Started in 2007, bizSAFE is a programme designed to help companies build workplace safety and health (WSH) capabilities. In September 2017, the programme has included SGSecure elements to help companies to put in place measures to manage potential terror threats.
What is bizSAFE
bizSAFE is a five-step programme to help your company to build up capabilities in addressing workplace safety, health and security.
To start on the bizSAFE journey, your company’s top management can sign up for a half-day “bizSAFE Workshop for CEOs / Top Management”. In this workshop, the participant will learn about their legal obligations under the WSH Act and how to develop a WSH Policy which includes the commitment to manage terror risks at their workplaces.
To achieve bizSAFE Level 2, your company must nominate a Risk Management (RM) Champion to attend a 2-day bizSAFE Course on ‘Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan’. The Champion will learn how to develop a Risk Management Plan and how to conduct Risk Assessment.
In order to attain bizSAFE Level 3, your company must implement the Risk Management (RM) Plan in your workplace to address all risks highlighted in the RM plan. Thereafter, you must engage a WSH auditor from an Auditing Organisation (AO) that is recognised by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) to certify that your company is bizSAFE Level 3 ready.
For bizSAFE Level 4, your appointed Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Champion will attend 4-day course on “Develop a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) Implementation Plan”. In this course, the Champion will learn how to implement a robust WSHMS for your company.
To achieve bizSAFE STAR, your company must obtain SS 506 Part 1 or ISO 45001 Certification issued by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) accredited Certification Bodies. Non-SAC accredited ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001 certified companies can only apply for bizSAFE Star with “bizSAFE Level 3 Risk Management Implementation Audit Report”.