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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
13.2.6. Attendant
The Attendant should be stationed outside the work space and should:
Be knowledgeable of, and be able to recognize potential confined space hazards;
Maintain a sign-in/sign-out log with a count of all persons in the confined space and
ensure all entrants sign in/sign-out;
Monitor surrounding activities to ensure the safety of personnel;
Maintain effective and continuous communication with personnel during confined space
entry, work and exit;
Order personnel to evacuate the confined space if he/she:
-  Observes a condition which is not allowed on the entry permit;
-  Notices the entrants acting strangely, possibly as a result of exposure to hazardous
substances;
-  Notices a situation outside the confined space which could endanger personnel;
-  Notices within the confined space a hazard which has not been previously recognized
or taken into consideration;
-  Must leave his/her work station; or
-  Must focus attention on the rescue of personnel in some other confined space that
he/she is monitoring;
Immediately summon the Rescue Team if crew rescue becomes necessary; and
Keep unauthorized persons out of the confined space, order them out, or notify authorized
personnel of the unauthorized entry.
13.2.7. Rescue Team
The Rescue Team members should:
Complete a training drill using mannequins or personnel in a simulation of the confined
space prior to the issuance of an entry permit for any confined space and at least annually
thereafter;
Respond immediately to rescue calls from the Attendant or any other person recognizing a
need for rescue from the confined space;
In addition to emergency response training, receive the same training as that required of
the authorized entrants; and
Have current certification in first-aid and CPR.
13.3. IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION
The Project Manager should ensure a survey is conducted of the work site to identify confined
spaces. This survey can be partially completed from initial and continuing site characterizations,
as well as other available data (e.g. blueprints, job safety analysis). The purpose of the survey is
to develop an inventory of those locations and/or equipment that meet the definition of a
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