Confined Space Training
for the Power Generation Sector
As a Florida-based, Veteran-owned division of Alpha-Omega Training and Compliance, Inc. (AOTC), Salvation Safety prides itself on being the #1 trusted environmental consulting, remediation, and industrial services company in Florida.
Salvation Safety offers a broad range of services designed to keep you and your team safe and compliant with the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, such as on-site confined space safety training.
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While there are many different safety and compliance partners out there, none of them can compare to Salvation Safety. Our experienced professionals continuously review our confined space safety training curriculum to ensure that we convey the latest information to your personnel.
Confined space training is essential for individuals operating within the power generation sector because these employees frequently operate in tight and potentially hazardous space.
Salvation Safety’s training program thoroughly explains the various hazards your staff may encounter when operating within confined space. Our instructors will also review how to mitigate the risks associated when working in confined space. Doing so will reduce the risk of workplace injuries or fatalities while also allowing you to maintain compliance with OSHA regulations.
One of the most beneficial aspects of Salvation Safety’s confined space training is that we come to you. Meaning your staff will not have to travel to receive this vital training.
By offering on-site confined space safety training, we reduce the overhead costs associated with employee training. You’ll save money by not having to reimburse employees for lodging, fuel, or other travel-related expenses.
If you want to ensure that your staff has the skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate within tight environments, schedule your on-site confined space safety training with Salvation Safety today.
According to OSHA, a “confined space” is a space that is “large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; and has limited or restricted means for entry or exit.”
Confined space present a danger to employees because they cannot easily escape or take flight in the event of a dynamic event. Examples include a sudden ignition of a flammable substance or the shifting of heavy equipment. Either of these unexpected events can cause great bodily harm or death.
While confined space training cannot bring these risks to zero, the materials covered in the course can teach your staff to recognize and mitigate hazards they may encounter while operating within tight working environments.
Confined space training is an on-site course that is offered by Salvation Safety. During the course, instructors will thoroughly review potential hazards that employees are likely to encounter when operating within confined space. In addition, instructors will discuss what your staff should do if they encounter any risks.
There are two types of confined space safety training:
- permit-required confined space training
- non-permit-required confined space training
Each training course covers a unique set of materials and is designed for different groups of employees. The permit-required confined space training is the more comprehensive of the two.
According to OSHA, any employees who may have to enter confined space containing potential hazards must complete a confined space training course. This requirement applies both to individuals that will enter the confined space and any attendants that may monitor “entrants.”
Specifically, professionals operating within the power generation sector, as well as firefighters, maintenance technicians, construction workers, and other emergency responders, may be required to take confined space safety training.
Failure to provide this training may violate OSHA guidelines and result in hefty fines. More importantly, failing to provide appropriate confined space safety training can endanger employees and may lead to severe injury or death.
Employees are not required to complete any prerequisite courses before enrolling in confined space safety training. However, participants must take and pass an exam upon completion of the course. The exam will include both true/false and multiple-choice style questions, and participants have to obtain a score of 75% or higher to pass.
During the Salvation Safety course, entrants will be trained to effectively recognize potential hazards, alert attendants to the presence of said hazards, use and maintain protective equipment, and perform self-rescue in the event of a critical incident.
Attendants, who are employees that will monitor entrants, have a different set of training requirements. These individuals must be able to determine hazards, communicate with entrants, maintain worker count, and monitor working conditions.
Salvation Safety’s instructors will help your entrants and attendants work together more effectively, resulting in a safer working environment while also reducing the likelihood of serious injury or a fatality.
OSHA uses the phrase “permit-required confined space” to identify confined space that contain any or all of the following:
- Potentially hazardous chemicals or gasses
- Materials that could engulf entrants
- Any other health or safety hazards
In addition, confined space with a configuration that could trap, crush, or asphyxiate the entrant are considered “permit-required.”
When administering this type of confined space training, Salvation Safety’s team of instructors will review all of the various hazards that would cause a space to be classified as “permit-required.” They will also discuss the role of entrants and attendants in remedying these hazards.
Non-permit-required confined space training teaches your staff how to operate within “non-permit-required confined space safely.” These spaces are tight work areas with no hazards because they were eliminated before the employees entered the environment.
Non-permit-required confined space training is less detailed than the permit-required variant because instructors do not need to address any significant hazards.
To learn more about Salvation Safety’s confined space training services or our other safety & compliance solutions, contact our team today.