Certified Confined Space Rescue Experts

Confined Space Rescue Services

SITEX offers a full range of rescue services, including high-angle, rope, IDLH, on-site, and standby. 

With standby and on-site rescue teams that operate from carefully designed plans, SITEX eliminates the burden of overseeing potentially dangerous rescue tasks. By providing personnel, equipment, and peace of mind, your rescue preparedness becomes a positive return on investment. We guarantee all our rescue teams include: 

  • Compliance with OSHA 1910.146 requirements
  • Minimum medical training of first aid, CPR, and AED
  • Confined space and high angle technicians
  • Full-time OSHA & NFPA certified rescue professionals

When do you need a Confined Space Rescue Team?

An on-site team must be present at the confined space, while a standby team must be close enough to respond in a timely manner. Typically, that means a response time under five minutes.

If an employee is working in any area that OSHA defines as a confined space, a standby rescue team is required. OSHA defines a confined space as one that:

  • Is large enough for an employee to enter fully and perform assigned work
  • Is not designed for continuous occupancy by the employee; and
  • Has limited or restricted means of entry or exit

An on-site rescue team is required if the confined space also includes one or more of the following:

  • Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere
  • Contains a material with the potential to engulf someone who enters the space
  • Has an internal configuration that might cause an entrant to be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross-section; or
  • Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazards

Need a confined space rescue team at your site? Fill out the form or call us at 618-781-8025


What Does a Confined Space Rescue Team Do?

According to NIOSH, there are approximately 100 deaths each year related to confined spaces. Of those deaths, only 15% of the employees had any confined space training. Furthermore, CDC research found that about 60% of confined space fatalities are rescuers – illustrating the need for only the most qualified and trained safety experts on your confined space rescue teams.

A confined space rescue team, which typically includes attendants, rescuers, and an entrant supervisor, provides critical risk mitigation and ready rescue services. The team will:

  • Evaluate the site before work commences
  • Create rescue and contingency plans
  • Calculate response and rescue times
  • Monitor job progress in case of an emergency
  • Practice the necessary rescue procedures
  • Execute the procedures in the event an emergency occurs


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