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 Technical Rescue


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First Aid Certification
Fall Protection Certification
Confined Space Entry Certification


This 5 day advanced course focuses on enhancing the ability of emergency responders to successfully perform a rescue from a confined space and is valuable information for anyone who may be involved in a confined space emergency. It is a Legislative Requirement to have Confined Space Rescue trained personnel when doing any Confined Space Entry. This course also focuses on the hazards associated with confined spaces, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and CSA Standards z1006- 10 Management of Work in Confined Spaces and the proper equipment used in Confined Space Rescues. As a pre-requisite to completing this course, the student must have valid First Aid , Fall Protection, and Confined Space Entry Certificates.

Course Information

Duration: 5 day course
Components: Theory (2 days) and Practical (3 days)

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Confined Space Entry & Rescue Operations

  • Confined Spaces
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Other Potentially Hazardous Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Emergency
  • Phases of Confined Space Rescue
  • Review

Chapter 2: Occupational Health & Safety Regulations

  • Confined Space Entry
  • Corrective Precautions
  • Work Procedures
  • Entry into Confined Space
  • Explosive or Flammable Atmosphere
  • Rescue from Confined Space

Chapter 3: CSA Z1006-10 Management of Work in Confined Spaces

  • Definitions and Abbreviations
  • Confined Space Management Program
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Planning
  • Implementation of the Confined Space Management Program
  • Investigation and Corrective Action
  • Review

Chapter 4: Confined Space Hazards

  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Physical/Mechanical Hazards
  • Psychological Hazards
  • Hazard Identification
  • Review

Chapter 5: Atmospheric Monitoring

  • Gas-Monitoring Instruments
  • Monitors for Oxygen
  • Monitors for Flammable or Explosive Atmospheres
  • Monitors for Toxic Contaminants
  • Application of Detection Devices
  • Selection of Detection Devices
  • Monitoring Strategies
  • Oxygen Deficiency/Oxygen Displacement
  • Stratification of Atmospheres
  • Review

Chapter 6: Hazard Control

  • Ventilation
  • Use of Alignment Chart
  • Controlling Hazardous Energy
  • Six Steps to Lockout/Tagout
  • Ignition Prevention
  • Claustrophobia
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Review

Chapter 7: Personal Protective Equipment

  • Physical Protection
  • Chemical Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Review

Chapter 8: 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 9: Rescue Equipment, Knots & Systems

  • Equipment Standards and Equipment
  • 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 10: High Point Anchor Systems

  • Tripods
  • Lifting and Retrieval Devices
  • Resultant Forces on High Anchor Points
  • Review

Chapter 11: Communications

  • Commonly Used Hand Signals
  • Light Signals
  • Portable Radios
  • Wired Communications Systems
  • Components of a Typical Confined Space Communications System
  • Review

Chapter 12: Permitting Confined Spaces

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



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.