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1. About 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

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 Level 1 Workshop for CEOs / Top Management
Duration 3 hours
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 Participants 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 by completing the application form. Once we approve your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level 1 e-Certificate and your company’s details will be updated on the bizSAFE Marketplace.

bizSAFE Certificate Validity

Your company’s bizSAFE Level 1 certificate is valid for 6 months from the approval date. If the top management changes or leaves your company, the newly appointed top management must attend the course or workshop as soon as possible to maintain your company’s bizSAFE status. You cannot renew your company’s bizSAFE Level 1 status 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:
  • bizSAFE Level 2 RM Course after 2007;
  • Statement of Attainment for the “Develop Risk Management Implementation Plan” course;
  • Statement of Attainment for the “Workplace Safety and Health Control Measures” course;
  • WSH-related qualifications that meet the requirement to apply as a registered WSH Officer ; or
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer Licence.
Course details  
Name
  • Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Develop Risk Management Implementation Plan course; or
  • Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Workplace Safety and Health Control Measures course
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 by completing the application form. Once we approve your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level 2 e-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 from approval date. 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 from approval date, 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.
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.
 

How to Apply for bizSAFE Level 3

You may apply for bizSAFE Level 3 by completing the application form. Once we approve your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level 3 e-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 from the approval date.
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
  • Statement of Attainment for “WSQ Workplace Safety and Health System Management” course
  • WSH-related qualifications that meet the requirement to apply as a registered WSH Officer
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer Licence
  Course details  
Name
  • Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Develop a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Implementation Plan course; or
  • Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Workplace Safety and Health Management course
Duration 4 days
Who should attend Supervisors and above
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 by completing the application form. Once we approve your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level 4 e-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 from approval date, 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
  • WSH-related qualifications that meet the requirement to apply as a registered WSH Officer; or
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer Licence
Valid for 3 years approval date, 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

Requirement before 1 April 2021 Your company must have one of the following:
  • An accredited SS506 certificate, ISO 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: With effect from 1 April 2021, your company must submit one of the following certifications with a Risk Management Audit Report:
  • SS506 Part 1; or
  • SS506 Part 3 / SS651; or
  • ISO 45001 accredited by Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC); or
  • ISO 45001 accreditation body recognised under Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council will not accept OHSAS 18001 and non-accredited ISO 45001 certification that are approved after 31 March 2021.

How to Apply for bizSAFE STAR

You may apply for bizSAFE STAR by completing the application form. Once we approve your application, you will receive your company’s bizSAFE Level STAR e-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 WSHMS certificate expires. You can renew your company’s bizSAFE status two months before it expires.