High Risk Construction Worksites Legislative Requirements

High Risk Construction Worksites Legislative Requirements


Course Overview

The construction sector has been one of the top contributors of workplace accidents in Singapore. The occurrence of accidents frequently leads to injury and fatality that would aect the sector’s reputation, productivity and profitability. In addition, non-compliance of the legislative WSH requirements would subject the violating parties to prosecution by the competent authority as well as civil proceedings by the injured parties, and the estate of the deceased. It is thus important for parties in the construction sector to be aware of the relevant legislative WSH requirements including those specific requirements pertaining to high risk construction worksites, take and implement appropriate safety measures to prevent, if not minimise, the occurrence of such worksite accidents.


Course Objective

This course gives an overview of the legislative requirements for high risk construction worksites as defined under the WSH (Construction) Regulations. The WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations which is legislated to deal with crane accidents at worksites will be highlighted in the discussion.


Course Outline

  • Overview of construction sector safety performance

  • WSH regulatory framework

  • Update of MOM’s WSH requirements

  • WSH (Construction) Regulations

  • PTW system

  • Court of Appeal case study on liability of parties in crane accident Tan Juay Pah v Kimly Construction Pte Ltd and others [2012] SGCA 17

  • WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations


Course Outcome

  • Be aware of the legislative WSH requirements for high risk worksites

  • Understand the need to implement PTW system

  • Know the specific legislative requirements under the WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations
  • Be able to apply the knowledge acquired to their daily work


Target Audience

The workshop will be useful to Technical Executives, Supervisors, LCDWs, LEWs, Contractors, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Contract Administrators, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Company Directors, Developers, Safety Practitioners, Professional Engineers and Engineers who are working in the construction industry.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $275.40

CIJC member: $324.00

Non-member: $324.00


Trainier profile

Er HC Lim

BEng (EE), MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng, Sr MIES, MIET, ACS, ACG

Er HC Lim is Principal Consultant of Pinnacle Engineering and Management Consultancy, a translator, an advisor for parties in adjudication as well as a certified ACTA trainer and assessor.

He also holds DipBA, SDipECT, SDipFMA, ADipMD, CDipAF and GCIA.

He was Director (Contracts) of the Network Development Division, SP PowerGrid before venturing into training and management consultancy services. He has had more than 30 years' experience in the transmission and distribution network development, operations and maintenance, street lighting operations, management of safety and security units and support services for the company's operation.

In dispute resolution aspect, he is a SOP accredited adjudicator, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator of SISV Panel of Mediators.


Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 6.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This workshop is not eligible for funding.





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 Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email jiahao@scal-academy.com.sg

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