Rescue From Confined Spaces – BA



Course code: CS6 (initial) | CS6R (revalidation)

Certificate valid for: 12 months

Cost: £600 + VAT per person* (initial) | £310 + VAT per person* (revalidation)

Location: Element Safety (Sheffield)

Duration: 2 Days (initial) | 1 Day (revalidation)

Assessment method: Continuous

Training type: 30% Theory, 70% Practical

* Minimum for both courses of three people

Description:

An effective rescue plan may need a rescue team – trained, prepared and ready to go in an emergency.

This course is for anyone required to form part of an in-house rescue team assigned to standby at the entry point and, in an emergency, provide an immediate rescue response for those within the confined space, where lack of breathable air may be the problem.

Time and rescue are vital.

Having your own Rescue team is gives you surety of availability and more options to get the job done.

Rescue Team Competence

Rescue (if good planning and training are in place) happens very infrequently.

However, the time critical seriousness and potential skill fade from low incident frequency requires high risk rescue skills have to be revalidated every 12 months to maintain competence.

Course Aims:

To train and assess individuals to safely enter non breathable atmospheres, treat, rescue and recover persons who have entered spaces which, due to their enclosed nature, their access/egress issues, lack of ventilation and their specified risk/s have been classified as confined spaces.

Rescue From Confined Spaces – BA

The 1st step to avoiding a trap - is knowing of its existence!

(Frank Herbert - Dune)

The course covers:

  • Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work for rescue entry
  • The role and responsibilities of the rescue team
  • Procedures for rapid entry
  • Environmental monitoring in a rescue situation
  • PPE for rescue teams
  • Rescue equipment including stretchers and rope systems
  • The use of davit, tripod and winch for stretcher rescues
  • Escape Breathing Apparatus in a rescue situation
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for rescue use including set removal and entrapment
  • Roles and responsibilities of the entrants, supervisor, and manager in a rescue situation
  • Practical trauma care and resuscitation including the use of oxygen
  • Practical casualty rescue scenarios including multiple casualties

The course covers:

  • Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work for rescue entry
  • The role and responsibilities of the rescue team
  • Procedures for rapid entry
  • Environmental monitoring in a rescue situation
  • PPE for rescue teams
  • Rescue equipment including stretchers and rope systems
  • The use of davit, tripod and winch for stretcher rescues
  • Escape Breathing Apparatus in a rescue situation
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for rescue use including set removal and entrapment
  • Roles and responsibilities of the entrants, supervisor, and manager in a rescue situation
  • Practical trauma care and resuscitation including the use of oxygen
  • Practical casualty rescue scenarios including multiple casualties

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Guide and support High risk confined space entry teams
  • Undertake the role of an on-site rescue team – allowing greater flexibility for entries
  • Act as the Rescue team supervisor, controlling the rescue team entry.
  • Administer basic trauma care

 Strongly suggest undertaking additional medical training

So what does this mean?

This 2 day initial course will build on your High risk confined space skills to allow you to  enter or supervise entry in order to support and rescue the casualty at an incident that may be breathing air related.

Our annual 1 day requalification course tests your skills, will update any changes and will also re-qualify your High risk entry course in one day! (You’re gonna be busy!)

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Initial Qualification:

Building upon your CS3 high risk confined space course….

This Rescue course allows your team to be an integral part of your rescue plan, supporting your high risk entry team should an incident occur, time is critical.

Enter and supervise rescue operations that may be lack of breathable air related.

Revalidation:

This will be in the form of a skills update, practice and assessment day which will revalidate your confined space entry and rescue skills.

Revalidating your Rescue from confined spaces (BA) course will…

Maintain your competence in both

  • CS3 High risk confined space entry and supervision
  • CS6 Rescue from high risk confined space and supervision

As the highest level of rescue, maintaining these skills/knowledge means:

  • you no longer need to revalidate your CS3 High Risk Entry course
  • after your initial training only day per year required
  • same cost and duration over time, but competence and knowledge/skill retention is significantly higher

Benefits

  • Annual training and updates for ALL Confined Space Entry and Rescue Levels

Training the team in all of their skills in one day.

    • Reduction in Skill fade (updates and practice every 12 months rather than massive updates every 36 months)
    • Reduction in Risk for all
    • Higher standards, confidence, and morale.
    • Less down time (one training day rather than multiple days)
  • Maintenance of competence will be recorded externally by Element Safety giving you a complete audit trail.

Examples of Rescue from Confined Spaces (BA) training needs:

Rescue From Confined Spaces – BA


An engineer working inside a machine has lost voice contact with their supervisor and their personal gas alarm can be heard activating.

As a rescue team you need to access where they are, maintaining your own respiratory protection, restore an air supply to the casualty, and recover them to safety. 

Rescue From Confined Spaces – BA


An operative from a grounds maintenance team has become unconscious whilst working on the chlorine system for the University’s fountain.

The supervisor is briefing the rescue team and recording their entry whilst the rescuers are completing their final checks before entering the space to rescue their colleague.

Rescue From Confined Spaces – BA


Some chambers the service teams enter are remote and would be particularly difficult to be rescued from.

Risk assessments demand that the teams could package, transport, and raise horizontally and vertically through narrow chamber openings.

Training for these spaces allow quicker and easier rescues if it were to ever happen for real.

Some of the industries we've helped with Rescue From Confined Spaces – BA training:

• Maintenance or facilities management teams in Universities • Maintenance or facilities management teams in factories • Maintenance or facilities management teams in manufacturing

• Maintenance or facilities management teams in Hospitals

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Need height, 1st Aid or Manual handling training to support your rescue team?

Need Awareness, Manager or Entry training to help you and the rest of the confined space team?

If we can help you or your team with Rescue from Confined Space (BA) training, please just get in touch.  Reach out us via our contact us form – but if you would rather speak to us in person and have a chat first, then we are more than happy to take your call.

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In addition to the training, you need the right entry, supervision and rescue equipment.

Monitoring, entering, supervising, rescuing and dealing with casualties.

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