[MAR] 24 - WSH (Work-at-Height) Regulations, 2013 and Related Code of Practice, 10.00am - 5.00pm




Work-at-heights accidents at construction worksites have been the top workplace killer for past years.Construction sector generally saw a decreasing trend in its workplace fatal injuries number and rate for the Jan-Jun period from 2010 but there was a slight increase in 2013. It remained the top contributor in Jan-Jun 2013. Falls from Heights, Slips, Trips and Falls and Struck by Moving Objects were the leading incident types in Jan-Jun 2013, with 7 cases each. The WSH (Work-at-heights) Regulations 2013 was gazetted on 15th Apr 13 and came into operation on 1st May 2013. The provisions with respect to Fall Prevention Plan and PTW will take effect on 1st May 2014. During the period between 1st May 2013 and 30th April 2014 (both dates inclusive), the Regulations shall apply only to every workplace which is a factory. From 1st May 2014, the Regulations shall apply to every workplace, whether or not a factory. It is expected that the new legislation shall be able to reduce the fall-related incidents to enhance the workplace safety. 


This course aims to provide an overview of the provisions in the draft WSH (Work-at-heights) Regulations and the related code of practice. Participants will learn about the legal duties imposed by the Regulations on various stakeholders and the key requirements listed in the code of practice for working safely at height, including the implementation of fall prevention plan, permit-to-work system, application of rope access, anchorage, lifelines and temporary edge protection, etc.
What You Will Learn

WSH Statistics for Construction Industry and Regulatory Framework

An Overview of WSH (Work-at-Heights) Regulations, 2013 and Code of Practice for Working Safely at Height
General Provisions
PTW System
Industrial Rope Access System
Fall Protection Plan
Fall Control Measures
Example Checklist for Work-at-Height
By the end of the Workshop, Participants should:
  • Understand the Purpose of the New Work-at-Height Regulations.
  • Be Aware of the Legal Duties Imposed on Stakeholders by the Regulations.
  • Be Familiar with the Fall Protection Plan and Fall Control Measures in the CP and PTW System for Work-at-Height Imposed by the Regulations.
  • Be Able to Apply what they have Learned in their Workplace.
Who Should Attend

The Workshop will be Useful to Technical Executives, Supervisors, Project Managers, Project Co-ordinators, Contract Administrators, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Company Directors, Developers, Safety Practitioners, Professional Engineers and Engineers who Work in the Construction Industry.

About The Trainer
Mr HC Lim BEng (EE), MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng, SISV panel of mediators, SOP accredited adjudicator, FSiArb is a Principal Consultant from Pinnacle Engineering and Management Consultancy. Mr Lim was Director (Contracts) of the Network Development Division, SP PowerGrid before venturing into training and management consultancy services. He has had more than 30 years experience in the transmission and distribution network development, operations and maintenance, street lighting operations, management of Safety and Security units and support services for the company’s operations.




Structured Activities under RSO (SDUs) Scheme - 6 Units (APPROVED)


Workshop Information
Time / Duration:

WSH (Work-at-Height) Regulations, 2013 and Related Code of Practice

24 March 2014, Monday

10.00am - 5.00pm


**Accreditation - SDUs - 6 Units 

SCAL Member/s
( Slots / Associate / Ordinary )
$ 200.00
Non-Member $ 240.00
Venue: Construction House 1 Bukit Merah Lane 2 Singapore 159760
Medium of Instruction:
Certification: A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the workshop only to those trainees who have achieved 100% attendance
Replacement/Postponement: 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 workshop commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes.
Cancellation: A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the workshop and 50% of workshop fee will be charged / returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the workshop, 100% of the workshop fee will be charged/there will be no refund.
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