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.
⇔ WSH Statistics for Construction Industry and Regulatory Framework
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.
Structured Activities under RSO (SDUs) Scheme - 6 Units (APPROVED)
WSH (Work-at-Height) Regulations, 2013 and Related Code of Practice
24 March 2014, Monday
10.00am - 5.00pm
**Accreditation - SDUs - 6 Units