WDA Courses - Perform Work in Confined Space Operation (PWICSO)

About Course

This course was formerly called Safety Orientation Course for Workers - Manhole

The WSQ Perform Work in Confined Space Operation (PWICSO) is one of the core units in all process sectors of Process Industry.

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People who should attend are

  • Confined Space Entrant (includes manholes, tanks, vessels, etc)
  • Confined Space Attendant (includes manholes, tanks, vessels etc)

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Learners will be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 2.

Course Outline for the WDA WSQ Perform Work in Confined Space Operation are

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

Course Duration of Perform Work in Confined Space Operation:

  • 14 Hours (Inclusive of Assessment)


  • Written Questions, Practical Performance
  • Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Workforce Development Agency (WDA) will be awarded.