SSG WSQ Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation (SWICSO)

This course was formerly called Safety Induction Course (Manhole) – for Supervisors.

The SSG WSQ Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation (SWICSO) is one of the core units in all process sectors of Process Industry.

 

People who should attend are the SWICSO are

  • Supervisors

  • Engineers

  • Technicians

  • Safety Personnel

  • Foremen

  • Contractors

Who have to work and supervise in manhole and other confined spaces

Assumed Skills and Knowledge for the Supervise Work in Confined Space Operations:

Learners will be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 5.

They will have a Numeracy proficiency level equivalent to ESS Level 5.

Course Outline for WDA WSQ Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation:

  • Identify duties and responsibilities of a Confined Space Supervisor under the WSH legislations and Codes of Practice.

  • Identify, prevent and control confined space hazards

  • Carry out and comply with the requirements of Confined Space Entry Permit System using a systematic approach

  • Apply Gas Detection Instruments and other control measures when working in confined space

  • Implement the safe use of personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment when in a confined space

  • Assist in implementing an Emergency Response Plan

 

Course Duration of Perform Work in Confined Space Operation:

  • 21 Hours (Inclusive of Assessment)

Assessment:

  • Written Questions

  • Practical Performance

Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Workforce Development Agency (WDA) will be awarded.

Price of Course:

  • Price per particant: SGD$250

We need a minimum of 6 Candidates to start a class

Some of the learnings and knowledge that Supervisors can gather when attending the Supervise Work in Confined Space Operations are as follows

Legal requirements on confined space as stipulated by the WSH act and its subsidiaries legislation
Duties and responsibilities of a Confined Space Supervisor when appointed by the Principal or employer at the workplace
Duties and responsibilities of all other personnel involved in confined space work
Know the types of confined space
Know the types of atmospheric hazards in confined space and their impact
Know the types of physical and biological hazards in confined space and their impact
Know the risks when working in a confined space, severity of consequences and likelihood
Know the symptoms of persons exposed to typical atmospheric hazards in confined space
Know the control measures to eliminate confined spaces hazards (atmospheric, physical and biological hazards)
Know the optimum and acceptable atmospheric conditions to propose for safe entry and continual work in a Confined Space(Method of monitoring – range of application)
An effective Confined Space entry programme and its elements (including hierarchy of control, Confined Space entry permit system)
Elements of a Confined Space entry programme in the WSH (Confined Space) Regulations , WSH (Shipbuilding and Ship Repair) Regulations and WSH (Construction) Regulations
Confined Space Entry Permit System
Procedures to raise a permit-to-work request for confined space
Safety measures for Confined Space entry & work
Safe work procedures for working in a confined space
Types of common gas meter detectors, their uses and limitations
Types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and their functions
Types of respiratory protection equipment and their uses
Maintenance and inspection method and procedures for PPE
Maintenance and inspection method  and procedures for respiratory protection equipment
Elements of an Emergency Response Plan (ER) for confined space
Elements of a rescue operation plan for confined space
Identify hazardous conditions which require evacuation for confined space
Communicate the evacuation conditions for confined space
Responsibilities of attendant in an emergency
Rescue arrangements for confined space
Self-rescue procedures for confined space
Alarms and communications
Rescue and respiratory protection equipment for use for rescue in confined space with hazardous conditions
Rescue equipment for Confined Space operations
Entry and non-entry rescue methods
Retrieval techniques for injured personnel
Alarms and communications
Rescue and respiratory protection equipment for use for rescue in confined space with hazardous conditions
Rescue equipment for Confined Space operations
Entry and non-entry rescue methods
Retrieval techniques for injured personnel