Working At Heights Safety Course | WAH Training For Workers

Work At Heights

Perform Work At Height Course

About This Course ~ SSG Approved (SDF Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit & PSEA)


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Course Reference Number: TGS-2020503412
Funding Validity Period: Till 30 Jun 2022
Course Training Duration: 1 day (2.5hrs of practical, 3.5hrs of theory, 1.5hrs of assessment)
Mode of Training: Full-Time

The aim of the course is to provide course participants with the requisite WAH knowledge to perform work at heights activities, so that they are carried out properly and safely. This is in compliance with WSH (Work At Height) Regulations 2013 which states “It shall be the duty of the responsible person of any person who carries out or is to carry out any work at height to ensure that the person shall work at height in a workplace only after he has received adequate safety and health training to familiarize himself with the hazards associated with work at height and the precautions to be observed”.


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

  • Identify relevant workplace Safety & Health (WSH) legislations / approved codes of practice / Singapore Standards applicable to WAH and roles and responsibilities.
  • Hazard identification for WAH and fall control to WAH.
  • Demonstrate competency in donning, checking and correcting of individual fall protection equipment and use of self relief technique during harness suspension trauma situations.


  • WSH Act, WAH Regulations 2013, Risk Management regulations, Codes of Practice, ACOP and Singapore Standards.
  • Roles and responsibilities of workers
  • Hazard identification, control measures for WAH and fall control measures.
  • Permit to work for WAH.
  • Individual Fall Protection equipment and first line response in emergency.


This course is mainly for WAH workers who are required to perform WAH activities.


Basic Health and Safety awareness recommended. Language proficiency, recommend WPLN Level 2 and above or equivalent for English language.


The course is assessed by:

  1. 20 multiple-choice questions [60% passing mark]
  2. Practical assessment which includes: • Harness Fitting • Usage of double lanyard for 100% tie-off • Travel using Horizontal Lifelines • Climbing with Retractable Fall Arrestors • Ascending & descending with Fall Arrestors and vertical Lifelines
The learner must pass BOTH written and practical assessments in order to be issued with the certificate of successful completion.
Failure to pass either of the assessments shall render a "Fail" outcome for the participant and he must then re-attempt the course and assessments.
A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued by SSG for candidates who have been assessed as "Competent".


FUNDING ~ Applicable for Singaporean & Permanent Residents only

1. Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Grant - Up to 90% subsidy (eligibility criteria apply). Absentee Payroll (AP) approved. (Current funding scheme will end on 31 December 2021. New funding scheme will take effect from 1 January 2022)

*Final grant amount subject to SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) approval.

Eligibility: The general eligibility criteria are listed as follows:

  • Companies are registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Supportable cost components (such as Course fees) are fully sponsored by companies
  • Trainees are employees who are either Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) of Singapore
  • Trainees have achieved at least 75% attendance and have sat for all examinations if the course leads to certification

NETT Fee payment. Company will pay KBAT the unfunded portion of the course fee. The training grant application submitted by the company is first routed to the training organisation for endorsement, before routing to SSG. Training organisation is responsible to submit the claim to SSG upon course completion. Upon approval of the claim, the course fee funding will be disbursed to the training organisation and Absentee Payroll funding, if applicable, will be disbursed to the company.

2. SkillsFuture Credit. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. Contact us for more information.

3. PSEA (Post-Secondary Education Account). All Singaporeans aged 30 and below can use their PSEA from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Click here for more information.
* Eligibility criteria apply to all above funding.

For More Information

Course Flyer
Application Form Health Declaration Form ESS Workplace Literacy & Workplace Numeracy Skills Level Descriptors (WPLN)

Please note all courses are provisional until formal confirmation and course joining details are sent.

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