Northern Ontario Business reports that the safety company Levert offers training for workers and rescue teams in a confined space training simulator. The simulator is an old boiler room with 292 square foot that allows real-life training scenarios.
This kind of training is crucial to industry since about half of the deaths related to confined spaces are due to oxygen deficiency and lack of air testing. The simulator educates workers about occupational hazards and how to respond to them.
Levert trains client groups and their own in-house personnel on how to react within seconds during life-or-death situations. The scenarios can involve locating and recovering a mannequin in a dark or smoke-filled situation.
“We have a standard that our rescuers maintain even though they've been through the week-long course. Our requirements are to maintain their rescue status with four practical training sessions throughout the year.”