Legislation Workshop on the WSH (Work at Heights) Regulations and the WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations

Synopsis

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.

 

Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the provisions of the Regulations and their intents
  • Understand how the provisions are being applied in their workplaces
  • Know how to comply with the provisions in the Regulations
  • Know the common safety lapses uncovered during inspections
  • Contribute effectively to the improvement of safety and health at the workplace.
Who should attend

WSH Practitioners, Engineers, Business owners, contractors, and anyone who is interested in understanding more about the WSH 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 Pte Ltd 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 Category
Workshop
CPD Point
7