bizSAFE

Programme Overview

bizSAFE is a nationally recognised capability building programme designed to help companies build workplace safety and health capabilities. The programme includes SGSecure (PDF) elements to help companies to put in place measures to manage potential terror threats.

Though it is structured as a 5-step programme, your company may apply for a level directly as long as it meets the level's requirements.

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.

Benefits

 

Comply with 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.

Please refer to bizSAFE Level 3 for more information.

Increase Business Competitive Edge

As safety and health incidents cause delays and financial losses, many clients prefer to work with companies that have sound WSH systems and practices. Having a bizSAFE certificate will help you to expand your business opportunities as it is often a key requirement for contracts and tenders.

Gain Better Corporate Branding

Many companies pride themselves on their reputation and ability to deliver quality products and services. However, if this is done at the expense of employees and causes harm to them, this can seriously damage the company's corporate image.

bizSAFE can help to assure your clients that your company's products and services are delivered by employees who work in a safe and healthy environment, and improve your company's corporate branding.

Create a Safer and Healthier Workplace for Employees

Safety and health are considered basic needs. Failing to provide basic needs can drive prospective and current employees to other employers. As bizSAFE recognises your company's commitment to safety and health, you can use it to retain your talents and position your company as an employer of choice.

Enjoy Free Advertising of Services

The bizSAFE Marketplace provides free advertising for all bizSAFE companies. Once your company receives a bizSAFE certificate, your company and its services will be listed on the marketplace where you can connect with like-minded clients and partners.

Leverage Free Onsite WSH Assistance Programmes

Name of programme

WSH Assistance Visits

Who qualifies

Companies with a valid status of bizSAFE Level 3 and above

Cost

Free

Duration

3 hours

Benefits

You will receive professional advice and hands-on guidance on how to:

  • Improve WSH lapses;
  • Improve at least 1 risk assessment; and
  • Implement Safe Management Measures (SMM).

You will also receive a WSH report that includes Total WSH recommendations on how to improve your employees' safety and health.

Details

As part of the visit, certified WSH professionals will visit your workplace to:

  • Advise on your WSH concerns;
  • Share SMM at Workplaces;
  • Refresh training on risk management (RM) and risk assessments;
  • Introduce the Total WSH approach as part of RM;
  • Guide you through a Total WSH Assessment;
  • Conduct a walk-through assessment to identify WSH lapses; and
  • Guide you in the improvement of at least one risk assessment and recommend control measures.

How to apply

Download WSH Assistance Visit application form and email to wshav@ardentsafe.com with the subject title “Register for WSH Assistance Visits 2020”.  Our appointed contractor will contact you to arrange the onsite visit within 2 weeks.

Appointed Contractor(s)

Ardent Safety Consultancy

Go on Free Learning Journeys

Name of learning journey

WSH Learning Journey

Who qualifies

Companies with a valid status of bizSAFE Level 3 and above

Cost

Free

Duration

To be advised

Benefits

  • Visit companies with exemplary WSH standards to learn how you can improve your work processes.
  • Improve WSH competencies in your company.
  • Improve work efficiency in the workplace.
  • Strengthen WSH ownership amongst your employees.
  • Network with like-minded WSH professionals for inter-organisation learning.

How to apply

To be advised

Receive Special Invites to Conventions and Forums

bizSAFE companies will receive special invites to our bizSAFE Convention and industry forums.

The annual bizSAFE Convention celebrates the achievements of the bizSAFE community through the bizSAFE awards. It also provides non-bizSAFE companies with the opportunity to understand the benefits of integrating bizSAFE into their business model.

At industry forums, you will learn how to improve your WSH standards and business performance from sessions led by industry experts. Participants may also earn professional points where relevant.

bizSAFE Levels

bizSAFE Level 1

Why You Should Apply

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.

How to Qualify

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

Workshop or course details

 

Name

bizSAFE Workshop for CEOs / Top Management

Duration

Up to half a day

Who should attend

Managing Director (MD), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director or General Manager (GM).

What 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.

How to apply

To schedule a workshop or course that suits your convenience, please contact our Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) directly.

Notes

Attendees can use the Certificate of Attendance to apply for bizSAFE Level 1 if they work for other companies, or join another company.

 

How to Apply for bizSAFE Level 1

You may apply for bizSAFE Level 1. Once we approve your application, you will receive a soft copy of your company's bizSAFE Level 1 Certificate and your company's details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity

Your bizSAFE Level 1 certificate is valid for 6 months, as long as the person attending the workshop does not change or leave your company.

If the person changes or leaves your company, the newly appointed staff must attend the course or workshop as soon as possible to maintain your company's bizSAFE status.

You cannot renew your company's bizSAFE certificate once it expires.

bizSAFE Level 2

Why You Should Apply

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.

How to Qualify

Your company must have one of the following:

  • Statement of Attainment for the "WSQ Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan" course;
  • Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health Certificate; or
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer Licence.

Course details

 

Name

WSQ Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan

Duration

2 days

Who should attend

Supervisors and above

What they will learn

What they will receive

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.

How to apply

To schedule a course that suits your convenience, please contact our Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) directly.

