WDA Courses - Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation (SWICSO)

About Course

This course was formerly called Safety Induction Course (Manhole) – for Supervisors.

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

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People who should attend are

  • Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Safety Personnel
  • Foremen
  • Contractors

Who have to work and supervise in manhole and other confined spaces

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 5.

They will have a Numeracy proficiency level equivalent to ESS Level 5.

Course Outline for WDA WSQ Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation

  • Identify duties and responsibilities of a Confined Space Supervisor under the WSH legislations and Codes of Practice.
  • Identify, prevent and control confined space hazards
  • Carry out and comply with the requirements of Confined Space Entry Permit System using a systematic approach
  • Apply Gas Detection Instruments and other control measures when working in confined space
  • Implement the safe use of personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment when in a confined space
  • Assist in implementing an Emergency Response Plan

Course Duration of Perform Work in Confined Space Operation:

21 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.