Confined Space Attendants & Rescuers

Approximately 60% of fatalities in ‘confined spaces’ work are to the untrained, ill-equipped would-be rescuers [src], not to the confined space workers themselves.

Our commitment is to prevent these fatalities by providing you with expert Attendants & Rescuers, the right equipment and the systems and processes that get your Team in and out without harm.

confined spaces situation

Recognize the hazards

Every job site comes with its own unique hazards, and the O. Reg 632 requires you to develop a Confined Space Entry Plan that prepares your Team to recognize, prevent/mitigate and respond to these dangers.

Do you have the proper systems and processes, equipment and rescue tools on hand to adequately deal with these dangers?

Atmospheric Hazards

  • Toxic Contaminates
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Oxygen Enrichment and Flammable Gases

Physical Hazards

  • Moving/powered Machinery
  • Thermal and Electrical
  • Noise, Vibrations and Visibility
  • Configuration Issues (ie small entry point)

Human-caused Hazards

  • State of mind
  • Pre-existing health issues
  • Lack of planning/poor choices
  • Simultaneous tasks

Protect Your Team

“Are you alright brother?”
Those were the last words John Hewson (31) said to his fellow labourer and friend, Robert LaPolice (26) before climbing down into the vacuum degasser tank they had been assigned to clean.

As a result of their inexperience in recognizing atmospheric hazards, both men lost their lives, costing their company a $400,000 fine and their families years of heartache. [Hamilton Spectator (Jan 22, 1998)].

Training your team is important, but being able to recognize deadly and unpredictable hazards comes with experience… the kind of experience we have at Trademark.

Tim Morrison, Trademark Safety & Rescue performing safety checks

Frequently Asked Questions

‘Confined Space Attendant’ (a.k.a. ‘Guard’ or ‘Spotter’) is required by Ontario Regulation 632 to be on site whenever a worker enters a confined space. Our ‘Confined Space Attendants and Rescuers’ play a critical and proactive role in ensuring safety within confined spaces. Here's what enables us to do this:

  • Hazard Assessment: We start by conducting a thorough Hazard Assessment to identify potential risks. This Assessment guides our Attendants' selection of appropriate safety equipment and procedures to follow that reduce both the probability and severity of an incident.
  • Maintain Communication: Our Attendant with our equipment can maintain constant communication with the worker. This helps them both psychological by reducing the fear factor of being alone in a hazardous area, but can also improve productivity as they can relay information quickly to those outside the space.
  • Provide Aid: Whether it be a fire watch situation, a barrier to unauthorized entry, or a temporary hand moving an item into or out of the space, our Attendant is there to help get the job done safely and efficiently
  • Implement the Emergency Response Plan: The presence of our Attendant/Rescuer enables to quick response to an incident. With out specialized tools we are able to extract an injured worker from any confined space without causing further harm to either the worker or the Rescuer.

Don't leave it
to chance

Call on the Team that’s fully prepared to Plan, Prevent, Monitor, Document and Rescue.

Test Your

Are you prepared to do this confined space entry on your own?

If you haven’t got these people, YOU NEED US.