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Workplace Safety and Health Act and Risk Management Regulations


Risk Management is a key component of the new safety and health management framework underpinned by the new Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSH Act). The WSH Act aims to reduce risks at source by making stakeholders accountable formanaging the risks they create. MOM has announced the extension of the WSH Act to ALL WORKPLACES by September 2011.

These requirements are enshrined in the WSH (Risk Management) Regulations, which came into operation 1 September 2006.

Every workplace, including factories, should conduct risk assessments for all routine and non-routine work undertaken.

** NEW **

As part of its efforts to improve the WSH management of workplaces, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council had announced a fresh top-up to the Risk Management Assistance Fund (RMAF) during the bizSAFE Convention 2011 in January to help SMEs build Risk Management capabilities.

For more details, please click here.

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bizSAFE Program by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council


The key principles of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act are to reduce risks at source, increase industry stakeholders’ ownership and focus on achieving good WSH outcomes and systems rather than complying with prescriptive requirements.

bizSAFE is a five-step programme to assist SMEs build up their WSH capabilities in order to achieve quantum improvements in safety and health standards at the workplace. SMEs are guided through a journey, starting from top management demonstrating their commitment towards WSH, to acquiring risk management capabilities and implementing a WSH Management System. In the process, participating SMEs gain recognition and benefits of having a comprehensive WSH system in place.

1. bizSAFE Level 1
Demonstrate top management committment by attending a bizSAFE Workshop for CEOs / Top Management (half day).

For course details and registration, please click here.

2. bizSAFE Level 2
Acquire Risk Management capability by nominating a Risk Management (RM) Champion to attend and complete a bizSAFE course on Risk Management (2 full days).

For course details and registration, please click here.

3. bizSAFE Level 3
Implement Risk Management and have it assessed by an approved independent MOM WSH Auditor. Subject to the auditors report that the enterprise has met the requirements of the WSH (RM) Regulations, the enterprise may then be recognised as bizSAFE Level 3.

4. bizSAFE Level 4
Acquire capability in managing WSH systematically by selecting a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Programme Lead to attend the bizSAFE course on WSHMS (4 full days).

For course details and registration, please click here.

5. bizSAFE Level 5 (STAR)
Deliver excellence in WSH Management System through achieving SS 506 / OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.


Benefits of bizSAFE


Companies in the bizSAFE community are listed on the WSH Councils website and can proudly display the bizSAFE logo on their business collaterals (such as letterheads. name cards etc) as a reflection of their commitment to safety.

In addition, a company enjoys other business privileges and advantages offered by bizSAFE partners that include various government agencies, financial institutions, insurers, big corporations and suppliers.

bizSAFE allows SMEs to be able to meet contractual requirements by bizSAFE partners, which include major shipyards, large construction companies and developers, as well as town councils and government agencies. These partners require their SME contractors to meet at least bizSAFE Level 3 before being considered for contracts.

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How can Avanta Global help you?


As an MOM Approved Risk Consultant (ARC), Approved WSH Auditing Organisation, Accredited Training Provider; and an Approved bizSAFE Service Provider by WSH Council, Avanta Global can provide consultancy and training to your organisation in achieving Risk Management (bizSAFE Level 3) or WSH Management System (bizSAFE Level STAR), or auditing services to assess your Risk Management implementation.

We also assist companies in applying for relevant government funding and subsidies to help cover their costs.


Avanta Global bizSAFE Starter Kit


Courses *

No. of Pax

Package Price
(GST inclusive)

Workshop for CEO / Top Management
(bizSAFE Level 1)

1

S$700 ^

WSQ Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan
(bizSAFE Level 2)

1

Occupational First Aid Course (OFAC)

1

Consultancy on Risk Management and
bizSAFE Level 3

10% Discount
(Limited Time Offer**)


* Courses to be completed by 31 Oct 2014

  ^ Price is before any eligible funding
           ** Valid till 30 Nov 2014

       Other terms & conditions apply.


To sign up, please quote Avanta Global bizSAFE Starter Kit and email to enquiry@avanta.com.sg or call +65 6295 2112.

For more enquiries, please email to enquiry@avanta.com.sg or call +65 6295 2112.