Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Conference 2016 PLEASE NOTE : "Online Application will be closed 3 days before event date"
WSH Excellence through Leadership in Construction Industry - Driving Towards Vision Zero
17 NOVEMBER 2016 • 8.30AM - 5.30PM • BCA ACADEMY
In the Vision Zero movement, one of the key steps in achieving WSH excellence is commitment by leaders. Leaders (senior management) play a crucial role in building up safety and health culture of an organisation. They have greater influence in raising WSH capabilities of their contractors and the workforce. They also have responsibility to send clear signals that they are committed to bring their workers home safe and healthy.
This year’s WSH Conference, jointly organised by BCA Academy and IOSH (Singapore), embraces the theme of “WSH Excellence through Leadership in Construction Industry - Driving Towards Vision Zero”.
In this conference, participants will be presented by WSH experts and practitioners from overseas as well as Singapore on various current topics such as:
• leadership behaviours
• safety culture
• occupation hygiene and well-being in construction
• how new technologies such as PPVC and BIM can enhance WSH performance in the construction industry
1. DEFINING HEALTH & SAFETY LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOURS
Dr Rob Cooling, Vice Chair, UAE Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
The presentation addresses how to establish health & safety leadership behaviours tailored to your organisation’s leadership culture to help drive improvements in health & safety culture and performance. Creating processes and tools to support health and safety leadership in action would be discussed.
2. PREFABRICATED PRE-FINISHED VOLUMETRIC CONSTRUCTION (PPVC) - A SAFETY PERSPECTIVE
Mr Low Yong Hui, Allan, EHS Manager, Teambuild Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
The presentation will take the audience through a brief introduction of PPVC followed by safe work practices in the installation works. Pre-construction consideration, installation process and comparison with 2D precast would be discussed.
3. HOW KEY STAKEHOLDERS CAN CONTRIBUTE AND BENEFIT FROM DESIGN-FOR-SAFETY?
Er Ng Lee Chian, Associate Director, PH Consulting Pte Ltd
The presentation will focus on how key project team members such as client’s representatives, project managers, architects, engineers and builders can work in unison and contribute towards safe construction, operation and maintenance of structures through the implementation of Design-for-Safety (DfS) review meetings and DfS register.
4. DEVELOPING AND CULTIVATING SAFETY CULTURE – COMPARISON OF PRACTICES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
Mr Stephen Phillip Storey (CMIOSH), Corporate EHS Head, Larsen & Toubro Ltd
This presentation will focus mainly on a case study of the strategic planning that was put into action with regards to developing and cultivating safety culture to percolate throughout every level and department within the organisation from Senior management, middle management, design, procurement & HR, tendering departments right down to the workforce and some of the challenges faced and success achieved in this change. It will also discuss comparison of different safety cultures in some of the countries in the region.
5. DO WE REALLY HAVE THE BRAVERY AND INTEGRITY TO ARRIVE AT ZERO?
Vince Butler, Safety, Health & CDM Consultant, RSVP Safety Services Ltd, United Kingdom
Bravery and integrity are two of the most important leadership attributes. The presentation will discuss the role of regulators and enforcement, construction clients and their contractors, professional institutions such as IOSH and individual OSH practitioners in relation to gathering and reporting facts based on evidence and then ‘tell it like it is’ and not how some would ‘like it to be’. Only when all stakeholders in the construction community can be brave (provocative) enough and have the integrity to ‘tell it like it is’ we can really meet the challenges to arrive at zero.
6. BLENDING LEADERSHIP STYLES AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF THE MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF EMPLOYEES
Dr Kavitha Palaniappan, Lecturer, University of Newcastle Singapore Pte Ltd
Psychological illnesses leading to lack of concentration, frustration with work, irritation and anxiety seem to be one of the important health and safety issues in the workplace. Even though workplace productivity is most often associated to “man and machine” performance and to safety to some extent, increasing levels of significance is also now given to psychosocial wellbeing of employees. This presentation will discuss various leadership styles and proper blending of such styles that can be demonstrated in an organisation to improve psychosocial wellbeing of the employees.
7. BIM-BASED AUTOMATIC EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING HAZARDS
Associate Professor Evelyn Teo Ai Lin, National University of Singapore.
The presentation will share about the BIM-based Automatic System for Evaluation (BASE) which is designed for enhancing Safety and Quality of Building Construction in the Planning Phase. The system will allow construction industry players to analyse the hazards of the project before the start of the project, thus allowing the practitioners to choose relevant construction methods to improve their safety performance. It can be used by authorities and industry for safety and productivity benchmarking purposes. This then allows the latter to develop plans on how to make improvements or adapt specific best practices, usually with the aim of increasing safety and productivity aspects of performance.
CONFERENCE FEE (incl of GST)
Fee includes conference materials, lunch and refreshments.
* Discounted fee of S$350.00 is only applicable for:
• Applications received with payment of fees on or before 17 October 2016 by 5pm (Early Bird fee)
• IOSH Members
• BCAA Alumni Card Holders
• WSH Officers and Professionals
• Supervisory personnel
• Project & Construction Managers
PEB: 5 PDUs
BOA-SIA: 6 CPD Points
WSH-CPD (WSH Officer): 7 SDUs
IES-ACES (RE/RTO): 4 STU (Safety)
GREEN PRACTICE: As part of BCA’s sustainability efforts, electronic Statement of Attendance (eSOA) will only be issued to the participant on request. Please inform BCA staff on-site if you would like to request for the eSOA.
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