11 Jun 2020
Ref No.: 110620 (2)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Overcoming COVID-19 Together: Continued Suspension of In-Person WSH Training
CONTINUED SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON WSH TRAINING
As of 2 June 2020, Singapore has ended the Circuit Breaker and embarked on Phase One of re-opening businesses. However, all in-person Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) training and assessment will continue to be suspended until further notice, as a more cautious approach to minimise physical interactions for higher-risk activities. Only training providers approved and notified by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be allowed to conduct specified courses with Safe Management Measures (SMM).
Consequently, the mandatory WSH training for work permit holders will continue to be suspended until further notice. This means new foreign workers (those holding In-Principal Approval IPA) will be able to have their work permit issued even if they did not attend the required WSH training.
Similarly, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will allow existing work pass holders to renew their work pass without the mandatory WSH training. These requirements will apply until the suspension has been lifted, and the worker has attended the required training within three months (extended from one month previously) after training suspension is lifted.
For more details, please refer to the appended PDF document – Circular on Suspension of WSH Training.