Course Summary
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2.5 days (20 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Safety or Industrial


The course objective is for the participant to be able to better follow standard entry procedures and evaluate the hazards of working in or around a confined space.This course utilizes the TEEX Mobil Confined Space Safety Trailer to provide students with hands-on training opportunities designed to help each perform confined space entry, assist workers with entry, or supervise employees assigned to make entry. In addition to learning the proper procedures for entering a confined space, participants will be able to better determine if entry into a confined space is permitted. During this training, students will have access to a 38-foot, OSHA compliant, self-contained mobile training unit. Scenario assignments will cover the procedures for testing potential atmospheric hazards, proper application of personal protective equipment, applicable safety equipment, safe performance of work in a confined space, the successful exit of a confined space, and non-entry rescue issues. The successful completion of this course qualifies the student to receive 20 hours of TCEQ water operators licensing credit, 20 hours of wastewater operators licensing credit, and 20 hours of BPAT licensing credit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the working conditions of a hazardous atmosphere
  • Demonstrate skills necessary for permit-required confined space entry
  • Discuss the components of the confined space standards
  • Discuss the four categories of confined space hazards
  • Discuss the operation of safety equipment used in confined space
  • Describe rescue training with emphasis on first aid

General Course Topics:

  • Confined space standard
  • Identifying confined space hazards
  • Hazardous atmospheres
  • Safety equipment
  • Rescue plan with first aid
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials