PERFORM WORK IN CONFINED SPACE OPERATION (PWCSO)

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

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Duration:

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

Languages:

  • English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil

Certificate Expiry:

  • 3 years

Topics Detail

CE 1: Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved
in confined space work under the WSH Legislations and Codes of
Practice

PC 1.1 Identify, select and use the proper PPE for work/entry
PC 1.2 Identify, select, inspect and use respiratory protective
equipment
PC 1.3 Fit check of air purifying respirators
PC 1.4 Identify and follow warning signs
PC 1.5 Store and prepare PPE for use in confined space
PC 1.6 Store and maintain respiratory protection equipment

CE 2: Identify confined space hazards
PC2.1 Identify atmospheric hazards
PC2.2 Identify physical and biological hazards
PC 2.3 Conduct a simple risk assessment
PC 2.4 Comply with methods to prevent and control confined space
hazards
CE 3: Use Gas detection Instruments for atmospheric monitoring
PC 3.1 Select the correct gas detection instruments for atmospheric
testing
PC 3.2 Use gas detection instruments in normal atmospheric
condition and abnormal condition
PC 3.3 Read and interpret results shown on gas testing and gas
detection instruments
PC 3.4 Store and maintain gas detection instruments


CE 4: Comply with Permit-to-work system and safe work
procedures when working in confined space

PC 4.1 Comply with the Permit-to-Work System for confined space
PC 4.2 Follow and comply with safe work procedures for entry into
and working inside a confined space

CE 5: Participate in an emergency for confined space
PC 5.1 Wear full-body harness
PC 5.2 Use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
PC 5.3 Test and operate appropriate communication devices
PC 5.4 Respond to alarms
PC5.5 Initiate evacuation and self-rescue
PC5.6 Activate rescue personnel

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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