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Confined Space Entry in Grain Handling Industries

Course Description

This course is designed to develop the participant’s:

  • Awareness of the risks associated with Confined Space Entry for Grain Handling Industries
  • Knowledge of various types Confined Space in Grain Handling Industries safe work practices
  • Understanding of the control measures required while working in different types of Confined Space Entry in grain handling Industry as well as Work at Height and Fall Arrest System in a Confined Space.

Training shall consist of a combination of formal and Practical instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive, video, written material, Practical Exercise)

Each candidate will undergo a theory assessment (7 Briefly Answering Questions) at the end of the course. Successful Candidate will undergo onsite Practical assessment exercise of work at height in Confined space situation.

Course Objective

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Knowledge of confined space hazards
  • Understanding of the required control measures
  • Entry watch requirement, role and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of Gas testing requirements
  • Understanding of Emergency & Rescue requirements
  • Knowledge of Industry documentation and other arrangements

Target Audience

 All employees who entre confined spaces in grain handling industries as part of their job, either for inspection, maintenance, or other requirements


Course Outline

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introductions
  • Course objectives
  • Safety moment
  • What is a confined space?
  • Hazards associated with confined space entry
  • Hazardous Atmosphere
  • Confined Space Entry (Examples)
  • Grain Handling Industry Specific Requirements
  • Grain bin / Silo Entry Hazards
  • Engulfment / Entrapment Risk Conditions
  • Engulfment / Entrapment: Standing on Flowing Grain
  • Engulfment / Entrapment: On/Below Bridging Condition
  • Engulfment / Entrapment: Grain Piles / Build-Up
  • Bridging / Build-Up Check
  • Hazardous Atmospheres Gas testing
  • Machine Hazards
  • Isolation (Lockout / Tagout) Requirements
  • Fall Protection
  • Grain Bin Entry Requirements (PERMITS)
  • Grain Bin Entry Requirements
  • Entry Supervisor Roles and Responsibilities
  • Attendant / Entry Watch- Minimum Knowledge Requirements
  • Attendant Roles and Responsibilities
  • Entrant Roles and Responsibilities
  • Entry Watch Responsibilities
  • Entrants Log
  • Maintaining Communication with Entrants
  • Confined Space Entry Suspension
  • Gas Testing
  • Overview of Common Terms
  • Lower Explosive Limits Explained
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Methane (CH4), Oxygen: O2
  • Gas Properties
  • Interpreting gas test results
  • Set Points at Gas Test Monitor
  • Acceptable Limits in confined space
  • Conducting Gas Tests
  • Air Monitoring & Ventilation
  • Emergency Response, Rescue
  • Documentation


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