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.
Individuals who are:
Confined Space Entrant
Confined Space Attendant
Assumed Skills, Knowledge & Entry Requirement
Participants must be able to listen, read, speak and write in their medium of instruction at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 2.
Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work under the WSH Legislations and Code of Practice.
Identify confined space hazards.
Use Gas Detection Instruments for atmospheric monitoring
Comply with Permit-to-Work system and safe work procedures when working in confined space.
Participate in an emergency for confined space.
Understand the legal requirements on manhole work
Acquire knowledge on manholes, their hazards and consequences, control and mitigation measures
Understand the need of having an effective manhole entry permit system
Understanding the importance of hazards monitoring and communication and the respective roles they play to effect a rescue
Legislation and Code of Practice on Confined Space Work
Duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work
Manhole Hazards Part A – Atmospheric Hazards
Manhole Hazards Part B – Physical and Biological Hazards
Confined space entry permit system
Prevention and control of manhole hazards
Use and limitations of Gas Detection Instruments
Selection, use, fit and maintenance of personal protective equipment use for work in manholes
Accident case studies of accidents in manholes
Communication and emergency response plan
14 hours including 2 hours of assessment
Medium of Instruction: English
Class Size : Maximum class size: 20
Facilitator/Learner Ratio: 1:20
Course Attendance: 100% Attendance
Assessment Advice: Competent based
Funding & Claims
Based on the successful completion of the course and assessment, a certificate of achievement endorsed by Ensure safe consultancy Pte. Ltd. will be issued to all participants.
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