Design for Safety (DfS) for PMEs (Professional, Manager and Executive)

Understand WSH (DfS) regulations through our Design for Safety (DfS) for PMEs (Professional, Manager and Executive) course


Developed as an enhancement to the popular ½-Day “Sensible DfS” course launched by SCAL Academy in 2012, this 1-Day DfS for PMEs course is introduced to cover additionally the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015 and it’s implication. This course is ideal for PMEs working with developers, designers, contractors, and owners who want to know more about the WSH (DfS) Regulations. The course will cover DfS aspects of the whole live cycle of a building or structure from conceptualization, design, tender, construction, occupation, maintenance to demolition. Participants will be introduced to the “Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures”, the “Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management” published by MOM and the WSH Council as well as the WSH (DfS) Regulations. With the current outbreak of Novel CoronaVirus (NCov), this short course is particularly beneficial as case study from a 2003 SARS outbreak in Hong Kong will be discussed.


Who should apply for the Design for Safety (DfS) for PMEs (Professional, Manager and Executive) course

This short course is suitable for PMEs working in the building and construction industry, and registered proprietor and subsidiary management corporations as an introduction to the subject of DfS. Architects, engineers, estate / facility managers, clerk of work, technical services, WSH Officers, managers and supervisors with design, health and safety responsibilities, will find this course relevant and beneficial.


Why undertake the Design for Safety (DfS) for PMEs (Professional, Manager and Executive) course

  • Enhanced skills in and appreciation of DfS

  • Appreciate the concept of design for safety and the pro-active management of risk, example in the management of prevention of spread of diseases

  • Familiarise with the WSH (DfS) Regulations

  • Familiarise with the "Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures” and “Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management”

  • Attain Awareness of safe designs around the environment that we work and live in


Course Outline

  • Why the need for DfS

  • Development of DfS in Singapore

  • WSH (DfS) Regulations

  • Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures

  • Overview of the GUIDE Process

  • Risk management code of practice (RMCP)

  • Real live case studies


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $280.00

Non-Member Fee: $327.00


Trainer Profile

Mr. Goh Chye Guan

Goh Chye Guan has more than 30 years of safety & health and risk management experience from both the private and public sector. He was involved in the first CDM, Construction (Design and Management) Regulationsstudy mission to he UK in 1998 when he was the GM of SC2. The Guidelines on DfS in Building and Structures was subsequently publishedand the DfS Co-ordinator Course launched when he was theDirectorof Industry Capability Building of the WSH Council. Chye Guanhas also worked in Det Norske Veritas (DNV), set up IRMConsultancy Pte Ltd. He iscurrently the Managing Directorof SMER Pte Ltd (a WSH Council approved CultureSAFE Consulting Organisation).

Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 7.5 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding.



SDU: 7 Units

PDU: 7 Units

CET: 7 Hours

CPAS: 7 Units

ECO(SCS) Licence Renewal Course


Course Brochure

DfS for PME Brochure



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

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“The course content is very relevant to my daily work and I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues with design background at SCAL Academy.”

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