Notes

  • You may be eligible for up to 90% subsidies for bizSAFE level 2 and 4 courses. Please contact our ATO directly to check whether you are eligible for subsidies.
  • If you have attended this course in your previous job, you can use this course's Statement of Attainment to apply for bizSAFE if you are the RM Champion for your current company.

 

How to Apply for bizSAFE Level 2

You may apply for bizSAFE Level 2. Once we approve your application, you will receive a soft copy of your company's bizSAFE Level 2 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.

 

If you apply using...

The bizSAFE certificate is...

A Statement of Attainment for the Level 2 Course

Valid for 6 months, as long as the RM Champion attending the course does not change.

If the RM Champion changes or leaves your company, the newly appointed champion must attend the course as soon as possible to maintain your company's bizSAFE status.

A Specialist Diploma or WSH Officer Licence

Valid for 6 months, as long as the diploma holder or WSH officer does not change.

bizSAFE Level 3

Why You Should Apply

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.

How to Qualify

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.

Audit details

 

Name

Risk Management Audit

Duration

Ranges from half a day to 2 days

What is required

Full implementation of your organisation's Risk Management (RM) plan

What you will receive

A Risk Management Audit Report

How to engage an auditor

Please refer to the Singapore Accreditation Council's list of Approved Auditing Organisations (AAO) for bizSAFE to contact the auditors directly.

Notes

  • To avoid conflict of interest, your consultancy organisation and auditing organisation must be separate and independent. Applications will be rejected if both the consultancy organisation and auditing organisation are from the same company, or if the consultancy and auditing is arranged as a package.
  • You do not need to inform the WSH Council if you revise your Risk Assessment (RA). You only need to provide the latest RA when you renew your bizSAFE status.

 

How to Apply for bizSAFE Level 3

You may apply for bizSAFE Level 3. Once we approve your application, you will receive a soft copy of your company's bizSAFE Level 3 Certificate and your company's details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity

You can renew your company's bizSAFE Level 3 status two months before it expires.

 

If you apply using...

The bizSAFE certificate is...

A Risk Management Audit Report

Valid for 3 years.

A SCAL's SLOTS or JCI certificate

Based on the expiry date of your SCAL's SLOTS or JCI certificate.

bizSAFE Level 4

Why You Should Apply

bizSAFE Level 4 recognises that your WSHMS Champion knows how to implement a robust Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS).

How to Qualify

Your company must meet one Level 3 requirement and one Level 4 requirement.

 

Level 3 requirement

Level 4 requirement

  • Risk Management Audit Report (See bizSAFE Level 3)
  • Singapore Contractors Association Ltd's (SCAL's) Singapore List of Trade Subcontractors (SLOTS) certificate
  • Joint Commission International (JCI) certificate
  • Statement of Attainment for "WSQ Develop a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Implementation Plan" course
  • Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health Certificate
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer Licence

 


Course details

 

Name

WSQ Develop a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Implementation Plan

Duration

4 days

Who should attend

Your company's nominated WSHMS Champion

What they will learn

How to implement a robust WSHMS for your organisation.

What happens next

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.

How to apply

To schedule a course that suits your convenience, please contact our Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) directly.

Notes

  • You may be eligible for up to 90% subsidies for bizSAFE level 2 and 4 courses. Please contact our ATO directly to check whether you are eligible for subsidies.
  • If you have attended this course in your previous job, you can use this course's Statement of Attainment to apply for bizSAFE if you are the WSHMS Champion for your current company.

 

How to Apply for bizSAFE Level 4

You may apply for bizSAFE Level 4. Once we approve your application, you will receive a soft copy of your company's bizSAFE Level 4 Certificate and your company's details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity

You can renew your company's bizSAFE Level 4 status two months before it expires.

 

If you apply using...

The bizSAFE certificate is...

  • A Risk Management Audit Report; and
  • Statement of Attainment for Level 4 course.

Valid for 3 years, as long as the WSHMS Champion attending the course does not change.

If the WSHMS Champion changes or leaves your company, the newly appointed champion must attend the course as soon as possible to maintain your company's bizSAFE status.

  • Risk Management Audit Report; and
  • Specialist Diploma or WSH Officer Card.

Valid for3 years, as long as the diploma holder or WSH Officer does not change.

  • A SCAL's SLOTS or JCI certificate; and
  • Statement of Attainment for Level 4 Course, Specialist Diploma or WSH Officer Card

Based on the expiry date of your SCAL's SLOTS or JCI certificate.

bizSAFE STAR

Why You Should Apply

bizSAFE STAR recognises that your company's Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) identifies, manages and controls workplace risks or hazards in compliance with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act and international standards such as ISO 45001.

How to Qualify

Your company must have one of the following:

  • An accredited SS 506 certificateISO 45001 certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the Singapore Accreditation Council's (SAC) certification bodies; or
  • A non-SAC accredited ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001 certificate and a valid Risk Management Audit Report (See bizSAFE Level 3).

Note: ISO 45001 will replace SS 506 and OHSAS 18001 by 30 September 2021.

How to Apply for bizSAFE STAR

You may apply for bizSAFE STAR. Once we approve your application, you will receive a soft copy of your company's bizSAFE STAR Certificate and your company's details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity

Your bizSAFE STAR certificate is valid until your company's ISO 45001 certificate or equivalent certificate expires. You can renew your company's bizSAFE status two months before it expires.