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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY




Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course
(BCSS)













Version 1.1

6 January 2014


Workplace Safety and Health Council, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore (MOM)
All rights reserved.

This document is provided for explicit use and guidance of MOM Accredited Training Providers
as information resource for curriculum development and assessment purposes. Any other use
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electronic or otherwise, for purposes other than that expressly stated in this Advisory without
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Version History

Version Effective Date Changes Author
1.0 16 Aug 2010 First issue ICB, WSH Council Office
1.1 6 January 2014 Update ICB, WSH Council Office




TABLE OF CONTENTS



1 Aim of the guide 3
2 Scope of the course 3
3 Overview of course requirements 3
4 Table of specifications 4
5 Training delivery advice 4
6 Assessment advice 7
7 Trainer and Assessor requirements 9
8 End of course evaluation and feedback 10
9 Related WSH legislations, industrial code of practice 10
and other references


Annex A Course Syllabus

Annex B Table for Specification

Annex C Course Reference Matrix

Annex D Sample Table of Contents for Assessment Plan










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1 AIM OF THE GUIDE

1.1 The Curriculum Development Advisory (CDA) is a document to assist MOM
Accredited Training Providers (ATP) with the instructional design and development of
a competency-based training course for Workplace Safety and Health. It aims to help
ATP facilitate the learning process, deliver effective training and conduct competency-
based training and assessment.

1.2 This document contains key information on the Building Construction
Supervisors Safety Course (BCSS) including the course aim, learning objectives,
target audience, assumed skills and knowledge, course syllabus, recommended
course duration, recommended class size, and recommended trainer/trainee ratio. It
also sets forth guidelines for training delivery and assessment for the course.

1.3 This CDA will be reviewed on a regular basis and whenever it is deemed
necessary due to changes in training syllabus or industrial requirements.

2 SCOPE OF THE COURSE

2.1 The BCSS is a mandatory training course for individuals who are assigned to
undertake the role of a supervisor in the construction industry.

2.2 Legal Requirement: Workplace Safety and Health (Construction) Regulations
2007 reg. 9 (2b) stipulates that no person shall be employed to oversee or supervise
any work or process carried out in a worksite unless the person has received
adequate safety and health training for the purpose of ensuring that such work or
process can be carried out safety.

3 OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Learning objectives for BCSS:

3.1.1 Explain the safety and health duties and responsibilities of a Building
Supervisor
3.1.2 Outline safety planning and organisation at worksite
3.1.3 Explain salient WSH legislations for worksites
3.1.4 Identify job hazards and apply control measures for a construction site
including working at height, demolition, excavation, piling, fire,
mechanical & electrical, material handling and occupational health
hazards
3.1.5 Assist in carrying out risk assessment for construction activities
3.1.6 Conduct safety inspections
3.1.7 Identify the causes of accidents and recommend preventive measures
3.1.8 Conduct investigation and prepare an incident report
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3.1.9 Explain the 14 elements of WSH Management System and key features
of SS506 and OHSAS18001
3.2 Target audience:

3.2.1 The course would be appropriate for individuals with job titles such as:
construction site supervisors & foreman, clerk of works and site engineers; or

3.2.2 Engineering graduates or individuals with diploma qualifications and
above who wish to work in the construction industry

3.3 Assumed skills and knowledge:

Workplace literacy and numeracy Level 4 under Employability Skills System
(ESS) or equivalent

3.4 Course syllabus: See Annex A

3.5 Recommended course duration: 34 hours including 4 hours of assessment

3.6 Maximum class size: 30

3.7 Recommend trainer/trainee ratio: 1: 30

3.8 Course attendance record: Minimum 75% attendance


4. TABLE OF SPECIFICATIONS (TOS)

4.1 The table of specifications is a detailed listing of the course content to be
covered in the training and the weightage of assessment that will be devoted to each
of the learning objectives. It is a structured format based on the cognitive domain of
Blooms taxonomy.

