ES&H Manual



6160 Appendix T2

Confined Space Entry (CSE) Training Requirements



At Jefferson Lab a Confined Space Entry (CSE) Permit is considered to be a Work Control Document and thus a Standard Protecting Measure.  Only when all hazard issues associated with the PRCS and the work activity are acknowledged and mitigated, in accordance with this program, can the area’s associated Risk Code be considered < 2.  At a minimum, all work requiring entry into a PRCS is discussed with the entry supervisor prior to commencement. 


A formal Task Hazard Analysis and Operational Safety Procedure is required for work considered to be Risk Code >2 in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210 Work Planning, Control, and Authorization Process.


1.0            Purpose


No one at Jefferson Lab, including subcontractors, may authorize, enter, or attend work within a designated Permit-Required Confined Spaces (PRCSs) unless they are properly trained.  This appendix presents the process steps used to obtain and record the required training. 


2.0            Scope


SAF907 Confined Space Entry Training is required triennially and includes procedures and requirements that relate specifically to known PRCSs at Jefferson Lab.  Training includes hazard assessment, appropriate actions for entry, and emergency response.


Prior to commencement of PRCS work, subcontractors either provide for review and acceptance their Confined Space Entry (CSE) program and their personnel training records; or use Jefferson Lab’s program. 


The process steps for this procedure are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6160 Permit-Required Confined Space Program.


3.0            Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1              Qualified Attendant

·         Maintain appropriate training (SAF907 Confined Space Entry, or equivalent as approved by the Confined Space Coordinator).


3.2              Authorized Entrant

·         Maintain appropriate training (SAF907 Confined Space Entry, or equivalent as approved by the Confined Space Coordinator).


3.3              Entry Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR)/ Sponsor

·         Maintain appropriate training (SAF907 Confined Space Entry or equivalent as approved by the Confined Space Coordinator).


3.3.1        SOTR also:

·         Inform subcontractors that a written CSE Program is required to be submitted or they are to abide by Jefferson Lab’s prior to entry into a PRCS. Program must satisfy OSHA requirements and include subcontractor’s Entry Supervisor’s, Entrant’s, and Attendant’s training and qualifications, minimally to Jefferson Lab requirements.

o   If provided, submit subcontractor’s CSE Program to Jefferson Lab’s Confined Space Coordinator for approval prior to commencement of work.


3.4              Confined Space Coordinator

·         Oversee the on-site confined space training program.

·         Make confined space equivalent training determination. 

·         Maintain listing of Authorized Entrants, Attendants, and Entry Supervisors in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 4200 ES&H Training Overview.


4.0            Process Steps


4.1              CSE Training

Unless otherwise stated anyone at Jefferson Lab may perform the following process steps:


Step 1:             Contact the Confined Space Coordinator to schedule a training session. (SAF907 Confined Space Entry – Administered in a classroom setting followed by a practical skills demonstration.)


Step 2:             Upon successful completion of the course, the Confined Space Coordinator updates individual’s SRL in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 4200 ES&H Training Overview.


4.2              Equivalent Training Determination

The Confined Space Coordinator has the authority to make a confined space equivalent training determination. 


Step 1:             The Supervisor/SOTR submits training equivalency documentation to the Confined Space Coordinator.


Step 2:             The Confined Space Coordinator reviews and determines whether the training is equivalent to that of Jefferson Lab’s requirements, and provides a determination to the Supervisor/SOTR.


Step 3:             The Supervisor/SOTR updates the individual’s SRL to reflect the determination.


5.0            Revision Summary


Revision 1.1 – 07/23/14 – Update TechPOC from J.Kelly to R.Owen

Revision 1 – 06/20/12 – Update to reflect current laboratory operations.












ESH&Q Division

Richard Owen





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