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Design for Safety for Professionals Course (previously known as Design for Safety Coordinator (DfSC) Course)

The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) is the Accredited Training Provider approved by the Ministry of Manpower to conduct DfSP Course where suitable participants upon successful completion would be certified as Design for Safety for Professionals Course (previously known as Design for Safety Coordinator (DfSC) Course) for construction building projects.


The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) is the Accredited Training Organisation approved by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to conduct training for Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) “Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan" (Total: 15 hours) which replaced the “Risk Management Course (Total: 14 hours)”, with effect from January 2013.


Easy-to-use project management softwares are now available to help contractors plan, control and evaluate their projects in a timely and cost-effective manner

Applying Primavera Project Planner Requirements for LTA Roads & Rails Projects

All large scale Land Transport Authority (LTA) road or rail projects would require Contractors to submit a programme to demonstrate their ability to meet all key dates during pre and post tender award. The programmes shall be developed by computerised Critical Path Method (CPM) using at least version 6.0 of Primavera P6 Professional Project Management from Oracle.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2019 Essentials

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the most promising developments in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. BIM Technology has been identified as a key driver to improve work processes among all project stakeholders and it is mandatory for all Regulatory Submission Sinc 2015. Hence, Construction Practitioners will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of BIM.

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[Nov] 21 CONFIRMED- 3-Step Approach Towards Business Excellence

Many SMEs might consider striving towards Business Excellence as a grueling journey and perhaps a mere mission impossible.

[Nov] 22 - Resolving Construction Disputes between Main Contractor and Sub Contractor, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

The objective of the seminar is to introduce participants to resolve construction disputes between main contractor and subcontractor and on how it operates in the practical context. The theme will be on how main contractor and sub-contractor can resolve construction disputes.

[Nov] 23 - Fair Grievance Handling & Developing an Effective Disciplinary Process, 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Treating employees with respect, and adopt fair and responsible employment practices in the workplace provides the organization with a strong foundation for developing and raising employees’ performance level. To start with, a fair grievance handling mechanism is the key to ensuring that grievances are handled in an appropriate and fair manner The whole idea of handling grievances is not to solely to discipline employees but rather to educate them and ensure that their grievances are resolved applicably so that they are able to fully concentrate on their work. Having a grievance handling mechanism, also allows an employer to objectively hear and process grievances in a prompt and effective manner.

[Nov] 27 - Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry—Litigation, Arbitration Adjudication or Mediation, which mode should I choose? 2.00pm - 5.00pm

This seminar explores: i)the different types of dispute that affect the various stakeholders in the Singapore construction industry; and ii)the different resolution processes available for the Singapore construction industry.

[Nov] 27 - Mandarin Seminar "Security of Payment Act (SOP) for Building and Construction Industry", 2.00pm - 5.00pm

This half-day seminar seeks to equip participants with an understanding of the key provisions in the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (“SOP”) Act and Regulations. The SOP Act was first introduced in 2005 to help contractors resolve payment disputes and to improve cash-flow in the construction industry by providing fast and low-cost adjudication. In this workshop, we will thus highlight the important features of the SOP Act and what parties should look out for at every stage of the SOP regime, whether as a claimant or as a respondent.

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[Nov] 27 - ISO 45001 Internal Auditors Course

This course aims to provide participants with essential skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct effective internal audits based on ISO 45001:2018 requirements.

[Nov] 26 - 27 - QEHS Internal Auditors Course - ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018, 9.00am - 5.00pm

In a rapidly growing and competitive sector such as the construction industry, quality, environment, health and safety (QEHS) will always remain key priorities for any company wishing to make a success in the market. As such, SCAL ACADEMY organized the following course in order to meet the needs of those companies which are striving for better QEHS performance as one of their key objectives for achieving business excellence.

[Nov] 27 - Design for Safety (DfS) for PMEs (Professional, Manager and Executive). 9.00am - 5.30pm

For PMEs working in the building and construction industry, the new 1-Day "DfS for PMEs” will leverage on the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015 as well as real live cases that surround us to illustrate the importance of incorporating inherently safe design features into our environment. The course will cover DfS aspects of the whole live cycle of a building or structure from conceptualization, design, tender, construction, occupation, maintenance to demolition. Participants will be introduced to the “Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures”, the “Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management” published by MOM and the WSH Council as well as the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015.

[Dec] 03 - How to get the best from your Contractors'All Risk Insurance policy - A practitioners' view point on best practices, coverage and claims, 10.00am - 5.00pm

The region has seen an increase in large infrastructure development projects cropping up in recent years. Accordingly, the demand for Construction and Engineering-related insurances has grown steadily to cover such risks. This one day intensive course comprising lectures and case studies will enable participants to acquire sound technical knowledge of one of the main Construction insurance classes to effectively appreciate this insurance policy and coverage. Issues of dealing with CAR claims aspects will also be addressed during this session.

[Dec] 04 - Construction Mediation, 10.00am - 5.00pm

In construction industry where people have to work together and cooperate there is a possibility for disputes to arise, caused by a combination of uncertainty, contractual problems, and behaviour factors. A typical construction project usually comprises transactions with high uncertainty and complexity, which is impossible to resolve every detail and foresee every contingency at the outset. As a result, disputes often arise in situations that are not clearly addressed by the contracts. This one-day course gives an overview of mediation process in resolving construction disputes. Special emphasis will be on the proposed enactment of Mediation Bill, aimed to strengthen the framework for enforcement of mediated settlements conducted in Singapore.

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