4.2 Refer to Annex B for details of TOS


5 TRAINING DELIVERY ADVICE

5.1 Trainers guide and trainees workbook/handouts

5.1.1 In order to deliver more effective instruction and ensure consistency in
training, a copy of the trainers guide should be prepared. The guide provides
the trainer with information on the course including
Course aim
Learning objectives
Target audience
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Assumed skills and knowledge
Course duration
Class size and trainer/trainee ratio
Lesson plan
Course contents and instructional materials
Training methodologies
Training resource requirements
Course administration instruction

5.1.2 The ATP can also facilitate the learning process by providing each
trainee with a trainees workbook or handouts. This set of notes should contain
the course aim, learning objectives and the key learning points (WSHA 2006,
subsidiary legislations, relevant codes of practice, safety guidelines etc) as well
as guides for learning activities including job hazard analysis, risk assessment
matrix and writing an accident investigation report.

5.1.3 The ATP is required to prepare and submit a course reference matrix
(see Annex C) for coverage of course contents with respect to the training
slides and the assessment modes.

5.1.4 It is the responsibility of the ATP to ensure that no part of the materials
used for the training infringe on patent, design, copyright and intellectual
property rights of any individual or organization.

5.1.5 The ATP shall retain an updated version of the training course syllabus,
lesson plan, trainers guide and trainees workbook or handout at all times for
inspection and verification by MOM.

5.2 Training methodology

5.2.1 Knowledge

Knowledge is the mental content of the course that contributes to the
individuals ability to perform a task. In the case of the BCSS, a number of
essential underpinning knowledge must be covered in the course:

WSHA 2006
Subsidiary legislations pertaining to construction
Code of practice for the construction industry
Hazards related to working at height
Hazards and controls for demolition, excavation and piling
Hazards and controls for mechanical and electrical works
Hazards and controls for material handling; Hazards and controls for fire
Occupational health
Causation investigation procedures
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Incident reporting procedures
Risk assessment
Safety inspection
Safety and health management system

5.2.2 The training methodology for this knowledge category is not confined to
lectures. Knowledge may also be imparted through the following delivery
methods:
Case studies
Role play
Demonstrations
Group discussion
Videos and other e-resources and instructional media
Problem-based learning and instruction

5.2.3 Skill

There are four essential skill sets required for the BCSS course. Supervisors
and foreman at the construction site must be able to:

Identify job hazards for a construction site including working at height,
demolition, excavation, piling, fire, mechanical & electrical, material
handling and occupational health hazards
Assist in carrying out risk assessment for construction activities
Conduct safety inspections
Prepare an incident investigation report

Each trainee must be able to demonstrate competency in each of the skills
listed. At the supervisory level, the training methodology for these skills
includes practical exercises, project work, role play and demonstration. The
focus is on the trainees ability to analyze and synthesize the information given
and produce a product to demonstrate the individuals competency in each of
the four areas.

5.2.4 Attribute

The key attribute for a safety supervisor in the construction industry is to save
lives. He/she must have the character and moral values to guide his
application of knowledge and skills in his job to save the lives of the workers at
the site that he/she is responsible for. To do this the following behavioural traits
should be encouraged during the course:

Accepting responsibilities for own mistakes
Spotting and reporting potential hazards
Paying attention to detail safety procedures
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5.3 Training venue requirements

5.3.1 The ATP shall ensure that the classroom used for the training has
adequate seating for the class of 30. Seating facilities inclusive of writing tables
must be reasonably and comfortably spaced so as to be conducive to the
learning process and for the purpose of conducting the assessment.

5.3.2 Classrooms should be equipped with projectors, whiteboards, flipcharts
and training equipment relevant to the conduct of the course.

5.3.3 The classroom must have adequate lighting and ventilation. Emergency
exit routes must be clearly marked out and briefed to the course trainees at the
start of the course.

5.4 Training resource allocation

Copy of WSHA 2006 and all subsidiary legislations for reference
Copy of the relevant Codes of Practice for construction industry
Photos/slides of the various types of construction-related hazards (working at
height, demolition, excavation, piling, fire, mechanical & electrical, material
handling and occupational health)
Forms for job hazard analysis, risk assessment matrix, investigation report
Training videos
Case studies relating to accidents at construction worksites


6 ASSESSMENT ADVICE

6.1 General guidelines for conducting competency-based assessment.

6.1.1 The ATP is required to prepare and submit an assessment plan (see
Annex D for proposed sample with table of contents) for the BCSS. The aim of
the assessment plan is to determine the competency of the trainee to undertake
the role of a supervisor at the construction site upon successful completion of
the BCSS course.

