Presentation on theme: "WELLINGTON COUNTY CONFINED SPACE. Learning Outcomes The participant will: Assess hazards associated with Confined Space Entry Identify a Confined."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Outcomes The participant will: Assess hazards associated with Confined Space Entry Identify a Confined Space Operations entry level according to the Occupational Health and Safety Guide Demonstrate tying required knots used in Confined Space Entry Demonstrate wrap 3 pull 2 anchor Demonstrate a belay system Demonstrate use of air cart system Discuss lock out / tag out procedures
NFPA 1670, LEVELS OF COMPETENCIES 1. Awareness: First on scene first responders. First crew on scene completes size-up & determines what assistance is required. This level is non entry. 2. Operations: Responders able to recognize hazards, equipment use & technical ability to safely support & participate in the rescue under the guidance of a Technician 3. Technician: Trained responder with capability to safely & effectively coordinate, perform & supervise technical rescue
What is a Confine Space? Occupational Health & Safety Act definition: A space to which or from which access or egress is restricted & in which access or egress is restricted & in which, because of its construction, location or contents or the work activity therein, a hazardous gas, vapour, dust or fume or an oxygen-deficient atmosphere may occur
What is a Confine Space In proposed legislation, a confine space is also defined as a fully or partially enclosed space, A. That is not designed, constructed, or intended for human occupancy, & B. In which atmospheric hazards may occur because of its construction, location, or contents or because of the work being done in it.
What is a Confine Space? Section 21 Advisory Committee further definition for the purpose of the fire service: A confine Space is any areas not designed for human occupancy that has limited means of egress, normally having only one way in or out.
OPERATIONS LEVEL OBJECTIVES Scene Size-up, stabilize scene & equipment before patient contact. Determine if this incident is a confine space rescue Where possible communicate with patient, establish medical condition & entrapment. If entry into space required request for assistance (Technical Rescue Support) Site control & determine through size-up hazards on scene When possible, perform non entry rescue Recognize different types of confine spaces
CREW EXERCISE Participants place into 2 crews Take 20 minutes Use provided picture of confined spaces Using flip chart paper provided, determine what physical hazards a first responder must consider. Present in front of the class
Managing a Confined Space Emergency Size-Up 1) Assess Environment 2) Assess Patient 3) Assess Equipment 4) Assess Personnel
ASSESS ENVIRONMENT Assess surrounding area for hazardous conditions that may pose a risk during approach Evaluate physical & atmospheric hazards & remove & reduce their impact Conditions may dictate techniques used
ASSESS PATIENT Evaluate injuries & status of the patient Is there a site safety plan or permit available Determine nature of the accident Can patient assist in his/her own rescue Consider implications of the location Number of patients Rescue or Recovery Transfer patient information to EMS
ASSESS EQUIPMENT Designate a staging area & get organized Utilize fall protection, harness, lockout/Tagout procedure, hazard assessment, hazmat protection, & other appropriate PPE
ASSESS PERSONNEL Successful rescue operations require teamwork Assess competency & skills of each individual Assign tasks to personnel based on strengths of team member Wayne states ”Turn the Heat up in the dorm”
Regulations, Standards, Legislation & Section 21 Guidelines NFPA 1670: standards on Operations & Training for Technical Rescues Incidents Ontario Firefighter Standards Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Industrial OHSA – Confined Space Regulation OHSA – Firefighter Guidance Notes #6-5 (17), Confined Space Rescue 6-16 (48) Machinery Lockout during Emergency response