WSH legislation requires various stakeholders in workplaces to “ensure” or “require” that safety and health standards are met. In order to achieve so, it is important to understand the provisions in the legislation, their intents and applications. This workshop will cover the WSH (Work at Heights) Regulations and the WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations. It will be led by Mr Lee Kah Bee, an ex-MOM officer who was in-charge of overseeing and drafting of WSH legislation. He will go through the Regulations and explain the provisions, their intents and applications. At the same time, he will highlight the common safety lapses uncovered by MOM inspectors during their inspections and special operations. He will also share some past accident cases related to the regulations. Some common misconceptions and key court decisions will also be discussed. Participants will be doing case studies based on simulated WSH issues and applying what they had learnt in the workshop.
WSH (Work at Heights) Regulations
Fatalities while working at heights, specifically due to falling from heights (FFH), have been the top contributors of workplace fatalities and a major concern over many years in Singapore. As part of ongoing efforts to address the concern of falls from heights and improve safe work at heights, the National Work at Heights Safety Taskforce had introduced strategies to address the increasing trend. These strategies include 1) creating greater awareness on FFH; building strong capabilities on work at heights safety; and 3) enhancing work at heights regulatory framework. This resulted in the enactment of the WSH (Work at Heights) Regulations in May 2013.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Mr Lee Kah Bee, an ex-MOM officer who was in-charge of overseeing and drafting of WSH legislation.
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*Fee includes GST, e- training materials and light refreshments
*Funding Information for NTUC members:
· NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Terms and conditions apply.