Confined Spaces Entry Team: Construction Activities

By their very nature....they are bad!

Confined spaces can restrict a worker’s ability to safely enter, exit, and work inside them for long periods of time. They may even lack HVAC, dust control, or fire suppression increasing the for this confined space entry training.

Potential Atmospheric Hazards

Confined spaces could have hazards such as, material that could engulf a worker, an internal configuration that could trap, or asphyxiate, or another serious safety or health hazard. These conditions can affect workplace safety, and have, resulted in situations that injure or claim the lives of workers.

Competent Entrant Training

Anyone entering a confined space must know exactly what they are doing to ensure workplace safety. They must be able to identify hazards, monitor them, recognize new hazards in changing situations, and know when to call for help. This confined space training course will improve the knowledge of hazards with confined space entry.

Ontario Ministry of Labour's Guidelines for Confined Space Entry

Disclaimer: This resource has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand some of their workplace safety obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations. It is not legal advice. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations. For further information please see full disclaimer.

Confined Space Awareness and Rescue


This 2-hour online workplace safety training course will focus on general safety principles and provide information that will increase your recognition of potential confined spaces, improve your knowledge of safe operations, and keep you and those around you safe. More specifically, we will take a look at the various pieces of equipment necessary for safe confined space entry, exit, and all the work in between.

This Canadian CSA and OHS-Compliant  Confined Space Training and Awareness (General Industry, Construction, Maritime) course satisfies Canada’s requirements for the classroom portion of operator safety training.

Confined Space Awareness for Entrants & Monitors


This 2-hour online workplace safety Confined Space Entry Awareness course provides an overview of confined spaces and explains how to safely manage confined space entries. This awareness course, designed for people who enter or manage entry of confined spaces, follows the CSA 1006-10 Management of Work in Confined Spaces standard.

Confined Space Training Topics include:

Confined Space Definitions

Hazards of Confined Spaces

Qualified Worker

Identification & Control

Emergency Response

Confined Space Entry Procedures

Confined Space Entry


This 2.5-hour workplace safety Confined Space Entry course provides important information to individuals required to work within a confined space.

Confined Space Training Topics Include:

  • Confined space basics
  • Responsibilities
  • Recognizing confined spaces
  • Existing and potential confined space hazards
  • Eliminating and controlling hazards
  • Classification of confined spaces
  • Entry authorization
  • Confined space entry planning
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency and rescue procedures

Confined Space Entry and Monitor


This 2-hour online workplace safety Confined Space Entry and Monitor course defines confined and restricted spaces, explains the hazards associated with them, and provides methods for assessing, eliminating, controlling, and monitoring those hazards. The goal of this course is to help you demonstrate basic knowledge and proficiency in the identification, classification, and monitoring of both confined and restricted spaces. This course also covers requirements as described under Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation as they relate to confined spaces.

Confined Space Training Topics Include:

  • The differences between confined and restricted spaces
  • Classification systems for confined space entry
  • Common confined and restricted space hazards
  • Procedures for the assessment, testing, elimination, and control of hazards
  • Personal protective equipment requirements for confined space entry
  • Permits, logs, communication systems, and emergency response plans required for confined space entry
  • Employer, worker, and monitor (tending worker) responsibilities as they relate to confined spaces

Confined Space Hazards in Canada


Every year, people are injured or killed as a result of improper confined space entry. Potential hazards in confined spaces include explosions, toxins, and oxygen-deficient atmospheres. An average of 20 Canadians die each year from confined space hazards, and more than half of the fatality victims are would-be rescuers.

Because confined spaces may be encountered frequently in construction work, construction workers must be able to recognize confined spaces and understand their hazards that affect workplace safety. Designed for anyone who works in or around confined spaces, this confined space training course and the information it contains might be the difference between life and death. This 45-minute course requires a mark of 80% to pass.

Confined Space Training Topics Include:

  • Recognizing confined spaces
  • Confined space hazards
  • Understanding the risks of confined spaces
  • Employer responsibilities regarding confined spaces
  • The responsibilities of confined space authorized entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors
  • The differences in flammable, toxic, irritant or corrosive, and asphyxiating atmospheres
  • Procedures for dealing with confined spaces
  • How to deal with oxygen-deficient atmospheres
  • How to protect yourself and others

Working in Confined Spaces on the Farm


This 1-Hour CASA workplace safety training program will enable participants to identify a confined space; understand the functions of equipment related to confined space entry work; conduct a risk assessment; and develop safe entry procedures, thereby protecting themselves, their families and workers while meeting any regulatory requirements that may apply.

Confined Space Training Topics Include:

  • Introduction and Responsibilities
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Control and Emergency Response
  • Responsibilities and Entry Procedures
  • Review

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) works with partners in government, business, and farming organizations across Canada to support initiatives that equip producers, their families and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work, and play.

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Important Training Required Before Entering a Confined Space

Respiratory Protection


By definition, a confined space has, or could have, an atmospheric hazard therefore, respirator protection is a must. 

This includes all tight-fitting, air-purifying respirators, such as a dust mask, when confined space entry is the only option.

Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Combo


Supply lines, pumps and other motors, that normally operate in the absence of workers, now must be locked out to ensure others don't accidental engulf the worker. By the way, if a container fills with water, the atmospheric hazard is lack of oxygen...think about it. Workplace safety depends on proper confined space training.

Fall Protection Awareness Online


This online workplace safety Fall Protection Awareness course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to help minimize fall hazards and protect yourself and others from serious injury. Confined space entry personnel who utilize this PPE require training. 

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