Confined Space Training

Confined Space Training

OSHA 1910.146

This confined space training course is designed for large and small staffs of “Confined Space” workers. Within this one course, students will be trained in the three (3) levels of Confined Space Entry ‑ Attendants, Authorized Entrants, and Entry Supervisors level.

Confined space training is to ensure safe entry, proper support for entrants and safe management of workers within Confined spaces, task completion and safe exit of employees within Confined Spaces.

This eight-hour, hands-on training course covers pre-entry, permit required confined spaces, confined space operations, and potential hazards. Meets requirements of the revised OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 guidelines.

Confined Space Training

OSHA Standard 1910.146




The employer shall provide training so that all employees whose work is regulated by this section acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this section.


Training shall be provided to each affected employee:


Before the employee is first assigned duties under this section;


Before there is a change in assigned duties;


Whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard about which an employee has not previously been trained;


Whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures required by paragraph (d)(3) of this section or that there are inadequacies in the employee’s knowledge or use of these procedures.


The training shall establish employee proficiency in the duties required by this section and shall introduce new or revised procedures, as necessary, for compliance with this section.


The employer shall certify that the training required by paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) of this section has been accomplished. The certification shall contain each employee’s name, the signatures or initials of the trainers, and the dates of training. The certification shall be available for inspection by employees and their authorized representatives.


Rescue and emergency services.


An employer who designates rescue and emergency services, pursuant to paragraph (d)(9) of this section, shall:


Train affected employees to perform assigned rescue duties. The employer must ensure that such employees successfully complete the training required to establish proficiency as an authorized entrant, as provided by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section;


Train affected employees in basic first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The employer shall ensure that at least one member of the rescue team or service holding a current certification in first aid and CPR is available; and


Ensure that affected employees practice making permit space rescues at least once every 12 months, by means of simulated rescue operations in which they remove dummies, manikins, or actual persons from the actual permit spaces or from representative permit spaces. Representative permit spaces shall, with respect to opening size, configuration, and accessibility, simulate the types of permit spaces from which rescue is to be performed.