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Design for Safety for Professionals Course (previously known as Design for Safety Coordinator (DfSC) Course)

The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) is the Accredited Training Provider approved by the Ministry of Manpower to conduct DfSP Course where suitable participants upon successful completion would be certified as Design for Safety for Professionals Course (previously known as Design for Safety Coordinator (DfSC) Course) for construction building projects.


The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) is the Accredited Training Organisation approved by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to conduct training for Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) “Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan" (Total: 15 hours) which replaced the “Risk Management Course (Total: 14 hours)”, with effect from January 2013.


Easy-to-use project management softwares are now available to help contractors plan, control and evaluate their projects in a timely and cost-effective manner

Applying Primavera Project Planner Requirements for LTA Roads & Rails Projects

All large scale Land Transport Authority (LTA) road or rail projects would require Contractors to submit a programme to demonstrate their ability to meet all key dates during pre and post tender award. The programmes shall be developed by computerised Critical Path Method (CPM) using at least version 6.0 of Primavera P6 Professional Project Management from Oracle.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2017 Essentials

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the most promising developments in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. BIM Technology has been identified as a key driver to improve work processes among all project stakeholders and it is mandatory for all Regulatory Submission Sinc 2015. Hence, Construction Practitioners will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of BIM.

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[ APR] 27 - Fair Grievance Handling & Developing an Effective Disciplinary Process, 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Treating employees with respect, and adopt fair and responsible employment practices in the workplace provides the organization with a strong foundation for developing and raising employees’ performance level. To start with, a fair grievance handling mechanism is the key to ensuring that grievances are handled in an appropriate and fair manner The whole idea of handling grievances is not to solely to discipline employees but rather to educate them and ensure that their grievances are resolved applicably so that they are able to fully concentrate on their work. Having a grievance handling mechanism, also allows an employer to objectively hear and process grievances in a prompt and effective manner.

[ MAY ] 09 - Retirement and Re-Employment Act, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

The Retirement and Re Employment Act took effect on 1st January 2012.This seminar will focused on the new developments and proposal made to this new legislation. The focus will be on how it will affect the employers and their obligations. Further, the focus will be on what are the key responsibilities of the employer in employing retiring employees and terminating them.

[ MAY] 09 - The Practical Approach of Settling and Recovering Payment and Variation Claims through Arbitration and Litigation, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Many a times, companies do not have the necessary focus, and or the skill to find solutions when it comes to payment and variation claims. The focus will be more on what ways payment and variation claims disputes can be settled. Alternatively, the skills needed for this and if there is a bad debt how to recover it when it is payment and variation claims

[ MAY] 10 - Construction Adjudication and Settlement, 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Settling disputes and finding solutions is very critical whenever a construction project is done. Many a times, parties do not realize how important it is to settle disputes and finding solutions. Many companies do not have the necessary focus and or the skill to find solutions for settlement and adjudication. The focus will be more on what ways can disputes be settled and what are the skills needed for this.

[ MAY] 10 - Remedies for Non-Payment, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Given that cash flow is the lifeblood of a Contractor’s ability to carry out works under any Construction Project, a sound understanding of options in the event non-payment is crucial. These range from the most prominent avenue for expedited payment in Security of Payment Act Adjudication to more drastic avenues such as Arbitration & Litigation. With the aid of local case law, relevant statutory rules and practical considerations, this session seeks to provide up-to-date insights on the various remedies available to Contractors in the event that payment is withheld.”

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[ MAY] 03 - Building Fire Safety Inspections, 1.00pm - 5.00pm

The requirements for building plan submission prior to any commencement of building project ensure that building designers such as architects and engineers exercise due diligent in the fire safety design of building structures during the initial design phase. When construction commences upon building plan being approved, the fire safety works need to be inspected and certified by registered fire inspectors and the SCDF before the building project can attain the temporary occupation permit (TOP) as well as the Fire Safety Certificate (FSC) for occupation. Some building with critical fire life safety systems such as automatic fire detection and alarm systems, smoke control systems, automatic suppression systems, etc. are required to undergo periodic professional engineers’ inspection and testing as well as annual fire certificate (FC) inspection by the authority. This workshop will cover the essential requirements and processes of building fire safety inspection to help FSMs to establish an effective fire safety management program.

[ MAY] 03 - Fire-Fighting Systems In Buildings, 6.00pm - 10.00pm

The Singapore Fire Code requires that buildings be designed with appropriate fire protection system. One of the key systems is the building’s fire-fighting system. These fire-fighting systems are probably the last line of defence when other early detection and suppression system fail to control the fire in its incipient stage. When the in-house company emergency response team (CERT) is activated to provide intervention, these fire-fighting systems are crucial to be functioning to enable the response personnel, including the SCDF personnel, to carry out fire-fighting operation. This workshop will cover the various types of fire-fighting systems and their corresponding inspection, testing and maintenance requirements.

[ MAY] 03 - High Risk Construction Worksites Legislative Requirements, 10.00am - 5.00pm

This course gives an overview of the legislative requirements for high risk construction worksites as defined under the WSH (Construction) Regulations. The WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations which is legislated to deal with crane accidents at worksites will be highlighted in the discussion.

[ MAY] 08 - Legislative Requirements for Earthworks, 10.00am - 5.00pm

This course aims to provide an overview of the provisions in the Electricity Act, Telecommunications Act and other relevant legislation, codes of practice, etc. Pertaining to construction earthworks carrying out in the vicinity of the subsurface utility facilities. Participants will learn about the key requirements of the relevant legislation and control measures in the prevention of damage to the subsurface utility facilities.

[ MAY] 11 - How to get the best from your Contractors'All Risk Insurance policy - A practitioners' view point on best practices, coverage and claims, 10.00am - 5.00pm

The region has seen an increase in large infrastructure development projects cropping up in recent years. Accordingly, the demand for Construction and Engineering-related insurances has grown steadily to cover such risks. This one day intensive course comprising lectures and case studies will enable participants to acquire sound technical knowledge of one of the main Construction insurance classes to effectively appreciate this insurance policy and coverage. Issues of dealing with CAR claims aspects will also be addressed during this session.

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