Singapore adopts a strategic and long term approach to achieve sustainable, continuous improvement in workplace safety and health (WSH) performance. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) places great emphasis on inculcating a culture of safety and health in all workplaces, and reinforcing the message that poor safety management could be costly. MOM has adopted the Singapore Accreditation Council’s accreditation programmes in the following areas:
- Training providers for Work at Heights courses (and others) are to get certified to ISO 29990: 2010 from accredited certification bodies to increase the confidence and competency of the training providers
- In a local certification scheme called bizSAFE, in order to achieve the highest level of certification (bizSAFE STAR), businesses must obtain SS506 certification issued by SAC accredited certification bodies or OHSAS 18001 or other equivalent certification
- As an approved Third-Party Inspection Agency for Lifting Equipment, Pressure Vessels or Steam Piping, the company has to obtain ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation. Furthermore, if the company is using a Non-Destructive Testing lab, the lab has to be accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council or Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) partners.
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