This course will equip trainees with basic skills, knowledge and attitudes for working in confined spaces via the following modules:

  • CE1. Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved  under the WSH Legislations and Code of Practice

    CE2. Identify hazards

    CE3. Use Gas Detection Instruments for atmospheric monitoring

    CE4. Comply with Permit-to-Work
    system and safe work procedures
    when working

    CE5. Participate in an Emergency Response



  • 14 hours 9am to 6pm
    (includes theory, practical and assessment)


  • English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil

The job role(s) / occupations that this unit would be relevant to may include the following parties related to / in the process industry:

• Confined Space Entrant

• Confined Space Attendant


Expected attitudes of workers in the sector

Participants are expected to be self-directed, with a mind to acquire skills and knowledge.

They should be able to apply the acquired skill & knowledge to perform 
the duties of an entrant and attendant when working, use gas detection instruments and participate in an emergency situation.

confined space

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

  • Have basic knowledge of personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Know how to use basic PPE provided at workplace

  • Be able to follow written and oral work instructions

  • Be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) level 2

  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to Employability Skills System (ESS) level 2

Legislations for workers:

A Manhole Worker, when appointed by the Principal or Employer of a workplace, will play the role of either an entrant or an attendant.

The entrant has the responsibility to:
i) coordinate with the attendant, supervisor and manhole safety assessor to ensure safe entry in and egress from the manhole,
ii) assess the working conditions in the manhole and evacuate when it is unsafe to work,
iii) only carry out prescribed work activities, for allowed durations, as approved on the entry permit.

The attendant has the responsibility to :
i) coordinate with the entrant, supervisor and manhole safety assessor to ensure entrants safe entry in and egress from the manhole,
ii) prevent unauthorized entry into the manhole,
iii) maintain regular visual and/or verbal contact with the entrants
iv) assess the working conditions in the manhole and alert the entrants to evacuate when the manhole is unsafe to work in,
v) alert the rescue personnel to activate the rescue operation.


What you will learn in this module:

  • Legal requirements as stipulated by the WSH Act, WSH (Confined Space) Regulations; WSH (Construction) Regulations, WSH (Shipbuilding & Ship-repairing) Regulations; WSH (General Provision) and Code of Practice for Confined Spaces (SS 568:2011)
  • Penalties for non-compliance under WSH Act
  • Roles, responsibilities and activities of an entrant and attendant
  • Roles and responsibilities of supervisor, safety assessor, rescue personnel and authorized manager 
  • Types of work carried out
  • Types of personal protective equipment and their functions
  • Types of respiratory protection equipment and their uses
  • Types of safety/warning signs
  • Attire
    • Long pants
    • Safety boots

    Note: Learners must be in proper attire for practical assessment

  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Safety helmet

    • Safety harness


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