Safety Rescue Services

Amerisafe Group’s Confined Space Rescue Services provide specialized site safety Standby Confined Space Rescue and Entry/Non-Entry Technical Rescue training nationwide. Our staff of instructors and rescue personnel are specialists within their respective fields, having expertise in vertical, confined space, and trench rescue.


Confined Space Rescue

Amerisafe Group’s Confined Space Rescue Services provide confined space services and rescue services which are executed by highly-trained Rescue Professionals, all specifically trained in technical rescue (meeting both OSHA 1910.146 and NFPA 1670 requirements) and emergency response medical services (EMT and/or Paramedic certification).

During these confined space rescue service operations, Amerisafe’s personnel help manage standby rescue activities by actively coordinating entry personnel, focusing on OSHA 1910.146 and the New 1926 Subpart AA.

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The Importance of Safety Rescue

Companies should invest in safety rescue training for a variety of compelling reasons, as doing so can have numerous benefits for the organization and its employees. Here are some key reasons why companies should prioritize safety rescue training:

  1. Employee Safety: The foremost reason for investing in safety rescue training is to ensure the safety and well-being of employees. By providing training in how to respond to emergencies, companies can better protect their workforce in the event of accidents, medical crises, fires, natural disasters, or other dangerous situations.
  2. Legal Compliance: There are many regulations and laws that require employers to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Investing in safety rescue training helps organizations meet these legal obligations and reduces the risk of legal liability in case of accidents or emergencies.
  3. Reducing Work-Related Injuries: Proper safety rescue training can lead to a reduction in work-related injuries and illnesses. This, in turn, can lower workers’ compensation costs, medical expenses, and lost productivity due to injuries.
  4. Emergency Response Efficiency: Trained employees can respond more efficiently and effectively in emergency situations, potentially minimizing the severity of injuries and damage. Swift and well-coordinated responses can save lives and property.
  5. Enhancing Workplace Morale: Knowing that their employer is committed to their safety can boost employee morale and job satisfaction. Employees who feel safe are likely to be more productive and engaged.
  6. Risk Mitigation: Safety rescue training is a risk management strategy. By investing in training and preparedness, companies can reduce the likelihood of accidents and emergencies, which can have a significant impact on an organization’s bottom line.
  7. Operational Continuity: In cases of emergencies or disasters, a well-prepared workforce can help a company maintain essential operations and recover more quickly. This can reduce downtime and financial losses.
  8. Competitive Advantage: Companies that invest in safety rescue training and have a strong safety culture can gain a competitive advantage in their industry. They are often more attractive to potential employees, clients, and business partners.
  9. Compliance with Industry Standards: Many industries have specific safety and rescue standards that must be adhered to. Meeting these standards can be essential for business continuity, winning contracts, and avoiding legal issues.

Confined Space Rescue Services

Amerisafe Group provides Confined Space Attendant/Entry Supervisor & Standby/Rescue Services. Our professionals are expertly trained in Technical Rescue and Emergency Response Medical Services to respond & rescue. Our operations are as follows:

  • Manage Entry of confined space, adhering to OSHA 1910.146 or 1926 Subpart AA
  • Complete air quality monitoring, including air quality, ventilation assessments, and use of Supplied Air respirators for rescuers as well as CIH Support for IDLH Atmospheres.
  • Patient Packaging and Removal
  • Incident Management and coordination with appropriate outside fire/rescue services

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Confined Space Standby Rescue

Amerisafe Group’s unique approach to Confined Space Standby Rescue activities:

  • Customized Rescue Team based upon your needs
  • Preparation before operations begin onsite, including mock rescue
  • Assistance with scene management
  • Technical rescue equipment

We operate under the acronym STRIVE

  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Value demonstration
  • Exemplary leadership & personnel

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Technical Rescue Services

To be in OSHA compliance, employers are required to provide Rescue Services to remove a worker from danger if they become trapped or injured in a Confined Space. In addition to Confined Space Rescue, Amerisafe Group offers site-specific Technical Rescue disciplines including:

Our professional rescue team has experience in both low-angle and high-angle rescue environments such as rappelling, ascending, and descending outside a structure, vessels and steep terrain.

Trenches and excavations are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries yearly due to accidental asphyxiation, entrapment and exposure to toxins. Our rescue professionals are trained to evaluate current means of rescue in a trench.

