Mandarin Seminar - Behavioural-Based Safety and Design for Safety – A Synergistic Approach

Integrating Behavioral-Based Safety (BBS) and Design for Safety (DfS) approaches to reduce accidents and injuries



Behavioural-based Safety (BBS) and Design for Safety (DfS) are two complementary approaches to reducing accidents and injuries. Their combined implementation can significantly improve overall safety performance. Behaviour-based Safety (BBS) focuses on what cause employees to behave in certain manners, and through training, feedback, and reward systems promotes an accident free workplace and environment. Design for Safety (DfS), on the other hand, aims to create work places that prioritize and promote safety from design, construct, occupancy, maintenance, to demolition stage, i.e. safety throughout the building life cycle.

This course will focus on how BBS and DfS can be integrated synergistically to complement each other in our quest for a safer work and living environment for everyone. Participants will be introduced the A-B-C Model of human behaviour and how it can be used in the Design for Safety process.



Explore the dynamic synergy of Behavioral-Based Safety (BBS) and Design for Safety (DfS) in our seminar. Discover how the integration of these approaches enhances safety, reduces accidents, and fosters a secure work environment. Uncover the A-B-C Model of human behavior, linking it seamlessly with the Design for Safety process.


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $175.00

CIJC Member and Non-member Fee: $210.00


Speaker Profile

Mr. Goh Chye Guan

Specialist Adult Educator

Advisor, ASR Pte Ltd and Invigilo Technologies

Chye Guan has close to 40 years of workplace safety & health (WSH) experience from both the public and private sectors. He is the founder of SMER Pte Ltd that specialises in WSH culture, planning and leadership services. In his previous employment, Chye Guan travelled widely and has worked with the Ministry of Manpower, WSH Council, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Singapore Construction Safety and Consultancy (SC2), and Integrated Risk Management (IRM).

Chye Guan last held public sector appointments were the Director (Industry Capability Building) and Director (Industry Sensing and Engagement) of the WSH Council, Ministry of Manpower. In WSH Council, he conceptualised and developed bizSAFE. In DNV, Chye Guan has extensive use of the International Safety Rating System ISRS) and the International Contractor Rating System.

Chye Guan currently facilitates a 1-day Design for Safety for PMEs at SCAL Academy. This program is recognised as part of the Housing Development Board (HDB) project specification as a compulsory course for construction project manager of HDB projects.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 4.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • Mandarin

Funding Information

This webinar 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 Ms Sitra at 67939020 or email

“The training provided by SCAL’s experienced and knowledgeable trainers has equipped me with an excellent grasp of construction safety and allowed me to enhance worksite safety in Woh Hup”

Govindavelalar Gunasekaran

“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.”

Daphne Yip

“SCAL Academy has a good understanding of how the industry works and the training is much better aligned with practical needs. The trainer also exhibited fantastic content knowledge and this enabled me to apply the concepts to my work.””

Kenn Tan