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[ SEPT] 08 - Work at Height and Construction Safety, 10.00am - 5.00pm




Work-at-height accidents at construction worksites have been the top workplace killer for past years. There were 59 workplace fatal injuries in 2013, an increase from 56 workplace fatal injuries in 2012. 56% of the fatalities were from construction sector. Workplace fatal injury rate in Construction sector had generally shown a downward trend since 2006. However, there was a reversal in trend in the last two years. It remained the top contributor in 2013 with 33 fatal injuries, up from 26 in same period last year.


Falls (Falls from Heights (FFH), Slips, Trips and Falls) was the leading incident type in 2013, with 11 cases from the Construction sector out of a total of 17 cases. 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 took effect on 1st May 2014.


MOM had reviewed and refined the PTW requirements to apply only to workplaces defined as Factories under the WSH Act, instead of all workplaces. In addition, the requirement for the WAH Safety Assessor and Authorised Manager to be a separate person was also removed. These changes are incorporated in the WSH (WAH) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 which came into force on 1st May 2014. With the exception of the PTW and FPP requirements, all other general provisions under the Regulations still apply to all workplaces on 1st May 2014.

It is expected that the 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 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 

Ø  WSH Statistics for Construction Industry 2013

Ø  An Overview of WSH (Work-at-Heights) Regulations 2013

Ø  WSH (Work-at-Heights) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Ø  Highlights of Code of Practice for Working Safely at Height

General Provision

·         Fall Protection Plan

·         Fall Control Measures

·         PTW System

·         Industrial Rope Access System

Ø  Example Checklist for Work-at-Height

By the end of the Workshop, Participants should: 

  Understand the Purpose of the Work-at-Height Regulations and its Recent Amendments.

  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 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 Coordinators, 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 of 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.



Professional Engineers Board PEB (PDUs) - 6 Units (APPROVED)


Continuing Education and Training (CET) - 6 hours (APPROVED)


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



Time Duration

Work at Height and Construction Safety

8 September 2014, Monday

10.00am - 5.00pm

Venue : SCAL @ Construction House, 1 Bukit Merah Lane 2 Singapore 159760

*Accreditation - PDUs - 6 Units & CET - 6 Hours 

Construction House 1 Bukit Merah Lane 2 Singapore 159760
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A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the workshop only to those trainees who have achieved 100% attendance
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.
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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Title Start Time End Time
Member Type Fee
SCAL Member/s ( Slots / Associate / Ordinary ) $ 200.00
Non-Member $ 240.00