Building Fire Safety Awareness

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Short Course / 2 days/ TGS-2019507837

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Learn fire code to ensure fire proof your buildings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have an overview and good understanding of the fire safety act, fire safety legislation & regulations and fire safety provisions in institutional and industrial buildings.
  • Be able to apply what is taught for building works that require fire safety plan submission.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: TBC

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Course Outline

1. Overview of Fire Safety Act
2. FSSD’s procedure (Plan Approval, Licensing and Enforcement)
2. Relevant codes of practice (fire safety related)
3. Means of escape
4. Elements of fire resistance period for structures, compartmentation and etc.
5. Fire alarm system
6. Sprinkler system, Gas Suppression System
7. FCC, fire lift and voice communication system
8. Electrical supply
9. Mechanical ventilation and smoke control system
10. Fire Safety report

Trainer's Profile

Loh Eng Choon

Loh Eng Choon, has more than 20 years of experience in operational and policy work in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). In the area of fire safety and enforcement, he was responsible for formulating policy to introduce good practices in fire safety and enforcement in Singapore. He is well versed in the Fire Safety Act and Regulation which is the pillar of fire safety in Singapore. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Fire Safety Manager Scheme, Company Emergency Response Team Scheme, Licensing of Petroleum and Flammable Materials, Jurong Island contingency planning, and audit of high-risk installations.

Loh Eng Choon holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and Council Member in the Association. He has devoted his life towards the improvement of fire-life safety in the high-risk industries and areas of public interests. He is also adjunct lecturer in several well-known institutions like University of Social Science, BCA Academy and Ngee Ann Polytechnics and the ITE College.


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Participants who are certified Fire Safety Managers will be awarded 5 CPD points and Safety Officers registered with SISO will be awarded 15 SDU points.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 12 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced Training Support
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees after GST$695.50
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$208.65
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$78.65
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$78.65
Others (and Repeat Students)$695.50