Be Safe with bizSAFE: Focusing on Workplace Safety and Risk Management

businessAre you dedicated to the safety of your workers? How can you guarantee that they come home to their family in one piece and without any injury? As an employer, you are responsible for your employees, and this includes their safety while on the job.

Your company should exhibit commitment to the Workplace Safety and Health Council Act (WSH). One of the programmes under this act is the bizSAFE. This assists companies in honing WSH capabilities for improvements concerning health and safety standards in their work environment.

With this programme, you can regulate practices and provide a safe work environment for employees:

Level 1

To start your bizSAFE journey, your company’s top-level management must undergo bizSAFE courses under WSH-approved training providers. Your company will obtain the Level 1 status upon course completion.

Level 2 and Level 3

Your company must elect a Risk Management (RM) leader to undergo the Risk Management course for bizSAFE Level 2. Once your RM leader has completed the course, they need to create a Risk Management Plan. This will be your prerequisite for the Level 2 designation.

Every business that wants to comply with the WSHA Act must perform risk assessment for all processes and activities implemented in their workplace. To obtain the status of bizSAFE Level 3, consult a WSH auditor approved by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to assess your risk management implementation.

Level 4 and Level 5

Your company should elect a Workplace Safety and Health Management System (WSHMS) leader to attend the course for bizSAFE Level 4. After successful completion of this course, your WSHMS lead should be capable of developing a WSHMS plan for your workplace.

To get the Level 5 Star status, your company should have an SS506 Certification. You also need an audit report conducted by a WSH auditor.

These steps can make a big difference in maintaining overall safety in the workplace. Compliance is the key to achieve these bizSAFE levels.