6.1.2 The assessment plan must be directly related to all the learning
objectives determined in the course. It comprises four main parts:

Overview of the assessment tools and its duration
Instructions for the conduct of the assessment
Instruments or tools of assessment (Question paper, Checklist)
Assessment summary record

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6.1.3 The assessment plan is subject to review on an annual basis by the
ATP to ensure that trainees are constantly kept current and competent to
perform up to the industrial requirements.


6.2 Principles of assessment

Assessment will be fair, valid, reliable and flexible for all trainees without
deliberate barriers against the individual.

Fair Are the assessments criteria clear? Do all the trainees know what to
expect from the assessment? Does the assessment disadvantage any trainee?
Do the candidates have any recourse to appeal?

Valid Are the assessment methods and tools appropriate and effective in
assessing what they claim to assess. Are the evidence collected relevant to
the training and demonstrates that the learning outcome has been achieved?

Reliability Are the results consistent from one assessment to another? Do
people have the confidence that the standards are applied consistently from
learner to learner and from context to context?

Flexibility Can the assessment be used for multiple assessments? Are the
assessment tools and methods uniform across different approaches and
drawing on a range of different methods? Can they be used appropriately to
the context, task and individual under assessment?


6.3 Assessment tools and instruments

6.3.1 The ATP must conduct 2-hour written test (compulsory) and use one or
more skill-based assessment method such as practical performance, role-play or
case study. There are four assessment instruments recommended to ATPs:

Written test (WT) This method of assessment is quick and the most
convenient to conduct. It can be used for a large class and a wide range of
subjects particularly knowledge-based. It can be conducted as a 100
multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ). WT is not effective and therefore not
recommended for skills assessment

Practical Performance (PP) This method is highly recommended for skills
assessment. It can be matched very closely to the actual task to be
performed by the individual on the job. However PP can be tedious and time
consuming if not properly planned and executed (for practical components).

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Role play (RP) This method of assessment is an alternative to the practical
performance. It offers a greater flexibility and more options in terms of the
range of responses expected of the trainee. Like PP, it is time consuming
and resource intensive.

Case study (CS) This method of assessment allows the ATP to use a wide
range of real on-site accident cases for training purposes. The materials are
readily available on MOM website.

6.3.2 The total allocated time for assessment of the BCSS is 4 hours
comprising of 2 hours for written test and 2 hours for other modes of
assessment. Pass Criteria for all assessments is 65%.

6.4. Conduct of assessment

6.4.1 Assessment must be conducted strictly in accordance with the
assessment plan. In particular, each candidate must complete all the
assessment requirements in the time allocated.

6.4.2 A judgment on the competency of the candidate must only be made
based on the evidence gathered. The evidence for each of the assessment
instrument is given in the suggested response to the WT and the checklist
accompanying the PP, RP and CS.

6.5 Recording and reporting of assessment outcome

6.5.1 All assessment outcomes must be accurately recorded in the
assessment summary record form.

6.5.2 Assessment outcome will be communicated to the candidate.

6.5.3 The ATP shall maintain a record of the assessment results for 2 years
for inspection by MOM.


7 TRAINER AND ASSESSOR REQUIREMENTS

A trainer and assessor of this BCSS course should possess the following:

WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) or
equivalent; and
At least 5 years relevant working experience; and
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) qualification or
equivalent


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8 END OF COURSE EVALUATION AND FEEDBACK

8.1 The ATP shall conduct an end-of-course evaluation at the end of each course.
Trainees shall be allowed to provide quantitative and qualitative feedback on the
course content, duration, training delivery, training materials, training venue, training
resources, quality of trainers and assessors.

8.2 The ATP shall monitor the end-of-course evaluation and feedback closely to
ensure that the ratings are consistently above 3. Immediate action should be taken
whenever the ratings fall below 3. These actions should be properly recorded and
kept for audit inspection.

