OEPT | Operate Explosive Powered Tools

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OEPT | Operate Explosive Powered Tools

Gain certified expertise in operating explosive tools safely with our OEPT course. Ensure compliance with WSH regulations in construction work


Course Description

The “Operate Explosive Powered Tools” course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills in operating explosive powered tools in accordance with WSH regulations.

The “Operate Explosive Powered Tools” is a mandatory WSH training course for all workers who are dealing with explosive powered tools in any forms of engineering works for building and construction and renovation industries.


Course Topics

  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Acts and Regulations

  • Duties and responsibilities of an explosive powered tool operator

  • Fundamentals of explosive powered tools

  • Fastening system and its application

  • Explosive powered tool operational safety

  • Explosive powered tool workshop practice


Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • State the safety requirements of the WSH (Explosive Powered Tools) Regulations

  • Identify the types of explosives powered tools and principal parts of explosive powered tools

  • Identify correct power selection and positioning

  • Select the correct type of charges/fasteners for various types of base materials

  • Carry out pre-operations safety checks for tools and accessories

  • Operate explosive powered tools safely

  • Load and unload cartridges

  • Execute troubleshooting procedures and emergency response procedure

  • Clean, maintain and store explosive powered tools and accessories after use

  • Perform routine check and clean of tools and accessories

  • Perform fixing to concrete and steel

  • Perform tools disassembly and reassembly

  • Identify hazards related to explosive powered tool operation and implement control measures


Target Audience

Any individual dealing with explosive powered tools in any forms of engineering works for building & construction and renovation industries.



At least 18 years old

Recommended for the trainee to achieve WSQ ESS

  • Employability Skills (ES) Workplace Literacy level 3 and above.

Must be a Singaporean Citizen, Singapore PR or holder of a valid work permit

Must pass a "colour blindness test" before being admitted to the course

  • Not be visually handicapped which includes colour blindness.




learners are required to sit for a 1-hour assessment which comprises of

  • 30 mins of written test and

  • 30 mins of practical performance


Passing Criteria

  • 75% - written test

  • 100% competency - practical performance


Assessment Venue

SCAL Academy

164 Gul Circle #01-14 JTC Space @Gul, (S) 629621



A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued to candidates who are certified competent in this competency unit.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $102.00

Non-Members: $106.96 

Note: Starting June 30, 2024, SCAL Academy will no longer accept cash or cheque payments. Please use credit/debit cards, bank transfers, GIRO or PayNow for payments.


Course Administration


The learner must not be colour-blind. This is important for the learner to differentiate between green and red colours as this will affect their choice on selecting correct charges for the fasteners.

SCAL would like to encourage prospective course participants to inform SCAL in advance of any special needs such as dietary, medical needs or difficulty in movements.

Recommended reference book:

  • Workplace Safety and Health Acts

  • WSH (Explosive Powered tools) Regulations

  • WSH (Risk Management) Regulations

  • WSH (Incident reporting) Regulations

  • Operation manual from supplier

Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 7.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

Training provider will submit trainee details via SSG Training Provider Gateway and will bill in NETT fee if trainee is eligible for training grant. Note that all grants are subject for final approval by SSG.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $102.00

Non-Members: $106.96 


Contact Us


A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. Appeal of Assessment Result: (a) Students who wish to appeal for review of assessment results, please fill the Assessment Appeal Form that can be downloaded from website. There will be an admin fee of $60.00 (incl GST, non-refundable).


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Cecilia at 67978779 or email cecilia@scal-academy.com.sg

“The training provided by SCAL’s experienced and knowledgeable trainers has equipped me with an excellent grasp of construction safety and allowed me to enhance worksite safety in Woh Hup”

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