulling the stuck person out of the confined space using retrieval equipment such as ropes and harnesses. How these rescues are actually performed will differ from workplace to workplace and from confined space to confined space.

Regulations are set by each province. One regulation that is common across the country is that all rescuers need to be trained in first aid & CPR, and at least one member of the rescue team must hold a valid certification in first aid & CPR. This is due to the fact that the potential hazards that can be found in confined spaces may cause a rescued worker to need immediate medical attention or resuscitation that can’t wait for first responders to arrive on the scene.

Yes, it does. Before a confined space rescue plan can be used in a live rescue situation, it needs to be tested to ensure that it will be successful when performed on a living person. Also, if there are any changes made to the confined space, or rescue equipment used in the plan, then it will need to be re-tested to ensure it is still an effective plan.

Yes. We are constantly enhancing and upgrading our course offering. New courses will be added as laws and regulations change, and as demand for specific online training appears. If you have a topic in mind that you’d like to see offered as online training, please let us know! ASI offers our clientele customized training in both online format as well as in person. If your organization requires ongoing training for new and existing staff on a specific subject, we can work with you to develop a course that you can utilize repeatedly and reap the cost benefits.