Confined Space Rescue Course

The Confined Space Rescue Course

Course Learning Outcomes and Competences:

Confined Space Entry (High Risk):
  • Prepare to enter and work safely in high risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use appropriate breathing apparatus for working (and escape) purposes in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in high risk confined spaces
  • Use appropriate knowledge for working in high risk confined spaces
  • Apply relevant industry standards for working in high risk confined spaces

Confined Space Emergency Rescue & Casualty Recovery:

  • Prepare to work safely in confined spaces under emergency conditions
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare and use appropriate breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Use rescue equipment safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Use appropriate behaviour for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces
  • Use appropriate knowledge for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces
  • Apply relevant industry standards for carrying out emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces

What is a confined space rescue team?

A confined space rescue team comprises of a minimum of three crew members. One of the crew members will head the rescue team and act as top man whilst the two remaining crew members will be the persons to enter the confined space and perform the rescue should the need arise. A three man rescue team is the standard rescue team however depending on the area size to be covered and the number of personal that will be working in the confined space a larger rescue team may be required. The size of the rescue team needed should be identified in the risk assessment.

When would a confined space rescue team be required?

  • A confined space team would most commonly be required when carrying out works in high risk confined spaces however the need for a rescue team would be determined by the risk assessment. If you are unsure to whether a rescue team is required then we can risk assess the site to determine this.

 What are the roles of a confined space rescue team?

  1. The confined space rescue team will issue a method statement, safe system of work and rescue plan.
  2. The confined space rescue team will inspect the confined space immediately prior to any works commencing to establish that the risk assessment, method statement, safety systems of work and rescue plan are valid and true at time of works commencing.
  3. The confined space rescue team will provide all personal to be entering / working in the confined space with a tool box talk.
  4. The confined space rescue team will check that all personal to be entering / working in the confined space are trained and certified to the correct level.
  5. The confined space rescue team will check all equipment to be used in the confined space is certified and is in safe working order.
  6. The confined space rescue team will monitor all personal entering and exiting the confined space.
  7. The confined space rescue team will monitor the atmospheric stability of the confined space and advice if additional precautions should be taken or if works should be stopped.

 

Should the need for the rescue team to perform a rescue arise then the rescue plan will be followed and a rescue will be performed.

The confined space rescue team is then responsible for any personal recovered from the confined space until they are deemed fit or are passed onto a medical professional.

For whom are the confined space team responsible for?

  • The confined space rescue team are responsible for the safety of all personal to be carrying out work in the confined space.

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