Micro-learning for the Construction Safety Orientation Course

13 Jul 2023 Announcements

Workers will be able to better manage their own safety, and that of their colleagues, if they engage in continuous learning on the latest WSH know-how and lessons from recent fatal incidents. 

As announced in May 2023, the Ministry of Manpower and WSH Council will enable continuous WSH learning among workers, starting with construction, through a new online micro-learning component to the Construction Safety Orientation course (CSOC).

The micro-learning modules will refresh workers’ WSH knowledge on conducting high-risk work activities safely, such as work at height, and working around vehicles and machinery.  The micro-learning will also offer learnings from recent cases to better prevent accidents. 

It is delivered online in bite-sized modules in workers’ native languages, so workers can access the learning at their convenience, without having to go to a physical training centre.  

From January 2024, the CSOC recertification assessment will include questions from the micro-learning topics.  Workers that fail the recertification assessment will be required to complete the CSOC and micro-learning before trying the recertification again. 

We strongly encourage construction companies to register their workers for the micro-learning, to better equip them to be safe, and to prepare them for their recertification assessment. 

Construction companies can register their workers for the pilot run of the WSH micro-learning by NTUC Learning Hub or SCAL Academy from 14 July onwards.   

Refer to the FAQs on WSH Microlearning Programme for more information.