Confined Space is a series of courses that are divided into levels depending on the role and scope of the person’s employment. Please check the descriptions of the levels below prior to enrolling to ensure you will be receiving the level of certification that you require. Levels I, II and III are available within regularly-scheduled Confined Space courses found on our course calendar. Level IV certification is not available within our regular course offerings but can be booked on demand. Please indicate which level you require at the time of registration.
Confined Space Level I (Awareness)
This course is suitable for supervisors and those who will not be required to enter Confined Spaces but are still required to have the knowledge surrounding safe work practices and legislation for working in Confined Space environments. Students receive a manual and are required to successfully complete a written exam upon completion of the theory course. No practical components are included in the Level I course. Students receive a 3-year certificate upon successful completion.
Students registering for Confined Space courses found on our course calendar will be automatically registered for both Levels I & II. Please tell your instructor if you do not require Level II training and you will be dismissed after successful completion of the course and written exam (around 2 pm).
Confined Space Level II (Entry)
This course is suitable for workers who are required or may be required to enter Confined Spaces. Students must successfully complete the requirements for Level I, plus must complete practical components that take place in a Confined Space simulator at the conclusion of the Level I theory course. Students will be required to don and doff Supplied Air Breathing equipment and navigate through a dark simulator under supplied air. Students receive a 3-year certificate upon successful completion that includes certification for Level I as well. Students must bring and wear PPE to complete Level II, which includes coveralls, steel toed boots, hard hat, protective eyewear and leather gloves. *Please be advised that practical course components completed with our portable simulator are susceptible to weather conditions of the day, so please bring PPE that is suitable for the season and daily weather.
Confined Space Level III (Rescue Fundamentals)
This course is suitable for students require basic, practical Confined Space Rescue Training in addition to Level II training. The Rescue course is available at the conclusion of any Confined Space course. Students who wish to add this level of training to their Level II certification must indicate so at the time of registration. Level III students will complete Levels I & II components for the course; plus will stay to complete an additional hour of practical training at the simulator site that focuses on basic Rescue techniques. Students will receive a comprehensive manual that includes information related to Levels I & II but also includes detailed theory behind Confined Space Rescue. Students who successfully complete all components of this course will receive 3-year certification*
*Students who already hold a valid Shamrock Training Confined Space Level II certificate can add on Level III at a later date. It is recommended that students have at least 2 years left on their Level II certification, as the addition of Level III to one’s certification will expire retroactively to the expiration on their Level II certificate.
Confined Space Level IV (Rescue Technician)
This course is suitable for students who require extensive knowledge and practice at various and more complex Confined Space Rescue techniques and scenarios. This course is 6 hours in length and is scheduled separately, on demand, with a minimum of 3 participants. Students must possess a minimum of Shamrock Training Levels I & II certification to participate and will receive a manual and must pass a written exam in order to successfully complete and earn a 3-year certification.
This course is one of the Safety Training courses offered at Great Plains College.
If you are interested in taking this course and there is not a date assigned for this location, please connect with us to express interest. We will contact you when/if the course is scheduled in the community. We regularly work with businesses and communities to provide customized training opportunities.