Legislation Workshop on the WSH (Construction) Regulations

Synopsis

WSH legislation requires various stakeholders in workplaces to “ensure” or “require” that safety and health standards are met. However, changes in the regulatory approach expressed through a less prescriptive regulatory rules where a more principles and outcome-focused approach to legislation can mean less clarity. Therefore, it is important that WSH Professionals understand the regulatory intents and applications and be able to help his/her employer to stay compliance.


This one-day Workshop on the WSH (Construction) Regulations will help participants understand the intents and applications of the provisions in the Regulations. It will be led by Mr Lee Kah Bee, an ex-MOM officer who oversaw the review and drafting of WSH legislation. He will address some common misconceptions in the Regulations and discusses some key court decisions.
Participants will also be looking at case studies based on simulated WSH issues to identify applicable provisions in the legislation.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will better understand:
 the provisions of the WSH (Construction) Regulations and their intents
 how the provisions should be applied at their worksites
 how to comply with the provisions of the Regulations

Who should attend

WSH Practitioners, Engineers, Business owners, contractors, and anyone who is interested in understanding more about the WSH (Construction) Regulations

Trainer Profile

Mr Lee Kah Bee has extensive experiences in workplace safety and health (WSH). He retired from the Civil Service in 2014, after serving 34 years in the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower (MOM). While working in MOM, he held various positions as a Factory Inspector, Investigating Officer, Policy Analyst, Prosecuting Officer and Assistant Director. His last position in MOM was Assistant Director in the Policy and Legislation Branch where he oversaw the review and formulation of WSH policies and legislation. Mr Lee Kah Bee was involved in overseeing the formulation, drafting and the gazette of all WSH legislation in Singapore.


During his time in MOM, he conducted investigation into fatal/serious accidents, complaints and dangerous occurrences and inspecting workplaces for compliance with WSH legislation. Mr Lee Kah Bee has more than 15 years of experience conducting court proceedings on WSH violations. He had presented many papers in conferences, seminars, etc. Currently, he is an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

 

 

Venue

SISO Academy
167 Jalan Bukit Merah,
#02-13 Connection One,Tower 5,
Singapore 150167

Addition Information

Note: Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):
UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be an union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.

Course code
CPD/237/A1B/093
Course Category
Workshop
CPD Point
7
Course Date
04 December 2019 09:00 AM to 04 December 2019 05:00 PM
Price
SGD235.00
Non SISO Member Nett Course Fee
SGD235.00
SISO member Nett course fee
SGD195.00