On-Site Rescue

Confined Space Services

Standby Rescue

The Ministry of Labour clearly defines the requirement of onsite rescue services that are available for immediate implementation in response to a confined space emergency. The use of 911 is no longer an acceptable rescue plan. This regulation has proven to be the most difficult for industry. Having rescue capabilities require additional staff to be hired and trained as well as a significant purchases of rescue equipment. There are very few confined spaces where an effective rescue can be preformed externally. The team must be prepared to enter the space and package the patient for retrieval. Companies that regularly maintained confined spaces in the past, must now contract out the work unless they have a rescue team in place to support their workers.

The regulation does allow for the contracting out of "rescue services." On-Site Rescue provides a "standby rescue" service, which means we will stage a team of professional rescue technicians, on-site, ready to respond to any confined space emergency. Every technician is certified in Advanced First Aid, CPR, Early Defibrillation, patient immobilization techniques and extrication from confined spaces. Our clients often express comfort in the fact that most of our technicians are professional firefighters with unique skill sets and experiences. We practice and use these lifesaving techniques on a daily basis and all our equipment tested to NFPA standards (much higher than industry standards.)

We are prepared to provide service for regular maintenance or emergency shutdown procedures up to 24 hours per day.