Construction worksites are extremely dangerous places. Not only is construction work labour- intensive, the presence and use of heavy machines and equipment onsite are also common. Put these two aspects together and the risk of accidents occurring becomes very real. In such situations, it is crucial for the people-on-the-spot, the site supervisors, to be doubly aware of potential threats to safety in order to help keep colleagues safe. Worksite safety cannot afford to take second place in importance.

This two-day training course gives an overview of the common hazards at construction worksites, and of the safety techniques to be implemented. No matter what sub-sector of the construction industry you are in, the training equips you with the necessary tools for effective management of safety at your workplace.

A main focus of the course is HIRARC (Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control) process that aims at a higher margin of safety at work as well as better performance from site supervisors. Learn how to spot obstacles that can lead to untoward incidents, what safety measures to take and what correct protective equipment to use in order to do a job safely.

However, as important as HIRARC is, it is not the only crucial element to consider for safety to be maintained at worksites. Most people spend a third of their day at work. Ergonomic and human factors during such long hours also contribute to the workers’ quality of health. These two aspects should not be ignored nor treated as separate concerns as they form an integral part of any initiatives to maintain a hurt-free worksite.

Course Objective

The goal of this course is to equip those who oversee construction sites with the necessary knowledge to make their worksites hurt-free.

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, we expect to send the participants back to their organisations with improved psychomotor skills, an enhanced knowledge of potential hazards and what to do to mitigate risks, as well as a changed attitude towards safety at work. They will have a better understanding that safety at work involves teamwork to make it happen.

Who Should Attend?

Site managers, site supervisors, site leaders, site engineers, site agents, project managers, health officers, developers, concessionaires, and anyone who oversees safety at construction sites.

Why Attend the Course?

Because safety at work is everyone’s business. Because lives might depend on you instinctively knowing what to do if you happen to be present at the scene of the incident.

It isn’t just the responsibility of the Safety Officer in your organisation to ensure that all safety rules are in place. The officer cannot be everywhere at the same time. It comes down to training the people onsite to be alert to worksite dangers so that they can help to foresee where the potential hazards are and how to manage them.

What’s the Course Content?

Day 1 of the course covers a review of the relevant Safety and Health Legislations and Regulations applicable to a construction worksite that must be complied with. Participants will be taught how to identify hazards, immediately assess the risks involved, and take appropriate action. They will also learn what the most and least effective control measures are in Risk Control. Attendees will periodically be divided into groups for more interaction.

Day 2 considers the human and ergonomic factors which have huge impacts on safety in construction sites. Participants will be given a chance to demonstrate that it is easy to identify potential threats to safety if they are equipped with the necessary information. They will be shown the consequences of poor safety practices in the workplace.

What Will You Gain?

By the end of the two-day course, you should be able to:

  • Know what the laws and regulations on safety are that must be complied with
  • Have a broader understanding of what constitutes hazards at the worksite and in construction-related activities
  • Know how to identify potential hazards and to evaluate the risks
  • Know how to implement risk control
  • Understand why it’s important to be personally involved in spotting hazards

Your organisation will also gain from:
  • More productivity and less downtime due to reduced accidents at work
  • Less medical bills to pay
  • Reduced costs of training; the course is HRDF-claimable
  • Trained and motivated supervisors and managers who can help to prevent injuries and keep workers safe
  • Increased worksite-wide awareness of safety
  • A good reputation for safety
  • A better managed, more effective organisation

Training during Movement Control Order (MCO)

In the event that the training is conducted during an MCO phase, the physical classroom training will be conducted via online mode. Physical hands-on sessions may be replaced by online demonstrations.