Perform Design for Safety Professionals Duties

Course Ref. No.: TGS-2020504733  (Online via Zoom)


Fee (inclusive of GST)                                    
$856.00 – SCAL / SLOTs / SIA / ACES / IES Members
$956.00 – CIJC – REDAS / SIBL / SISV /SPM / FSMAS Members
$1070.00 – Non Members                                 


Assessment Venue
SCAL Academy
164 Gul Circle #01-14 JTC Space @Gul, Singapore 629621


Course Objectives
At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
• Facilitate the DfS Review Meetings to identify and mitigate the safety and health risks
• Maintain records of safety and health issues arising from the DfS Review Meetings and actions taken
• Communicate Safety and Health Information to Stakeholders


Course Assessment
Upon completion of the course, learners are required to sit for assessment which comprises:
- 2 hour Written Assessment
- Individual Project Assessment: To be completed outside course schedule and submitted within 4 weeks upon completion of classroom training

The table below indicates the different types of assessment required:

Assessment Assessment Method Assessment Duration Remarks
Assessment 1  MCQ  2 Hours  He/She score at least 80% for Assessment 1
Assessment 2
Part 1 : Project with
Written Report
To be completed outside course
schedule and submitted within 4
weeks upon completion of
classroom training
He/She score at least 75% for Assessment 2.
This is an individual project to be completed
outside the course schedule
Part 2 : Interview Date to be fixed after trainer had
completed viewing the projects
Project had to be submitted in full
(Hard & Soft copies)


Statement of Attainment
A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued by SSG to candidates who are certified competent in this competency unit, and with a minimum of 75% attendance.


Target Audience

The “Perform Design for Safety Professional Duties” is a mandatory WSH training course for all persons who would like to undertake the role of a Design for Safety professional.
Learners are assumed to possess the following skills and knowledge:
• Building design and construction operations
• Building and construction processes
• Legal and statutory requirements associated with building and construction
• Basic safety and health issues associated with construction operations
• Written and oral communication, presentation, facilitation and problem solving skills

Learners are required to possess the following work experience and qualifications:
• Be a registered Professional Engineer (PE) or architect with a practicing certificate; OR
• Have 10 years of relevant experience in the design (at least 5 years in design which includes contributions to designs, writing specifications) and supervision of the construction of structures; and
• Have a degree accepted by PE Board (PEB) or Board of Architects (BOA), or a construction-related degree accepted by Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) or Society of Project Managers (SPM)
This competency unit will be relevant to persons who would like to learn about the legal requirement as stated in the Workplace Safety and Health (Design for Safety) Regulations, as well as to obtain the required qualification for registration as a Design for Safety Professional. Please note registration as a Design for Safety Professional is subjected to other academic and work experience required by the Ministry of Manpower.

This course would be useful for the learners work in roles including:
• Owners. Developers, and main contractors
• Architects
• Designers
• M&E consultants
• WSH professionals


Course Description

This course is developed in accordance with the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) requirements and covers following performance statements:

  • Recognise the importance of design for safety and health of a construction project to eliminate or mitigate such risks throughout the different life cycle of a building and structure
  • Recognise, and advise stakeholders on, the duties and responsibilities of DfS Professionals in accordance with relevant legal requirements and WSH (DfS) Regulations
  • Prepare for DfS review meetings in accordance with WSH (DfS) regulations
  • Coordinate DfS review meetings for consideration of safety and health risks a different phases in the lifecycle of a building and structure
  • Apply hazard identification tools and risk assessment for DfS review meetings in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Establish types of safety and health records to be kept in the DfS Register in accordance with WSH(DfS) regulations
  • Implement a system for documentation of safety and health records in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Review safety and health records throughout the construction project in accordance with organisation requirements
  • Monitor safety and health issues throughout the construction project in accordance with organisation requirements
  • Establish types of safety and health information to be communicated to stakeholders throughout the construction project
  • Establish means of communication to relevant stakeholders for safety and health information in accordance with organisation requirement
  • Coordinate the ow of relevant information to stakeholders throughout the construction project


Special Needs (if any)

Learners must have smart phone and install an eLearning App for purpose of eLearning.
Online access to internet by the facilitator and learners preferred.
SCAL would like to encourage prospective course participants to inform SCAL in advance of any special needs such as medical needs or difficult in movements.
Learners are encouraged to bring along their mobile devices including notebook computers, Tablets, Smart Phones, etc. for access to web resources during the classroom sessions.

Course Duration

2.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 14.5 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 2 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

Training provider will submit trainee details via SSG Training Provider Gateway and will bill in NETT fee if trainee is eligible for training grant. Note that all grants are subject for final approval by SSG.


SDU: 15 Units 

PDU: 12 Units

CET: 14 Hours 

ECO(SCS) Licence Renewal Course



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. Appeal of Assessment Result: (a) Students who wish to appeal for review of assessment results, please fill the Assessment Appeal Form that can be downloaded from website. There will be an admin fee of $100.00 (incl GST, non-refundable).


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Elynda at 67939020 or email

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