1 2 3 4 5
Poor Fair Satisfactory Very good Excellent


9 RELATED WSH LEGISLATIONS, INDUSTRIAL CODE OF PRACTICE AND
OTHER REFERENCES (the list is not exhaustive)

Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006
WSH (Construction) Regulations 2007
WSH (Risk Management) Regulations 2006
WSH (General Provisions) Regulations 2006
WSH (Incident Reporting ) Regulations 2006
WSH (First Aid) Regulations 2006
WSH (WSH Committees) Regulations 2008
WSH (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2009
WSH (Noise) Regulations 2011
WSH (Scaffold) Regulations 2011
WSH (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011
WSH (Work at Height) Regulations
Factories (Safety Training Courses) Order
Rapid Transit Systems (Railway Protection, Restricted Activities) Regulations
CP 88-1:2001Code of Practice for Temporary Electrical Installation
Construction and Building Sites
CP 79:1999 Safety Management System for Construction Sites
WSH Council website Accident Case Studies, Technical Advisory, WSH
Alerts, Safety Checklist etc.
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Annex A

S/N Topic Sub-topic
Duration
(Hour)
1.
Roles and
duties of Site
Personnel in
Safety and
Health
Introduction importance of safety &
health
Legal requirement of safety & health
training for Supervisors, WSH Coordinator
& WSH Officer
Roles and duties of Building Supervisor in
safety and health
Legal requirement of safety & health
training for other site personnel
1
2.
Safety
Planning and
Organisation

Safety planning
General safety and health programme
Safety and Health Committee
Incident reporting and investigation
Medical planning and coordination
Site layout
1
3.
An Overview of
Workplace
Safety and
Health
Legislations
The need for reform
Guiding principles of Workplace Safety
and Health Act (WSHA)
Definition of workplace
Coverage of WSHA
Stakeholders under WSHA and their legal
obligations
General penalties for offences
Enforcement measures to ensure
compliance
Work Injury Compensation Act
Key subsidiary legislations under WSHA
WSH (General Provisions) Regulations
WSH (Incident Reporting) Regulations
WSH (First Aid) Regulations
WSH (WSH Committees) Regulations
WSH (Risk Management) Regulations
WSH (Noise) Regulations
WSH (Confined Space) Regulations
WSH (Scaffold) Regulations
Other relevant Factories Regulations
and Order e.g. Safety Training Courses,

3
4.
WSH
(Construction)
Regulations
Salient features
Permit-to-work system
General provisions
Formwork structures & concrete work
2
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Compressed air environment
Disposal of debris
5. Work At Height
Hazards of working at height
Persons falling from height
Persons struck by objects falling from
height
Safety in scaffolds
Safety in ladders
Permit to Work
Housekeeping
roofing and ceiling works, and steel
erection
Case Study on WAH
3

6.
Demolition,
Excavation and
Piling
Legal requirements
Safety measures for demolition work
Safety measures for excavation work
Safety measures for piling work
Driven piling
Bored piling
Sheet piling
Pile testing
2

7.
Mechanical
and Electrical
Hazards

Mechanical
Struck by moving parts of machine
Trapped between moving parts of
machinery
Cutting hazard
Electrical
Electrocution and electric shock
Temporary electrical installations
Fire and explosion
Salient points of CP 88
2

8.
Material
Handling
Manual handling
Mechanical material handling
Guidelines for lifting operation
Safety in the use of lifting equipment
Salient points of the Rapid Transit
Systems (Railway Protection, Restricted
Activities) Regulations
2

9.
Occupational
Health
Industrial hygiene
Basic toxicology
Legislation on occupational health
Health hazards and controls at
construction site
Noise
2

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Vibration
Heat stress
Cement composition
Silica dust
Asbestos dust
Carbon monoxide
Corrosive chemicals
Solvents
Confined spaces
10.
Fire Prevention
and Control
Fire hazards in worksites
The chemistry of fire
How to eliminate fire
Fire classification
The use of fire extinguishers
Fire control measures in worksites
2
11.
Risk
Management
Risk management process
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment
and Management (HIRA)
Hierarchy of Controls and Preventive
Measures for work activities
Effective Communication on HIRA and
Preventive Measures
Risk communication
Implementation and review
Record keeping
3
12.
Safety & Health
Inspection
Objectives of safety and health inspections
Types of safety and health inspections
Inspection checklists
Inspection procedures
Follow-up actions
2

13.
Accident
Prevention
Accident causation theories
Heinrichs Domino Theory
Multi-causation Theory
Typical approach in accident prevention
1
14.
Incident
Investigation
Objectives of incident investigation
Investigation flowchart
How to investigate incident
Incident reporting procedures
Format for incident reporting
2
15.
An Overview of
Safety & Health
Management
System
Legal requirement
CP 79 : 1999 Safety Management system
for Construction Sites
Objectives and characteristics of the 14
elements
2
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Practical application of the 14 elements
Key features of SS506 and OHSAS18001
such as PDCA cycle
16. Assessment Written and practical/role play/case study 4
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Annex B
Table of specifications Summary Table

The table of specifications (TOS) shows what will be assessed and covered in the training course. It is a structured format
based on the cognitive domain of Blooms taxonomy (as a reference guide) and provides a detailed listing of the course
syllabus and course content that will meet the learning objectives in the course.

