SSG WSQ 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)

 

PWICSO Assessment:

  • Written Questions

  • Practical Performance

  • 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.

For all our students and customers, we care about your safety and health. For this period we have implemented the following Safe Management Measures to protect our staff, students and neighbours from exposure to COVID-19 or COVID-19 Delta Variant. 

There is no entry for any walk-ins or visitors. All class bookings must be made in advance. As part of our Safe Management Measures, students coming in must have their temperatures taken by the staff or trainer and must complete a Health Declaration Form to be shown to the staff or trainer before using the Safe Entry to check in. Safe Entry check-in can be through the Safe Entry app or by the Safe Entry Token. Students must leave their blue-tooth on for the duration of the class or carry their token with them for the duration of the class. 
We will be taking names, phone numbers and email addresses for contact tracing as well for our safe management measures


Another Safe management measures is that sitting is fixed. Once students are allocated their seats, they must not change their seats.

Students are to remain at least 1 m apart from each other.

As part our our safe management measures- masks must remain on for the duration of the class.

There are sanitisers available for use.

After the class the staff or trainer shall clean and sanitize the chairs and other common areas. 

Please comply to our safe management measures. Please ask your staff to comply to our safe management measures. 

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone that does not comply to our safe management measures

We reserve the right to remove anyone that does not comply to our safe management measures. 

We all need to work together to overcome COVID-19 or the variants. 

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