Classroom Training

Confined Space and Respiratory Protection Awareness Training

This one-day program is designed to increase awareness of the hazards of confined spaces.  This program Is recommended for those who plan entry into confined spaces, supervise other or do work in confined spaces themselves.  This information will assist you in protecting your health and safety and that of your fellow workers.  This course will also familiarize you with the various types of respirators available and the kinds of hazards that can be present in the workplace.

This event contains 8 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CM point criteria.

Course Objectives:

  • To identify requirements for confined space work
  • To review minimum legislated standards
  • To describe hazards controls and develop a sample entry plan
  • To evaluate entry plans using a standardized checklist
  • To familiarize you with the various types of respirators
  • To show you the proper selection and fit of respirators
  • To show you how to care and maintain respirators

Course Content:

  • Legislation regarding confined space entry
  • Hazards of confined spaces
  • Oxygen deficient environments
  • Confined space permit requirements
  • Introduction of atmospheric testing devices
  • Right to refuse unusually dangerous work
  • Introduction to various styles of respirators
  • Legislative requirements
  • Respiratory hazards - the unseen hazard
  • Hazard controls, engineering, administrative and personal protection
  • Selection, fit and maintenance of respirators

Note:

This program is designed to increase awareness and is not a course on confined space rescue.