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WSH Work-At-Height (Amendment) Regulations 2014

12 May 2014

Addressing concerns from small and medium enterprises in the lower-risk sectors to implement Permit-To-Work (PTW) system, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has refined the Workplace Safety and Health (Work at Heights) Regulations 2013.

The key changes are incorporated in the WSH (WAH) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 which came into force on 1 May 2014. These key changes are:

  • The PTW requirements will apply only to workplaces defined as Factories under the WSH Act, instead of all workplaces.
  • The requirement for the role of the Work at Heights (WAH) Safety Assessor and Authorised Manager to be carried out by different persons has also been removed.

With the exception of the PTW and FPP requirements, all other general provisions under the Regulations continue to apply to all workplaces on 1 May 2014.

Please refer to the Factsheet on WSH (WAH) (Amendment) Regulation 2014 with FAQs and the WSHC website for more information.