Introduction to WSH (Design for Safety) Regulation

Course Date:
20 May 2022

Registration Period:
3 Mar to 6 May 2022

8 hours / 1 day

8:30am to 5:30pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) / Online (MsTeam)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

This 1-Day DfS course aims to enhance the skills and knowledge for PMEs working in the building and construction industries.

The course will leverage on the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015 as well as real live cases that surround us to illustrate the importance of incorporating inherently safe design features into our environment.

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 2015.

Course Objective

• Describe the concept of design for safety and the pro-active management of risk at source.
• Explain the WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015
• List the "Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures” and “Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management”
• Point out safe designs around the environment that we work and live in

Course Outline

1. Why the need for DfS?
2. Development of DfS in Singapore
3. WSH (DfS) Regulations 2015
4. Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures
5. Overview of the GUIDE Process
6. Risk management code of practice (RMCP)
7. Real live case studies

Suitable for

1.WSH Officers
2.Building Facility Managers / Professional

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

1. WSH Professionals with Specialist Diploma in WSH or higher qualification;
2. Building and Facility Management Professionals with Diploma or higher qualification; and
3. At least 2 years of relevant industry experience

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate.

• 7 SDU Points - Accredited under the Registered Workplace Safety & Health Officers' Continuing Professional Development Programme

Full Fees (before GST): $300.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $6.30
GST payable for others: $21.00

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$270.00$36.30
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$210.00$96.30 
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$210.00$96.30 
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$270.00$36.30
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$321.00 

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.