Training Providers Forum 2023
23 Feb 2023 Forum Past Event
20 Feb 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:MND Auditorium, MND Building
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At the annual WSH Training Providers’ Forum on 20 February 2023, more than 100 trainers and management, representing numerous WSH training organisations, were present and challenged to take ownership of their WSH training. They were also primed on the latest training landscape developments and resources.
Mr Silas Sng, Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health, highlighted in his opening address the important role of training providers. He emphasised the need for trainers to provide effective course delivery, laced with quality training to help workers gain a deeper understanding of WSH, and to apply their WSH knowledge at work to prevent worksite accidents.
Mr Sng mentioned that the 8th International Advisory Panel for WSH, in January 2023, recommended a more pervasive training culture, beyond the mandatory foundational WSH training, for workers. It also proposed for occupiers to introduce worksite specific training requirement and for workers to undergo continuous WSH learning, e.g. refresher training.
Mr Sng added that, amongst the initiatives to be introduced, following the extension of the Heightened Safety Period, was a mandatory half-day training for company top management. The Ministry of Manpower, together with the WSH Council, would introduce training in areas with foreseeable WSH lapses. One such example was the bizSAFE Service Provider Eco-System.
Aside from the Opening Address, other presentations during the Forum included (i) the Ministry of Manpower on combating fraudulent WSH training certifications; (ii) the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau on the importance of keeping corruption under control and the preventive measures against corruption; (iii) the Workplace Safety and Health Institute on technology solutions that may be implementable at workplaces to help improve WSH and its relevance to the different training programmes, and (iv) the Institute for Adult Learning on the importance of leveraging new learning pedagogy and innovations for better training delivery.
Read the Opening Address by Mr Silas Sng at the WSH Training Providers Forum 2023.
Read the 8th International Advisory Panel for WSH recommendations report.
Find out more about the Heightened Safety Period.