Rescue Training Associates

Confined Space Rescue Awareness
This program is intended to give participants an understanding of confined spaces and their hazards. Topics covered include confined space identification, NFPA and OSHA standards and response guidelines.

Confined Space Rescue Operations
A 40-hour course that teaches personnel how to properly conduct confined space rescue operations. This course focuses on extensive training in hazard identification, atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, lock out/tag out procedures, single team and multiple team entry operations, command and support operations, and patient packaging and removal operations. Additional training in entry permit system requirements, training requirements, and CSR checklists are also conducted.

Prerequisites: RTA Confined Space Rescue Awareness or equivalent; and Rope Rescue Operations or equivalent.

Confined Space Rescue Technician
This is a 16 hour course that reviews the main confined space entry regulation and standard within the United States (OSHA 29 CFR 1910) and the various procedures and equipment that are utilized during entry operations. A lecture review of 29 CFR 1910 and various scene safety surveys are conducted along with practical skill stations in atmospheric monitoring, ventilation operations, support system equipment construction and installation, air system selection and use, entry operations, self-rescue operations and patient packaging and extrication. Case studies of actual incidents and multiple entry operations are also utilized to reiterate the various safety lessons learned throughout the class. A special emphasis is placed upon the command responsibilities of the Incident Commander, Safety Officer and Rescue Master.

Prerequisites: RTA Confined Space Rescue Operations or equivalent; and Rope Rescue Operations or equivalent.


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