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Confined Space Competent Person Training Online

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Confined Space Competent Person Online Training, designed by trainers with 15+ years of onsite training experience. The estimated time for this training is 150 - 180 min.

  • OSHA Compliant: OSHA compliant courses that are yearly reviewed & updated to meet the latest standards.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, have immediate access to the online course.
  • Printable Certificates: Upon completion, trainees will receive a printable certificate and OSHA wallet card.
  • For Businesses: We offer onsite trainings, company accounts and bulk discounts

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Description

What's in the Confined Space Competent Person Course?

Our Confined Spaces Safety Training course is built to regulation guidelines. This class discusses these topics:

  • Basic equipment and how to inspect it
  • Atmospheric testing and monitoring
  • Safe operations, including confined space entry procedures
  • Common hazards like IDLH atmospheres
  • Rescue techniques
  • More!

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.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 150 - 180 min.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:

  • 29 CFR 1910.146 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • 29 CFR 1910.146(j) - Entry Supervisor
  • 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B - Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atomspheres in Shipyard Employment
  • 29 CFR 1926.800(j) - Air Quality and Monitoring
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA - Confined Spaces in Construction


Confined Space Competent Person Training Online

Our course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.

Why Buy Our Confined Space Competent Person Training?

  • Complete Training: Our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on site can be expensive. That is why we developed our online curriculum to lower costs while still providing a professional training experience. (Check out our bulk pricing tiers below!)
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy to use management system. If you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, certificates, observation guides and more! (Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or to train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.


Confined Space Competent Person Training (The Best on the Market)

OSHA Defines “Confined Space”

A confined space has a limited or restricted means of entry or exit and is large enough for an employee to enter and perform their assigned work. However, it is not designed for employees to work inside for long periods of time or frequently over a period of time (OSHA). Some common examples of confined spaces are:

  • Underground vaults
  • Tanks
  • Storage bins
  • Pits and diked areas
  • Vessels
  • Silos

Confined spaces in any industry can pose serious dangers to employees working in and around them. In the United States alone, more than 1,000 employees have died from confined space-related injuries in the last decade. This is why it’s important that you understand how to protect yourself and others from the hazards associated with working in confined spaces.

Permit-Required Confined Space

It is important to note that OSHA requires employers to evaluate their workplaces to determine if spaces are permit-required confined spaces, often called “permit spaces.”

The guidelines OSHA has in place define a permit space as a confined space that:

  • Contains, or has the potential to contain, a hazardous atmosphere.
  • Contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant.
  • Has walls that converge inward.
  • Has floors that slope downward or taper into a smaller area.
  • Contains any other recognized safety or health hazards.

A non-permit confined space is “a confined space that does not contain…hazards [or] have the potential to contain any hazard capable of causing death or any serious physical harm” (OSHA). A non-permit space is a confined space that does not require an employee to have an entry permit to work inside.

What is a Competent Person?

OSHA describes a competent person as someone “who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are [unsafe].” Many industries have standards that require a competent person, including:

  • General Industry
  • Construction
  • Maritime

What Training Do I Need to Become a Competent Person?

The criteria for a “competent person” depends on the situation that the person is working in. Meaning that, to be a competent person when it comes to working in a confined space, you must have completed a training associated with that topic. A competent person also must be designated by the employer as the competent person.

Confined Space Entry Training Requirements

Employees who are chosen to work in confined spaces are called entrants. Entrants should be trained to:

  • Recognize hazards.
  • Alert attendants about the presence of a hazard.
  • Understanding warning signs.
  • Wear, store, and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Communicate with attendants who are outside the confined space.
  • Conduct self-rescue methods in emergency situations.

By way of training or experience, a competent person should know about all the associated hazards of working inside a confined space. Their role is to watch for, recognize, and then avoid or eliminate the hazard. Not only do they look out for themselves, but they are also responsible for their fellow employees working in the same area.

Confined Space Rescue Training

When working in a confined space, both employers and employees need to consider what to do if someone gets injured, incapacitated, or trapped while in a confined space and needs to be rescued.

Conducting a rescue in a confined space involves confronting unique and difficult hazards. Failure to plan properly can mean the difference between a successful rescue and a body recovery.

