Full program description

Assess Confined Space For Safety Entry and Work

What's In It For Me

  • To enable the learners to be appointed as confined space safety assessor under the relevant regulations.
  • To prepare the learners for confined space assessment.
  • To identify hazards and take measures in confined space.

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.

SDU Points

32 Points

Who Should Attend

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 Duration

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

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

Mode of Assessment

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

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

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 

Funding Information

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the exam with a pass or competent result.
  • Online applications are not applicable for companies applying funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $1,900 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  •  Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click here

Course reference code in SkillsConnect:

  • English: CRS-Q-0022918-OH

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  • NTUC members enjoy UTAP benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC Learninghub. 

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


Individual Pricing w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$705.00 S$754.35
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old S$352.50 S$401.85
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old S$70.50 S$119.85
WTS Funding (95%) S$35.25 S$84.60
Corporate Pricing
Non-SME w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee S$705.00 S$754.35
After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies (50%)* S$352.50 S$401.85
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old  S$70.50   S$119.85
WTS Funding (95%) S$35.25 S$84.60
Original Course Fee S$705.00 S$754.35
After Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)** S$70.50 S$119.85
WTS Funding (95%) S$35.25 S$84.60
*Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.
** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.

Note: SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR 

  SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY

Please note that prices are subject to changes