Confined Space Emergency Series


Three titles provide a comprehensive examination of response issues in a confined space emergency. Addresses the requirements of OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (29 CFR 1910.146), NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents.

Topics covered:

Understanding Confined Spaces (26 minutes)

  • Defines confined spaces and tells where they are likely to be found.
  • Discusses the hazards associated with a confined space, including flammable and explosive atmospheres, oxygen deficient and oxygen enriched atmospheres, toxic atmospheres and physical hazards.
  • Explains the difference between non-permit and permit spaces.
  • Lists the elements of a confined space permit.
  • Developing an entry plan.
  • Responsibilities of the entry supervisor, the entrant and the attendant.
  • Blinding and blanking; lockout/tagout.
  • Atmospheric testing and ventilation.

Confined Space and the First Responder (18 minutes): Teaches the first responder, who typically is not trained or equipped to enter a confined space for rescue, how to deal with a confined space accident in a safe and effective manner. The first responder may be the attendant or may be fire or rescue personnel who are called to the rescue.

  • Communicating with the entrant
  • Calling for help
  • Potential hazards inside and outside of the confined space area
  • Establishing a command post
  • Ventilation
  • Size-up issues
  • Explosion proof and intrinsically safe equipment
  • Methods of victim retrieval without entering the space
  • The dangers of an unprepared rescue

Confined Space Technical Rescue (19 minutes): Designed for personnel at the Technician Level who may be required to enter a confined space for rescue purposes. Covers both workplace and community incidents.

  • Specialized equipment needed for a rescue team, including air monitoring instruments, protective clothing, specialized lighting, and retrieval systems
  • Size-up issues
  • Risk evaluation
  • Entry procedures
  • Rescue techniques
  • Command and control activities


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SpecificationsEmergency Film Group, 2010
3 DVDs
63 minutes, fully narrated

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