Structured Activities under RSO Scheme - 7 SDUs
“Falling from Height” continued to be the biggest killer in the industries and workplaces. Most of these accidents are preventable, workers need to know and use proper fall protection equipment. Another important aspect is the maintenance and check on personal fall protection equipment to ensure that workers who use such equipment are well protected from falling. Inspectors who conduct the checks on fall protection equipment should and must know the proper and effective ways of inspecting fall protection equipment. It is therefore of paramount importance that inspectors be competently well and effectively trained before conducting any inspection of equipment.
SCAL ACADEMY, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) is organizing a “Personal Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Course” to fulfil the needs of the industry. Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong announced that workplaces will have to implement a Fall Protection Plan – according to the “Code of Practice on Safe Working at Height”. As part of the plan, “Training” is vital that all workers working at height must be able to perform their tasks safely. We have to undergo a training program encompassing hazard identification, assessing risks and consequences and necessary control measures. Crucially, all workers must know how to use, maintain, inspect and take care of their personal fall protection equipment. Hence, sign up and start training your workforce on “Personal Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Course”
The aim of this course is to equip the worker with the knowledge of understanding the effects of wear/tear and prolonged use of PPE involving height operations and to identify the safe use of such equipment. The need of inspection and a system to document and records all PPE in a responsible manner to ensure traceability of the PPE and to implement an inspection regime for the PPE.
Introduction to different types of PPEs, legislation and regulations, common wear and tear, lifespan and expiry dates, exposure to ultra violet and chemicals, misuse of equipment and transportation of equipment and the need to have an inspection regime in place for all PPE.
3 years from date of successful completion of the course.