Confined Space Basic Rescue



This 2-day Confined Space Basic Rescue course will prepare workers to perform rescues from low hazard confined spaces.  

Low hazard spaces with simple rescue techniques are encountered by workers in many environments, and the techniques and skills addressed in this course will give workers the tools they need to perform rescues from these spaces.

This course complies with provincial worksafe legislation and is compliant with ANSI 117.1 and NFPA 1670.

Confined Space Basic Rescue Course Details


2 days


1 day classroom, 1 day in confined space simulator, or on-site confined space


Minimum 10. Maximum 12.

  • 18+ years of age
  • In good physical condition



Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read more about the options available for annual guided practice

Required Equipment
  • Coveralls or durable clothing
  • Steel-toed work boots
  • Leather palmed gloves (rope glove or work glove)
  • Helmet*
  • Harness (class III or separate chest and sit harness)*

*Rentals included in course fee

Takeaways & Documentation
  • Personalized skill sheet signed by the instructor
  • Certificate of completion

Confined Space Basic Rescue Course Outline

Classroom Session

  • Legislation and standards governing confined spaces
  • How to identify a confined space
  • Hazard assessments
  • Lockout/tagout procedures
  • Ventilation and atmospheric monitoring
  • Communications
  • Fall protection
  • Safe work procedures
  • Rescue 3’s philosophy
  • NFPA Standards

Confined Space simulator/on-site confined space

  • Basic ropes and knots
  • Tripods, davit arms and winches
  • Patient packaging (with no chance of spinal injury)
  • Scenarios
  • Debrief
  • Written exam


Click here for more details including what to expect and how to prepare

We only offer this as a private course

Our private training courses ensure personalized hands-on training through human-based scenarios

Private Courses

Training Maintenance

If you have a group that would like to review their training together, the training maintenance program may be right for you.

Your group pays the instructor’s daily teaching fee and travel costs associated with bringing the instructor to your training location, along with an annual fee to be part of the maintenance program. This is generally a pretty reasonable approach for training departments because:

  • it allows us to deliver the training in small chunks every year, rather than in one big chunk every three years
  • it gives department members more annual hands-on time with their skills
  • new members can integrate into maintenance programs by jumping on an open course from our public schedule

We track your members, and their status on course content completion within a three year cycle, which mirrors a traditional three year recertification cycle.  It’s an excellent value for the cost, and allows you to review your skills in your own backyard.

The training maintenance program replaces the need to recertifiy your training on a traditional three year recertification cycle.

Sorry – there’s no individual audit program available for this course

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