Understanding Code of Practice on Chief Executives' and Board of Directors' WSH Duties

Understand how Construction leaders can demonstrate leadership in improving WSH performance and management.



As chief executives and board of directors of companies (‘Company Directors”) steer the operations and oversee the management of their organisations, their influence and control over their workplace resources and priorities ultimately drive WSH practices at workplaces. To protect their employees’ lives and well-being, Company Directors must prioritise WSH and set the safety culture for their organisations. Section 48(1) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act has always held all Company Directors responsible to prove that they had exercised due diligence to prevent workplace accidents. The Code of Practice on Chief Executives' and Board of Directors' WSH Duties outline the desired outcomes in organisational systems and culture that Company Directors should seek to achieve in order to comply with the WSH Act, and lists examples of reasonably practicable steps that the Company Directors can take in this regard.


Course Outline

  1. WSH Duties of Company Directors

  2. Demonstrate Leadership Through Four Principles

  3. Top Management Engagement During Safety Time-Out

  4. Available Resources to Company Directors

  5. Frequently Asked Questions


Course Objective

The aim is to give the participants an opportunity to understand how Company Directors can demonstrate leadership in improving WSH performance and management.


Target Audience

  • Directors / CEOs / Top Management / Business Owners

  • Professional Engineers (PE) / Resident Engineers (RE) / Resident Technical Officers (RTO) / Design Engineers

  • Project Managers / Site Engineers and Supervisors

  • Practising Workplace Safety & Health Officers (WSHO) / Workplace Safety & Health Coordinators (WSHC) and other Construction / Safety Professionals


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Members Fee: $140.00 

CIJC Members and Non-member Fee: $170.00


Speaker’s Profile

Paul Chai, B.Eng Civil, ISO Auditor, DfSP, WSHA, WSHO, FSM, ECO

He is the Director of Revelation System Pte Ltd which was incorporated in 2016, providing Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety management system consultancy services. He is also a Partner of Ace Plus Workplace Consultancy LLP, a SAC-accredited WSH Auditing Organisation (AO) providing ConSASS and bizSAFE Risk Management auditing services. After obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in 1994 from the National University of Singapore, he started his career in the building construction industry as a Project Engineer and progressed to Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Project Director. Recognizing that workplace environmental, health & safety concerns are closely related to the building and construction activities, he began to seek competency in environmental, health & safety aspects in 2007. Currently, he is an ISO Management System External Auditor, Design for Safety Professional (DfSP), MOM-approved Workplace Safety and Health Auditor (WSHA), MOM-registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO), SCDF registered Fire Safety Manager (FSM) and NEA registered Environmental Control Officer (ECO). Over the past 30 years, he has accumulated invaluable experience and expertise on QEHS through various building projects, including residential, commercial, industrial and institutional.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 4.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding



SDU: 4 Units

CPAS: 4 Units

ECO(SCS) Licence Renewal Course


Course Brochure

Understanding Code of Practice on Chief Executives' and Board of Directors' WSH Duties


This course is not a substitute for the Top Executive WSH Programme.


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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