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Evacuation of persons from confined spaces - course

Centre for Staff Training ERGON organises expertly conducted training for you on how to evacuate people from confined spaces. These are places characterised by limited means of exit and entry and inadequate ventilation. They are not designed to have people in them at all times. Confined spaces include: tunnels and process equipment, septic tanks, storm and sewage drains, manholes, boilers, pipe wells and others. Working in these places is not the safest. This is why those responsible for evacuating workers from such spaces when necessary are so important. 

Course on evacuation from confined spaces 

We address our training offer to people who will be expertly and competently securing work in confined spaces. This includes the installation of extraction systems, the search for injured persons and the evacuation of those who need it. During the course, the participant is introduced to the following topics: 

  • basic health and safety issues relating to confined spaces, 
  • legislation needed, 
  • the right choice of gas detectors, 
  • techniques for lateral and vertical access to confined spaces, 
  • rescue and search procedures, 
  • emergency situations - how to deal with them, 
  • Rescue stretchers - how to use them during an evacuation, 
  • operation and installation of rescue systems for winching (e.g. winches), 
  • the concept of the tripod, 
  • practical exercises. 

The second part of the training consists of practical exercises. During these we teach in practice how to cope when visibility in confined spaces is zero and how to use breathing apparatus. During the exercises, we fit the equipment and discuss safety rules. In addition, under the watchful eye of our experienced instructors, you will assist your colleagues in an emergency situation in confined spaces. Our practical and theoretical courses will prepare you perfectly to pass the exam and to handle emergency situations in confined spaces. 

ERGON training - requirements  

The work of evacuating people in confined spaces is not easy. It requires good physical and mental fitness. Not everyone can undertake such a task. At our training centre, we conduct our courses diligently so as to minimise the risk of accidents and any damage to health. 

ERGON - confined space evacuation course:

For whom is the training intended? The course is for those who will be responsible for the competent and overall protection of work in confined spaces, in rescue operations, the installation of systems and the search for persons. 
Requirements: Documentary proof that there are no medical obstacles in an enclosed space and at a height of more than 3 metres, that you are of legal age and have at least a primary school education. 
Certificates: At the end of the training (both the theoretical and practical parts), our clients receive a badge together with a certificate, which is valid for 3 years. 
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Enclosed spaces  

Working in confined spaces is very dangerous. There is a high probability of fire or explosion. Workers are at risk of fainting due to low oxygen levels or suffocating by being buried in material that is loose. People in the confined space may lose consciousness because of the accumulation of gases, which include hydrogen sulphide, methane, as well as carbon dioxide. In such a case (loss of consciousness), it is necessary to evacuate with a safety rope and not to enter the confined space. Drowning is also a frequent event (when the water level rises significantly). It also happens that a worker in need of assistance is in a tank without equipment that protects the respiratory system. In such cases, evacuation must be as quick as possible, using respiratory protective equipment. For this reason, people evacuating people from confined spaces must be highly trained so as not to put themselves or others at risk of injury or death. It is very important that such persons are able to cooperate with others and have what is known as a 'strong psyche'. 

ERGON Centre for Staff Improvement 

ERGON has many years of experience in the market and top experts who are professionals in their fields. Our courses are conducted at a high level and we guarantee that we deliver the necessary and needed knowledge in your chosen field. In addition, our training rooms and facilities are characterised by their modernity and functionality. We work with a multitude of awarding bodies and prepare our course programmes with them. Thanks to this and the excellent staff, our training courses will prepare participants for the exam in a comprehensive manner.  

What else do we offer? 

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ERGON Personnel Improvement Centre means good, market-competitive prices. We have an offer for you of open courses, which we run in many cities in Poland, as well as closed courses. For larger groups, we have very favourable discounts and we take an individual approach to everyone. 

What other training courses are available at ERGON?  

Our courses are not just those in evacuating people from confined spaces. Visit our website to find out that we have many more. We offer, among other things, high-altitude training, courses in fibre-optic welding, occupational health and safety, or training for work that requires authorisations from the Office of Technical Inspection (e.g. as overhead travelling crane or mobile crane operators). We invite you to contact us by telephone. 

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