How to Safely Perform Confined Space Attendant's Duties

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What are the duties of attendants, how to safely monitor entry personnel, when to order an evacuation, importance of knowing the entry permit inside and out and when to contact rescue services. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 27 minute full length version.

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OSHA's May 2015 Confined Spaces in Construction regulation (CFR 29 1926 Subpart AA) not only includes specific requirements for construction activities in confined spaces, it also clarifies many of the rules included in its Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard for General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910.146) as well.

The Construction Standard can also apply to many employers that don't normally consider themselves to be construction-type businesses.

Atlantic Training's Confined Space Entry Training DVD Program provides employees with the information they need to stay safe in Permit Spaces and helps employers stay in compliance with OSHA requirements… whether they are doing general industry or construction type work.

This Confined Space Entry Training DVD Covers:

  • How to Safely Perform Confined Space Attendant's Duties
  • Testing for hazardous atmospheres.
  • The Entry Permit.
  • Reducing risk with a Permit Space Program
  • Making a space as safe as possible
  • A step-by-step approach to safe entry.
  • Attendants and evacuation.
  • Special situations.
  • ...and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 27 minute preview.

Video Transcript

There's must be a continuous line of communication between the people going into the confined space and the attendants on the outside.This might be accomplished using verbal checks but might also include hand signals, rope tags, or other pre planned methods of communication during the operation. Any entry into a confined space carries with it to a potential injury and even death so it should never be under taken without thorough planning and team coordination. There are four basic groups of players on the entry team. Entrants, Attendants, Entry Supervisors, Rescue Services. Attendants, this are the folks that remain outside the confined space during the entry operations. They communicate with entrants to monitor the status and alert entrants of the need to evacuate the space. They are also responsible for assisting the entrant in exiting the confined space and if an emergency arises, they are the ones who will sum rescue and other emergency services. Perhaps most importantly, it is the job of the attendant to perform a non entry rescue in accordance with the pre-planned rescue procedure if such a need arises. If you're an entrant you don't have want to go in a confined space without a qualified attendant watching your back.