Learning Objectives
Bloom's Taxonomy
Assessment
Component
Knowledge &
Comprehension
Application
Analysis, Synthesis
& Evaluation
Explain the safety and health duties and responsibilities of a Building
Supervisor
2% 2%
Outline safety planning and organization at worksite 3% 3%
Explain salient WSH legislations for worksites 5% 5%
Identify job hazards and apply control measures for a construction site
including working at height, demolition, excavation, piling, fire,
mechanical & electrical, material handling and occupational health
hazards
5% 15% 10% 30%
Assist in carrying out risk assessment for construction activities 10% 5% 5% 20%
Conduct safety inspections 5% 10% 15%
Identify the causes of accidents and recommend preventive measures 5% 5% 10%
Conduct investigation and prepare an incident report 5% 5% 10%
Explain the elements of WSH Management System 5% 5%
TOTAL 45% 35% 20% 100%
Form of assessment Written
Practical Test/Role-play/Case
study

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Annex B
Table of Specifications - Details

S/N

Learning
Objectives
Topics Sub-Topic
Cognitive domain Total
Knowledge &
Comprehension
Skill
Application
Analysis, Synthesis
&Evaluation
1
Explain the safety
and health duties
and responsibilities
of a Building
Supervisor
Roles and duties
of Site Personnel
in Safety and
Health
Introduction importance of safety & health
Legal requirement of safety & health training for
Supervisors, WSH Coordinator & WSH Officer
Roles and duties of Building Supervisor in safety
and health
Legal requirement of safety & health training for
other site personnel

2%

2%
2
Outline safety
planning and
organisation at
worksite
Safety Planning
and
Organisation

Safety planning
General safety and health programme
Safety and Health Committee
Incident reporting and investigation
Medical planning and coordination
Site layout

3%

3%
3
Explain salient
WSH legislations for
worksites
An Overview of
Workplace
Safety and
Health
Legislations
The need for reform
Guiding principles of Workplace Safety and Health
Act (WSHA)
Definition of workplace
Coverage of WSHA
Stakeholders under WSHA and their legal
obligations
General penalties for offences
Enforcement measures to ensure compliance
Key subsidiary legislations under WSHA
WSH (General Provisions) Regulations
WSH (Incident Reporting) Regulations
WSH (First Aid) Regulations
WSH (WSH Committees) Regulations
WSH (Risk Management) Regulations
3%

3%
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S/N

Learning
Objectives
Topics Sub-Topic
Cognitive domain Total
Knowledge &
Comprehension
Skill
Application
Analysis, Synthesis
&Evaluation
WSH (Noise) Regulations
WSH (Confined Space) Regulations
WSH (Scaffold) Regulations
Other relevant Factories Regulations and
Order e.g. Safety Training Courses

4
Explain salient
WSH legislations for
worksites

WSH
(Construction)
Regulations
Salient features
Permit-to-work system
General provisions
Formwork structures & concrete work
Compressed air environment
Disposal of debris

2%

2%
5
Identify work at
height hazards and
implement control
measures
Work At Height
Hazards of working at height
Persons falling from height
Persons struck by objects falling from height
Safety in scaffolds
Safety in ladders
Permit to Work
Housekeeping
roofing and ceiling works, and steel erection
Case Study on WAH

5% 15% 10% 30%
6
Identify demolition,
evacuation and
piling hazards and
implement control
measures
Demolition,
Excavation and
Piling
Legal requirements
Safety measures for demolition work
Safety measures for excavation work
Safety measures for piling work
Driven piling
Bored piling
Sheet piling
Pile testing


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S/N

Learning
Objectives
Topics Sub-Topic
Cognitive domain Total
Knowledge &
Comprehension
Skill
Application
Analysis, Synthesis
&Evaluation
7

