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bizSAFE Application

 

Building Safety and Health in your Business


bizSAFE  

There is no conflict between workplace safety and health (WSH) and profitability. A safe and healthy business is also a productive and profitable business. When accidents occur at workplaces, workers and their families suffer. Employers also suffer loss of business and profitability. Workplace deaths, injuries, and illnesses are expensive for businesses. One serious workplace injury can greatly impact the bottom line of a business and its reputation. Employers who implement an effective safety and health management system can expect to reduce injuries and illnesses. The costs associated with these injuries and illnesses, including workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and loss in productivity can be very much reduced.

The world’s best enterprises believe that investing in WSH makes good business sense. It increases productivity, enhances corporate image and makes a positive statement about the values of the enterprise. Good WSH standards contribute to an enterprise’s competitiveness. Consumers and enterprises are more likely to do business with enterprises that practise good WSH. With more and more big corporations outsourcing their businesses, this is particularly important for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that account for a large proportion of the outsourced market.

Safety is everyone’s business, but the leader of an enterprise is responsible for setting the direction on how safe practices should be implemented, practiced, documented and improved on a continuing basis. How committed are you to worker safety? Let’s ensure that every worker under your care returns to his home and family safely and unharmed. 

 

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Let's bizSAFE to be Safe  

 

The key principles of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act are to reduce risks at source, increase industry stakeholders' ownership and focus on achieving good WSH outcomes and systems rather than complying with prescriptive requirements. 
 
bizSAFE is a five-step programme to assist companies build up their WSH capabilities in order to achieve quantum improvements in safety and health standards at the workplace. Companies are guided through a journey, starting from top management demonstrating their commitment towards WSH, to acquiring risk management capabilities and implementing a WSH Management System. In the process, participating companies gain recognition and benefits of having a comprehensive WSH system in place. 
 

E-Learning course for bizSAFE Level 1 is available for companies who are keen to do online training. Interested companies may approach the following 2 ATOs who are providing e-learning course :-

 
For enquiries, please contact the bizSAFE team at bizSAFE@wshc.sg

To find out more about implementing risk management, including the identification of hazards, evaluating risk, and putting in place control measures, please see the Code of Practice on WSH Risk Management here.
 

 Roadmap for the Journey
 

Companies in the bizSAFE community can proudly display the bizSAFE logo on their business collaterals (such as letterheads. name cards, etc.) as a reflection of their commitment to safety. In addition, bizSAFE enterprises enjoy other business privileges and advantages offered by bizSAFE partners who participate in this programme. 

 

The bizSAFE programme promotes workplace safety and health (WSH) through the recognition of your safety efforts. In this programme, there are five different levels to achieve. To start, your enterprise’s top management must show commitment to WSH.  The efforts must be sustained till a good WSH management system is achieved. 




Level 1
To embark on the bizSAFE journey, your enterprise’s top management has to sign up for a bizSAFE workshop for CEOs/Top Management conducted by the bizSAFE service providers. Upon completion of the workshop, your company will be granted bizSAFE Level 1 status.


Going on to Level 2 and 3
For Level 2, your enterprise must nominate a Risk Management (RM) Champion to attend a bizSAFE course on Risk Management. At the end of the course, the RM Champion must chart out the RM Implementation Plan. Your enterprise will then be upgraded to bizSAFE Level 2.


All workplaces covered under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) are required to conduct risk assessment for every work activity and process carried out at their workplaces.
 
Workplaces which achieved bizSAFE Level 3 would have their RM implementation audited and this is an important step towards complying with the requirements in the WSHA and its subsidiary legislation. In order to attain bizSAFE Level 3 status, your enterprise must engage an MOM Approved WSH auditor to assess the implementation of RM in your enterprise.


The journey continues
For Level 4, your enterprise must select a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Programme Lead to attend the bizSAFE course on WSHMS. With the acquired knowledge, the WSHMS Programme Lead must be able to develop a WSH Implementation Plan for your enterprise. After completing the WSHMS Plan, your enterprise may apply for bizSAFE Level 4 status. To achieve bizSAFE STAR, your enterprise must obtain SS506 Certification issued by SAC accredited certification bodies OR OHSAS 18001 or other equivalent certification accompanied by a RM Implementation Audit Report by MOM Approved WSH Auditor.

 

Application for bizSAFE Level 3 recognition for organizations with certifications of Safety Management Assessment Scheme (SMA) (by SCAL) and Safety Management Certification (SMC) (by BCA)
 
Organization with SMA / SMC certifications who would like to apply for bizSAFE Level 3 may submit an application online via this portal.  Pls go to " Online application " and click on "Direct entry application" to proceed with the application.

 

 

 

bizSAFE Benefits

 

 


Companies in the bizSAFE community can proudly display the bizSAFE logo on their business collaterals (such as letterheads, name cards, etc) as a reflection of their committment to safety. In addition, bizSAFE enterprises enjoy other business privileges and advantages offered by bizSAFE partners who participate in this programme.

Download bizSAFE Logo Communications Guide here (2MB).

 

 

bizSAFE Communities

There are four parties that make up the bizSAFE communities:

 

1) bizSAFE Enterprises

2) bizSAFE Partners

3) bizSAFE Mentors


4) bizSAFE Service Providers


Each of their roles are demonstrated in the diagram below.

 

Pls click here to download “ User guide for bizSAFE online application”.

 

Enterprises
SMEs who join bizSAFE and receive recognition for their efforts in better WSH Management.

 

 

Partners
Large organisations that provide motivation for SMEs to join bizSAFE.

