PERFORM MANHOLE SAFETY ASSESSMENT (PMSA) – Blended

(Previously known as Manhole Safety Assessor Course – MSAC)

For Whom

This course is designed for personnel appointed to perform gas testing in confined spaces/manholes prior to entry/work and periodically to ensure the atmosphere is within the confined spaces/manholes is safe for continuous occupancy.

Assumed Attitude, Skills and Knowledge / Entry Requirement

Successfully completed the

  • WSQ Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation (formerly known as Safety Instruction Course (Manhole) under MOM ATP scheme) or
  • Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course with at least 3 years of relevant experience in confined spaces/Manholes

Course Overview

  • Explain the legal requirements on confined space/manhole work as stipulated in the WSH Act, WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations, WSH (Construction) Regulations, WSH (Shipbuilding and Ship repairing) Regulations, SS 568:2011
  • State the duties and responsibilities of entrants, attendants, supervisors, confined space safety assessors, rescue personnel and authorized managers under the WSH legislation and guidelines.
  • Equip with knowledge on atmospheric, physical and biological hazards associated with confined spaces/manholes and the consequences of exposure to these hazards
  • Conduct risk assessment to identify, assess the hazards and risk control measures working in confined spaces/manholes.
  • Implement an effective confined space entry permit system in relation to WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations and WSH (Construction) Regulations
  • Perform appropriate gas testing procedure for atmospheric hazards o obtain representative atmospheric measurements of the confined space conditions, in line with gas monitoring protocol and a systematic approach of working in confined spaces/manholes.
  • To explain the types of prevention and control of confined space/manhole hazards with regard to sludge removal, purging and ventilation of confined space/manhole for entry or continuous occupancy.
  • Perform appropriate gas testing procedures for atmospheric, physical and biological hazards.
  • Propose gas monitoring instruments to obtain representative atmospheric measurements.
  • Propose periodic monitoring schedule for atmospheric hazards based on typical manhole connected to sewage tunnels.
  • Record and interpret the gas measurement results.
  • Select the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) fit for use for confined spaces/manhole activity 9 MOM Technical Notes v1.0 – MSAC.
  • Maintain the PPE in good condition and proper storage area.
  • Communicate the emergency response plan and the components for safe rescue and evacuation.
  • Identify the causes of confined spaces/manholes incidents and list the learning points.

Course Content

  • Legislative requirements under WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations, WSH (Construction) Regulations, WSH (Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing) Regulations, SS 568:2011.
  • Duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space and related work.
  • Types of Confined Spaces/Manholes Hazards – Atmospheric Hazard (Part A).
  • Types of Confined Spaces/Manholes Hazards – Physical and Biological Hazards (Part B).
  • Confined Space/Manhole Entry Permit System.
  • Types of Gas Monitoring Instruments – Applications and Limitations.
  • Prevention and Control of Confined Spaces/Manholes Hazards.
  • Accident Case Studies on Confined Spaces/Manholes.
  • Gas Testing Procedures – Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • Selection, use, fit and maintenance of personal protective equipment for working in confined spaces/manholes.
  • Communication and Emergency Response Plan.

Course Duration:      30 hours comprising theory (15 hrs), practical (12 hrs), assessments (3 hrs).

Medium of Instruction: English

Teaching Methodology:

  • Face to Face class room teaching.
  • The following blended learning methods are applied to maximize the learning outcome:
    • Login to the Eversafe Academy e-learning platform and self-study from anyplace.
      • Presentation slides
      • Watch the video
      • Self-assessment
      • Forum discussion

Learning Environment:   Our ergonomically designed class rooms are fully air-conditioned, equipped with white boards; audio/video equipment’s & free wi-fi

Qualification or experience of facilitators:

A facilitator and assessor of this course will possess the following:

  1. Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health
  2. At least 5 years of relevant industry experience as a supervisor / foreman / safety personnel, of which:

Theory training: Registered WSH Officer or WSH Personnel with at least 3

year of experience in confined space/manhole and related areas.

Practical training: (i) Registered WSH Officer or WSH Personnel with at

least 3 year of experience in confined space/manhole and related areas,

and (ii) personnel who possess extensive knowledge in the usage,

maintenance and calibration of gas detectors

  1. Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) or Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE)

Key Person In charge : Monish V ( Administrative Manager)

Class Size: Maximum class size: 20

Facilitator/Learner Ratio: 1:20 for Theory Lesson & Assessment & 1:10 for Practical Lesson & Assessment.

Course Attendance: 100% Attendance

Assessment Advice

3 hour written assessment comprising multiple choice questions (MCQ), short answer questions and assignments.

The passing mark for written assignment is 70% while for PP, learner will be assessed as Competent as C or Not yet Competent as NYC (100% pass for all the practical components is required). The learner must pass BOTH parts of the Test in order to be issued with the certificate of successful completion and or safety pass/card. Failure to pass either of the tests shall render a “Fail” for WT and “Not Yet Competent” for PP outcome for the learner and he must then re-attempt the course and tests.

Course Fee exclusive of GST:

S$400/-

Funding & Claims

Not Available

Certification

  • Based on the successful completion of the course and assessment, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from the Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) and a Safety Pass from Eversafe Academy Pte. Ltd. will be awarded to the trainee.
  • E-cert available

Course Venue

  • 3 Soon Lee Street, #04-14/16&17, Pioneer Junction, Singapore-627606
  • 2, Joo Koon Road, Singapore-628966

Renewal Points for professionals

SDU Points: 26

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