Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation (SWCSO)

Legal Requirement

Factories Act (Chapter 104, Section 27 A) Factories (Safety Training courses) Order stipulates that “The occupier of a factory shall ensure that any person, who is appointed as a manhole supervisor to supervise work carried out in manholes or confined spaces in building and engineering construction worksites, should attend the safety training course- Safety Instruction Course (Manhole)”

For Whom

This course would be appropriate for Engineer, Safety Personnel, Foremen, Supervisors and Contractors who have to work and supervise in the manhole and other confined spaces.

Assumed Skills & Knowledge

  • Workplace literacy and numeracy Level 5 under the Employability Skills System (ESS) or equivalent.

Course Overview

Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation is one of the core units in all process sectors of the Process Industry. It specifies the skills and knowledge required by people to Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation.

Course Content      

  • 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 Hazard
  • Manhole Hazards Part B – Physical and Biological Hazards
  • Manhole Entry Permit System
  • Safety Measures for Manhole Entry & Work
  • Overview of gas Testing Procedures
  • Use and Limitations of Gas Detection Instruments
  • Selection, use, fit and maintenance of personal protective equipment used for work in manholes
  • Accident Case Studies of Accidents in Manholes
  • Communication and Emergency Response Plan

Course Duration

21 hours including  3 hours of assessment

Medium of Instruction


Class Size

Maximum class size: 20

Facilitator/Learner Ratio: 1:20 for Lecture & Assessment

Course Attendance: 100% Attendance

Assessment Advice: Competent or not yet competent


Based on the successful completion of the course and assessment, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and a Safety Pass from Eversafe Academy Pte. Ltd. will be awarded to the trainee


  • 2 Kampong Kapor Rd, Little India, Singapore 208674
  • 3 Soon Lee Street, #04-16&17, Pioneer Junction Singapore 627606
  • 2 Joo Koon Road, Singapore – 628966

Renewal Points for professionals

SDU Points : NA