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bizSAFE is aSingapore nationally recognised program to build employers and company capabilities. Bizsafe program is designed to help companies build workplace safety and health capabilities. The Bizsafe programme includes SGSecure elements to help companies to put in place measures to manage potential terror threats.

Though the structured 5 Step Bizsafe programme, company/ companies may apply for a level directly as long as it meets the level's requirements. Example Bizsafe Level 1 after the CEO or senior management have attended the Bizsafe CEO workshop. Or Bizsafe Level 2 after employees have attended the Risk Management course.

If you need help to kickstart workplace safety and health (WSH) in your company, you may consider applying for StartSAFE. Please note that this programme is on a first come, first served basis.

Bizsafe helps with meeting regulatory requirements such as Risk Management Regulations.

All workplaces must conduct risk assessments for all work activities and processes under WSH (Risk Management) Regulations. These risk assessments must be reviewed as and when the work activities change or every 3 years, by law.

bizSAFE Level 3 and above recognises that your company has put in place systems to manage workplace risks and complies with WSH (Risk Management) Regulations. To achieve this, you must engage an approved and independent auditor to assess the implementation of risk management in your workplace.

Certain tenders and certain clients would want vendors, suppliers or subcontractors to have a level of Bizsafe certification.

Bizsafe helps with branding and showing clients and the community that your company has achieved a certain level of professionalism and accreditation.

Bizsafe Levels

Bizsafe Level 1 bizSAFE Level 1 recognises that your company is aware of its legal obligations under the WSH Act, and is able to develop a WSH policy.

Your company's top management must obtain a Certificate of Attendance by attending one of the following:

A half-day bizSAFE workshop; or an e-learning course

The course that your management must attend is called bizSAFE Level 1 Workshop for CEOs / Top Management

Its for 3 hours and should be attended by Managing Director (MD), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director or General Manager (GM).

They will learn

What are their legal obligations under the WSH Act.

How to develop a WSH policy. What they will receive

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

After attending the course you can apply for bizSAFE Level 1 by completing the application form. Once WSHC approves your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level 1 e-Certificate and your company's details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity Your company’s bizSAFE Level 1 certificate is valid for 6 months from the approval date.

If the top management changes or leaves your company, the newly appointed top management must attend the course or workshop as soon as possible to maintain your company's bizSAFE status. You cannot renew your company's bizSAFE Level 1 status once it expires.

Bizsafe Level 2

bizSAFE Level 2 recognises that your company has a trained Risk Management (RM) Champion that knows how to facilitate and mobilise relevant employees in:

Developing a risk management plan; and Conducting a risk assessment.

Your company must have one of the following:

bizSAFE Level 2 RM Course after 2007; Statement of Attainment for the "Develop Risk Management Implementation Plan" course; Statement of Attainment for the "Workplace Safety and Health Control Measures" course; WSH-related qualifications that meet the requirement to apply as a registered WSH Officer ; or Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer Licence. Course details

You can send your staff to attend the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Develop Risk Management Implementation Plan course; or Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Workplace Safety and Health Control Measures course

It lasts 2 days and should be attended by Supervisors and above

Topics covered

What are the legal requirements under WSH (Risk Management) Regulations.

How to develop a Risk Management plan. How to conduct a Risk Assessment. What they will receive

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.

You may apply for bizSAFE Level 2 by completing the application form. Once WSHC approves your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level 2 e-Certificate and your company's details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity You cannot renew your company's bizSAFE Level 2 status once it expires.

Bizsafe Level 3

bizSAFE Level 3 recognises that your company has conducted risk assessments for every work activity and process in your workplace, in compliance with the requirements in the WSH (Risk Management) Regulations.

Your company must have one of the following:

Risk Management Audit Report (See audit details below); Singapore Contractors Association Ltd's (SCAL's) Singapore List of Trade Subcontractors (SLOTS) certificate; or Joint Commission International (JCI) certificate.

After you have received your Bizsafe Level 3, do find out how you can get your Bizsafe Level 4 (course) and Bizsafe Star accreditations


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