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OPITO Certified Confined Space Rescue Training for Personnel Who Require Knowledge and Skills to Conduct Rescue from Confined Space

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The aim of the Confined Space Rescue training is to provide delegates with the relevant knowledge and skills to carry out a Rescue from a Confined Space, whilst adhering to relevant legislative guidelines and Safe Systems of Work. Delegates will also be instructed and assessed in the use of appropriate PPE and equipment.

This training program is designed for personnel across the energy sector with an existing knowledge and understanding of Confined Spaces and the necessary skills for confined space entry who are required to gain the knowledge and skills to conduct rescue from a Confined Space.


Upon completion of the course the learner will be able to understand and perform the necessary steps and identify the hazards and associated risks encountered when undertaking Rescue from a Confined Space and the generic safety regimes and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate risks associated with hazards. 

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Rescue from a Confined Space




OPITO Confined Space Rescue Training

  • Applicable regional legislation and guidelines for emergency arrangements
  • Hazards associated with confined spaces
  • Common causes of confined space emergencies
  • Safe Systems of work for confined spaces (incl. PTW where applicable)
  • Emergency response communication
  • Roles and Responsibilities for emergency arrangements
  • Emergency Rescue Plans
  • Rescuer safety
  • Fire safety
  • Rescue and resuscitation equipment
  • SCBA equipment and how to don and doff
  • Confined space rescue techniques
  • Creation of a scenario-based rescues plan
  • Pre use emergency equipment checks
  • Donning and use of full SCBA set
  • Execution of a scenario-based rescues plans using appropriate rescue techniques
  • Communication using appropriate methods
  • Use of emergency rescue equipment
  • Use of resuscitation equipment

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with OPITO for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: May 25, 2021