ESC Confined Space Training | Edmonton | Fort McMurray

A worker entering a confined space

Course Schedules:

Duration: 8 hours

Certificate: Valid 3 years

ESC Confined Space Training Overview

Advantage Learning Solutions provides top-tier ESC Confined Space training, a program designed to replace the previous OSSA Confined Space Training. This course is dedicated to equipping participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a confined space monitor and entrant.  

ESC Confined Space Training Course Topics  

Confined Space Monitor Basics: The ESC Confined Space monitor basics component lays the foundation for individuals to comprehend the pivotal role and intricate responsibilities associated with being a confined space monitor. This role involves a deep understanding of the safety protocols, gas detection equipment operation, and real-time hazard assessment.  

Legislation and Regional Code of Practice: Navigating legislation and regional codes of practice is important for individuals working in confined spaces. These regulations define the boundaries of what is acceptable and safe within different regions, and understanding why we have them is critical to ensure operational compliance and the safety of all personnel involved.

Confined Space Entry Planning and Hazard Assessment: Success in confined space operations hinges on planning and thorough hazard assessment. This segment looks into the planning of entry procedures, conducting hazard assessments, and tailoring safety protocols to the specific challenges posed by different confined spaces.  

Confined Space Identification and Definitions: Identifying and defining the diverse categories of confined spaces is an essential skill. Recognizing the unique safety risks associated with different types of confined spaces and developing tailored safety strategies for each is in the best interest of everyone on the job site.   

Flammable Explosive Atmospheres: This section focuses on the recognition and proactive limitation of flammable and explosive atmospheres within confined spaces. Participants are equipped with an in-depth understanding of the chemical properties, ignition sources, and safety measures necessary to manage these high-risk conditions.  

Oxygen Enrichment/Flammable Atmospheres: Gain valuable insights into the science behind managing oxygen enrichment and the presence of flammable atmospheres within confined workspaces. Participants learn about gas monitoring equipment and implement appropriate control measures to mitigate these potentially lethal conditions.  

Oxygen Deficient/Inert Atmospheres: Understanding oxygen-deficient atmospheres is vital for ensuring the safety of personnel working in confined spaces. This component explores the science behind these atmospheres, risk assessment, and control measures to maintain breathable air quality.  

Isolation, Ventilation, Purging, Atmospheric Monitoring Requirements: Here, we shed light on the procedures and protocols surrounding isolation, ventilation, and purging of confined spaces. An understanding of atmospheric monitoring requirements is imperative to ensure optimal conditions for entry and work.  

Confined Space Control Measures: This portion equips participants with a knowledge of control measures designed to enhance safety within confined workspaces. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, emergency response procedures, and controls aimed at preventing accidents and minimizing harm.  

Confined Space Entry Permitting: Our section here provides an examination of the permitting process that governs confined space entry. This involves a close look at the regulatory documentation, the role of authorized personnel, and the prerequisites for obtaining entry permits.  

Entry Tags & Signage: The proper use of entry tags and signage serves as a component of confined space safety and communication. This module emphasizes accurate labelling, signage placement, and the interpretation of these visual cues for all personnel entering confined spaces.  

Confined Space Monitor Responsibilities: For the final segment, we look into the specific responsibilities and duties expected of a confined space monitor. This includes continuous monitoring of atmospheric conditions, immediate response to any deviations from safety parameters, and effective communication with the entrants, thereby ensuring their safety throughout the operation.  

ESC Confined Space Training Workplace Benefits  

Compliance: The ESC Confined Space training aligns with the latest industry standards and regulations, ensuring that participants are compliant with safety requirements.  

Comprehensive: By covering both space entry and monitoring in one program, participants gain an understanding of their roles, making them more effective in confined spaces.  

Safety: The primary goal of the ESC Confined Space training is to promote safety. With the knowledge and skills acquired in this program, participants can contribute to safer working environments.  

Industry-Relevant: The transition to ESC Confined Space training reflects our commitment to staying current with industry best practices, providing participants with the latest and most relevant training.   

Knowledge Testing: The course includes regular knowledge testing and a final exam, ensuring that participants have a solid grasp of the material.   


At the conclusion of the ESC Confined Space training, a written exam is administered to thoroughly assess the participant's understanding and competence. This final examination offers an evaluation of the participant's knowledge, including their ability to apply the learned concepts and procedures.  


After your evaluation is complete, you will have a professional understanding of the content of this course and will receive a certificate that is valid for three (3) years.   

About Energy Safety Canada and Our Partnership  

Advantage Learning Solutions has been providing safety training services to workers in the oil and gas and construction industries since 2008. ESC Confined Space training is one of the courses we're proud to offer within our partnership with Energy Safety Canada. Our focus is customer service and the highest quality instruction to course participants delivered by industry-experienced instructors. We offer mobile training services at our client's sites, and we have first-class learning centers located in Fort McMurray and Edmonton. Our classrooms utilize and provide a comfortable adult learning environment.   

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Get in Contact with Us  

For further information or to enroll in our ESC Confined Space training program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is here to support your safety training needs.  

Topics Covered:

  • Confined space monitor basics
  • Legislation and regional code of practice
  • Confined space entry planning and hazard assessment
  • Confined space identification and definitions
  • Flammable explosive atmospheres
  • Oxygen enrichment/flammable atmospheres
  • Oxygen deficient/inert atmospheres
  • Isolation, ventilation, purging, atmospheric monitoring requirements
  • Confined space control measures
  • Confined space entry permitting
  • Entry tags & signage
  • Confined space monitor responsibilities

Effective November 1, 2020 we will no longer be delivering OSSA Confined Space Entry and Monitor and will only be delivering Energy Safety Canada (ESC) Confined Space Entry Monitor courses. For more information, please contact us.

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