Well Control Group
IWCF & IADC Certified Well Control School


Safety Courses

Well Control Group offers a diverse set of safety training courses at the Newfoundland location.

Safety is Paramount

Safety is everyone's first priority. Experts trained by Well Control Group share their years of experience in class and on the work site, inspecting equipment, reviewing procedures, and assuring compliance with existing regulations. 

Our goals is to offer all the necessary safety training and services that can assist your organization in becoming the best it can be. Currently, we offer regular courses every week at our training location located near St. John's, NL. Courses like Confined Space Entry, Enform H2S Alive™, Fall Protection, and OSSA™ Certified courses are only some of the courses we offer throughout the week.

If your organization wishes to follow the highest standards of health and safety in the industry, we are here to help.

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Confined Space Entry and Rescue Combined

This safety course is offered on a regular basis at our Safety Training facility in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland


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First Aid Certification
Fall Protection Certification
Confined Space Entry Certification


Confined Space Entry Training is necessary to prevent injuries, fatalities and property damage. This is achieved by educating people on Confined Space hazards and the controls needed to eliminate or mitigate the risk of these hazards and perform work as safely as possible while inside a Confined Space. This 4 days course also focuses on enhancing the ability of students to successfully perform a rescue from a confined space and is valuable information for anyone who may be involved in a confined space emergency.

Course Information

Duration: 4 day course
Components: Theory and Practical


  • First Aid Certification
  • Fall Protection Certification
  • Confined Space Entry Certification

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Identifying Confined Spaces

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Definition of Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Characteristics
  • Exercise 1
  • Training
  • Review

Chapter 2: Roles and Responsibilities of Workplace Parties

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Role and Responsibilities of Employer
  • Role and Responsibilities of Supervisor
  • Role and Responsibilities of Worker
  • Duties of Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Worker’s Rights
  • Review

Chapter 3: Confined Space Entry Legislation

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Confined Space Entry Legislation
  • Emergency Plan Risk Assessment
  • CSA Standard Z1006
  • Review

Chapter 4: Confined Space Entry Program

  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Confined Space Assessment Responsibility
  • Confined Space Assessment Requirements
  • Hazard Identification Process
  • Evaluating the Risk
  • Controlling Hazards
  • Confined Space Program
  • Review

Chapter 5: Atmospheric Hazards & Controls

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Gas Detection Sampling and Strategies
  • Gas Testing Equipment
  • Order of Testing
  • Testing Initial Conditions
  • Atmospheric Testing
  • Proper Test Procedures
  • Qualification of Testers
  • Where to Test
  • Exercise 4
  • Making Atmosphere Safe (Engineering Controls)
  • Making Atmosphere Safe (Administrative Controls)
  • Preventing Fire and Explosion
  • Review

Chapter 6: Health & Safety Hazards

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Health and Safety Hazards
  • Isolation Controls
  • Controlling Temperature Extremes
  • Controlling Noise
  • Controls to Prevent Electrical Shock
  • Adequate Lighting
  • Controlling Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Preventing Cave-Ins
  • Story
  • Review

Chapter 7: Personal Protective Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Confined Space
  • Respirators
  • Exercise 5
  • Respirators
  • Review

Chapter 8: Confined Space Roles & Responsibilities

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Confined Space Entry Team
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Entrant
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Attendant
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Gas Detector
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Rescue Team
  • Roles and Responsibilities of CSE Supervisor
  • Additional Training
  • Review

Chapter 9: Confined Space Entry Permit

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Purpose of Confined Space Entry Permit
  • Required Information
  • Case Studies
  • Review

Chapter 10: Confined Space Entry Rescue

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Importance of Emergency Rescue Plan
  • Types of Rescues
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Rescue Plan
  • Training Requirements for Rescue Personnel
  • First Aid Requirements
  • Review

Chapter 11: Accident/Incident Reporting

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Accident/Incident Reporting- Employer
  • Accident/Incident Reporting- Commission
  • Accident/Incident Reporting- OH&S Division
  • Accident/Incident Reporting- Investigation Procedure
  • Review

Chapter 12: Practical (One of the below topics are assigned to groups of 4-7 people)

  • Retrieval of a tool left in a Mud tank
  • Inspection on a Crude Oil Cargo Tank
  • Replacement of valve in a Manhole


Chapter 13: Phases of Confined Space Rescue

  • Phase I: Preparation
  • Phase II: Assessment
  • Phase III: Pre-Entry Operations
  • Phase IV: Entry and Rescue Operations
  • Phase V: Termination
  • Review

Chapter 14: Rescue Equipment, Knots & Systems

  • Equipment Standards and Regulations
  • Units of Measure
  • Equipment Description and Capabilities
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Equipment Repair
  • Equipment Logs
  • Washing Equipment
  • Retiring Equipment
  • Knots
  • Patient Packaging
  • Anchors
  • Rescue Systems
  • Rope Rescue System Analysis
  • Review

Chapter 15: High Point Anchor Systems

  • Tripods
  • Lifting and Retrieval Devices
  • Resultant Forces on High Anchor Points
  • Review
  • Chapter 4: Communications
  • Commonly Used Hand Signals
  • Light Signals
  • Portable Radios
  • Wire Communications Systems
  • Components of a Typical Confined Space Communication System
  • Review

Chapter 16: Permitting Confined Spaces

  • Reasons for Permitting a Confined Space
  • Requirements of a Confined Space Entry Permit
  • Review

Chapter 17: Review

  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • CSA Standards Z1006-10


Practical 1 – Confined Space Entry

Practical portion of the Confined Entry course will include Bump Testing of gas monitors, inspection and use of air supplying and air purifying breathing apparatuses, as well as pre-entry setup of ventilation systems. A complete hazard/risk assessment of confined space will be conducted using a scenario supplied to students. Isolations will be applied and all personal protective equipment will be used that is needed to complete the assigned task and finally, entry will be made incorporating all the different roles of a Confined Space Entry program. Students will have the opportunity to use all procedures and equipment that are covered in theory portion.

 Practical 2 – Confined Space Rescue

The practical portion of the Confined Space Rescue course consists of a multitude of exercise situations. In this exercise, students will have the opportunity to practice Confined Space Rescue using all Equipment and Procedures discussed in theory portion. Students will follow the Phases of a Confined Space Rescue, which include Preparation, Assessment, Pre-entry operations, Entry and rescue operations and Termination and will be provided with the appropriate equipment to carry out a confined space rescue.