Confined Space Entry and Rescue (CSER)

Everyone who works in confined spaces may be faced with a colleague who is incapacitated and requires rescue. The Confined Space Entry and Rescue (CSER) course teaches participants to deal with that situation. Using simple techniques and industry standard equipment, you will learn how you can free a colleague from a dangerous situation in confined spaces. The rapid release of this trapped person must be your highest priority, to prevent further injury.

In accordance with the law on working conditions and the consequent duty of care, an employer is required to prepare employees for this possible scenario. Generally, with a few simple tools, this problem can easily be solved.


Contact hours

12 hours (2 days)


18 hours (3 days) including optional day on breathing apparatus



  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe CSER standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.


Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe CSER learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


Qualification valid for

3 years


 Taught by:

  • Confined Space Entry and Rescue Instructor (CSERI)
  • Confined Space Rescue Operator Instructor (CSROI)
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician Instructor (CSRTI)
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor (CSRTAI)



Student manual PDF download:

CSER manual - English (en) 

CSER manual - Dutch (nl)



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