WAH Manager

Work-At-Heights Course for Managers


SDU :  8 SDUs


Target Audience:

Project Managers, Project Engineers, WSH Officers, WSH Coordinators or equivalents who are required or appointed to be an authorised manager to evaluate work-at-heights (WAH) activities before approving the Permit-To-Work (PTW) for WAH in their workplaces.


The aim of the course is to provide course participants with the requisite WAH knowledge to manage work-at-heights activities so that work is carried out properly and safely


Course Overview

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:


  1. Identify, explain and apply the relevant Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) legislations / Approved Code of Practice / Singapore Standards applicable to Work-at-Heights (WAH).
  2. Identify and explain the various roles of each stakeholder, and their responsibilities in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all.
  3. Review the necessary fall prevention/protection control measures for the effective implementation of a Permit-to-work (PTW) system.
  4. Establish and implement a Fall Prevention Plan (FPP) specific to the worksite / workplace
  5. Establish and implement a site management system for oversight and monitoring of WAH risks


Course Objective

  1. Legal requirements, Approved Code of Practice, and Standards for WAH
  2. Roles and responsibilities s of various stakeholders
  3. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  4. Control measures for fall prevention / fall arrest systems
  5. Permit-To-Work (PTW) for WAH
  6. Fall Prevention Plan (FPP) & its components, including emergency response for WAH
  7. Site management & Oversight



Participants must have attended and passed the Ministry of Manpower’s Work-at-Heights Courses for Supervisors or equivalent.

Two or more years of working experience as Project Manager / Operations Manager or equivalent


Course Requirements

Participants to provide a Work Permit / NRIC copy

Participants must be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills (ES) Workplace Literacy Level 6 or above

Ability to carry out hazards identification, risk assessment and risk control measures.


Class size

Teacher: Student ration is 1:20


Course Duration

8 hours (including assessment)



100% course attendance



There will be 10 short answer questions, 1 essay question


Pre-Course Reading Material

It is important that course participants read the following materials prior to coming for the course. Bringing a printed copy of these materials will be advantageous during the learning process.

1. WSH (WAH) Regulations 2013

WSH (WAH) Regulations 2013 can be accessed through the following link - http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;page=0;query=CompId%3A7b2c8f38-176f-4e11-9a07-c9e94415cb83;rec=0

2. Approved Code of Practice for Working Safely at Heights
3. WSH Guidelines for Anchorage, Lifelines & Temp Edge Protection Systems
4. WSH Guidelines for Ladders
5. WSH Guidelines for PPE for WAH
6. WSH Guidelines for Working Safely on Roofs

WSHC materials can be accessed through the following link - https://www.wshc.sg


The participant should be familiar with Fall Prevention Plan (FPP) and prepare the pre-course assignment, i.e. FPP (sent to course participant upon registration confirmation), prior to the course start date. It is compulsory for course participants to bring the pre-course assignment on the course date for small group discussion purpose.


The FPP can be taken from the sample in the Code of Practice for working safely at Heights or from an actual FPP implemented at the participant’s workplace or any other workplaces


Medium of Instruction




The certificate will be awarded to the participant on successful completion of the written assessment. The certificate is valid for lifetime.


SDF Funding (Fee Type: Full Fee*)

*The full course fee will be billed upon enrolment for this course. To claim for SDF funding, please apply directly to WDA and make the full payment to SEP Learning Centre Pte Ltd via cheque

Training Organisation Name: SEP Learning Centre Pte Ltd

Course Code: CRS-N-0030325

Grant Amount: Up to 90% of course fee (subject to WDA approval)


Eligibility For SDF

  • Participants must be company sponsored and are either Citizens or PR of Singapore.
  • They are to submit the application directly to SDF.
  • All applications are subject to WDA's requirements and consideration.


For assistance, please call WDA at 68835885 or log-on to www.skillsconnect.gov.sg for more information.

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