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Confined Space Gas Free | SMS | Lafayette, LA

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  • Prerequisites N/A
  • Student Min/Max 1/24
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Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Enrollment: All students must produce the following prior to the onset of training - Valid (photographic) government identification. Registration begins at 7 AM each day.  The course ends at 4 PM CST on the 2nd day.

    Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation in each module is required to obtain this certification.

    Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.
  • Course duration 16 Hours
  • Course Summary

    During the Confined Space Gas Free training session, your duties conducting atmospheric testing are outlined as well as the possible hazards that can occur in a confined space.

    Shipyard competent person is a required certification under OSHA to be able to perform specific functions. A Shipyard competent person is the only person that can perform confined space testing other than a marine chemist or Certified Industrial Hygienist certified person. This course covers all the necessary information as required by OSHA regulations.

    Only the Employer’s Company can designate an employee as a Shipyard “Competent” person. Safety Management Systems provides the following training in order for the employer to meet that goal.

  • Target Audience
    Mariners working in confined spaces.
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of Confined Space Gas-Free training, the student will be familiar with:

    Hazard Description and Recognition
    -Relevant terms, fire and explosion theory, relevant chemistry (including concepts of flash points, explosive range, the role of oxygen, classification of fuels and solvent vapor pressure)
    -Toxicity resources, guidance and standards: OSHA maritime standards
    -MSDS information and skills

    Hazard Evaluation and Measurement
    -Instrumentation, theory, operation, maintenance, calibration, limitation of testing equipment
    -Preparation for and the execution of shipboard confined space testing

    Hazard Prevention, Control and Elimination
    -Regulations: Scope and application of OSHA 1915 and NFPA 306
    -The responsibilities and interaction of the competent person and NFPA certificated Marine Chemist
    -Control of ignition sources
    -Ventilation theory and application
    -Key aspects of respiratory protection
    -The fire watch
    -Written competent person records
  • Practical Learning Objectives
    Practical exercises and applications
    -Practice exercises in testing, record-keeping and MSDS
    -Review of key elements
  • Certification Details
    CFR Reference: NFPA 306; 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B; Best Safe Work Practices

    Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.
  • Validity Period Company Specific
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    • Allowed OSHA
        • Cancellation Policy Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Meals Included
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Location
            2916 North University Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to Bring
            Please bring your government issued ID. 
          • Health and Safety Considerations
            *Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS) regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

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          Protecting lives and changing cultures since 2003

          Our goal is to ensure that everyone in the energy industry has a safe work environment and the knowledge to perform their duties safely. 

          We know your workers are more than the tasks they perform; they are people with homes, families, and stories. Just as you desire to see each of your employees return home to their families safely, SMS aspires to provide a variety of safety services that help ensure that’s possible. Our responsibility to safety in the energy industry is attained by working together and promoting a safety culture.

          Lafayette, United States Member Since May 2018

          $279 Per Student

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