 

 

 

 

Eligibility criteria for bizSAFE Partner

  1. The organization must engage or have engaged contractors/subcontractors to perform work;
  2. The organization shall not be on MOM’s Business Under Surveillance (BUS) Programme;
  3. The organization must state in the procurement specification(s) that its vendors, contractors and subcontractors must be at bizSAFE Level 1 or above. In addition, the appointed vendors, contractors and subcontractors must undertake to reach bizSAFE Level 3 within 24 months.
  4. The organization is either:
  •  SS506 certified; or
  •  OHSAS 18001 certified with a recent RM Implementation Audit Report conducted by an MOM-Approved WSH Auditor; or
  •  bizSAFE Level 3 or higher; or
  • SMA / SMC certified; or
  • Effectively Implemented Risk Management System, supported with a recent RM Implementation Audit Report conducted by an MOM-Approved WSH Auditor.

The WSHC may refuse bizSAFE recognition for organization currently under any form of investigation by the authorities.

All bizSAFE Partner applications are subjected to the WSH Council’s approval and the WSHC Council reserves the right to request applicant to perform an RM Audit for verifying its WSH performance.

 
Validity and Renewal of bizSAFE Status for Enterprise
 

bizSAFE Level
Validity
Renewal procedure
bizSAFE 1
bizSAFE status is valid for 6 months from the date of approval.
 
Note: In the event that there is a change of CEO/Top Management in the company, the new CEO/Top Management shall attend the relevant bizSAFE Level 1 Workshop if he/she has not attended one before. This condition will apply regardless which bizSAFE Level (1 to Star) an enterprise is currently at.
 
Renewal is subjected to WSHC approval on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to progress up to Level 2 and above in order to continue their bizSAFE Recognition.
 
 
bizSAFE 2
bizSAFE status is valid for 6 months from the date of approval.
 
In the event there’s a change to the RM Champion, a new RM Champion shall attend the bizSAFE RM Course. This condition will apply regardless which bizSAFE Level (1 to Star) an enterprise is currently at.
 
Renewal is subjected to WSHC approval on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants are required to progress up to Level 3 and above in order to continue their bizSAFE Recognition.
 
 
bizSAFE 3
bizSAFE status is valid for 3 years from the date of approval or upon expiry of the relevant external certifications, whichever is earlier.
 
Note: For any relocation of operation or change in the nature of operation of the organization, WSHC reserves the right to request the company to re-audit its Risk Management implementation by an MOM approved WSH auditor.
Engage an MOM approved WSH Auditor to audit the company’s RM implementation.
 
Submit bizSAFE renewal application online and attach the following;
  • Company’s registration evidence from relevant authorities (e.g. ACRA)
  • Certificate of Attendance for bizSAFE Level 1 Workshop for CEO/Top Management
  • Certificate of Attendance for bizSAFE RM Course
  • RM Implementation Audit Report
bizSAFE 4
 
bizSAFE status is valid for 3 years from the date of approval or upon expiry of the relevant external certifications, whichever is earlier.
 
In the event there’s a change to the WSHMS Champion, a new WSHMS Champion shall be appointed to attend the bizSAFE Level 4 course. This condition will apply regardless which bizSAFE Level (1 to Star) an enterprise is currently at.
Submit bizSAFE renewal application online and attach the following;
  • Company’s registration evidence from relevant authorities (e.g. ACRA)
  • Certificate of Attendance for bizSAFE Workshop for CEO/Top Management
  • RM Implementation Audit Report
  • Certificate of Attendance for bizSAFE WSHMS course 
bizSAFE STAR
bizSAFE status is valid for 3 years from the date of approval or  or upon expiry of the relevant external certifications, whichever is earlier.
 
Note: For any relocation of operation or change in the nature of operation of the organization, WSHC reserves the right to request the company to re-audit its WSHMS by an SAC accredited auditor.
 
 
Submit bizSAFE renewal application online and attach the following;
  • Company’s registration evidence from relevant authorities (e.g. ACRA)
  • Certificate of Attendance for bizSAFE Level 1 Workshop for CEO/Top Management
  • Certificate of Attendance for bizSAFE WSHMS course 
  • SS506 Certificate issued by SAC accredited certification bodies OR OHSAS18001 certificate or other equivalent certificate and a RM Implementation Audit Report by MOM Approved auditor.

 

 

 

 

bizSAFE Kit and Self-Check Tool

This is a kit comprising information on the bizSAFE programme and a separate booklet on the checklist for WSH Management System.
 

1) bizSAFE Kit
- English
- Mandarin
 

2) bizSAFE Self-Check Tool
- English

- Mandarin

 

bizSAFE Brochures and advertorial

Download the bizSAFE brochure in English here. Click here for the Chinese version.
To view the Special Supplement of bizSAFE Convention published in The Straits Times on 20 January 2011 please click HERE (14MB).
 

bizSAFE Service Providers BSPs

Click HERE to download the bizSAFE Course Outline.

For bizSAFE Service Providers Application, please click HERE 

Pls click HERE to download a list of FAQs relating to bizSAFE Service Providers Application.

 

bizSAFE Logo Communication Guide


The bizSAFE logo is a registered trademark. Only enterprises that have received a bizSAFE status awarded by the WSHC are allowed to apply the logo on their collaterals. Enterprises are only allowed to apply the logo that corresponds to the bizSAFE level which they have attained during the respective validity period.

 

Pls click HERE to download the bizSAFE Logo Communication Guide (2MB).

Risk Management Audit Guidelines
- Risk Management Audit Guidelines for MOM-Approved WSH Auditors
- Supplementary Guidelines for Workplace Safety and Health Auditors Conducting Risk Management Audit under the Risk Management Assistance Fund (RMAF)

 

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Pls click HERE for a list of FAQs relating to bizSAFE applications.

 

Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact the bizSAFE team at bizSAFE@wshc.sg