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Confined Space Entry and Rescue

One of the most dangerous environments for workers and responders are permit required confined spaces. These spaces are known for loss of life and critical injuries to workers and responders.

Permit Required Confined Space, as specified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.146, includes spaces which have:

  • A hazardous or potentially hazardous atmosphere
  • The potential to engulf workers and responders
  • The potential of entrapment of workers and responders
  • Other recognized serious safety and health hazard(s)

State Fire Rescue Training provides:

  • Programs which train workers on safe preparation for entry into permit required confined spaces and which train stand by teams and responders in safe and effective rescue procedures.
  • Hands on training at local facilities and has two mobile Confined Space Rescue Training Units available anywhere in Kentucky. This training can be customized based on the needs of your organization.

SFRT mobile Confined Space Rescue Training Units provide hands on experience with both vertical and horizontal entry and rescue.

To schedule confined space entry and/or rescue training, contact your SFRT area coordinator.