Confined Space Safety Training Singapore
Previously known as Confined Space Safety Orientation Course or Manhole Safety Orientation Course- Now is known as
Perform Work in Confined Space Operation (PWICSO)
This PWICSO course was formerly called Safety Orientation Course for Workers - Manhole SOCManhole or Manhole SOC
The SSG WSQ Perform Work in Confined Space Operation (PWICSO) is one of the core units in all process sectors of Process Industry.
People who should attend PWICSO are
Confined Space Entrant (includes manholes, tanks, vessels, etc)
Confined Space Attendant (includes manholes, tanks, vessels etc)
PWICSO Assumed Skills and Knowledge
PWICSO Learners will be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 2.
Course Outline for Perform Work in Confined Space Operations
for the SSG WSQ Perform Work in Confined Space Operation are
PWICSO Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work under the WSH Legislations and Code of Practice.
PWICSO Identify confined space hazards
PWICSO Use Gas Detection Instruments for atmospheric monitoring
PWICSO Comply with Permit-to-Work system and safe work procedures when working in confined space
PWICSO Participate in an Emergency for confined space
Course Duration for the Perform Work in Confined Space Operations:
14 Hours (Inclusive of Assessment)
Upon completion of the PWICSO course and passing the examination, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) will be awarded.
PWICSO Price of Course:
Price per participant: SGD$150
Additional Information about the Perform Work in Confined Space Operation
Legal Requirement for Perform Work in Confined Space Operation Training
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. This is now under the Workplace Safety Health Act and its subsidiary legislations
A Confined Space worker or a Manhole Worker when about to perform work in confined space operations, as appointed by the Principal or Employer of a workplace, will play the role of either an entrant or an attendant.
As such the Confined Space Entrant has the responsibility to:
i) coordinate with the confined space attendant, confined space supervisor and confined space (manhole) safety assessor to ensure safe entry in and egress from the confined space or manhole,
ii) assess the working conditions in the confined space or manhole and evacuate the confined space or manhole when it is unsafe to work,
iii) only carry out prescribed work activities (ie perform the work that is allowed), for allowed durations, as approved on the entry permit.
The Confined Space attendant has the responsibility to :
i) coordinate with the confined space entrant, confined space supervisor and confined space (manhole) safety assessor to ensure entrants safe entry in and egress from the confined space or manhole,
ii) prevent unauthorized entry into the confined space or manhole,
iii) maintain regular visual and/or verbal contact with the confined space entrants
iv) assess the working conditions in the manhole and alert the confined space entrants to evacuate when the confined space or manhole is unsafe to work in,
v) alert the confined space rescue personnel to activate the confined space rescue operation.