With limited space and few entry and exit points, working in confined spaces is serious business. These tunnels, silos, vats, access shafts, cargo containers and storage bins often include inward-curving walls or downward-sloping floors, which have the potential to trap or asphyxiate. Other dangers encountered in confined spaces are unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, extreme temperatures and inadequate ventilation, which increases air hazard risks. Many federal, state, regional and provincial governmental agencies require specialized training before workers can enter confined spaces.
Altius' Confined Space Entry & Rescue, CSER, training is a fully hands on course spread over three days. It is completely OSHA compliant and involves all theoretical and practical training involved in entering, working and exiting a confined space safely with and without a breathing apparatus. Our course also includes the safe planning and execution of a rescue from within a confined space using different types of manual retrieval techniques and devices and breathing apparatus. In this course, highly trained educators teach participants the physical, chemical, and biological principles related to safe confined-space working practices.
All of our courses are taught using the most technologically advanced training simulations and equipment at one of our training centers or we can facilitate on-site workplace training using our mobile custom built confined space trailer.
When it comes to areas with a significant injury risk potential, specialized training is vital to protect both personnel and the workspace. Confined spaces are no exception, as the likelihood of encountering hazards increases.