Attendant reports to assigned supervisor and is responsible for maintaining communication with and monitoring the wellbeing of the entrants in the confined space. In doing so they are responsible for the summons of appropriate emergency services as needed.
Maintain current training and certifications in confined space protocol and understands the hazards associated with confined spaces. Ensure that all precautions and conditions of the entry permit have been met prior to entry and while the work is being performed. Ensure that the entry permit has been properly completed and signed by the entry supervisor prior to any entry into the confined space. Maintain an accurate count of entrants in the confined space and ensure that only those entrants whose names appear on the permit are allowed in the space. Remain outside the permit-required space at all times. Maintain communications with authorized entrants as necessary to monitor entrant status and alert entrants of the need to evacuate. Maintain communications with the runner. Initiate evacuation and emergency procedures when required. The work demands a flexible schedule, the ability to work high above ground, and wear a harness with a 200 lb. weight limit.