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Institution of Engineers, Singapore

18 Apr 2018 to 25 Apr 2018

As the Singapore Government pushes for higher productivity in various sectors, more and more cranes will be deployed at various work places. Use of cranes at site involves many people from various organisations, such as the crane manufacturer, site occupier, crane contractor, and various sub-contractors that use the cranes. According to the latest Singapore Standard on Safe Use of Tower Cranes SS 559:2010, it is crucial that one person be appointed to have overall control of the cranes. This appointed person shall be notified formally in writing of their appointment. This course is aimed at anyone who is required to plan safe systems of work, using lifting equipment and intends to take up this position as an appointed person. It is recommended that prior to attending this course, individuals should have some experience of working with lifting equipment, especially mobile cranes and tower cranes.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

25 Apr 2018 to 25 Apr 2018

Formwork structures have always been a highly hazardous item inthe construction industry. Continuing failures of formworks inSingapore have raised considerable alarm in the industry, thegovernment and the public.To address these concerns, and to update an outdated Code ofPractice for formwork, a Workgroup was formed in 2012 to developa new Code of Practice, SS580.This one-day course on formwork design and safety to revisedstandards and EuroCode aims to accomplish the following: Provide background material to and useful information onimproved standards in this area for this critical topic inworkplace safety; Present the basics of safe design of formwork structures andessential design requirements of SS580; Describe significant parts of the new Code of Practice forFormwork SS580:2012 to facilitate its use by designers andconstructors; Review a number of failure of formworks in Singapore andabroad to convey an understanding of causes; Discuss techniques to identify and evaluate the hazards, andmanage the risks; and, Offer practical guidelines for good practice in formworkdesign, erection, use, dismantling, inspection, andsupervision.The focus will be on basic concepts and procedures currently in usefor formwork in the construction industry.Objectives will include identification of principal contributory factors to formwork failures and their underlying rootcauses, and discussing how the new Code can eliminate or alleviate the problems.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

26 Apr 2018 to 14 Aug 2018

The Young Engineers Leadership Programme carries the theme of "Empower the Next Generation of Leaders" and features a stellar line-up of renowned engineers, C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs from locally and internationally grown organisations. The programme seeks to equip young engineers with the right set of skills to succeed in the workplace and allows them to expand their network by connecting with fellow engineers, leaders and entrepreneurs.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

27 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018

The full day seminar will cover a few of the projects in Singapore.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

30 Apr 2018 to 30 Apr 2018

The objective of the course is to impart knowledge to the participant on the causes, prevention, inspection and rectification of cracks in concrete. In particular, cracking in concrete is explained and the allowance of its formation in design is covered. Cracks formed arising from workmanship issues are also covered. Appropriate references will be made to the Singapore Standard SS EN 1992 series on Eurocode 2 Design of concrete structures that allow cracks to form and possible ways of preventing cracking is also covered. Emphasis on how to assess the severity of the crack through a methodological approach is covered. Finally, various methods of rectification of the crack lines are covered including the appropriateness of the method to the type and nature of the crack being considered.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

3 May 2018 to 3 May 2018

Ever since the Workplace Safety and Health Act was enacted in Singapore in 2006, the safety scene in Singapore has been revolutionized.Starting with the introduction of mandatory risk management for the three hazardous industries namely,construction, manufacturing, and shipyards, the requirement was extended to six other sectors including medical facilities and eating places in 2008, and in September 2011 it covered all workplaces in Singapore.The Code of Practice for Risk Management was introduced in 2011, and revised in 2012. A further revision is under way and will be released shortly.While many industries have caught on to the new approach to reducing accidents and improving safety at the workplace through risk management, confusion persists in certain quarters on the scope of risk management, and the methodology for proper risk assessment and control. To guide the practitioners and broaden the coverage of the Act to all sectors, the course aims to review the procedures and recent changes to the Code of Practice.Apart from reviewing and emphasizing the previous guidelines mainly focusing on small and medium enterprises,the new Code expands the application to large enterprises, and suggests the numerical 5 by 5 risk matrix as a viable option, the most recent changes pertaining to the impact and assessment of human factors.The course will cover relevant portions of SS 506: Part 2: 2009, Singapore Standard on Occupational Safety and Health Management, pertaining to hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls.Lecturer will bring into the course his extensive experience with risk management theory and practice.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

15 May 2018 to 15 May 2018

This particular module will discuss the background of this Court of Appeal case and its direct impact on site supervisors as well as their employers. The course will also provide participants with an up-to-date essential knowledge of Singapores laws on negligence and the common law duty of RTO & RE (as well as engineers and other technical professional s) which are relevant to the engineering building construction (ECB) industries and are faced by or connected with ECB projects.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

17 May 2018 to 17 May 2018

To prepare site personnel to become aware of the importance of details during scaffold erection, use and dismantling, in relation to proper documentation of SWPs, incidents, etc. and direct and continuous monitoring of scaffolds and workers on them

The purpose of this short course is to equip participants with the appropriate know-how in respect to the documentation, modus operandi and the ins and outs of a Design-and-Build Contract (D&BC) and to draw their attention to the proper ways to administer such contracts and to manage their projects. The common pitfalls of awarding different hybrid forms of D&BC will also be discussed in general terms.

Institution of Engineers, Singapore

18 May 2018 to 18 May 2018

The WSH (Design for Safety) Regulations will be effective from 1 Aug 2016. It requires stakeholders such as Developers, Designers and Contractors to work together to address the risk at source and plan for the construction work, so as to identify and eliminate, as far as reasonably practicable, foreseeable risk(s) to the safety or health of any person (i) carrying out or liable to be affected by construction work for the structure, (ii) for whom the structure is a workplace, including an individual who maintains or cleans the structure, or anything in or on the structure, or (iii) who carries out or is liable to be affected by the demolition of the structure.The Design Phase is the earliest opportunity to incorporate Safety into a construction project. Just as productivity can be enhanced with early planning, so is the greatest impact for safety. Designing for safety starts at the conceptual and planning phases of a project with collective and conscious decisions by stakeholders about the design, methods of construction and later demolition, and also the materials used which enhance the safety of the building or structure.In 2008, WSH Council launched the Guidelines on Design for Safety in Buildings and Structures, followed by the DfS Coordinator Course in 2010. In addition to building DfS apabilities of stakeholders, WSH Council has developed the DfS Recognition Scheme which was launched in 2011. Consisting of the DfS Mark and DfS Award, the Scheme aims to recognize competent and outstanding projects that have addressed risk through design and hence ensure safe & timely completion of the project.

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