Confined Space Rescue IDLH



This 4-day Confined Space Rescue IDLH course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and efficiently perform a rescue from an IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) confined space.

It is comprehensive and hands-on with realistic scenarios to allow students to gain confidence in this high risk environment.

This course complies with provincial worksafe legislation and is compliant with ANSI 117.1 and NFPA 1006 and 1670.

Confined Space Rescue IDLH Course Details


4 days


1 day classroom, 3 days 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
  • CMC’s Confined Space Entry and Rescue Field Guide
  • Personalized skill sheet signed by the instructor
  • Certificate of completion

Confined Space Rescue IDLH Course Outline

Classroom Session

  • Legislation and standards governing confined spaces
  • How to identify a confined space
  • Hazard assessments
  • Personal protective equipment and breathing apparatus (SCBA or SBA)
  • 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, davet arms and winches
  • Medical considerations
  • Patient packaging and litter management

Confined space simulator/on-site confined space

  • Incident command system
  • Introduction to high angle systems
  • Scenarios: raising and lowering systems (low and high angle)

Confined space simulator/on-site confined space

  • Ascending and descending (high angle)
  • Mirrored and twin tension systems
  • Scenarios
  • Debrief
  • Written exam

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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