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This course is designed to give participants working knowledge of the OSHA standard to facilitate operations with industry and other agencies involved with confined space rescues. Participants can expect to learn concepts and practical applications that will affect safe rescues in this unique and potentially hazardous situation. Class meets 29 CFR 1910.146 requirements, as well as, NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition.

This course is G&T (PDF) approved.

Special requirements

  • Participants should bring helmet and gloves. (NFPA 1983, compliant personal harnesses may be used at the discretion of the instructors.) Please assure that all equipment is sufficiently marked for ownership.


Host requirements

  • Classroom for 24 with computer and data projector access
  • A training area able to run two simultaneous evolutions:
    • Vertical evacuation
    • Horizontal evacuation
  • Vertical evolution examples:
    • Tank or manhole with a non-hazardous atmosphere
    • Opening to be 24 to 36 inches in diameter and depth no greater than ±30 feet
    • Scaffolding with platform and opening of 24 to 36 inches in diameter, with a height of no less than 10 feet and no greater than 20 feet
  • Horizontal evolution examples:
    • Culvert pipe, 36 inches and 24 inches, laid on ground and stabilized
    • Two sections of 36 inches and one section of 24 inches, configured in an “L” shape
    • Pre-existing tunnel or piping with a nonhazardous atmosphere, with size restriction to no less than 24 inches in diameter; prefer to have a right angle incorporated

Continuing education units (CEUs)

  • EMS Non Core — 24
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