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.
For PMEs working in the building and construction industry, the new 1-Day "DfS for PMEs” will leverage on the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015 as well as real live cases that surround us to illustrate the importance of incorporating inherently safe design features into our environment. The course will cover DfS aspects of the whole live cycle of a building or structure from conceptualization, design, tender, construction, occupation, maintenance to demolition. Participants will be introduced to the “Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures”, the “Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management” published by MOM and the WSH Council as well as the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015.
INTERNATIONALISATION has been at the forefront of many recent Singapore government initiatives. “The top two barriers to overseas expansion according to the companies surveyed were funding and unfamiliarity with the standards and processes of foreign markets” (Tan Chor Sen, head of international, global commercial banking, OCBC Bank).
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.
Accidents are usually complex and there are laws and regulations in many countries requiring companies to self-investigate accidents and report certain types of occupational accidents to the local authorities. Some organizations may even require reporting accident to their corporate headquarters. The purpose of an investigation is to find the root causes and correct them to prevent similar events from happening in the future. This course offers the steps to conduct a thorough investigation by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing the facts, and to make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences.