Full program description

Manhole Safety Assessor Course

What's In It For Me

  • To understand the legal requirements on manhole work.
  • To acquire knowledge on manholes, their hazards and consequences, control and mitigation measures.
  • To understand the need of having an effective manhole entry permit system.

Course Overview

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • 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
  • Acquire the ability to conduct gas testing according to the gas monitoring protocol for manhole entry using a systematic approach:
    • Identify the atmospheric hazards existing in the manhole
    • Select the type of gas monitoring instruments to quantify the identified air contaminants 
    • Conduct the gas testing to evaluate conditions of the manhole
    • Record and interpret the gas measurements obtained

Who Should Attend

(Registration for this course can only be made via counter, sales or mail-in)

Safety assessors who need to conduct checks on manhole to certify that it is safe for workers to enter and perform assigned work.

Course Duration

30 hours, include 3 hours of assessment

Course Outline

  • 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
  • Risk Assessment
  • Manhole Entry Permit System
  • Type of Gas Monitoring Instruments, their Applications and Limitations
  • Accident Case Studies of Accidents in Manholes
  • Selection, use, fit and maintenance of personal protective equipment use for work in manholes
  • Communication and Emergency Response Plan
  • Prevention and Control of Manhole Hazards
  • Gas Testing Procedures

Mode of Assessment

There will be MCQ, written assessment and assignments

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, a certificate of achievement endorsed by NTUC LearningHub will be issued to all participants.


Successful completion of:

  • Safety Instruction Course (Manhole) for Supervisors OR
  • Supervise Work In Confined Space for Operation OR
  • Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course with at least 3 years of relevant experience in manholes 
    (Note: Participant has to produce a company letter to show that he/she has fulfilled at least 3 years' of relevant experience in manholes with the current employer)

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions

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.

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-N-0019876

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$466.36 S$499.00
Corporate Pricing
Original Course Fee S$466.36 S$499.00
After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies ($2/per hour)* S$412.36 S$445.00

Please note that prices are subject to changes.