Confined Space Rescue Training – Operations

Date(s) - 10/02/2022 - 11/02/2022
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hamisco Industrial Sales



The “Confined Space Rescue Operations” training program is designed to educate the participants in the necessary personal skills, as well as the skills necessary to actively participate as members of a confined space rescue team, in order to conduct safe and effective rescue operations from confined work spaces.



In the classroom portion of the program students shall study the following topics with the help of a power point presentation.  All students shall be provided with a copy of the Hamisco “Confined Space Rescue” Participants Manual.


  • Rules Regulations and Standards
    • National Fire Protection Association Standards
    • Taking “Reasonable Precaution”
    • Penalties and Offences


Section One – Awareness Level 

  • Recognizing Confined Work Spaces
    • Confined space defined
    • Examples of Confined Space
    • OSHA Criteria
  • Hazard Recognition
    • Atmospheric hazards
    • Physical type hazards
    • Human/psychological factors
  • Response Guidelines
    • Developing response guidelines
  • Incident Assessments
    • Conducting a confined space incident assessment
    • Duties of a Recon Team
    • Determining victim status
    • Determining the Operations Mode
    • Identifying the need for additional resources
    • Recognizing low / high hazard confined space
    • Conducting a risk and benefit analysis
  • Site Control and Scene Management
    • Duties of the Incident Commander
    • Duties of the Rescue Team Leader
  • Guidelines for Initiating Victim Contact
    • Establishing communications
  • Procedures for Non-entry Rescue Operations


Section Two – Operations Level

  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Rescuer PPE
    • Intrinsic safe approvals
    • SCBA
    • SABA
  • Conducting a Risk / Benefit Analysis
  • Guidelines for Evaluating Atmospheric Hazards
    • The Ontario regulation
    • The purpose of monitoring
    • Sampling methods
    • Sampling locations
    • The order of testing
    • Audible alarms
    • Functional bump testing
    • Calibration
    • Monitoring guidelines
    • Strategical and tactical considerations
  • Hazard Control and Atmospheric Management
    • Ventilation
    • Exhausting
    • Purging
    • Tactical considerations
    • Electrical and mechanical hazard isolation
    • Controlling hazardous flows
    • Controlling sources of ignition
  • Guidelines for Entry and Rescue Operations
    • Pre-entry guidelines
    • During entry
    • Post entry guidelines
  • Duties of the Rescue Team
    • Duties of the Entry Team
    • Duties of the RIT
  • Guidelines for Victim Packaging
  • Tactical Worksheets
    • Developing and demonstrating the use of confined space rescue tactical worksheets


Practical Training (DAY ONE)

 The practical portion of the training starts on Day One following the classroom portion.  In an area of level ground the participants will become familiar with the proper use, care and maintenance of the rescue equipment provided by the employer.  While operating in a safe working environment participants will demonstrate the necessary skills to operate all the rescue equipment provided, in a safe and effective manner before being allowed to participate in Day Two of the practical training scenarios at the confined spaces.


Practical Training (DAY TWO)

The participants will conduct a series of on-site mock rescues using confined spaces rendered safe and using the equipment and procedures as identified by the employer.  All rescue training operations shall be conducted under the strict supervision of the Hamisco approved trainer/instructor.


Program Length – 16 hours total across 2 days


The Hamisco instructor is a certified trainer/facilitator with the Ontario Fire College and has been trained to recognize the different learning styles of the students.  Students are taught using power point presentations, lectures and practical hands-on methods of instruction.  Each participant is provided with a copy of the power point notes; the employer’s written rescue procedures, tactical worksheets for rescue, and copies of any rescue equipment written materials.  A written test shall be conducted to ensure the participant has retained the necessary classroom information.

A practical evaluation shall be conducted throughout the training to ensure that all participants conduct safe work/rescue practices.  Mock scenarios shall be conducted to ensure rescue procedures developed are being followed.



 Classes are restricted to a maximum of twelve (12) persons per class to ensure all participants have equal opportunity for hands-on learning.