(Previously known as Supervision Of Metal Scaffold Erection Course – SMSE)

Legal Requirement

Under the WSH Act 2006, (Scaffolds), it is mandatory for all persons who want to be a scaffold supervisor to undergo training approved by the Commissioner for Workplace Safety & Health from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

For Whom

This course is designed for:

  • All Metal Scaffold Erectors who want to be Metal Scaffold Supervisors .
  • All workers involved in supervising scaffold erection and dismantling work activities in construction and other industries.

Assumed Attitude, Skills and Knowledge / Entry Requirement

  • Physically fit and above 18 years of age.
  • Comprehend the language in which the course is conducted
  • Successfully completed the Metal Scaffold Erection Course..

Course Overview

Upon completion of the course, trainees will be able to identify and clearly explain the following:

  • Material requirements for scaffolding.
  • Safety in erection and dismantling of scaffold including hazard identification and risk assessment.
  • The WSH Act 2006 (Scaffolds).
  • Prepare and implement the scaffold inspection checklist.
  • Requirements, purposes and key points for consideration when selecting different types of scaffolds.

Course Content

  • SMSE 01: Type of scaffold systems and their Characteristics
  • SMSE 01: Criteria for selection of scaffolds
  • SMSE 01: Terminology used in scaffolds as well as its components and materials
  • SMSE 01: Tools, equipment and personal protective equipment used in scaffold activities
  • SMSE 01: Material requirement for scaffolds
  • SMSE 01: Work platform requirement for scaffolds
  • SMSE 01: Independent tied scaffold
  • SMSE 01: Frame scaffold- Characteristics and material requirement
  • SMSE 01: Material estimation
  • SMSE 01: Characteristics and types of birdcage scaffold
  • SMSE 01: Requirement of ties and brace
  • SMSE 01: Tower scaffold –Characteristics and types
  • SMSE 01: Modular scaffolds and the systems
  • SMSE 01: Characteristics of suspended scaffold
  • SMSE 01: Special scaffold and its types
  • SMSE 01: WSH (Scaffolds) Regulations for scaffold activities and relevant case studies on scaffold incidents
  • SMSE 01: Scaffold register and inspection checklists
  • SMSE 01: Factors affecting safety of scaffold structure

Course Duration: 75 hours, include 6 hours of assessment hours.

Medium of Instruction: English

Teaching Methodology:

  • Face to Face class room teaching.
  • The following blended learning methods are applied to maximize the learning outcome:
    • Login to the Eversafe Academy e-learning platform and self-study from anyplace.
      • Presentation slides
      • Watch the video
      • Self-assessment
    • Project work on own workplace and submit project report (part of assessment)

Learning Environment:   Our ergonomically designed class rooms are fully air-conditioned, equipped with white boards; audio/video equipment & free wi-fi

Qualification or experience of facilitators:

A facilitator and assessor of this course will possess the following:

  1. Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health.
  2. At least 5 years of relevant industry experience as a supervisor / foreman /safety personnel, of which:

Theory training:

Must be a registered WSH Officer with at least 2 year experience in scaffold erection work

Practical training:

At least 1 year experience in scaffold supervision work for registered WSH Officer and those with recognized Technical Diploma.

At least 5 years’ experience in scaffold supervision work for those who are not WSH Officer or those without recognized Technical diploma.

  1. Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) or Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE).
  2. Certificate in Supervision of Metal Scaffold Erection Course.

Key Person In charge : Monish V ( Administrative Manager)

Class Size: Maximum 25

Facilitator/Learner Ratio:

Theory Lesson = 1:12 max

Practical lesson= 1: 6 max

Theory Assessment = 1:12 max

Practical Assessment = 1:6 max (if exceeds 6 Learners, Assessor: Learner ratio is 2:12)

Course Attendance: 100% Attendance

Assessment Advice

2 hours of written test (WT) comprising 30 multiple choice questions (MCQ), fill in the blanks,

short/long questions and 4 hours of Practical Performance (PP). The passing mark for WT is 65% while for PP, learner will be assessed as Competent as C or Not yet Competent as NYC (100% to pass). The learner must pass BOTH parts of the Test in order to be issued with the certificate of successful completion and or safety pass/card. Failure to pass either of the tests shall render a “Fail” for WT and “Not Yet Competent” for PP outcome for the learner and he must then re-attempt the course and tests.

Course Fee exclusive of GST: S$740/-

Funding & Claims

  1. Skill future credit/funding available


  • Based on the successful completion of the course and assessment, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from the Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) and a Safety Pass from Eversafe Academy Pte. Ltd. will be awarded to the trainee.
  • E-cert available

Course Venue

  • 3 Soon Lee Street, #04-14/16&17, Pioneer Junction, Singapore-627606
  • 2, Joo Koon Road, Singapore-628966

Renewal Points for professionals

Not Available