Most confined space rescue training courses will teach employees how to create an efficient rescue plan in case of emergencies using the following five steps:

  1. Understand the emergency - Emergencies come in many forms, so the first consideration should be “what happened?”
  2. Conduct a site assessment - Before any confined space entry takes place on a site, those spaces have to be identified, classified, and labeled. This is essential in determining what special equipment or procedures should be involved when conducting a rescue operation.
  3. Ensure that permit procedures are in place and working - OSHA requires employers to develop a permitting system for allowing workers into confined spaces. Permits have to include information about the location, authorized personnel, and hazard control. This information can be invaluable to the rescue process.
  4. Create the rescue plan - Rescue plan parameters should be decided on and documented for all confined spaces. Once the parameters are in place, employees should be trained on them.
  5. Drills - It is not enough to create a plan. Emergency preparedness means the plan has been tested and the involved parties have had a chance to practice.

A competent person, when it comes to confined space rescue, follows the same role as a competent person when it comes to simply completing a task within a confined space. They are there to watch out for, recognize, and avoid or eliminate any hazards that may be present during a rescue.

Our Courses

After reading about the training standards and certificates, you might wonder how to get started. You are in luck because you can start here at Hard Hat Construction Safety Training, where our teams work hard every day to provide you with the best and most affordable training courses! If you're not quite ready and looking for a bit more information check out our article What are the four levels of confined space training required by OSHA?

Personalizing Safety

Here at Hard Hat Training, our goal is to make safety training accessible and affordable. Our vision is to help companies minimize accidents and fatalities through consistent, in-depth training. Our training materials are frequently updated, enabling us to offer the most thorough, up-to-date, easy-to-use, and OSHA-compliant training options on the market today.

Online Courses & Other Formats

All of our courses comply with OSHA standards and contain all necessary safety information. Our Content Development and Quality Assurance teams spend hours researching so that we can provide you with the best and most vital information. We have Confined Space, Confined Space 8-hour, and Confined Space Rescue safety courses available. For more information about competent person check out our article What is a Competent Person in Confined Space?

We offer our courses in different learning formats. We offer in-person courses, online courses, training kits, as well as our unique train-the-trainer courses. Our course catalog presents companies with over 200 training topics, and each course is fully narrated and organized to keep the mind engaged. Our narration reads exactly what is written down to help employees with visual or hearing impairments. We also offer courses in Spanish!


A competent person in regards to a confined space is responsible for the safety of other employees.

  • There are four characteristics that are important to know when working in a confined space.
  • By way of training or experience, a competent person should know about all the associated hazards of working inside a confined space.
  • The role of a competent person is to watch for, recognize, and then avoid or eliminate the hazard.

The Best Confined Space Competent Person Training

OSHA Defines “Confined Space”

A confined space has a limited or restricted means of entry or exit and is large enough for an employee to enter and perform their assigned work. However, it is not designed for employees to work inside for long periods of time or frequently over a period of time (OSHA
). Some common examples of confined spaces are:

  • Underground vaults
  • Tanks
  • Storage bins
  • Pits and diked areas
  • Vessels
  • Silos

Confined spaces in any industry can pose serious dangers to employees working in and around them. In the United States alone, more than 1,000 employees have died from confined space-related injuries in the last decade. This is why it’s important that you understand how to protect yourself and others from the hazards associated with working in confined spaces.

Permit-Required Confined Space

It is important to note that OSHA requires employers to evaluate their workplaces to determine if spaces are permit-required confined spaces, often called “permit spaces.”

The guidelines OSHA has in place define a permit space as a confined space that:

  • Contains, or has the potential to contain, a hazardous atmosphere.
  • Contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant.
  • Has walls that converge inward.
  • Has floors that slope downward or taper into a smaller area.
  • Contains any other recognized safety or health hazards.

Non-Permit Required Confined Space

A non-permit confined space is “a confined space that does not contain…hazards [or] have the potential to contain any hazard capable of causing death or any serious physical harm” (OSHA). A non-permit space is a confined space that does not require an employee to have an entry permit to work inside.

What is a Competent Person?

OSHA describes a competent person as someone “who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are [unsafe].” Many industries have standards that require a competent person, including:

  • General Industry
  • Construction
  • Maritime

What Training Do I Need to Become a Competent Person?

The criteria for a “competent person” depends on the situation that the person is working in. Meaning that, to be a competent person when it comes to working in a confined space, you must have completed a training associated with that topic. A competent person also must be designated by the employer as the competent person.

Confined Space Entry Training Requirements

Employees who are chosen to work in confined spaces are called entrants. Entrants should be trained to:

  • Recognize hazards.
  • Alert attendants about the presence of a hazard.
  • Understanding warning signs.
  • Wear, store, and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Communicate with attendants who are outside the confined space.
  • Conduct self-rescue methods in emergency situations.

