General Information

1. Is Risk Management mandatory for office industries?

Risk Management is mandatory for all workplaces of various risk levels and industries in Singapore under Workplace Safety & Health Act (Risk Management) Regulations.

Companies are to appoint Risk Management leader(s) & Risk Assessment leader(s) to help in managing WSH risk. They must be competent for the task. Having attended a Risk Management course (bizSAFE Level 2 WSQ Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan Course) conducted by a MOM Approved Training Provider or equivalent is sufficient demonstration of the fact.

Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management (Second revision: 2015).

bizSAFE

1. What is bizSAFE?

bizSAFE is a five-step programme that assists companies to build up their WSH capabilities so that they can achieve quantum improvements in safety and health standards at the workplace.

2. Is it a mandatory for company to have bizSAFE?

bizSAFE is not a mandatory or a legal requirement but it is highly encouraged for companies to participate in bizSAFE. Your enterprise will not only benefit by acquiring WSH capabilities but also be able to implement RM or WSHMS at your workplace to better manage workplace safety.

3. What are the benefits of bizSAFE?

It creates a safer and healthier work environment for employees, increases business competitive edge, gains recognition by bizSAFE partners and industry. Company will also receive bizSAFE certificate for each level that you attain. You will also be able to apply the bizSAFE logo on your name card, letterhead and other collaterals.

4. Where to apply for the bizSAFE Recognition?

You can visit the Workplace Safety Health Council website, www.wshc.sg to apply.

On Training

C1. Registration

1. How do I register?

2. When will I receive the course confirmation email?

  1. Upon receipt of your course registration, an email confirming the course will be sent to the trainee (cc. to contact person) within one month before course commencement (with attached e-invoice for full fee option).
  2. (For nett fee option on bizSAFE Level 2 &/or Level 4 courses) Contact person is required to submit training grant application for their trainees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg within 30 days prior to the course start date.
  3. (For nett fee option on bizSAFE Level 2 &/or Level 4 courses) Once training grant is approved by SSG, a follow-up email with nett fee e-invoice will be sent to the contact person.
  4. Upon payment received, on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability of seats, a confirmation email will be sent to the trainee (cc. to contact person).

3. When will the participants receive their certificate?

  • SSG has rolled out Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) e-Certificate (e-Cert) system from 3 November 2014. This is an online system that issues electronic certificates to WSQ trainees who have successfully completed their training. It replaces the hardcopy certificate issuance process.
  • Trainees who are assessed as competent will receive notification via email and/or SMS from SSG to view and download their e-Certs in MySF Portal at www.myskillsfuture.sg 2 working days after our successful upload of the assessment results.
  • For non-WSQ courses, e-Certs will be emailed to the trainees upon successful completion of the course and payment received.

4. When will I be notified if there is any postponement/cancellation of course?

Our training department will inform the contact person / trainee latest 3 days before the course date if there is any postponement / cancellation.

C2. SSG Training Grant & Absentee Payroll (for bizSAFE Level 2 & Level 4 courses)

1. How much is the training grant & Absentee Payroll? (For bizSAFE Level 2)

Training Grant up to 95% funding and Absentee Payroll funding are available for employers who sponsor Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident trainees for this SSG-approved course. Please apply at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg (subject to SSG terms and conditions).

Original Course Fee Corporate Pricing Individual Pricing
Employees fully sponsored by employers Self sponsored individuals
SME Non-SME

SC/PR**

90%

SC only

95% WTS

SC/PR*

50%

SC only

95% WTS

SC ≥ 40 years only

SkillsFuture Funding

SC ≥ 21 years only

SkillsFuture Funding

SC ≥ 40 years only

SkillsFuture Funding

SC only

95% WTS

Course Fee per Trainee $380 $38 $19 $190 $19 $38 $190 $38 $19
  • All fees above are before GST of $26.60.
  • SC: Singapore Citizen; PR: Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • WTS: Workfare Training Support. All WSQ courses are supported under the WTS scheme. Applicable only to SC aged 35 years or above and earning gross monthly income of $2000 or below.
  • *Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.
  • ** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are companies with (a) at least 30% local shareholding; AND (b) Group annual sales turnover not more than $100 million OR Group employment size of not more than 200 employees.

