COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED FOR BIZSAFE
What is a bizSAFE Certificate ?
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. The BizSAFE certification allows companies to: – Tender for Government-Related & Commerical Projects.
What is bizSAFE for a company ?
bizSAFE is a locally (Singapore) recognised capability building programme designed to help companies build workplace safety and health capabilities. The programme includes SGSecure elements to help companies to put in place measures to manage potential terror threats that are risking concern.
How do I get a bizSAFE certificate ?
To achieve bizSAFE STAR status, your company must obtain ISO45001 Certification issued by accredited certification bodies or equivalent certification accompanied by a RM Implementation Audit Report by MOM-SAC Approved WSH Auditor.
Is bizSAFE mandatory ?
bizSAFE certification is not a mandatory but it meets the risk management legal requirement. Companies are strongly encouraged to participate in bizSAFE. In the process of attaining bizSAFE certification, companies will also benefit by acquiring WSH capabilities and be able to implement a Risk Management System or WSH Management System together with project tendering advantages.
What is bizSAFE level1 ?
bizSAFE Level 1 – Workshop for CEO / Top Management – Webinar/E-learning Course, it defines the safety direction and visions of the company by drafting safety policy . bizSAFE is a five-step programme to assist SME’s to build up their WSH capabilities in order to achieve quantum improvements in safety and health standards at the workplace.
How do I renew my bizSAFE certificate ?
If your bizSAFE certificate has expired, you can either renew or upgrade your certification online at the WSH Council. BizSAFE Level 1 & 2 certificate is a competency course require for bizSAFE3 certification. If your certificate has expired, you can renew or upgrade on to the next level.
What is bizSAFE partner ?
BizSAFE Partner refers to a company or organisation that supports the WSHC programme by providing business advantages to motivate SMEs to join bizSAFE and improve workplace safety and health. These include larger companies that are engaging SMEs as contractors or subcontractors.
How do I renew my bizSAFE Level 4 ?
Submit bizSAFE level 4 renewal application online and attach the relevant “bizSAFE1 Workshop for CEO / Top Management” certificate of attendance, valid Risk Management Implementation audit report and bizSAFE Level 4 course certificate of attendance to WSHC for approval.
bizSAFE is a five-step programme that assists companies to build up their WSH capabilities so that they can achieve superior improvements in safety and health standards at the workplace.
To kick start the journey, your top management must demonstrate its commitment towards WSH.
What is bizSAFE Level 1 ?
To embark on the journey, Top Management has to attend a 3-hour workshop for CEOs/Top Management. This course can also be completed online via e-learning. Upon completion of this course, Top Management will receive a “Certificate of Attendance”.
What is bizSAFE Level 2 ?
Your company must nominate a Risk Management (RM) Champion to attend the level 2 course on “Develop and Implement a Risk Management Plan”. The duration of the course is 2 days. At the end of the course, the RM Champion will be able to understand the concept of Risk Management and legal requirements under WSH (Risk Management) Regulations. The participant will attain a “Statement of Attainment” when they have fully completed the course.
What is bizSAFE level 4 ?
In attaining bizSAFE level 4, your company must select a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Programme Lead to attend the 4 day bizSAFE level 4 course on WSHMS. After completing the WSHMS Plan, your business may apply for bizSAFE Level 4 status.
What is bizSAFE level 3 ?
All workplaces covered under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) must conduct risk assessments for every work activity and process carried out at their workplaces.
This is an important step towards complying with the requirements in the WSHA all related legislations. In order to attain bizSAFE Level 3 status, your enterprise must engage an MOM Approved WSH Auditor to assess your company’s implementation of the RM.
Our experienced safety consultants can assist you in this journey of ensuring RM is implemented at your workplace prior to engaging a 3rd party MOM Approved WSH Auditor.
Note: bizSAFE level 3 certificate is the minimum level required for any contracts and tenders with bizSAFE Partners, main construction firms, government sectors, etc.
What is Level STAR (SMS/ISO45001) ?
Lastly, to achieve bizSAFE STAR status, your company must obtain SS506 Certification issued by SAC accredited certification bodies OR BS OHSAS 18001 or other equivalent certification accompanied by a RM Implementation Audit Report by MOM Approved WSH Auditor.
Our experienced safety consultants can assist you in this journey of establishing your workplace safety and health management system in place prior to engaging a 3rd party certification body in the assessment and certification of your management system.
What Are The Benefits of the bizSAFE audit and Certifications ?
- Create a safer and healthier work environment for all employees
- Increase business competitive edge
- Increased company branding and image
- Company name will be listed on WSH Council website
- Gain recognition by Partners and industry
- Compliance to WSH (Risk Management) Regulations
- Awarded with a bizSAFE level 3 certificate bearing company name
- Awarded with bizSAFE audit logo to be reflected in name card, letterhead, collaterals, etc.
- Compliance to various tender and contracts specifications from government and private sectors
- Potential reduction of insurance premiums with some participating financial institution