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WSQ Manage Hazardous Substances Course (MHS) / Hazardous Substances Management

Hazardous Substances Management (TSC Code – WPH-WSH-5063-1.1) is the Technical Skills & Competencies (TSC) Title of Manage Hazardous Substances (WSQ Competency Code – OH-CB-503C-1)

Please note, 26 WSQ Workplace Safety and Health Professional (WSHP) and WSQ Occupational Hygiene Professional (OH) Competency Standards (CS) have transited to the  Skills Framework (SFw) for WSH Technical Skills and Competencies. You can check this link for more details: Competency Unit to Technical Skills & Competencies (TSC) Title

Course Duration
40 hours (6 days – incl. 4 assessment hours)

Course Fees
S$660 + GST, per participant
SkillsFuture funding available up to 70% and SFC Eligible, subjected to SkillsFuture T&C.

For SDF or Skillsfuture credit subsidy, please download and use the forms above instead of the online form to register.

Main Office (Bendemeer)
20 Bendemeer Road, #04-06 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914

More Information
This course is qualified for 20 SDU Points (CPD Code – CPD/114/T1.2/242403, Valid from 01/01/2024 to 30/06/2024), 28 PDU Points by PEB for registered Professional Engineers. Kindly contact our CSOs for further information.

Course code: CRS-Q-0023681-OH
TPGateway Course Code: TGS-2013500271 (Only applicable for self-sponsored Trainee to submit SkillsFuture Credit)

Attendance: 75%

Graded Assessment
Written Questioning, Written Assessment and/or Practical Assessment

Statement of Attainment (SOA) by Workforce Development Agency (WDA)

Course Medium: English

Course Overview
This covers the competencies in identifying the sources of hazardous substances and implementing control measures to manage the associated risks.

This course is aimed to provide the learners with the knowledge and skills for the management of hazardous substances at the workplace. This includes identifying the sources of hazardous substances, implementing control measures to manage the associated risks.

Persons who successfully completed this unit of competency will be recognized as the ‘competent persons’ for the control of hazardous substances at the workplace by the Ministry of Manpower. It provides the learners with the knowledge needed to manage hazardous substances, as required by the National Environmental Agency, for the fulfilment of their duties as hazardous substances license and permit holders.

Course Content/Topics:

  1. Introduction to Hazardous Substances
  2. Risk due to hazardous substances
  3. Analyse health safety and environmental hazards and risks due to hazardous substances
  4. Fundamentals of Occupational Toxicology
  5. Control Approaches for hazardous substances
  6. Relevant information for hazardous substance control
  7. Control Measures for hazardous substances
  8. Principles of Hierarchy of control
  9. Application of control measures
  10. Ventilation systems
  11. Containment systems
  12. Administrative control
  13. Personal Protective Equipment
  14. Legal and other requirements applicable to hazardous substance
  15. Hazardous chemical management programme
  16. Types of licensing control on hazardous substance
  17. Manage the risks due to hazardous substances
  18. Good Risk management practices

Industries where skills applied:
Chemical, Process, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Marine, Construction, Education and Research & Development

Target Audience
WSH Professionals, Occupational Health Professionals, other Professionals in OH-related fields

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

  • Self-directed, with an analytical mind and a meticulous approach to problem-solving
  • Passionate and committed to ethical practice in Occupational Hygiene
  • Receptive to change in the light of new evidence


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  • WSQ Employability Skills Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Level 6 or
  • Grade C6 in GCE ‘O’ level English and Mathematics and
  • Grade C6 in GCE ‘O’ level Science (Chemistry)
  • Recommended to have 2 years working experience in any industry

Weekday Class

Day 1 – 4 : 09:00:00 – 18:00:00 – Training
Day 5 : 09:00:00 – 1:00:00 – Training
Day 6 : 09:00:00 – 1:00:00 Written Exam
Day 6 : 2:00:00 – 6:00:00 Oral Interview

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Important Note:
1. [Company Sponsored]: Company shall ensure there is employer-employee relationship and CPF contribution for employer-sponsored trainees. Should SDF grant disbursement be rejected due to wrong company / UEN provided to Avanta, the company shall be liable to pay the full course fees with out grant.
2. Registration is valid only if, each participant Mobile Number & Email address is provided (Shouldn't provide same contact details of Person in charge)

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