This course is intended for Confined Space Entrants and Stand-by Attendants who may be required to:

  • Enter confined spaces
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Perform Stand-by attendant duties
  • Gas test confined spaces
  • Ventilate confined spaces
  • Perform non-entry retrieval rescues

A significant part of this course involves several hands-on exercises, including standby attendant duties, entry into confined spaces, gas testing, ventilation, lockout and retrieval rescue. Examples of permits and forms will be used.

This course is available for groups with a minimum of 7.
Please call 604-298-7777 for availability.

Price: 235.00 / person + optional 2 hours hands on, $65.00 / person.

Course Length: 6 hours

Method of course delivery:

20% Pre-Course Work (Self-study)

60% Real Time Virtual Training

20% Hands-on Exercises

Equipment Provided:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Internet connection.

Upon successful completion of pre-course requirements and real time virtual learning a 1-year Provisional certificate will be issued. Provisional Certification allows the worker to conduct their related safety work under the direct supervision of someone that has been fully trained and certified.

Students will need to attend and pass a hands-on testing portion at a scheduled later date to be able to graduate and receive the full course certification. (3 Year Certificate)

Course Record:

Confined Space Entry and Standby Attendant, Developed by Envirosafety Confined Space Equipment Inc., ©2013

*Provisional certification: This course requires the participant to demonstrate their competency by performing live exercises. During the COVID-19 pandemic a provisional certificate will be issued under these conditions:
a. For students who have completed a competency assessment by Envirosafety in the past 3 years, a 1-year certification extension will be issued after completing the virtual course.
b. For students who have not completed a competency assessment by Envirosafety, a 3-year certification will be issued requiring them to work under the direct supervision of a trained and qualified supervisor.
c. For students who complete the hands-on competency component within 6 months, a full certification will be issued upon completion. 3-year certification calculated from the virtual leaning date.

50% Written Test (passing score is 70%)

50% Demonstration of skills during physical exercises

Topics of Instruction:

  • Confined Space Program
  • WorksafeBC Part 9 Regulations
  • Identifying Confined Spaces on your job site
  • Hazard assessments
  • Written entry & safe work procedures
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Venting, purging, inerting
  • Lockout/isolation requirements
  • Entry permits
  • Stand-by persons
  • Rescue pre-plans
  • PPE, Entry and Rescue equipment
  • Toolbox safety meeting
  • Live entries into confined spaces
  • Live retrieval drills

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