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Confined Space 8 Hours Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of Confined Spaces 8 hour Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Confined Spaces certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Confined Space 8 Hour Training Course?

Our Confined Spaces – Supervisor Training course is built to regulation guidelines. This class discusses topics including the following:

  • Controls for eliminating or mitigating hazards;
  • Atmospheric testing and monitoring, including what kind of monitors are available, how to use them, and different methods for sampling;
  • Safe operations, with roles of employees involved in confined space entry, fire watch, and the types of respirators available for use;
  • Common hazards;
  • Rescue considerations, types of rescue, and safe rescue techniques;
  • Other information that employees supervising and participating in a confined space entry need to know.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards:


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Confined Spaces 8 Hr. Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.146 – General Industry, Confined Spaces
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA – Construction
  • 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B – Shipyards
  • 29 CFR 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Z1006-10 (R2015) – Management of work in confined spaces
  • CSA Z94.4-11 – Selection, use, and care of respirators
  • CSA Z180.1-13 – Compressed breathing air and systems
  • CSA Z259.12-11 – Fall Protection
  • CSA Z259.2.5-12 – Fall arresters and vertical lifelines
  • CSA Z259.100-12 – Full body harnesses
  • CSA Z259.2.2-14 – Self-retracting devices
  • CSA Z460-13 – Control of hazardous energy (lockout, and other methods)
  • CSA W117.2-94 – Safety in Welding, Cutting, Allied Processes

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Confined Spaces Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who works with confined spaces must receive training prior to working on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Confined Spaces 8 Hour

    Did You Know?

    From 1992 to 2005, there were 431 workers killed in confined space incidents.

    One-fifth of confined space incidents result in multiple fatalities.

    One-fourth of all confined spaces fatalities occur during regular repair, maintenance, cleaning, or inspection procedures. (Source: CSCC)


    Confined Space 8 Hours Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the OSHA definition of a confined space?

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    A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc. (OSHA)

    What 3 things make a confined space?

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    In order for an area to be considered a confined space it must meet all three of the following criteria:

    • Limited openings for entry and exit
    • It is not Intended for continuous human occupancy
    • It is large enough for you to enter and conduct work

    What is an example of a confined space?

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    An area isn’t considered a confined space just because it’s small. Rather, a confined space is determined by the hazards associated with it. Examples of confined spaces include silos, vaults, hoppers, vats, tanks, water supply towers, sewers, and many more.

    What are the two types of confined spaces?

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    Confined spaces are usually broken down into two different groups: permit and non-permit. Permit (or permit required) spaces are the most hazardous and require a qualified person to complete a safety checklist (the permit) before entry can be made.

    What are the hazards in a confined space?

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    There are several hazards associated with working in a confined space. These are the most common:

    • Toxic Atmosphere
    • Oxygen Deficiency
    • Oxygen Enrichment
    • Flammable or Explosive Atmospheres
    • Flowing Liquid or Free Flowing Solids
    • Excessive Heat

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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