11 Jun 2020
Ref No.: 110620 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Grace period of 2 months for mandatory Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) audits upon resumption of workplace operation // Campus Safety and Health: Our Responsibility
Grace period of 2 months for mandatory Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) audits upon resumption of workplace operation
With the phased and controlled resumption of work activities announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, workplaces with mandatory SHMS audits due during the Circuit Breaker period will be allowed to have the audit conducted within 2 months from the resumption of workplace operation. For example, workplaces that resumed operation on 2 June 2020 must conduct the next mandatory SHMS audit by 2 August 2020.
For bizSAFE companies on risk management audit, they can write to the WSH Council for an extension of renewal and it will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Campus Safety and Health: Our Responsibility
The WSH (Higher Education and Research) Working Group has successfully developed a safety and health e-learning package in May 2020. This 60-minute training will introduce the fundamentals of safety and health to all freshmen from the 11 participating Institutes of Higher Learning.
Students who have successfully completed the programme would be able to:
• Understand causes of accident;
• Identify types of hazards on campus;
• Adopt Look-Think-Do to prevent accidents; and
• Respond to emergencies.
Through the use of contextualised, interactive and bite-sized learning, students are able to relate to and appreciate the theme of campus safety and health. The key features of this e-learning package include:
• Self-paced learning anytime, anywhere;
• Learning checkpoints;
• Real-life scenarios; and
• Randomised test questions
View the introduction video here.
More information can be obtained from the safety departments of the respective Institutes of Higher Learning.