Swiftwater Paddle Boat Handling (SPBH)

The Confined Space Rescue Operator (CSRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during confined space rescues and be an active part of a confined space rescue team working under the supervision of Confined Space Rescue Technicians. Topics that are covered include: hazards of confined spaces, gas detection, legislation and guidelines on the area of confined spaces, knowledge of knots, loads and forces, building anchors, using pulley systems, use of tripod, self-climbing and rappelling, lowering and hoisting of rescuer and victim, standard configurations, stretchers used for confined space, situation analysis and incident management around incidents in confined spaces.


Contact hours

30 hours (5 days)



  • Minimum age: 18


Qualification valid for

3 years


Taught by:

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



Student manual PDF download:

CSRO manual - English (en) 

CSRO manual - Dutch (nl)



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