SSG WSQ Supervise Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (SWSHPP)

This course was formerly called Oil/Petrochemical Safety Orientation Course for Supervisors

The SSG WSQ Supervise Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (SWSHPP) is one of the core units in all process sectors of Process Industry.


People who should attend are

  • Contractors

  • Engineers

  • Supervisors

  • Rescue Personnel

  • Safety Personnel

  • Technicians

  • Operators

Who have to work and supervise in the Process Industry


Assumed Skills and Knowledge

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 Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant

  • Identify hazards and control measures

  • Comply with Safety and Health legislations, guidelines and code of practice and provide input for risk assessment

  • Carry out and comply with the requirements of Permit-To-Work (PTW) Systems using a systemic approach

  • Conduct Safety and Health Inspection

  • Conduct Incident Investigation

  • Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS)


Course Duration of WDA WSQ Supervise Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant

  • 32 Hours (Inclusive of Assessment)



  • Written Questions

  • Practical Performance

Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG)) will be awarded.


Price of Course:

  • Price per participant: SGD$350

We need a minimum of 6 Candidates to start a class

Some of the skills and knowledge that participants can learn are as follows

Legal requirements of Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA)            
Key subsidiary legislations, regulations and codes of practice            
Roles and duties of an oil/petrochemical supervisor in safety and health            
WSH (Risk Management) Regulations 2006            
Risk management process            
Methods to identify hazards            
Technique to evaluate risks            
Methods to control risks – hierarchy of controls            
Pitfalls of risk assessments            
The need for regular review of risk assessment and control measures            
Importance of  record keeping in risk management            
Importance of communicating risks to stakeholders            
Knowledge of General Safety and Health            
Knowledge of Fire and Explosion Prevention            
Knowledge of Safe Work Practices in Confined Space            
Knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical Hazards            
Knowledge of Health Hazards            
Knowledge of Legislations and regulations            
WSH (Safety Management System) Regulations and the obligations of stakeholders            
Elements of Process Safety Management System            
Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS)            
Permit-to-work system (PTW), and its purpose            
Circumstances that require PTW            
Types of PTW            
Responsibility and authority of permit signatories            
Competencies of permit signatories            
PTW process            
Guidelines for issuing permit            
Essential features of a PTW            
General preparatory work            
Types of workplace hazards            
Purpose and procedure for Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)            
Objectives and purpose of safety and health inspection            
Types of safety and health inspection            
Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in safety and health inspection            
Safety and health inspection procedures            
Purpose and importance of using inspection checklists            
ABC hazard rating system            
Follow-up actions and their purposes            
Accident causation theories and their applications            
Purpose of incident investigation            
Incident investigation process and procedures            
Techniques of incident report writing            


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