By way of training or experience, a competent person should know about all the associated hazards of working inside a confined space. Their role is to watch for, recognize, and then avoid or eliminate the hazard. Not only do they look out for themselves, but they are also responsible for their fellow employees working in the same area.

Confined Space Rescue Training

When working in a confined space, both employers and employees need to consider what to do if someone gets injured, incapacitated, or trapped while in a confined space and needs to be rescued.

Conducting a rescue in a confined space involves confronting unique and difficult hazards. Failure to plan properly can mean the difference between a successful rescue and a body recovery.

Most confined space rescue training courses will teach employees how to create an efficient rescue plan in case of emergencies using the following five steps:

  • Understand the emergency - Emergencies come in many forms, so the first consideration should be “what happened?”
  • Conduct a site assessment - Before any confined space entry takes place on a site, those spaces have to be identified, classified, and labeled. This is essential in determining what special equipment or procedures should be involved when conducting a rescue operation.
  • Ensure that permit procedures are in place and working - OSHA requires employers to develop a permitting system for allowing workers into confined spaces. Permits have to include information about the location, authorized personnel, and hazard control. This information can be invaluable to the rescue process.
  • Create the rescue plan - Rescue plan parameters should be decided on and documented for all confined spaces. Once the parameters are in place, employees should be trained on them.
  • Drills - It is not enough to create a plan. Emergency preparedness means the plan has been tested and the involved parties have had a chance to practice.

A competent person, when it comes to confined space rescue, follows the same role as a competent person when it comes to simply completing a task within a confined space. They are there to watch out for, recognize, and avoid or eliminate any hazards that may be present during a rescue.

Our Courses

After reading about the training standards and certificates, you must wonder how to get started. You are in luck because you can start here at Hard Hat Training, where our teams work hard every day to provide you with the best and most affordable training courses!

Personalizing Safety

Here at Hard Hat Training, our goal is to make safety training accessible and affordable. Our vision is to help companies minimize accidents and fatalities through consistent, in-depth training. Our training materials are frequently updated, enabling us to offer the most thorough, up-to-date, easy-to-use, and OSHA-compliant training options on the market today.

Online Courses & Other Formats

All of our courses comply with OSHA standards and contain all necessary safety information. Our Content Development and Quality Assurance teams spend hours researching so that we can provide you with the best and most vital information. We have Confined Space, Confined Space 8-hour, and Confined Space Rescue safety courses available.

We offer our courses in different learning formats. We offer in-person courses, online courses, training kits, as well as our unique train-the-trainer courses. Our course catalog presents companies with over 200 training topics, and each course is fully narrated and organized to keep the mind engaged. Our narration reads exactly what is written down to help employees with visual or hearing impairments. We also offer courses in Spanish!

Brand

Hard Hat Training, a brand of Safety Provisions, Inc.

Our mission statement is to make safety training easy and affordable, and to invite companies everywhere to stop doing things the hard way and, instead, start doing them the Hard Hat Training way!

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Bulk Discounts

Save Big By Buying Course Seats (Credits) In Bulk!

When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.

Whether you are looking to save on a few guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Hard Hat Training.

25+ seats 10% off
50+ seats 20% off
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100+ seats 40% off
250+ seats 55% off
500+ seats 65% off
1000+ seats 75% off

First time training with us, and have fewer than 25 guys to train? No problem, give us a call and we can get you set up with introductory pricing.

Note: You must call to be approved for the bulk discounts above. (208)252-5331

Group Training

Wanting to train a group of employees with just one online training? It’s easy to do!

  1. You let us know the names of the employees that need training.
  2. We set everything up and send you the group login and an invoice.
  3. We also send you the exam, answer key and a practical exam guide.
  4. You log them in and start the training, then administer the exam.
  5. Once done, let us know. We send the certificate and wallet card.

Fill out the form below and we will get it set up for you.

FAQ's

FAQ's

What does each online class cover?

Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).

How long is the course?

Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.

Are these courses OSHA-compliant?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate compliance may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.

Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.

Does this course certify or qualify me?

There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.

According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”

If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?

See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.

How long is the training good for?

OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.

How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?

When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.

Can I customize the classes?

Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.

Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?

All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.

If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?

Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.

Can I resell these trainings?

We do have resale options available. Click here to contact us regarding resale opportunities.

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How Does Online Training Work?

Each employee or individual takes the online course at their own pace. Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam (Employers or managers may assign employees to specific safety courses). Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam. 

Instant access to your safety certification and wallet card is granted when the online course is completed and the subsequent online exam is passed. Once the online exam is passed, administer the practical exam. We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet. Congratulations! You have finished your online safety training course.
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