Confined Spaces: The Basics (English) (3 hours)

Confined Spaces: The Basics (English) (3 hours)
Learn about confined spaces, identification and control of hazards and key steps to working safely.






This three-part course will educate you on confined spaces, the identification and control of hazards that can be encountered, and key steps to working safely.

  • Part 1: Hazard Awareness covers how to recognize confined spaces and the types of hazards that may be present.
  • Part 2: Hazard Control covers how to control the hazards.
  • Part 3: Working Safely covers proper ways to enter and work in a space as well as emergency planning.

Understand the types of confined space hazard and know what to do in the event of a problem or emergency situation.

Although the course covers the basics of most legal requirements, there may be some variation between jurisdictions. Links are provided, wherever possible, to documents that cover legal requirements for some jurisdictions. "Confined Spaces: The Basics" is equivalent to the general theory and information provided by a classroom course, however it does not provide the "hands on", workplace-specific training that allows workers to confidently put the theory learned into actual practice in the workplace. Employers must ensure that this additional workplace-specific training is provided for confined space workers.

Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate the concepts as well practical tools such as sample forms and checklists. Quizzes after each part and an exam help to measure and encourage learning.

Topics include

  • Responsibilities of employers, supervisors, workers and contractors
  • Recognizing a confined space hazard awareness in confined spaces
  • Confined space permit systems
  • Preparing for confined space entry and work
  • Working safely in confined spaces
  • Emergency planning for confined spaces

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to

  • Know your duties and responsibilities in performing confined space work
  • Recognize the characteristics that define a permit-required confined space
  • Understand the types of confined space hazards and why they are potentially harmful
  • Know the types of control measures used to ensure a space is safe before and during entry
  • Be able to conduct a proper pre-entry assessment and preparation of the confined space Understand the necessary procedures for working inside a confined space
  • Know what to do in the event of a problem or emergency situation

Target Audience

  • Workers (including outside contractors) who enter and perform work in confined spaces in the workplace
  • Managers, supervisors, health and safety committee members
  • Individuals with control or authority over confined spaces and/or work being performed in confined spaces would also benefit from the e-course "Confined Space Management".

This second course outlines your legal duties and responsibilities and provides additional focus on details such as establishing and managing a confined space program.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company. See the tabs above for additional information.

Also available in French

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

91% agreed/ Strongly agreed that they would recommend this course to someone else

"Very eye opener."

CCOHS eLearning Satisfaction Survey Results, April 2015 - May 2016
  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

Les espaces clos : les rudiments (français) (3 heures)

Les espaces clos : les rudiments (français) (3 heures)

Apprenez à reconnaître les espaces clos, à identifier et à maîtriser les risques potentiels rattachés à ces espaces, et mémorisez les étapes clés afin de travailler en toute sécurité.

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