Work at height refers to any work activity carried out in a location where a person could fall and sustain an injury. It includes tasks such as working on ladders, scaffolds, rooftops, or any elevated surfaces. In Singapore, the management of work at height is governed by the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) and its subsidiary legislations, which aim to ensure the safety and well-being of workers.
The Workplace Safety and Health Act is a comprehensive legislation in Singapore that provides a framework for managing and preventing workplace hazards. Under the WSHA, employers have a legal obligation to ensure the safety and health of their employees, including those working at height.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and relevant authorities have developed guidelines and regulations to help organizations comply with the WSHA and protect workers involved in work at height activities.
To ensure workers and supervisors have the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out work at height safely, the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) Academy offers the Manage Work at Height course.
The Manage Work at Height course provides comprehensive training on risk assessment, fall prevention, and safety measures specific to work at height scenarios. It equips participants with the necessary competencies to plan, supervise, and execute work at height activities in compliance with the WSHA and industry best practices.
SCAL Academy's Manage Work at Height course is designed to enhance participants' understanding of work at height hazards and the importance of effective management. Through practical training and theoretical knowledge, participants learn to identify potential risks, develop safe work procedures, and ensure the well-being of all personnel involved.
For workers directly involved in performing work at height activities, SCAL Academy also offers the Perform Work at Height course. This course focuses on practical skills training and equips participants with the necessary techniques and knowledge to execute work at height tasks safely and efficiently.
SCAL Academy's Perform Work at Height course covers essential topics such as fall arrest systems, proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and emergency response procedures. By completing this course, workers gain the necessary competence and confidence to carry out work at height activities while adhering to the WSHA requirements.
Both the Manage Work at Height and Perform Work at Height courses offered by SCAL Academy are designed to ensure compliance with the Singapore workplace safety and health regulations. These courses equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to minimize the risks associated with work at height, thus enhancing workplace safety and preventing accidents.
By investing in work at height training, organizations demonstrate their commitment to providing a safe and secure work environment for their employees, while also complying with legal requirements set forth by the WSHA.
Remember, prioritizing safety and ensuring adequate training for work at height activities not only protects workers from potential harm but also contributes to a more productive and efficient workplace.
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