PERFORM WORK IN CONFINED SPACE OPERATION (PWCSO)

Legal Requirement

Under the Factories (Safety Training Courses) Order 2001 which came into effect in June 2001, all workers, including Singaporeans, must undergo a Safety Orientation Course (Manholes) before they are allowed to work in Manholes and other Confined Spaces.

For Whom

Individuals who are:

  • Confined Space Entrant
  • Confined Space Attendant

Assumed Skills, Knowledge & Entry Requirement

  • Participants must be able to listen, read, speak and write in their medium of instruction at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 2.

Course Overview

  • Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work under the WSH Legislations and Code of Practice.
  • Identify confined space hazards.
  • Use Gas Detection Instruments for atmospheric monitoring
  • Comply with Permit-to-Work system and safe work procedures when working in confined space.
  • Participate in an emergency for confined space.

Course Content      

  • Understand the legal requirements on manhole work
  • Acquire knowledge on manholes, their hazards and consequences, control and mitigation measures
  • Understand the need of having an effective manhole entry permit system
  • Understanding the importance of hazards monitoring and communication and the respective roles they play to effect a rescue
  • Legislation and Code of Practice on Confined Space Work
  • Duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work
  • Manhole Hazards Part A – Atmospheric Hazards
  • Manhole Hazards Part B – Physical and Biological Hazards
  • Confined space entry permit system
  • Prevention and control of manhole hazards
  • Use and limitations of Gas Detection Instruments
  • Risk assessment
  • Selection, use, fit and maintenance of personal protective equipment use for work in manholes
  • Accident case studies of accidents in manholes
  • Communication and emergency response plan

Course Duration

14 hours including 2 hours of assessment

Medium of Instruction: English.

Class Size

Maximum class size: 20

Facilitator/Learner Ratio: 1:20

Course Attendance: 100% Attendance

Assessment Advice: Competent based

Certification

Based on the successful completion of the course and assessment, a certificate of achievement endorsed by EverSafe Academy Pte. Ltd. will be issued to all participants.

Course Venue

  • 8, Veerasamy Road, Singapore-207316
  • 3 Soon Lee Street, #04-14/16&17, Pioneer Junction, Singapore-627606
  • 2, Joo Koon Road, Singapore-628966
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S$110.00

Course Fees:

S$110.00

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