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Updated: Sep 24

Its interesting that when people in Singapore say or think about Workplace Safety, they link it to the Ministry of Manpower. Sure the Ministry of Manpower has a part to play in Workplace Safety, but we need to also look at the Workplace Safety Health Council or the WSH Council


What or who is the Workplace Safety Health Council?

First of all Workplace Safety Health Council is not in conducting courses or training.

But rather the Workplace Safety Health Council WSH Council is a statutory body under the Ministry of Manpower that is supported by Tripartite Alliance Limited. The Workplace Safety Health Council WSH Council works closely with the industry, unions, professionals, trade associations and other government agencies to raise Workplace Safety WSH standards in Singapore.


The Workplace Safety Health Council's (WSH Council) main functions include:

Building industry capabilities to better manage Workplace Safety Health WSH (e.g. Resources, Programmes);

Promoting Workplace Safety and Health at work, and recognising companies with good Workplace Safety Health WSH records (e.g. Campaigns and Awards and Competitions);

and

Implementing acceptable Workplace Safety Health WSH practices to uphold Industry Standards (e.g. Codes of Practice, WSH Guidelines)


The Vision and Mission of the Workplace Safety Health Council WSH Council is

Vision: Healthy Workforce, Safe Workplace.

Mission: To build a healthy workforce and safe workplace by engaging communities to enhance capabilities and embrace best practices


What is Workplace Safety Health Councils (WSH Council) Vision Zero

Workplace Safety Health Council (WSH Council) believes that every company should embrace Vision Zero, the mindset that every accident is preventable. It is a mindset shift from fault-finding to one that focuses on finding solutions to prevent injuries and ill health. This can be achieved with the commitment of every stakeholder – employers, workers, unions and the government.


Workplace Safety Health 2028 (WSH 2028)

The Workplace Safety Health Council (WSH Council) supports the 2028 Tripartite Strategies Committee's strategies and recommendations to bring the workplace fatality rate below 1.0 per 100,000 workers by 2028.


Separately if you want to raise the Workplace Safety and Health knowledge and abilities of your workforce we have the following courses for you


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)


https://www.simplysafety.com.sg/apply-wsh-process-plant-awshpp


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)

https://www.simplysafety.com.sg/perform-work-in-confined-space


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

https://www.simplysafety.com.sg/nebosh-igc-new-syllabus


Let us know how we can assist you in your safety training.





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