This course gives an overview of the common causes of workplace accidents and the stake holders’ duties and responsibilities under the respective legislations and common law. Court case judgments are used to illustrate the requirements of the stakeholders. Practical control measures to avoid/minimise risks of workplace accidents are covered.
In today’s workplace safety, there were many concerns pertaining to unfair dismissal of workers as many employers tend to blame workers for occupational accidents and injuries rather than working to create a safe and healthy workplace.
This one-day course gives an overview of the laws and pre-award administration of construction projects. The participants will learn about the applicable building and construction laws in Singapore, the common types of construction project, the stakeholders as well as the procurement process involved in the acquisition and award of works and services by developers. The participants will learn about the post-award activities and management of disputes and construction safety and health matters, etc. in the follow-up course “Construction Projects: Post-Award Administration and Key Site Issues”
The suite of contracts published by FIDIC (Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils) are widely used on international construction projects, and this is increasing. Having an understanding of the key differences between each type of FIDIC contract, the rights and responsibilities under these contracts and being able to effectively manage any claims that arise under FIDIC will give professionals a distinct advantage.
The Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC) was developed by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to enable a common contract form to be used in all public sector construction projects. Familiarity among users will reduce tendering efforts and promote greater efficiency in contract administration.
The PSSCOC for Construction Works was first published in 1995. It had undergone several reviews. The second and third editions were launched in July 1999 and January 2004 respectively. The fourth edition was launched in March 2005 to be in line with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004 which came into operation in April 2005. The current version is the PSSCOC for Construction Works (Seventh Edition Jul 2014).