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Shipyard Safety Assessor (Hot Works Certification) Course

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This course is designed for personnel appointed to perform the role of Safety Assessors for Hot Work Certification in Ship building and Ship repairing environment.

This course is accredited by the Learning Service Providers (LSP). The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has requires learning service providers to attain the ISO 29990:2010 Learning Service Provider (LSP) certification as part of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) training. 

The ISO 29990:2010 LSP certification is administered by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) through its Certification Bodies (CBs) and will replace the MOM Accredited Training Provider (ATP) Scheme.

Course Structure:


1. State the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act & WSH (Shipbuilding &

2. Ship-repairing) Regulations

3. Describe roles of Safety Assessors (Hot work Certification)

4. Explain the Accident Prevention Principle

5. Describe the Chemistry of Fires and Explosions\

6. Perform Gas Free Inspections carried out by Petroleum Inspectors appointed

7. under the PSA (Dangerous Goods, Petroleum and Explosives) Regulations

8. Describe Guidelines for the Approval of Hot works

9. State the learning points arising from Accident Case Studies on Fires and

10. Explosions

11. Carry out Safety Practices during the cleaning and repairs of tankers

12. Operations and inspections of tankers and other vessels

13. Define Occupational Health and its importance

14. Perform gas test using meters to measure and detect oxygen, flammable

15. and toxic vapours/gases

16. Perform hot-work assessments in line with Permit-To-Work (PTW) system in

17. shipyards and Vessel Safety Coordination Committee (VSCC) requirements


Course Duration:
79 hours with theory (29 hours) and practical module (50 hours – compulsory with learning and 45 hot work assessments – 15 non-petroleum tanks and 30 on petroleum tanks)

Attendance Criteria:
75 %

Mode of  Assessment:
Written Assessment (WA)  - Theory 2 hours

Pass Criteria:

70 marks and completion of the compulsory practical module

Learners need to complete the compulsory practical module and attained at least

75% attendance to be eligible for the WA

Learners who fail the WA are required to be re-course and re-assessed


Entry Qualification:

Successfully completed a Technical Diploma from an approved technical college OR

Attained ESS WPLN 6 or ‘O’ Level English Grade 6 & ‘O’ Level Maths Grade 6 AND WSH Skills & Knowledge equivalent to Advanced Certificate in WSH or 5 years of relevant working experience in operations and co-ordination of safety work.


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