WSQ Horizontal Surface Maintenance

WSQ Horizontal Surface Maintenance

Learners can overcome their performance issues by improving standards in ensuring that the horizontal surface is cleaned and maintained in line with industry standards.
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Course Synopsis

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has mandated that all cleaners complete at least one WSH cleaning course and one Core Module in order to renew a cleaning business licence and remain in compliance.

Current cleaners who want to improve their skills and advance in the environmental service industry should take more approved courses to stay relevant and competitive.

New cleaners who want to work in the environmental services industry should take two WSQ mandatory courses and earn certificates for one WSH course and one Core Module.

This course is a Level 1 course that will address knowledge and multi-skill requirements for entry into the cleaning industry, focusing on cleaning and maintaining horizon surfaces. Assessment Only Pathway (AOP) is available.

WSQ Horizontal Surface Maintenance
Full Course Fee:
Max Capacity: 24 students
Duration: 17 Hours
Lectures: 1
Level: WSQ Level 1

What You'll Learn

Specifically, you will:
  • When cleaning hard floor surfaces, abide to all relevant workplace safety and health regulations.

  • Know the different PPE categories and their applications, as well as the different First Aid techniques and injuries that can occur when cleaning hard floors.

  • Determine the environment and hard floor surfaces that require cleaning.

  • Choose the cleaning supplies, PPE, tools, and chemicals based on the type of dust, debris, spill, and affected soil.

  • Evaluate the condition of the cleaning supplies, machinery, supplies, and chemicals used to clean hard floors.

  • Utilize standard techniques to contain and remove spills from carpets and hard floors.

  • Comply with the regulations set forth in Public Utilities (Water Supply) Regulations Clause 39 regarding the restricted use of hoses and sprinklers.

  • Use the standard techniques to eliminate impacted soil from hard floor surfaces.

  • Understand standard mopping techniques, then use them to clean hard floors.

  • Examine how well-kept and maintained the hard floor surfaces are.

  • Restore the workspace's cleanliness by employing waste disposal techniques.

  • Decide when and how to alert the proper parties to discrepancies.

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Course Objectives

This course will equip the learners with the following skills and knowledge:
  • Understand the frequency and method of mopping the floor e.g using rag mops.

  • Use of a second bucket for rinsing the mop, and not dipping the mop into a bucket with water and detergent

  • Recognise the use of an enzymatic cleaner which disintegrates odour molecules and removes odour

Course Fees After Subsidy

  • *Course fees payable is subject to 8% GST charged based on the full course fees before subsidy.
  • **Absentee payroll is claimable up to $4.50 per hour, capped at $100.000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • ***Subjected to individual compay's budget availability for SkillsFuture Enterprice Cerdit (SFEC). For more information, please refer to SFEC SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit page

SME Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Empoyment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million


Starting Course

After Intro

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