This course is mandatory for ALL workers who have to work in manholes and other confined spaces

This course aims to introduce workers to the common safety and health hazards and take the necessary preventive measures to avoid injuries and diseases while working in manholes and other confined spaces.

Legal Requirement

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. The Perform Work in Confined Space Operation course replaced the safety Orientation Course(Manhole) for workers, w.e.f 1 July 2013.


Who Should Attend

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


Course Content 

- Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work under the WSH Legislations and Codes 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        

Skills Development Fund (SDF) (Fee Type: Full Fee)

Participants who are Singaporean or Singapore PR and sponsored by company are eligible for SDF Fundings. To be eligible for the SDF funding, companies are required to enroll their trainees through the SkillsConnect System. All applications are subject to WDA's requirements and consideration. Application for SDF funding must make payment via cheque or GIRO to training provider. For assistance, please call WDA at 68835885 or log-on to for more information.

 All SDF applicant can only make payment via Cheque or Giro to Training Provider.

(Please search course under Training Organisation Name: The Singapore Contractors Association Limited)


For Payment, kindly issue your cheque payable to "SCAL Academy Pte Ltd" and forward it together with your application form to SCAL Academy, No 5 Jurong West Ave 5, Singapore 649485.


Course Dates


Jul 2014
Aug 2014
Sep 2014
Oct 2014
8.30am to 7.00pm
8.30am to 1.30pm
(1.5 Days Class)
1-2 / 8-9 / 22-23 / 29-30
5-6 / 19-20 / 26-27
2-3 / 16-17 / 23-24
7-8 / 21-22 / 28-29

Online Registration
2014 Dec 09-10
2014 Dec 23-24
Title Start Time End Time
1st Day 08:30 AM 07:00 PM
2nd Day 08:30 AM 01:30 PM
Course Information
SCAL Member/s
( Slots / Associate / Ordinary )
$ 115.00
Non-Member $ 120.00
Venue: SCAL Academy, No. 5 Jurong West Avenue 5, Singapore 649485
Medium of Instruction:
Certification: Participants who achieved 100% attendance and certified competent will receive a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) by WDA.
Replacement/Postponement: A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes.
Class Size: Minimum 15, Maximum 20
Cancellation: SCAL reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course due to unforeseen circumstances.
Special Class: Available upon request. Classes are subject to a minimum of 15 participants
More Information: For further information, please contact us at 6793 9020