07 Apr 2020
Ref No.: 070420 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Suspension of submission of applications for WSH Awards 2020 // Suspension of In-Person WSH Training // 2-month Extension for Lifting Equipment and Pressure Vessels Expiring Between 7 April and 4 May
Please see the following announcements in view of the COVID-19 “Circuit Breaker” measures to minimise physical interactions.
Suspension of submission of applications for WSH Awards 2020
Submission of applications for WSH Awards 2020 will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice.
New updates will be shared on the WSH Awards webpage here.
Suspension of In-Person WSH Training
All in-person WSH training will be suspended from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020. This period will be subject to further review.
Workers will not need to attend mandatory training for work pass issuance or renewal. They will be given one month to attend the training after the WSH training suspension period is lifted.
Competent persons also do not need to attend continuing development training or refresher training, to renew their registration with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). This means that existing WSH officers and registered crane operators will be allowed to renew their registration without the required WSH training.
Read MOM’s circular here
2-month Extension for Lifting Equipment and Pressure Vessels Expiring Between 7 April and 4 May
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will grant a 2-month extension of the expiry date of the certificates/reports of statutory examination and testing issued by Authorised Examiners (AEs). The extension will apply to equipment which are due to expire between 7 April 2020 and 4 May 2020 inclusively.
AEs, as service providers to Essential Services, can continue to provide statutory testing and examination of Lifting Equipment and Pressure Vessel services to companies that are deemed as Essential Services.
Read MOM’s circular here.