Confined Space Rescue Operator



The Confined Space Rescue Operator (CSRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during confined space rescues and be an active part of a confined space rescue team.

This course will teach participants the skills and knowledge needed to conduct rescue operations in a variety of confined space environments including IDLH environments.

This course meets and exceeds NFPA 2500 Operations level and is in conformance with CSA and provincial OHS Standards.

As per the NFPA, Operations-trained personnel can perform rescues if the following conditions are met:

  • All hazards are controlled or isolated   
  • Rescuer can see patient from entrance
  • Space can accommodate two rescuers, their equipment, and patient

Not sure if your situation will meet this critera? Give us a call to discuss.

Confined Space Rescue Operator Course Details


4 days


1 day classroom, 3 days 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)*

*Rental included in course fee

Takeaways & Documentation
  • CMC’s Confined Space Entry and Rescue Field Guide
  • Personalized Rescue 3 International skill sheet signed by the instructor
  • Registration of training record in Rescue 3 International’s database
  • Certificate of completion
  • Rescue 3 ID Card

Confined Space Rescue Operator Course Content

  • Rescue 3 philosphy
  • Training standards
  • Confined space regulations
  • Confined space definitions and hazards
  • Air monitoring and ventilation
  • Use of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • LOTO
  • Interpretation and completion of confined space hazard assessments, entry permits and rescue plans
  • Incident size up
  • ICS
  • Anchor systems
  • Work restraint
  • Fall arrest
  • Use of a reach pole
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Lead climbing and lanyards
  • Fixed high directional and tri-pods
  • Ascending and Descending
  • Team based pick offs
  • Patient care and packaging
  • Litter management

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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