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Welding/Cutting Processes and Safety in Confined Space 2nd Edition 7th Run (Conducting via Virtual & Physical with Buffet Lunch at Cafe)

27th - 28th Sept 2023
9:00AM - 5:45PM -
Orchard Hotel
442 Orchard Rd 238879
Fully booked
STU (Safety) 2
STU (Structural) 6
PDU (PEB) 10
PDU (CEng) 10

Due to Space limitation at website hence it only can show 1 timing. please note that this is a 2-day course: 

Date:                      27 & 28 September 2023, Wednesday & Thursday   

Time:                      27 September 2023 via zoom(Virtual) from 2.30pm to 5.30pm 

                               28 September 2023 at Orchard Hotel Singapore(Physical) 9.00am to 5.30pm 

Part 1: Welding and Cutting Processes 
The course discuss the different types of welding and cutting processes. The course will covers the principle and advantages/limitations of each welding and cutting process.

It is essential that the Resident Engineer (RE) and Resident Technical Officer (RTO) who are involved in construction should be familiarise with different welding and cutting processes available to the fabricators. Increasingly, more fabricators are seeking to adopt innovative welding technology to enhance efficiency and productivity. Participants will be briefed on some upcoming welding technology which may be used in the Prefabricated Pre-Volumetric Construction.

Course Outline:

  • Shielded metal arc welding 
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Flux cored arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • Submerged arc welding
  • Plasma arc welding/cutting
  • Resistance welding
  • Electroslag welding
  • Stud welding
  • Oxyacetylene welding
  • Oxyfuel cutting
  • Air carbon arc cutting
  • Plasma arc cutting

Profile of speaker 1
Mr Sze Thiam Siong is the Director/General Manager of SETSCO, an established testing, calibration, inspection, training, certification and consultancy firm. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) Degree and is a qualified trainer for the American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Program. He had been awarded the International Institute of Welding (IIW) diploma as a "Certified International

Welding Engineer". He is the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Welding Society (SWS). He is an alternate Member in the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), Member of Council Committee for Inspection Bodies (CCIB), Chairman of the Technical Committee on Proficiency and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Member of Technical Committee (TC) for Structural Steelwork. He is a Member of Technical Committee on Building Structure and Sub-structure, Workplace Safety & Health and National Mirror Committee (NMC) ISO/TC 254 on Safety of Amusement Rides and Amusement Devices. He is a

fellow member of Nondestructive Testing Society Singapore (NDTSS) and Singapore Welding Society(SWS). He is the President of the Asia Pacific Conference for NDT 2017 and Vice President of Asian Welding Federation (AWF). He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Science and Radiation Protection, National Environment Agency (NEA). He has extensive experience in the field of welding inspection involving pipelines, pressure vessels, structural steelworks and equipment. He lectures regularly at the various professional organizations such as Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS), Singapore Welding Society (SWS), Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and BCA Academy.

Part II: Safe Entry & Work in Confined Spaces Entry & Work – 2nd Edition
Confined space work is one of the most serious of all workplace hazards but is also one that is oftenunder-estimated. The unfortunate reality is that many stakeholders and workers do not fully understand the hazards and the risks that are “hidden” in confined spaces until actual entry and work needs to be performed in them. The objective of this module is to inculcate and raise awareness in participants (especially Resident Engineers, Resident Technical Officers and Resident Architects) on the hazards of confined space entry and work that are present in construction sites. This will enable them to understand the control measures that are implemented onsite to mitigate confined space hazards. Their perspectives will be enhanced through the sharing of legal and other requirements on confined space entry and work as well as accident case studies. 

Course Outline/Outcomes
This module will equip RE/RTOs (QSS) with the necessary WSH knowledge (including legal and other requirements for their course of work.

  • Definitions of confined spaces and examples of confined spaces
  • Common confined space hazards onsite
  • Lessons learnt from past confined space accidents / case studies
  • Legal and other requirements relevant to confined space entry and work
  • Good practices and control measures for confined space entry and work
  • Risk management and risk assessment
  • Permit to work system for confined space entry and work 

Profile of Speaker 2

Er. Winson Lee is a Principal Engineer at the Building Plans and Management Group of the Building and Construction Authority. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2005. After graduation, he joined the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) where he subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology from his alma mater in 2009.

Er. Lee had served the Ministry of Manpower from 2006 where he led inspectors in conducting workplace safety and health inspections and audits, conducting investigations into serious and fatal industrial accidents, prosecuting culpable parties under the WSH Act and its Regulations. Having joined the Building and Construction Authority in 2012 after serving a brief stint as a Senior Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Manager in the private sector, he assumes regulatory role by enforcing the Amusement Rides Safety Act.

Er. Lee obtained his Professional Engineer status in 2012 under the new Professional Engineer registration framework since 2006. He had passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examinations, the Practice of Professional Engineering Examinations and the Professional Engineers Board interview panel all in one sitting. He subsequently obtained his Specialist Professional Engineer status in Amusement Rides Engineering in 2013.

As an MOM Authorised Examiner in lifting equipment, Er. Lee’s interest lies in lifting and hoisting operations as well as WSH risk management. He previously conducts presentations to the industry on WSH matters and currently conducts in- house training courses in WSH. Er. Lee is a member of the Working Group for SS595, Singapore Standard for Steel Wire Ropes for hoisting (formerly known as CP 35 and SS297) and for Singapore Standard SS343, Specifications for Lifting Gears.

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  Important Notes

  • This is a blended course comprising 3 hours of zoom session and 7 hours of physical course at hotel.
  • This course is UTAP Supported
  • All Attendees must be fully vaccinated in order to attend the physical course at hotel. There will be no refunds of any course fees should the attendee be denied entry to the hotel due to incomplete vaccination statusIt is recommended that participants join the course on a 12-inch or larger screen in order
    to view clearly the text and photos in the presentation materials.

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Union Training Assistance Programme(UTAP) - Supported

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) -  TGS-2021005961


2 STU(Safety) & 6 STU(Structural) & 5 SDU - Confirmed

10 PDU(PE & CEng) - Confirmed

Coordinator    Karen Phua
Coordinator Contact No.     6463 9211
Coordinator E-mail

1. Fee inclusive of GST, course materials & 2 Coffee Breaks & 1 Lunch at Cafe.                                                                    

3. Certificate of Attendance will be given to PAID participants with 100% attendance 

4. If payment via Cheque, should be made payable to :"IES Academy Pte Ltd" and mail to 80 Jurong East Street 21, #04-10, Devan Nair Institute For Employment and Employability, Singapore 609607

5. Hotel will be Orchard Hotel Singapore or Similar Class

6. Limited Seats Only - Please register early to avoid Disappointment  


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