Forum on Codes of Practice for IHLs

17 Nov 2022 Forum Past Event

  • Date:

    17 Nov 2022

  • Time:

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location:

    NUS Alumni House
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The Higher Education and Research Working Group (HER WG) organised a forum on 17 November 2022 to discuss the “Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Chief Executives’ and Board of Directors’ WSH Duties” and the “Code of Practice for Sports Safety”. 

In the first segment of the forum, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council presented on the ACOP on Chief Executives’ and Board of Directors’ WSH Duties. This was followed by a panel discussion, which was moderated by Dr Peck Thian Guan, Chairman of HER WG. The panel members include: 

Mr Christopher Koh, General Manager of WSH Council 
Mr Mohamed Haniffa Ibrahim, Senior Assistant Director of Ministry of Manpower
Mr Tan Aik Nan, Deputy Director (Safety & Security) of Estate, Eco & Safety Office, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Mr Syam Kumar Prabhakaran, Head of Environment, Health & Safety, Singapore University of Technology and Design 
Mr Jong Teck Keong, Deputy Director of Office of Safety, Facilities & Administration, A*STAR

The HER WG representatives shared their views on how the new ACOP can help safety professionals at the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and research agencies to better position the importance of WSH. A representative from Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (SingHealth) concluded the discussion with a reminder that the 17 ACOP elements should not be viewed as a prescriptive checklist, but as a guide for institutions to adopt and apply appropriate elements.   

The forum also saw a panel discussion on the six classifications of sport injuries, which was moderated by Professor Ho Han Kiat, Dean of Students, NUS Office of Student Affairs. The panel members include:

Professor Swarup Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 
Ms Delphine Fong, Director of Sports Safety, Sport Singapore
Mr Raymond Cheong, Programme Chair (Work Learn Programme) of School of Sports, Health & Leisure, Republic Polytechnic

There was a good exchange of ideas and information between the panel members and the audience during both segments of the forum, which was held at the NUS Alumni House.  The forum was attended by 70 IHL and research institution representatives.