Edmonton & Devon
What is OSSA Confined Space Entry and Monitor?
This is the Oil Sands Safety Association, or OSSA, Confined Space Entry and Monitor Classroom Training Course. The entry and rescue format is the required course for industrial workers and those in the conventional oil industry who belong to a safety association such as Enform.
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Why is Confined Space safety training important?
Confined Space Entry work by nature is very dangerous. Workers are entering a partially enclosed or enclosed area that can be difficult to enter or exit and is not designed for human occupancy. A lot of the time, some type of harmful substance or process is present in the space.
Our course is designed to familiarize participants with confined space entry, monitor, and rescue techniques. This course consists of theory and hands-on/practical learning.
What will I learn in a Confined Space Entry and Monitor course?
Our program teaches workers about the definition of a confined space, case studies, confined space hazards, PPE such as SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus), SABA (supplied air breathing apparatus), gas detection pumps, (RAE and Draeger), paperwork such as confined space entry permits, and entry logs, locking out and tag out, blinding and blanking, inserting, use of tripods and SRL (Self Retracting Lifelines) or Type 3 RSRL.
The Alberta OH&S Code states "An employer must ensure that a worker assigned duties related to confined space entry is trained." Most workers need an eight hour confined space training program.
They must also receive company specific training on procedures and equipment of their workplace.
Theoretical Components of the course include:
- Definition of enclosed and confined spaces and confined space hazards
- Levels 1, 2 and 3 spaces
- hazard assessment
- PPE required for entry
- How to complete a confined space entry permit
- Proper Procedures for gas testing
- Electronic Monitors, Function testing and Calibration
- Safety monitor and safety watch
- Rescue Equipment, Rescue Training and Emergency Response Planning
The practical component of our course has the following components:
- Testng of hazardous atmospheres, using gas detection monitors, Rae and Draeger tube type detector pumps
- Completion of documents needed for preentry.
- Mock entry, evacuation and rescue from a confined space
This OSSA Confined Space Entry and Monitor Training Course is 8 hours in duration and upon completion students will be issued a certification card valid for 3 years.