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5th Dec-2012: MOM/WSHC Hosts ‘Working at Heights (WAH) Forum for Landscape Industry’

Speaking at the event Mr Rick Thomas, President of the Singapore Arboriculture Society said when presenting the topic “Salient Points when Engaging in Manual Tree Access” that “Workplace Safety and Health must be held and practiced as a core value in the Landscape/ tree industry”

The Forum, held at Singapore Republic Polytechnic Auditorium was attended by over 400 representatives from the Landscape and Horticulture industries

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Forum on Working at Heights in Landscape and Horticulture

Invitation to Forum on Working at Heights in Landscape and Horticulture

- For companies in the landscape and horticulture sector

- For organisations that engage landscape and horticulture services


Working at Heights (WAH) is a key priority area in Singapore's safety and health journey. Over the past five years, more than 100 have died due to such work. As of Oct this year, 12 workers died after falling from heights. More can and must be done to prevent such accidents.


The landscape and horticulture sector is no stranger to Working at Heights. Many of the sector's workers engaged in WAH daily, such as in tree pruning and vertical gardens maintenance. Based on the latest WSH Statistics Report, the sector has an accident frequency rate of 1.6 per million manhours worked, similar to the national average. Arising from that, almost 700 mandays were lost due to these work accidents. A number of these cases are a result of WAH activities. 

The WSH Council and MOM would like to urge companies in the landscape and horticulture sector to better manage risks involving working at heights, by implementing Fall Prevention Plans and training workers. Doing so ensures worker safety, prevents loss of productivity time, damages and loss of employee morale following work accidents.

At the forum, participants will learn more about their roles in the landscape value chain for WAH, be updated on the upcoming WAH regulations, and can observe demonstrations of fall restraint and arrest systems implemented for green roofs and/or vertical greenery.

The forum is conducted in English and is free of charge. Details of the forum are as follow: 

Date:     5 Dec 2012 (Wednesday)
Time:    2pm to 5pm (registration starts at 1:30pm)
Venue:  Republic Polytechnic Lecture Theatre W2
9 Woodlands Avenue 9
Singapore 738964 

For registration, please click HERE.
ISA Press media Release
STCC 2012 Results

Singapore Tree Climbing Championship 2012 Results

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2012 stcc - heats local


2012 stcc - heats open


Master Challenge:


master challege

Woman Result:


woman results

STCC 2012

Our registration for the Singapore Tree Climbing Championship is now open.

Date: 31th August 2012-  1st September 2012

Location: Bishan Park 2

Attached is the registration and the necessary forms for the events: Here

Kindly forward us the completed forms by 12th Aug 2012.Successful applicants will receive a link to make the payment online.

For 1st timer. (who have completed WSQ basic tree climbing course)

On the side we are organizing a climb session "Introduction to STCC" on the 26th Aug 2012 to climbers who might be interested to participate or come along to the events

We are going through 3 of the 5 events in  the STCC preliminary

FootLocking - showing the technique to ascend the tree using footlock.

Throw line  – the scoring system and effective ways to get your anchor points in the trees.

Work Climb - getting to the different parts of the tree and going through the stations.

Please drop us a mail if you are interested and  we will provide you with the details of the location.

For Volunteers,

We will need help to run the event smoothly- Judges and timer for the events.

If you have ever been a judge or timer at a comp WE NEED YOU,

We will appreciate any help that we can get.

Drop us a mail and we will get our person in charge of our volunteers to contact you.

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ITCC 2012

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International Tree Climbing Championship and Arbor Fair Watch the greatest climbers in the world as they compete in the International Tree Climbing Championship to earn the title of World Champion. Cheer on the representatives from your country or home region! 2012 ITCC DATES AND LOCATION Saturday, August 11: Masters' Challenge Qualifying Events - Laurelhurst Park, Portland, OR (US) Sunday, August 12: Masters' Challenge Finals –


2011 ITCC MASTERS' CHALLENGE RESULTS Men: 1st- Scott Forrest, New Zealand 2nd- Joe Harris, Australia 3rd- Jonathon Turnbull, UK/I 4th- Johan Gustavsson, Sweden 5th- Jared Abrojena, Western/NATCC Women: 1st- Chrissy Spence, New Zealand 2nd- Jessica Knott, Australia 3rd- Kiah Martin, Australia/Asia-Pacific

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