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Assess Confined Space For Safety Entry and Work 


Course Overview

This unit covers basic principles in working within/ around confined space. It includes the knowledge and skills for the use of appropriate gas testing equipment and methods, to obtain representative results for the assessment of atmospheric condition in confined space for safe entry and work. The skills and knowledge covered will enable the learners to be appointed as confined space safety assessor under the relevant regulations.


Who should attend this course

The target audience of this competency unit may include:

  • Persons who want to obtain the knowledge to be competent for taking up appointment of a confined space safety assessor.        
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) professionals such as WSH Coordinators, Officers, and Auditors.        
  • Occupational Hygiene (OH) professionals such as OH Technicians.


Course Outline

  • Prepare for confined space assessment
  • Identify hazards and take measures in confined space
  • Conduct gas testing to ascertain the atmospheric condition in the confined space is safe for entry
  • Participate in risk control and emergency response for entry into and working in a confined space
  • Monitor the confined space conditions and control measures for safe working


Course Duration

  • 37 hours (Training)
  • 3 hours (Assessment)



Individuals will be assessed through various methodologies such as written questioning, written assignment, case studies, practicals and oral questioning.



A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded upon completion of each unit.



Course Entry Requirements:


1. Numeracy

  • WSQ Employability Skills Workplace Numeracy Level 6 or
  • Grade C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level for Mathematics
2. Science
  • Grade C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level Science (Chemistry and Physics)
A) Other relevant skills/ working experience: WSH Skills & Knowledge equivalent to Certificate in WSH
B) 3 years of relevant working experience in operations and co-ordination of safety work.




Trainee with any of the following certificates can be exempted from Maths, Physics and Chemistry requirements for the course:

  • Confined Space Safety Assessor Bridging Course conducted by CPTC Petrofac
  • NTC Grade 2 (Process Operation & Control)
  • National ITE Certificate in Chemical Process Technology


The following certificates are recognized to be equivalent to Certificate in WSH:

  • Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course
  • Oil/ Petrochemical Industry Safety Course for Supervisors
  • Shipyard Supervisors Safety Course
  • Basic Industrial Safety and Health Course for Supervisors



Assumed Skills and Knowledge (Recommended)

  •  WSQ Employability Skills Workplace Literacy Level 6 or
  • Grade C6 in GCE 'O' Level for English 


SDU Points

40 Points



 Price Type

 With GST
Full course fee
 Nett price after Funding* $226.30


Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

NTUC members enjoy instant* UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub and Next U®.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be an union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply. 

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