Identify mechanical
& electrical hazards
and implement
control measures

Mechanical and
Electrical
Hazards

Mechanical
Struck by moving parts of machine
Trapped between moving parts of machinery
Cutting hazard
Electrical
Electrocution and electric shock
Temporary electrical installations
Fire and explosion
Salient points of CP 88

8
Identify material
handling hazards
and implement
control measures
Material
Handling
Manual handling
Mechanical material handling
Guidelines for lifting operation
Safety in the use of lifting equipment
Salient points of the Rapid Transit Systems
(Railway Protection, Restricted Activities)
Regulations

9
Identify
occupational health
hazards and
implement control
measures
Occupational
Health
Industrial hygiene
Basic toxicology
Legislation on occupational health
Health hazards and controls at construction site
Noise
Vibration
Heat stress
Cement composition
Silica dust
Asbestos dust
Carbon monoxide
Corrosive chemicals
Solvents
Confined spaces

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S/N

Learning
Objectives
Topics Sub-Topic
Cognitive domain Total
Knowledge &
Comprehension
Skill
Application
Analysis, Synthesis
&Evaluation
10
Identify fire hazards
and implement
control measures
Fire Prevention
and Control
Fire hazards in worksites
The chemistry of fire
How to eliminate fire
Fire classification
The use of fire extinguishers
Fire control measures in worksites

11
Conduct risk
assessment for
construction
activities
Risk
Management
Risk management process
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and
Management (HIRA)
Hierarchy of Controls and Preventive Measures for
work activities
Effective Communication on HIRA and Preventive
Measures
Risk communication
Implementation and review
Record keeping

10% 5% 5% 20%
12
Conduct safety
inspections
Safety & Health
Inspection
Objectives of safety and health inspections
Types of safety and health inspections
Inspection checklists
Inspection procedures
Follow-up actions

5% 10% 15%
13
Identify the causes
of accidents and
recommend
preventive
measures
Accident
Prevention
Accident causation theories
Heinrichs Domino Theory
Multi-causation Theory
Typical approach in accident prevention

5% 5% 10%
14
Conduct
investigation and
prepare incident
report
Incident
Investigation
Objectives of incident investigation
Investigation flowchart
How to investigate incident
Incident reporting procedures
5% 5% 10%
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S/N

Learning
Objectives
Topics Sub-Topic
Cognitive domain Total
Knowledge &
Comprehension
Skill
Application
Analysis, Synthesis
&Evaluation
Format for incident reporting

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Explain the
elements of WSH
Management
System

An Overview of
Safety & Health
Management
System
Legal requirement
CP 79 : 1999 Safety Management system for
Construction Sites
Objectives and characteristics of the 14 elements
Practical application of the 14 elements
Key features of SS506 and OHSAS 18001such as
PDCA cycle

5% 5%
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Annex C
Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course

Course Reference Matrix

APPROVED TRAINING SYLLABUS
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS SAFETY COURSE

Coverage of Course Contents for ATP inputs

(Note: Indicate clearly where the changes are made
in accordance with the syllabus)

S/N Contents Remark
s
Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
1 Roles and duties of Site Personnel in Safety
and Health
Introduction importance of safety &
health
Legal requirement of safety & health
training for Supervisors, WSH coordinator
& WSH Officer
Roles and duties of Building Supervisor
in safety and health
Legal requirement of safety & health
training for other site personnel

Theory 1
2 Safety Planning and Organisation
Safety planning
General safety and health programme
Safety and Health Committee
Incident reporting and investigation
Medical planning and coordination
Theory 1
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APPROVED TRAINING SYLLABUS
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS SAFETY COURSE

Coverage of Course Contents for ATP inputs

(Note: Indicate clearly where the changes are made
in accordance with the syllabus)

S/N Contents Remark
s
Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Site layout

3 An Overview of Workplace Safety and Health
Legislations
The need for reform
Guiding principles of Workplace Safety
and Health Act (WSHA)
Definition of workplace
Coverage of WSHA
Stakeholders under WSHA and their
legal obligations
General penalties for offences
Enforcement measures to ensure
compliance
Work Injury Compensation Act
Key subsidiary legislations under WSHA
WSH (General Provisions)
Regulations
WSH (Incident Reporting)
Regulations
WSH (Fist-Aid) Regulations
WSH (WSH Committees)
Regulations
WSH (Risk Management)
Theory 3
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APPROVED TRAINING SYLLABUS
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS SAFETY COURSE

