Most accidents are caused by unsafe practices. Despite the health and safety management system, safe work procedures, engineering controls and permit-to-work system, controlling unsafe practices can be difficult. This course offers a way to reduce the incidence of unsafe practices by modifying people’s behaviors, improving their attitudes towards a conscious culture, integrate behavioral safety program into health and safety management system.
The Singapore Fire Code requires that buildings be designed with appropriate fire protection system. One of the key systems is the building’s fire-fighting system. These fire-fighting systems are probably the last line of defence when other early detection and suppression system fail to control the fire in its incipient stage. When the in-house company emergency response team (CERT) is activated to provide intervention, these fire-fighting systems are crucial to be functioning to enable the response personnel, including the SCDF personnel, to carry out fire-fighting operation. This workshop will cover the various types of fire-fighting systems and their corresponding inspection, testing and maintenance requirements.
The requirements for building plan submission prior to any commencement of building project ensure that building designers such as architects and engineers exercise due diligent in the fire safety design of building structures during the initial design phase. When construction commences upon building plan being approved, the fire safety works need to be inspected and certified by registered fire inspectors and the SCDF before the building project can attain the temporary occupation permit (TOP) as well as the Fire Safety Certificate (FSC) for occupation. Some building with critical fire life safety systems such as automatic fire detection and alarm systems, smoke control systems, automatic suppression systems, etc. are required to undergo periodic professional engineers’ inspection and testing as well as annual fire certificate (FC) inspection by the authority. This workshop will cover the essential requirements and processes of building fire safety inspection to help FSMs to establish an effective fire safety management program.
Accidents are usually complex and there are laws and regulations in many countries requiring companies to self-investigate accidents and report certain types of occupational accidents to the local authorities. Some organizations may even require reporting accident to their corporate headquarters. The purpose of an investigation is to find the root causes and correct them to prevent similar events from happening in the future. This course offers the steps to conduct a thorough investigation by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing the facts, and to make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences.
Increasingly, managers in every functional area need to understand the basic principles of accounting and finance to improve the effectiveness of their operations and strategy. Financial data has to be analysed in order to make calculated business decisions. By empowering non-financial managers with a framework of essential financial terminology, concepts and applications taught in this programme, it would enable them to analyse and interpret commonly used financial information in making business decisions and working more effectively with the financial managers of their organizations.