Understanding and Applying Work-at-Heights Concepts
Falls from heights have been a major contributor towards work-related injuries and fatalities for many years. 20% of the workplace fatalities recorded in Singapore in 2014 were as a result of falling from heights. While there have been many advances in knowledge and approaches for the prevention of falls from heights over the past 10 years, more needs to be done to share this information widely, and ensure it is being used effectively.
In Singapore, the WSH (Work-At-Heights) Regulations in 2013 and the amendments have been enacted to address this safety issue, but concerns have arisen about the level of understanding necessary to ensure the regulation is being implemented effectively. Much emphasis has been placed on the documentation requirements to ensure safe work, such as the Fall Prevention Plan and the Permit-to-Work System.
This one-day workshop will provide an understanding of the factors that determine the effectiveness of control measures for a work-at-height activity. Participants will appreciate how these concepts should be considered, thus enabling them to make good decisions for the selection, evaluation and application of control measures before allowing work-at-heights activities to commence.
Who should attend?
Design and engineering professionals, technical and professional engineers, safety professionals and practitioners, project management decision makers and project and safety executives who are involved in the selection, evaluation and implementation of work-at-height requirements for workplaces.
1. Updates and revision of the WSH (Work-at-Heights) Regulations
2. Understanding factors governing a fall from height
3. Process top-down from planning to execution
4. Understanding equipment and systems
5. Understanding the consequences of a fall
6. Considerations when planning for work at heights
Continuous Professional Development
WSHO 8 SDU
PE PDU (Requires approval from PEB for every session)
Candidates will be awarded a certificate of attendance in 'Understanding and Applying Work-at-Heights Concepts'.
This is an Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) accredited course.
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