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Confined Space Gas Free

During the Confined Space Gas Free training session, your duties conducting atmospheric testing are outlined as well as the possible hazards that can occur in a confined space.

Shipyard competent person is a required certification under OSHA to be able to perform specific functions. A Shipyard competent person is the only person that can perform confined space testing other than a marine chemist or Certified Industrial Hygienist certified person. This course covers all the necessary information as required by OSHA regulations.

Only the Employer’s Company can designate an employee as a Shipyard “Competent” person. Safety Management Systems provides the following training in order for the employer to meet that goal.

Course Price: $349 | Course Length: 16hrs | CFR Reference: NFPA 306; 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B; Best Safe Work Practices

Upon completion of Confined Space Gas-Free training, the student will be familiar with:
  • Hazard Description and Recognition

    • Relevant terms, fire and explosion theory, relevant chemistry (including concepts of flash points, explosive range, the role of oxygen, classification of fuels and solvent vapor pressure)

    • Toxicity resources, guidance and standards: OSHA maritime standards

    • MSDS information and skills

  • Hazard Evaluation and Measurement

    • Instrumentation, theory, operation, maintenance, calibration, limitation of testing equipment

    • Preparation for and the execution of shipboard confined space testing

  • Hazard Prevention, Control and Elimination

    • Regulations: Scope and application of OSHA 1915 and NFPA 306

    • The responsibilities and interaction of the competent person and NFPA certificated Marine Chemist

    • Control of ignition sources

    • Ventilation theory and application

    • Key aspects of respiratory protection

    • The fire watch

    • Written competent person records

  • Practical exercises and applications

    • Practice exercises in testing, recordkeeping and MSDS

    • Review of key elements

    • Examination

Written Exam
Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.


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