Trenches and excavations are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries yearly due to accidental asphyxiation, entrapment and exposure to toxins. Our rescue professionals are trained to evaluate current means of safety trenching and excavation.

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Confined Space Inventory & Compliance Audit

In the event of an emergency—Confined Space Inventory is an essential resource.

Amerisafe Group’s Confined Space Inventory highlights information essential to reduce ambiguity in Confined Spaces such as:

  1. Identification of the Confined Space
  2. Hazard Evaluation
  3. Classification of the Confined Space
  4. Debriefing at the conclusion of work

Inventory and compliance audit also includes conducting a site review, a written inventory review with photographs and a final report.

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Rescue Equipment

Amerisafe Group provides all the best confined space standby rescue hardware (equipment and monitors) for all of its personnel. These confined space services and activities are tailored to the emergency preparedness needs of the client, including Attendant and Consultation roles and Standby Rescue in both non-IDLH and IDLH environments. Our nationwide network of certified technical rescuers provides both confined space entry and non-entry rescue staffing and equipment for any jobsite. Amerisafe Group owns several rescue trailers for on-site rescue and confined space training.

What can We Provide?

Confined Space Rescue Training

Our confined space rescue training is multi-faceted. The goal of this training is to educate teams on safe rescue to ensure they understand critical emergency operations. In case of an emergency, you want your team educated as much as possible on rescue equipment and the requirements of the safety industry. The more you know, the more you can work toward creating a workplace culture that promotes safety.

Amerisafe offers evaluation of current level of compliance, classification of confined spaces, in classroom and manipulative skill training sessions. Our trainers and rescue personnel are certified firefighters and rescuers who specialize in vertical permit required confined space services, collapse, and trench rescue. Many have contributed to the technical rescue curriculum that has been implemented throughout the Midwest, especially in Illinois. Amerisafe’s personnel have both extensive content knowledge and hands-on field experience of confined space entry, first aid, and rescue.

Amerisafe Group provides confined space services in training, evaluation, and auditing for any jobsite or facility. The confined space training covers all elements of OSHA’s new Confined Space for Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA, which establishes requirements for companies whose employees engage in construction activities at a jobsite with one or more confined spaces. All training in Technical Rescue focuses on Awareness, Operations, and Technical levels according to NFPA 1670.

An informal classroom review session covering aspects of OSHA 1910.146 with entry participants and rescue personnel.

Focuses on equipment and entry operations into confined space. In this training, Amerisafe Group will utilize your organization’s equipment to ensure proper education and knowledge of the rescue equipment. Any additional equipment needed for training purposes will be provided by Amerisafe Group.

In Confined Space Rescue comprehensive training, formal and written recommendations are presented to your organization, focusing on the means of entry into the space. The recommendations include a review of current confined space entry equipment, policies, and procedures, as well as suggestions for improvement.


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Fire Watch & Fire Safety Services

Amerisafe Group offers Fire Watch & Fire Safety & Prevention Services for workplace safety, earning a well-deserved reputation with experienced and qualified safety professionals that are well-versed in many industries nationwide.

Our goal is to maintain and ensure a safe workplace environment and to provide the safest operation in every aspect of your business needs. Amerisafe Consulting & Safety Services also provides your business and staff with the highest standard of fire safety training and fire risk assessments required by the government to meet Local and National Fire Safety Codes. Investing in our emergency response services helps ensure the safety and well-being of your workforce.

Here at Amerisafe, our Fire Watch personnel have been trained in all aspects of:

  • Hot work preparation
  • Fire prevention & safety
  • Proper fire inspections
  • Use of firefighting equipment
  • Fire safety training

Amerisafe Fire Watch personnel will perform pre-job inspections to ensure flammable materials and safety hazards have been removed prior to the start-up of the task. We believe the best way to fight a fire is to prevent it from happening!

Frequently Asked Questions

Rescue teams follow strict guidelines to assess a situation, determine a safe action plan, and then locate victims. From there, they follow rescue procedures and an emergency response plan to safely extricate the individuals. You can learn more about the OSHA rescue guidelines here.

According to OSHA, there are three types of confined space rescue: Non-entry, entry by others, and entry by trained employees from the company.

Entry rescue refers to the act of the rescuer entering a confined space where the victims are trapped. This process does place the rescuer in potential danger, which is why proper training is critical.