PWAH | WSQ Perform Work at Height

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PWAH | WSQ Perform Work at Height (Work at Height - Worker)

Master safe work at height with our mandatory PWAH course. Learn fall prevention and equipment use for WAH activities.


Course Description

The Perform Work at Height course (PWAH), also known as the work at height - worker (WAH-W) course, is designed for individuals involved in work-at-height activities. This mandatory training course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to perform work-at-height activities safely and effectively in accordance with WSH regulations.


Avaliable Languages

  • English

  • Mandarin

  • Tamil

  • Burmese


Course Topics

  • Legislation and Guidelines pertaining to WAH

  • Types of WAH equipment and unsafe practices with their use

  • Criteria for selection of WAH equipment

  • Fall Arrest System and Fall Prevention Systems

  • WAH equipment inspection and record keeping

  • WAH hazard identification

  • WAH fall control measures


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  • Perform checks before and after use of Work at Height (WAH) equipment

  • Perform proper use of WAH equipment in accordance to relevant legislation and guidelines, including evaluating use of fall arrest and fall prevention systems

  • Perform self-relief techniques during harness suspension trauma situations


Target Audience

The “Perform Work At Height” is a mandatory training course for all workers performing Work At Height in construction and other industry sectors.



Attendees must be physically fit

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- Level 3 and above.




  • 30 minutes of written test
  • 1 hour of practical performance assessment


Passing Criteria

  • 75% - Written Test
  • 100% - Competency in practical assessments


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

  • Tamil

  • Burmese

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. *Training grant only applies to Singaporean /PR*


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Members: $102.00

Non-Members: $122.24 


Contact Us

Course Administration

Course Ref. No.: TGS-2022013223

Participants MUST wear their own PPEs such as safety harness, helmets and safety boots / safety shoes for the practical lesson throughout the duration of the course. Those without PPEs will not be allowed to take the practical lesson or assessment.

Learners must be physically fit and able to climb up and down scaffold of 2 to 4 meter high.

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


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 Cecilia 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