Stay Safe at Heights

Make good decisions for selection, evaluation and approving of control measures before allowing work-at-heights activities


Falls from heights have been a major contributor towards work-related injuries and fatalities for many years to come, both locally and worldwide. While there have been great advancements in technology and knowledge for the past 10 years, much is not widely shared and understood on the correct considerations and applications to improve effectiveness. Locally, with the enactment of the WSH (Work-At-Heights) Regulations in 2013, and the amendments as well as the circular on the recognition of competent persons announced in 2014, many concerns are raised on how much we understand, know and are able to apply to ensure that working at heights in our workplaces can be effective. Much emphasis have been placed on the documentation requirements to ensure safe work, such as the Fall Prevention Plan and the Permit-to-Work System. However, do we know whether the information reflected on these documents are in fact representing effective means of control measures? What do we need to look at, consider, and how do we evaluate whether it is sufficient? Are we in fact really protected from the implemented control measures, or are we just plain lucky that we did not fall, only to realise that the measures were not effective.


Course Objective

This 3-hour workshop aims to provide general and basic understanding towards planning for work-at-height activities, and the factors contributing to making it safe and effective. Participants will appreciate how the general concepts should be looked at, putting them together, and thus enabling them to be able to make good decisions for selection, evaluation and approving of control measures before allowing work-at-heights activities to commence.


Course Outline

  • WSH Act and relevant subsidiary legislations related to lifting operation

  • Considerations when planning for working at height

  • Process top-down from planning to execution

  • Understanding factors governing a fall

  • Understanding the consequences of a fall

  • Understanding equipment and systems


Who should attend?

Design and engineering professionals, technical and professional engineers, safety professionals and practitioners, project management and decision makers, project and safety executives who are involved in the selection, evaluation and implementation of work-at-height requirements for any and all workplaces.


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $162.00

CIJC Member Fee: $194.40

Non-Member Fee: $194.40


Trainer Profile


Gerald Tan is currently holding a full-time employment position as Project Manager with MHE Demag (S) Pte Ltd. He received his BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST in 2004, and in 2012, was certified as a Fall Protection Engineer (CSA Z259.16) from the United States, and has completed his MSc in Health, Safety and Environmental Technology with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2021.

Gerald has been involved in numerous Work-at-Heights (WAH) programs, from the WAH Train-The-Trainer pilot run, to conducting the Authorised Manager pilot program later in the same year, and subsequently in 2015 for conducting the Managing WAH program under the new LSP scheme. In 2016, Gerald was appointed as the Lead Volunteer Mentor to support MOM-SISO led initiative outreach programme, Mobile Work-At-Heights Clinic for 2016 and 2017.

As an accredited trainer, Gerald conducts various trainings, both customized in-house as well as ministry-approved certification courses. Such trainings, together with consultancy services, including internal audits and inspection services, had been extended to statutory boards and business organisations including Sentosa Leisure Group (SLG), Public Utilities Board (PUB), G&W PreCast Pte Ltd, LegoLand Malaysia, Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd, Chevron Phillips Singapore Chemicals, Intermay Magix Pte Ltd, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, to name a few.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.



PDU: 3 Units

CET: 3 Hours

CPAS: 1 Unit

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Course Brochure

Stay Safe at Heights



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



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. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


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

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