Coverage of Course Contents for ATP inputs

(Note: Indicate clearly where the changes are made
in accordance with the syllabus)

S/N Contents Remark
s
Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Regulations
WSH (Noise) Regulations
WSH (Confined Space)
Regulations
WSH (Scaffold) Regulations
Other relevant Factories
Regulations and Order e.g. Safety
Training Courses

4 WSH (Construction) Regulations
Salient features
Permit-to-work system
General provisions
Formwork structures & concrete work
Compressed air environment
Disposal of debris

Theory 2
5 Work At Height
Hazards of working at height
Persons falling from height
Persons struck by objects falling from
height
Safety in scaffolds
Theory 3
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in accordance with the syllabus)

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s
Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Safety in ladders
Permit to Work
Housekeeping
Roofing and ceiling works, and steel
erection
Case Study on WAH

6 Demolition, Excavation and Piling
Legal requirements
Safety measures for demolition work
Safety measures for excavation work
Safety measures for piling work
Driven piling
Bored piling
Sheet piling
Pile testing

Theory 2
7 Mechanical and Electrical Hazards
Mechanical
Struck by moving parts of machine
Trapped between moving parts of
machinery
Cutting hazard
Theory 2
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in accordance with the syllabus)

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s
Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Electrical
Electrocution and electric shock
Temporary electrical installations
Fire and explosion
Salient points for CP 88

8 Material Handling
Manual handling
Mechanical material handling
Guidelines for lifting operation
Safety in the use of lifting equipment
Salient points of the Rapid Transit
Systems (Railway Protection, Restricted
Activities) Regulations

Theory 2
9 Occupational Health
Industrial hygiene
Basic toxicology
Legislation on occupational health
Health hazards and controls at
construction site
Noise
Vibration
Heat stress
Theory 2
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s
Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Cement composition
Silica dust
Asbestos dust
Carbon monoxide
Corrosive chemicals
Solvents
Confined spaces

10 Fire Prevention and Control
Fire hazards in worksites
The chemistry of fire
How to eliminate fire
Fire classification
The use of fire extinguishers
Fire control measures in worksites

Theory 2
11 Risk Management
Risk management process
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment
and Management (HIRA)
Hierarchy of Controls and Preventive
Measures for work activities
Effective Communication on HIRA and
Preventive Measures
Theory 3
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(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Risk communication
Implementation and review
Record keeping

12 Safety & Health Inspection
Objectives of safety and health
inspections
Types of safety and health inspections
Inspection checklists
Inspection procedures
Follow-up actions

Theory 2
13 Accident Prevention
Accident causation theories
Heinrichs Domino Theory
Multi-causation Theory
Typical approach in accident prevention

Theory 1
14 Incident Investigation
Objectives of incident investigation
Investigation flowchart
How to investigate incident
Incident reporting procedures
Theory 2
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Duration
(Hours)
Indicate slide number
Eg. Slide #2.
Indicate mode of
assessment, where
applicable Practical,
Exercise, Test etc
Eg. Practical, Q3
Format for incident reporting

15 An overview of Safety & Health Management
System
Legal requirement
CP 79 : 1999 Safety Management
System for Construction Sites
Objectives and characteristics of the 14
elements
Practical application of the 14 elements
Key features of SS506 and
OHSAS18001 such as PDCA cycle

Theory 2
16 Assessment
Written and practical / role play / case
study

4
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Declaration by ATP


I hereby declare that all the training materials and related particulars / information given are true and correct.


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Annex D

Course Title


ASSESSMENT PLAN
















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Annex D

Version Control Record

Version
Effective
Date
Changes
Prepared by
(Name and
Designation
Name of
ATP
1.0
01 Aug
2010
N.A. due to first issue
Mike Lee, Training
Executive
ABC
Consultancy


Date of next review: 31 July 2012







Table of Contents

Page

1Overview
2Summary of assessment tools and duration
3Instruction for conduct of assessment
4Assessment instruments
5Assessment record













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Overview

This document outlines the conduct of assessment for the Building Construction
Supervisors Safety Course (BCSS). Workplace Safety and Health (Construction)
Regulations 2007 reg. 9 (2b) stipulates that

No person shall be employed to oversee or supervise any work or process carried
out in a worksite unless the person has received adequate safety and health
training for the purpose of ensuring that such work or process can be carried out
safety.

