Confined Space Entry Training
Do You Need to Take the Confined Space Entry Course?
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered confined spaces because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines.
This online course is designed for employees who may enter confined spaces, including authorized entrants, safety attendant, supervisor, and emergency response personnel. This training must be provided at the start of an individual’s job assignment. The confined space course satisfies the requirements found in 29 CFR1910.146 and fulfills initial training and refresher training for employees in the general and construction industry.
Additional confined space entry training is required anytime an employee’s performance shows deficiencies, there is a change in job duties or the permit space program, or the permit space operation presents a new hazard. Employers must certify that training has been accomplished.
Reasons to Choose NET for Confined Space Entry Training
- Our Confined Space Entry course may be completed on any device thanks to HAZWOPER On Mobile. Start and stop as needed and have all your progress saved right where you left off.
- Download an e-certificate immediately after completing the course. A hard copy wallet card will be mailed to you.
- The Confined Spacey Entry course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for .50 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .3 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
- U.S.-based support is available through the course, and an OSHA Study Timer keeps track of your study time, allowing you to log in and out as you wish without losing any progress.
The Confined Space Entry course is made up of 2 full-length videos featuring professional voiceovers of award-winning content and over 20 interactive flash animations. Complete the course through a series of self-grading quizzes and a final exam.
All completed hours count as CEUs (Continuing Education Units). This course may be taken on an individual basis or in a group setting. Students have 1 full year to complete the course upon registering.
This course has been awarded .5 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) — approval number 13336. This course is also eligible for .25 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Before an initial work assignment begins, the employer must provide proper confined space training for all employees who are required to work in permit spaces. Upon completing this training, employers must ensure that employees have acquired the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for the safe performance of their duties.
The employer is to mark confined spaces that are permit-required. They must identify the hazards of the space and post a permit before allowing authorized employees to enter. Employers posts permits near the entrance of each confined space displaying the necessary information.
- Only Trained and Authorized Entrants are to enter a confined space.
- Emergency rescues should only be made by trained personnel or a rescue service.
- Always report any concerns you may have regarding confined spaces.
Additional confined space training is required when (1) the job duties change, (2) there is a change in the permit space program or the permit space operation presents a new hazard, and (3) when an employee’s job performance shows deficiencies. Training is also required for rescue team members, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid training. Employers must certify that training has been accomplished.
Upon completion of confined space training, employees must receive a certificate of training that includes the employee’s name, signature or initials of trainer(s), and dates of training. The confined space training certification must be made available for inspection by employees and their authorized representatives. In addition, the employer also must ensure that employees are trained in their assigned duties. The term permit-required confined space refers to those spaces that meet the definition of a confined space and contain health or safety hazards, thereby requiring a permit for entry.
There are two types of confined spaces — those that require permits and those that do not. This course is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to enter a confined space and determine if a non-permit space may be entered. This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Upon completion of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of:
- Definitions of confined space and permit-required confined space.
- Roles and responsibilities of entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors.
- Pre-entry evaluation and entry procedure.
- Atmospheric testing requirements.
- Site security.
The Confined Space Entry course is in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 regulations.
Physical and On Site Requirements
There are no prerequisites to the Confined Space Entry course.