2. How much is the training grant & Absentee Payroll? (For bizSAFE Level 4)

Training Grant up to 95% funding and Absentee Payroll funding are available for employers who sponsor Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident trainees for this SSG-approved course. Please apply at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg (subject to SSG terms and conditions).

Original Course Fee Corporate Pricing Individual Pricing
Employees fully sponsored by employers Self sponsored individuals
SME Non-SME

SC/PR**

90%

SC only

95% WTS

SC/PR*

50%

SC only

95% WTS

SC ≥ 40 years only

SkillsFuture Funding

SC ≥ 21 years only

SkillsFuture Funding

SC ≥ 40 years only

SkillsFuture Funding

SC only

95% WTS

Course Fee per Trainee $878 $87.80 $43.90 $439 $43.90 $87.80 $439 $87.80 $43.90
  • All fees above are before GST of $61.46
  • SC: Singapore Citizen; PR: Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • WTS: Workfare Training Support. All WSQ courses are supported under the WTS scheme. Applicable only to SC aged 35 years or above and earning gross monthly income of $2000 or below.
  • Funding for SC/PR is subject to SSG terms and conditions
  • *Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.
  • ** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are companies with (a) at least 30% local shareholding; AND (b) Group annual sales turnover not more than $100 million OR Group employment size of not more than 200 employees.

3. Where & How to apply?

  • For Employer-sponsored training, please apply training grant at SkillsConnect portal and log in using authorised company CorpPass HERE. Please note that you must submit the application up to 30 days before the course start date and no later than 30 days after course start date.

    Before submitting the training grant application, employer must ensure that your company has an approved company profile in SkillsConnect. With this, your company will then be able to apply for training grant when sending employees to attend courses approved by SSG for funding. To apply new Company Profile in SkillsConnect, click HERE.

    Please note that information provided on your company affects the funding for your company. To ensure that your company receives the correct funding, please keep your company profile details (e.g. employment size) up to date. If you already have an approved company profile in SkillsConnect and wish to update it, please click HERE.

    For any enquiries, you may call 6785 5785 for assistance.

  • For Self-sponsored training, the training organisation (Bond International Consultants Pte Ltd) will apply training grant for self-sponsored individuals attending the WSQ training course.

C3.  Personal Information & Email/SMS Notification on e-Cert (for bizSAFE Level 2 & Level 4 courses)

1. Why must the trainees fill in their salary range?

It is a mandatory field in assessment result submission. We required the information for assessment result submission to SSG. SSG required that for statistics and policy formulation.

2. Why is it important for trainees to provide their mobile number and e-mail address?

Trainees will receive e-Cert notification via email and/or SMS.  It is very important to key in the correct trainee’s e-mail address and/or mobile number.  Otherwise, the trainees will not receive the notification.

3. How do foreign workers without SingPass access e-Cert?

Foreign workers can check for eligibility for SingPass and apply for SingPass using online request at https://www.singpass.gov.sg/sppubsvc/req1.html or approach Community Centres, CPF Woodlands Service Centre and Land Transport Authority. With the SingPass, the foreign workers can access their e-Certs online.
Foreign workers who are not eligible for SingPass can approach their ATOs to download the e-Cert for them.

4. Who can get SingPass?

Check out your SingPass eligibility HERE.

c4. Download e-Cert (for bizSAFE Level 2 & Level 4 courses)

How do trainees access their e-Cert?

Trainees can access their e-Certs by logging into the MySF Portal at www.myskillsfuture.sg with their SingPass. The e-Certs can be found in the ‘Certificates’ tab of the trainee’s Skills Passport upon login. Please click HERE and refer to the USER GUIDE ON E-CERT (INDIVIDUALS) for the process.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

1. SKILLSFUTURE / SKILLSCONNECT HELPDESK

2. Where can I get the sample of the Risk Assessment form?

MOM website: https://www.wshc.sg/files/wshc/upload/cms/file/RiskAssessmentForm.doc