Stay Relevant: 3 Essential WSH Courses for Safety Coordinators
31 Dec 2018Posted in ⟨For Business Leaders⟩
What’s the most important thing to know about when working in the construction and shipping industries? Safety.
According to Channel News Asia, almost 50 lives were lost in workplace accidents in 2016, which is an increase in the overall workplace fatality rate since 2014. Of these, 7 in 10 were due to “lapses in planning and execution of work activities,” while 9 in 10 occurred because workers adopted “wrong or unsafe behaviour.”
When it comes to creating a safe workplace, prevention is the key. Whether you are an employer or an employee, a Safety Coordinator Course will empower you to enhance the safety, health and wellbeing of your team. In addition, WSH accreditation will bolster your career opportunities as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) rolls out WSH 2018 Plus – a national plan to keep workplace fatalities to a minimum.
Appointed by MOM as the Accredited Training Provider for Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) programmes, NTUC LearningHub offers a whole range of SkillsFuture-accredited safety courses in Singapore. Here are 3 essentials courses to get you started.
1. Supervise Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant
Perfect for safety supervisors, engineers, managers, technicians, operators, rescue personnel and safety personnel, this course will enable you to supervise workplace safety and health in a process plant.
Key topics include:
Complying with workplace safety and health legislations, guidelines and code of practice
Providing inputs for risk assessment
Identifying hazards and control measures
Complying with safety and health management system
For a limited amount of time, you can study this course along with Managing Work-At-Heights (MWAH) for as little as $115.98 after applying your SkillsFuture credit (applicable for Singaporeans aged 40 and above)
Need to learn how to operate a forklift? Then look no further!
Delivered over a spread of either 3 or 5 days, this theoretical and practical course will teach you the skills and knowledge required to operate forklifts safely and proficiently according to industry standards.
Key topics include:
Preparing to carry out forklift operations
Carrying out forklift operations
Reinstating and handing over of forklifts
25.5 Hours (Inclusive of 30 mins of Theory Assessment & 45 min Practical assessment)
3. Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course
When it comes to construction sites, workplace errors can be particularly hazardous and costly to rectify. Thus, foremen, supervisors and safety coordinators must have a solid understanding of general worksite safety, accident and investigation procedures and preventive measures.
Through a series of lectures and case study discussions conducted in both English and Mandarin, this specialised course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to ensure that your team adheres to the industry’s safety regulations.
Key topics include:
Roles and duties of site personnel in Safety and Health
Safety planning and organisation
Overview of Workplace Safety and Health Legislations
WSH (construction) regulations
Work at height
Demolition, excavation and piling
Mechanical and electrical hazards
Fire prevention and control
Safety and health inspection
Overview of Safety and Health Management System
34 hours, including 4 hours of assessment
For a limited amount of time, you can study this course along with the Managing Work-At-Heights (MWAH) for as little as $100.09 after applying your SkillsFuture credit (applicable for Singaporeans aged 40 and above)
Everyone deserves to work in a safe environment and it is up to each one of us to help create that. Improve workplace safety standards while expanding your own career prospects by signing up for a course using your SkillsFuture Credit today!