Singapore launched the Code of Practice Chief Executives' and Board of Directors Workplace Safety and Health WSH Duties on September 19th 2022 at the WSH Conference. This was announced by the Minister of Manpower Ministry Dr Tan See Leng, The Code of Practice Chief Executives' and Board of Directors Workplace Safety and Health WSH Duties will be gazette in October 2022
The Code of Practice Chief Executives' and Board of Directors Workplace Safety and Health WSH Duties aims to provide clarity on and strengthen ownership of companies' Chief Executives' and Board of Directors (Company Directors) workplace safety and health roles and duties. Companies directors involved in executive decisions as well as activities on policy and decision making related to the business affairs of the company which are capable of affecting the company as a whole or a substantial part of it.
The Code of Practice talks about 3 key points
1) Fulfillment of WSH Act obligations
2) Relevance to all organisations
3) Calibration of measures in the Code of Practice
The Code of Practice Chief Executives' and Board of Directors Workplace Safety and Health WSH Duties also speaks about 4 main principles and their measures
Principle 1 -Ensure WSH is integrated into business decisions and have clarity of roles and responsibilities of Chief Executives' and individual members of the Board of Directors leading WSH
- Measure 1- Assign and document WSH roles and responsibilities of individual Company Directors
- Measure 2- Establish WSH policy, standards and strategic goals for the organisation.
Principle 2-Continuasly build a strong WSH culture, set the tone and demonstrate visible leadership in embodying and communicating highly effective WSH standards
Measure 3- Publish the organisations WSH commitment and review, endorse and track the organisations WSH targets and performance regularly
Measure 4- Set WSH as a regular agenda item in management/board meetings
Measure 5- Ensure sufficient resource allocation to WSH
Measure 6- Facilitate direct reporting of WSH issues to the Company Directors
Measure 7- Acquire WSH knowledge
Measure 8- Conduct engagements to understand processes, workers concerns and communicate the need to prioritise WSH
Measure 9- Set and demand effective WSH standards and performance from vendor and partners
Principle 3- Ensure that WSH management systems are highly effective and reviewed regularly
Measure 10- Ensure effectiveness of WSH management systems and maintain oversight of compliance with safe work procedures
Measure 11- Ensure suitable, adequate and timely risk assessment
Measure 12- Recognise and reward workers efforts toward achieving good WSH performance
Measure 13- Endorse immediate remedial/disciplinary actions to address workers repeated non-compliance with safe work procedures
Principle 4- Empower workers to actively engage in WSH
Measure 14- Ensure processes are in place for workers to receive information on WSH risks and safe work procedures in a timely manner
Measure 15- Set up reporting systems, encourage proactive reporting and ensure proper follow-up to address WSH issues
Measure 16- Commit resources and protected time for workers to undergo WSH training and refresher courses
Measure 17- Involve workers in the joint development and implementation of strategies/programmes to improve WSH
Companies can also send their staff for courses with us
Whether it is the Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants (Safety Orientation Course Oil Petrochemical)
AWSHPP Course Outline
AWSHPP Course Outline for the WDA WSQ Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants (AWSHPP ) are:
AWSHPP Identify the roles and responsibilities of an employee under WSH act
AWSHPP Identify and prevent fire and explosion hazards at workplace
AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures for material handling
AWSHPP Comply safety work practices and control measures for mechanical and electrical works
AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working on Specialized Operations
AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working at heights
AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working in a confined space
or the Perform Work in Confined Space Operations (Safety Orientation Course Manhole)
Course Outline for Perform Work in Confined Space Operations
for the SSG WSQ Perform Work in Confined Space Operation are
PWICSO Identify duties and responsibilities of all personnel involved in confined space work under the WSH Legislations and Code of Practice.
PWICSO Identify confined space hazards
PWICSO Use Gas Detection Instruments for atmospheric monitoring
PWICSO Comply with Permit-to-Work system and safe work procedures when working in confined space
PWICSO Participate in an Emergency for confined space
Or for the Safety Professionals, the NEBOSH IGC qualifications
There is a new NEBOSH IGC Open Book exam coming up on 2nd November 2022. Do join us. Do sign up for the NEBOSH IGC Open Book Exam by 30th September 2022.
NEBOSH has introduced open book exams for both the NEBOSH International General Certificates – unit IG1/IGC1. This replaces in-person closed book exams and enables learners to sit their NEBOSH assessment in their own home or another safe and suitable location.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate Assessment is a two-step process (ie has 2 papers)
IG1 (with the open book exam) and
IG2 (practical risk assessment).
You need to pass both assessments to achieve your NEBOSH International General Certificate.
Let us know how we can assist you in your safety training.