Many workplaces have “confined spaces” within them. Confined spaces are areas that are not necessarily designed for people, but are large enough to allow workers to enter and perform certain jobs. Confined spaces are also limited for entrances and exits. There is usually only one way in and one way out in these spaces and they are not designed for continuous occupancy. Some confined spaces include ductwork, hoppers, manholes, pipelines, pits, silos, tanks, vessels, and much more.
In addition to this, OSHA has its own idea of what would be a “permit-required confined space.” These confined spaces have the potential to contain, or do contain a hazardous atmosphere or materials. They can contain material that can potentially engulf an entrant. These confined spaces may have floors that slope downward or walls that converge inward, tapering into a smaller area that may trap and/or asphyxiate an entrant. A permit-required confined space could also contain any other recognized health or safety hazard.
Every worker, by law, is required to have a safe working environment. Because of this, it is important to make sure you and your employees are safe when working in confined spaces. Confined space rescue training is an OSHA requirement if you plan on staying in business long-term. Texas Rope Rescue offers on-site confined space rescue training. Contact us today online or over the phone at (361) 214-2122 to request a quote.
July 7, 2016
Texas Rope Rescue
Before I retire I just want to let you know how much I appreciate working with you as our vendor to provide Fall Protection and Confined Space training to our Construction and Maintenance workers. From the beginning you’ve been professional, yet flexible and very easy to work with, willing to accommodate our needs and policies. I was especially impressed when you and your instructors developed a way to do both trainings on the same day so our workers only needed to attend one day of training instead of two. You put our needs before your profit and I don’t know many companies who would do that. Thank you.
All the feedback I’ve heard from the workers who’ve attended your trainings has been positive. They enjoyed the class and thought they got good information and skills from it. Our Safety Specialists who have monitored the trainings have been more than satisfied with the knowledge and ability of you and your instructors. All around, your company has been impressive. I’m glad I got the chance to work with you.
Good luck in the future. I know you will be successful and help make the world a safer place.
Safety Program Specialist
Working with drill rigs can be hazardous for a number of reasons, so maintaining a safe work space is always an important task. One potential risk associated with drilling rigs is the height of rigs, and therefore how to safely help someone who may need it that is at an elevated height. For this reason, making sure your team has proper rescue from heights or high angle rescue training is essential to being prepared if this situation arises.
Typically, a high angle rescue situation requires being able to access, disentangle, extricate, package and lower a patient. With rescue from heights or high angle rescue training, your team can gain basic knowledge from the simple start of understanding harnesses to the more specific skill of getting a patient in a basket and to safety. You can trust that the well-rounded and step by step knowledge during training will ensure your team is ready if an emergency arises.
Since sacrificing a day of work to travel somewhere for training isn’t ideal, rescue from heights or high angle rescue training that comes to you can help you stay prepared while not sacrificing a lot of time. It will also get your team prepared for you site, which is where they will have to execute these skills if need be. For this kind of service, look to Texas Rope Rescue. We’ve been training personnel in the industry since 2000 in scenario-based training, not canned classes that aren’t appropriate for the types of rescues you may need to execute. Visit our TexasRopeRescue.com today for more information about our specialized training and to get a quote.
Texas Rope and Rescue’s training was one of the best Stericycle has had. The instructors made sure everyone was involved with all aspects of the course and very attentive to the students. They go over and beyond to be sure everyone knows how to correctly complete a task rather it is tying a knot, securing personnel, or caring for equipment. We as a company feel a lot better about our safety after having Texas Rope and Rescue’s course.
Manager Technical Field Services
Re: High Angle/Confined Space Rescue Class
I highly recommend the Rescue training services provided by Texas Rope Rescue. They recently provided a customized on-site rescue training class at our manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas. The instructors were highly skilled and their training methodologies were easily learned by our teams. The class by far was some of the best hand-on training we have had. Additionally safety was paramount with the instructors.
Safety Manager H,S & E Dept.
Hempel / Jones-Blair
John from Texas Rope Rescue provided an excellent overview of the use of the Sky Genie Variable Descent system. He is extremely knowledgeable about the use of the Sky Genie system and a variety of other fall arrest and rescue systems and methods. John is easy to work with and a very engaging instructor.
– Corie Glenn, Exelon Generation
Safety and Training Coordinator at Brazos Electric Power
John has been a great person to work with, regarding Pole top, Bucket Truck, and Tower Rescue, as well as Confined Space Rescue instruction and evaluation. John was a great contact for a first time Safety Coordinator; he’s very informed and up to date on compliance requirements and is very flexible in scheduling multiple events.
We use John because we have a relationship with him, and because he is dependable and knowledgeable. We appreciate John for making the safety of our employees, a priority of his.
John and Tommy,
Thanks for the awesome training yesterday. I can confidently speak for everyone when I say that it was by far the most worthwhile, practical and fun training I have been involved with. You tailored the class to actual plant scenarios and took 20 people with no experience and within 1 day instilled a sense of teamwork and confidence that should the need arise we could, with minimal equipment, safely and quickly extract an individual from a life threatening situation. In my opinion, and speaking for the other participants, we got much more than we expected and it was worth every penny. Every plant that has workers at risk from confined spaces or working at heights should have this training. You two are the best!