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Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health

Workplace Safety & Health

Event code: 76A68

INTRODUCTION

Under the legal framework of Workplace Safety and Health (WSH), a WSH Officer is required to be appointed for a construction project with a contract sum of $10 million or more. The Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health (SDipWSH) is one of the qualifications recognised for the registration of a WSH Officer by the Ministry of Manpower. This course will also prepare the participants to take up employment as other WSH professionals such as WSH Managers, WSH Advisors, WSH Specialists, etc. The course contents have been developed to suit personnel who wish to work in the construction industry.

 

OBJECTIVE

The objectives of the Specialist Diploma in WSH are:

- to provide participants an in-depth knowledge of WSH competencies under the WSH Qualifications framework; and

- to provide participants an in-depth knowledge of WSH competencies under the WSH Qualifications framework; and

- to prepare participants to be competent WSH Officers for the construction industry

- to prepare participants to be competent WSH Officers for the construction industry

 

CONTENTS

This course consists of 16 Competency Units (CUs), of which 13 are Core Units and 3 are Elective Units. The details of the CUs are given below:

 

CORE CUs

1. Establish WSH policy and Advise on WSH Legal Compliance Issues

2. Design and Implement Behavioural Safety Programme

3. Establish and Review Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

4. Establish and Manage Incident and

Accident Investigation and Analysis Processes

5. Manage Internal WSH Audit System

6. Identify WSH Hazards and Assess WSH risks

7. Recommend WSH Control Measures

8. Manage WSH Risks

9. Develop a WSH Culture

10. Establish Measurement and Monitoring of WSH performance

11. Compose Technical Report

12. Develop a WSH Management System

13. Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement

ELECTIVE CUs

14. Manage WSH in Construction Industry

15. Manage Financial Resources for WSH

16. Prepare and Facilitate Classroom Training (T&D framework)

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is meant for personnel who aspire to be WSH Officers or other WSH professions such as WSH Managers, WSH Advisors, WSH Specialists, EHS or HSE Engineer or equivalent.

 

DETAILS

9th Intake: Oct 2019

(Registration is open. Course commencement is subjected to minimum class size)

Duration: 10 Months

Frequency: 3 weekday evenings

Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Venue: BCA Academy

Fees* (incl. of GST):
S$7,770 (without Funding)
S$4,130.12* (with SDF Subsidy)
S$1,225.47* (with Enhanced Funding for SME)
S$1,234.47# (with Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Self sponsored applicant)
 
 
*Skills Development Fund (SDF) is available for this course. Prior to the registration, company is required to enroll their staff (Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident) through SSG's SkillsConnect system at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg. Eligible applicants pay the remaining fee (after deducting SDF Funding) and GST.

#Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
- Eligible for Singaporean aged 40 and above only
- Individual applicant shall submit completed application form, last 3 months' pay slips, and payment together with NRIC for verification at BCA Academy.

Funded portion of the course fee shall be paid to BCA in any of the following circumstances:
1) SSG does not approve the funding application.
2) SSG revokes the funding for whatever reason.
3) The participant does not fulfil minimum 75% attendance and/or fail any of the assessment components (e.g. written test, assignment, case study, etc) in any competency unit.
4) The participant breaches any of the terms and conditions of the course or funding grant.


This course is conducted in English.
 

REGISTRATION

Placement will subject to meeting entry requirements and on first-come-first-serve basis.

Those who are not placed in this run will be kept in the waiting list and will be considered for subsequent runs.

 

Download Brochure & Application Form Here
 
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting and signing this application form, the company and individual applicant agree to the following:
a.  The company and individual applicant has read and understood the terms of the brochure (if available) and the application form.
b.  The company and individual applicant warrant that the particulars given in the application form are accurate.
c.  The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) can disclose to other government agencies any information relating to this application.
d.  Payment for the course must be made before the course commencement date.
e.  Any Direct Debit and Direct Credit Authorisation for GIRO applications previously signed and passed to BCA will apply to payments made under this course.
f.   BCA Academy reserves the right to accept or reject the application for whatever reason.
g.  BCA Academy shall at its discretion allocate a space to the registered applicant, based on availability.
h.  BCA Academy reserves the right to amend any details relating to the course, revise the course fees without prior notice, cancel or postpone the course.
i.   Request for withdrawal or replacement must be made in writing. Requests are subject to approval by BCA Academy:
-    Written request for replacement must reach BCA Academy at least 3 working days before the course commencement date. There will be no additional charges for suitable replacement.
-    Written request for withdrawal that reaches BCA Academy
•    At least 2 weeks before the course commencement date: 10% administration fee is payable.
•    Less than 2 weeks but more than 3 working days before the course commencement date: 25% administration fee is payable.
•    3 working days or less before the course commencement date: There will be no refund of course fee.
j.   Request for postponement of participation in the course must be made in writing.
-    Written request for postponement that reaches BCA Academy
•    At least 2 weeks before the course commencement date: 10% administration fee is payable.
•    Less than 2 weeks but more than 3 working days before the course commencement date: 25% administration fee is payable.
•    3 working days or less before the course commencement date: There will be no postponement granted. There will also be no refund of course fees even if the applicant is not able to attend the course.
k.  The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points indicated for any course offered by BCA Academy is subject to change and final approval by the relevant professional accreditation bodies.
l.   Funding and subsidies offered by BCA / BCA Academy or third party organisations for the courses are subject to approval. The company must make the application for funding and subsidies. Neither BCA nor BCA Academy is to be held liable and the company agrees to pay BCA the applicable funding amount if funding and subsidies are either granted at a reduced amount, not granted at all or if funding is revoked, for whatever reason.
m. All information, materials, services, intellectual property and other property and rights provided by BCA and BCA Academy during the course are provided on an “as is” basis. BCA and BCA Academy makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to any matter, and all such warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly disclaimed.
n.  The materials supplied to the company and individual applicant for the course (“Materials”) are for their personal reference only and the company and individual applicant is not supposed to otherwise use the Materials. The company and individual applicant shall defend and indemnify BCA and BCA Academy and its officers, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, damage, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) imposed upon BCA and BCA Academy in connection with any claim arising out of the company and individual applicant’s use of the Materials.

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