Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Attendant

Course Description:

This online confined space safety training course will help you identify the hazards of permit-required confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of confined space entrants.

Course Duration: 28 minutes

Why “Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Attendant” Matters:

There are nearly 5 million permit-required confined spaces in workplaces across America and another 1 million non-permit spaces.

  • Confined space accidents frequently result in death.
  • A large percentage of fatalities over the years have involved would-be rescuers without proper training or equipment.

Your confined space entrants could face life-threatening hazards such as:

  • Flammable gas,vapor,mist,or dust at levels high enough to cause a fire or explosion
  • Toxic,gas,vapor,mist,or dust at levels high enough to cause illness or death if inhaled
  • Oxygen levels below what you need to breathe,causing suffocation
  • Liquids or flowing solids (e.g., sand) that could cover,bury, or smother
  • Entrapping design (e.g.,walls that curve in, floors that slope and taper down)
  • Heat high enough to cause exhaustion or heatstroke
  • Falls caused by damp floors, slippery handholds,or entrapping spaces
  • Noise that could damage hearing or make it hard to hear directions or warnings
  • Energy and/or equipment that could cause electrocution, fire,or explosion

Key Points:

  • Your primary responsibility is the safety of the entrants.
  • You must be knowledgeable of all the potential hazards of the confined space.
  • You must be able to detect the behavioral effects of exposure to confined space hazards.
  • You must stay at the confined space and monitor the activities both inside and outside the confined space.
  • You must stay in constant communication with all entrants.
  • You must be able to perform non-entry rescue and be able to summon the rescue team.