Workshop on Singapore Standards related to Work At Heights




26th October, Thursday
1:00pm to 5:45pm

SMF House, Room E1.5, Level 1, 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457

SYNOPSIS

Falls are a major cause of workplace fatalities and serious injuries in Singapore.  Personal protection equipment are part of the safety requirements to be used by workers to prevent falling from heights.  It is therefore important to consider the degree of protection required and the appropriateness of the equipment to the situation.

 

The SS 528 (Part 1 to 6) Specification for personal fall-arrest systems, provide recommendations and guidance on the use of personal fall arrest systems for work at heights.

 

SS 548 Restraint belts provide guidance for the maintenance, inspection and storage of restraint belts and prescribe a performance test. It includes recommendations for fixtures for the attachment of belts.

 

SS 570 Specification for personal protective equipment for protection against falls from a height – Single point anchor devices and flexible horizontal lifeline systems proved recommendations on the requirements, test methods, user instructions, marking, labelling and packaging, as appropriate, of permanent, temporary single-point anchor devices and flexible horizontal lifelines systems, exclusively for the attachment of personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection against falls from a height for fall arrest, work positioning and travel restriction (work restraint).

 

SS 528 series, SS 541 and SS 570 will complement the ACOPs related to work at heights and provide more information and guidelines to the workers.  The workshop will be an awareness/refresher session on standards and requirements related to working at heights for supervisors, safety officers and workers working in sectors related to work at heights. Click here.



OBJECTIVES

• Overview of the standards and how they can improve personal and workplace safety and health
• Legislative requirements relating to Work At Heights
• General requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems



ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

Programme is tentative and is subject to change at the sole discretion of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

Should you require further information or assistance, kindly contact Julia Yeo at

6826 3109



Julia Yeo
gessc3@smf-sdo.org.sg