Requirements for Assessor

Assessments can only be carried out by approved assessors for this unit. The
approved assessors must have the following qualifications:

WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) or equivalent
At least 5 years relevant working experience
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) or equivalent

Conduct of assessment

Assessment must be conducted strictly in accordance with the assessment plan. In
particular, each candidate must complete all the assessment requirements in the
time allocated.

A judgment on the competency of the candidate must only be made based on the
evidence gathered. The evidence for each of the assessment instrument is given
in the suggested response.

Recording and reporting of assessment outcome

All assessment outcomes must be accurately recorded in the assessment
summary record form.

Assessment outcome will be communicated to the candidate at the end of the
assessment.

The record of the assessment result for each candidate must be kept for 2 years
for inspection by MOM.
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Summary of assessment method and duration

Learning Objectives
Assessment
Method
1. Explain salient WSH legislations for construction
worksites

2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Building
Supervisor in safety and health

3. Identify work at height hazards and implement control
measures

4. Identify mechanical and electrical hazards and
implement control measures

5. Identify material handling hazards and implement
control measures

6. Identify occupational health hazards and implement
control measures

7. Identify fire hazards and implement control measures
8. Conduct risk assessment in workplace
9. Carry out workplace inspection
10. Conduct investigation and prepare an incident report
11. Explain the elements of WSH Management System

WT = Written Test; RP = Role play; CS = Case study


S/N Assessment Method Duration
A1. Written Test 2 hours
A2. Role Play / Case Study 1 hour
Total 3 hours


Note:

The sample above is a guide only. ATPs are encouraged to develop their own
template for the assessments, where applicable.
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Instruction for conduct of assessment (Written Test)

These instructions concern the use of written test to assess the candidates
competence.

Specification item Details on specification
Learning objective

Duration

Venue

Set Up

Conduct of the
Written Test

Recording the
Assessment
Result
1. Record findings and conclusions in the Assessment
Record for Written Test under Comments column of
the Assessment Record.
2. Record final marks attained.

Feedback 1. Inform and advise candidate on weaknesses and how
to overcome such weaknesses.
2. Inform candidate on the final results of the assessment.


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Instruction for conduct of assessment (Role Play / Case Study)

These guidelines concern assessing the candidates through role play / case study
to verify that the candidates are competent.

Specification item Details on specification
Learning objective

Duration

Venue

Set Up
Conducting Role
Play / Case Study
Test

Recording the
assessment results
1. Record findings and conclusions in the
Assessment Record under Comments column.
2. Record any questions asked and the responses
given.
3. Record final marks attained.

Feedback 1. Inform and advise candidate on weaknesses and
how to overcome such weaknesses.
2. Inform candidate on the final results of the
assessment.







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ASSESSMENT TOOLS








- ATP to insert relevant assessment/test papers and
the solutions




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Assessment Record


Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course (BCSS)
Accredited Training Provider:
Candidate Name:
(As in NRIC/Passport)
NRIC/Passport: Course Dates:

Learning Objective
Assessment
Instrument

Comments
WT
PP/CS
/PP
1. Explain salient WSH legislations for
construction worksites

2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of
a Building Supervisor in safety and
health

3. Identify work at height hazards and
implement control measures

4. Identify mechanical and electrical
hazards and implement control
measures

5. Identify material handling hazards and
implement control measures

6. Identify occupational health hazards and
implement control measures

7. Identify fire hazards and implement
control measures

8. Conduct risk assessment in workplace
9. Carry out workplace inspection
10. Conduct investigation and prepare an
incident report

11. Explain the elements of WSH
Management System

Marks



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Overall Assessment

The trainee has been assessed as (tick appropriate box):

Pass
Fail




_______________________________ _______________________________
Trainees signature Assessors Signature

Name:__________________________ Name:__________________________

Date:___________________________ Date:___________________________



Note to candidate
Candidates may appeal against the outcome of the assessment.
By signing, the candidate is agreeing to accept the assessment outcome.



Feedback on outcome by Assessor/ Feedback by candidate: