PFA | WSQ Perform Formwork Activities

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PFA | WSQ Perform Formwork Activities

Learn essential formwork safety & construction skills with the PFA | WSQ Perform Formwork Activities course.


Course Description

Delve into the essential safety and operational aspects of formwork construction with the PFA | WSQ Perform Formwork Activities course. Designed for construction professionals, this course provides an in-depth understanding of the critical elements of formwork activities, highlighting the significance of safety and efficiency when performing formwork activities


Course Topics

  • Applicable Workplace Safety and Health Legal and Other Requirements

  • Role of Worker in Formwork Activities

  • Fundamentals of Formwork Construction

  • Types of Formwork

  • Basic Risk Assessment for Worker Level

  • Hazard Identification for Formwork Activities

  • Safety & Health Measures for Formwork Activities

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for Formwork Activities

  • Accident Case Studies


Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • State the applicable legal and other requirements for formwork and working-at-height

  • List the roles of a worker in formwork installation, alteration and dismantling

  • State the types of formwork used in the industry

  • Apply basic risk assessment for formwork activities

  • Identify hazards associated with formwork activities

  • Observe safety and health measures for formwork activities formwork activities

  • Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for formwork activities and Working-At-Height


Target Audience

This course is designed for personnel appointed to perform formwork activities which include formwork workers/tradesmen.



Attendees are assumed to have:

  • Employability Skills (ES) Workplace Literacy level 3 and above.

  • Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES Workplace Numeracy level 3 and above.




  • 1 hour Written Assessment (MCQ)

Passing Criteria

  • 75% - Written Assessment (MCQ)

Assessment Venue

SCAL Academy

164 Gul Circle #01-14 JTC Space @Gul, (S) 629621



A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued to candidates who are certified competent in this competency unit.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $102.00

Non-Members: $122.24

Note: Starting June 30, 2024, SCAL Academy will no longer accept cash or cheque payments. Please use credit/debit cards, bank transfers, GIRO or PayNow for payments.


Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 6.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

  • Mandarin

Funding Information

Training provider will submit trainee details via SSG Training Provider Gateway and will bill in NETT fee if trainee is eligible for training grant. Note that all grants are subject for final approval by SSG.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $102.00

Non-Members: $122.24


Contact Us

Course Administration

Course Ref. NO.: TGS-2022013222

SCAL would like to encourage prospective course participants to inform SCAL in advance of any special needs such as medical needs or difficulty in movements.



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. Appeal of Assessment Result: (a) Students who wish to appeal for review of assessment results, please fill the Assessment Appeal Form that can be downloaded from website. There will be an admin fee of $60.00 (incl GST, non-refundable).


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Elene Yeo at 67978779 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