Confined Space Entry Training for Construction (1926 - Subpart AA)
OSHA confined spaces in construction standards [1926 Subpart AA] requires affected contractors and sub-contractors to implement a confined space entry program if their employees will enter permit-required confined spaces at a construction site; this includes not only new construction projects, but also demolition sites and major renovation projects. Controlling contractors and the Competent Person for the job-site must also comply with key requirements of the confined spaces in construction standard.
A major element of a confined space program is providing confined space training for all employees involved in confined space entry work at the job site; that includes the competent person who conducts the initial evaluations of confined spaces to determine if they are permit-required spaces, as well as the entrant(s), attendant, and the entry supervisor for crews performing work inside permit spaces. General contractors (aka "controlling contractors") and host employers also have responsibilities under OSHA's confined spaces in construction standard. There are no prerequisites required to take the confined spaces in construction training course.
Have a qualified instructor conduct confined space training for construction at your site for your group (weekday or weekend). This service is available to employers located anywhere in the United States and territories (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Guam). We also offer a comprehensive online confined spaces in construction training course that you can start right away, as well as training videos/DVD's and materials for do-it-yourself confined space trainers to use in-house (see info below).
Topics covered in this 6 to 7 hour confined spaces in construction class include:
- Overview of OSHA's permit-required confined space entry standards for construction
- OSHA definitions of key terms
- Health and safety hazards associated with confined space work
- Competent person requirements to identify which confined spaces are permit-required
- OSHA requirements for reclassification of permit spaces to non-permit status
- OSHA's alternate entry procedures for entering select permit-required confined spaces
- Signage requirements for confined spaces at construction sites
- Elements of a written confined space entry program
- Requirements for the permitting process and the entry permit
- Duties of authorized entrants, attendants, the entry supervisor, and the Competent Person
- Coordination of information among entry employers, controlling contractors, host employers, and other entities
- Confined space rescue requirements
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
- Identifying and evaluating atmospheric hazards
- Confined space ventilation techniques
. . . and more
All trainees for the on site class receive a manual, note packet, and personalized certificate of completion, and the confined space training training class is documented to meet OSHA certification requirements for confined space training. The online confined spaces in construction training course also comes with a notes packet and personalized certificate of completion that the student (or employer) can print upon successful completion of their training course.