Legislation Workshop on the WSH (Scaffolds) Regulations

Synopsis

Fatalities while working at heights, specifically due to falling from height (FFH), have been the top contributors of workplace fatalities and have accounted for more than one-third of all workplace fatalities over the last five years.  In fact, many of these FFH accidents were scaffold-related.  These accidents can be prevented by complying with the requirements of the WSH (Scaffolds) Regulations and applying effectively the relevant safe work procedures on site.  To do that, it is important to understand the provisions in the WSH (Scaffolds) Regulations, their intents and applications. This workshop on the WSH (Scaffolds) Regulations, will be led by Mr Lee Kah Bee, an ex-MOM officer who oversaw the review and drafting of WSH legislation, including these Regulations.  He will go through the statutory requirements under the said Regulations.  He will also share some common safety lapses uncovered by MOM inspectors during their routine inspections as well as during special operations.  Some common misconceptions and key court decisions will also be discussed.  Participants will also be doing case studies based on past accident cases.

Objectives

At the end of this seminar, participants will:

  • 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 their workplaces.
Who should attend

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

Trainer Profile

Mr Lee Kah Bee is a workplace safety and health (WSH) Freelance Consultant and Trainer.  He has extensive experiences in WSH. Mr Lee Kah Bee 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 had held positions of a Factory Inspector, Investigating Officer, Policy Analyst, Prosecutor and Assistant Director (Legislation).  His last position in MOM was Assistant Director (Legislation) requiring him to review and formulate WSH policies and legislation.  He was also involved in overseeing the formulation, drafting and the gazette of all WSH legislation in Singapore.

Venue

SISO Academy

167 Jalan Bukit Merah, 

#02-13 Connection One, Tower 5,

Singapore 150167

Addition Information

*Fee includes GST, light refreshment and e-training materials

 

*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.


 

 

Course code
CPD/237/A1B/041
Course Category
Workshop
CPD Point
5