Confined Space Rescue Technician (CSRT)

Confined Space Rescue Technician (CSRT) Course Description

Prerequisite: None.

This 50-hour comprehensive course prepares the industrial emergency response team members and municipal first responders to safely manage a confined space rescue incident. Our Confined Space Rescue Technician Course meets NFPA 1006 and OSHA 1910.146 standards. Our class provides the knowledge and practical skills necessary to safely respond to a confined space emergency. Confined Spaces are the leading cause of multiple fatalities in the workplace. 60% of Confined Space fatalities are the “would be rescuer”. This 50 hour course covers the skills necessary to facilitate a safe and effective rescue In addition to Confined Space Technician students will meet OSHA 1910.146 as competent Entry Supervisor, Attendant/Hole Watch and Entrant. Other Standards covered in class are OSHA 1910.134, 1910.120 and how they relate to 1910.146 and why they are important.

Skills: Roles and responsibility of Entry Supervisor, Attendant/Hole Watch and Entrant. Self-rescue, non-entry rescue and entry rescue. Confined space permits, understanding hazardous materials. Rescue vs. Recovery, emotion over intellect, rescuer safety; team evaluation; pre-planning; ventilation, supplied air breathing systems; SCBAs, atmospheric monitoring; communications systems, personal protective equipment; patient packaging and recovery; tripods and improvised anchor points; lock-out, tag-out, blinding, blocking and blanking; lowering raising systems for confined space entry and rescue, and more. Realistic hands-on scenarios on our six-story Rescue Training Center allow the student to be a competent rescuer. 

Class size is limited to 12 in order to ensure small student-to-instructor ratio for maximum, hands-on learning for the students. 

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