Confined Space Entry and Rescue Rigging - Petzl Technical InstituteRope-based confined space entry and rescue techniques for the professional and industrial rescuer as outlined by the NFPA and OSHA.


  • Complete all of the rope-based Confined Space Rescue Technician Level requirements as outlined in NFPA 1670, as well as all of the rope requirements for the Confined Space Rescue Technician Levels I&II (Professional Qualifications) as outlined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 7.
  • Fulfills the rigging requirements for entering, working, and performing rescues in Permit-Required Confined Spaces as specified by OSHA in 29, CFR 1910.146.
  • Provide solutions for rope-based confined space entry and rescue situations in the urban and industrial environments.


  • Knots, rope rescue equipment, and PPE.
  • Belaying rescue loads and appropriate safety practices.
  • Identifying anchor points and rigging anchor systems.
  • Special rigging considerations for confined space entry and rescue.
  • Patient packaging for confined space operations.
  • Mechanical advantage theory.
  • Raising and lowering systems.
  • Tripod and other Artificial High Directional rigging and use.
  • Team-based entry and rescue skills and techniques.
  • Rescue decision-making and team deployment.


  • Volunteer and professional Firefighters.
  • EMS providers.
  • Hazard Materials response teams.
  • Industrial rescue team responders.
  • USAR members.
  • Search and rescue team members.
  • Public Works employees.
  • Military rescue personnel.