Skills Framework for Workplace Safety and Health

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Workplace Safety and Health provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Workplace Safety and Health domain, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training Providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Workplace Safety and Health contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

This section will be available in October 2019.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Three (3) tracks have been identified (i) Operational Control, (ii) System Audit and (iii) Corporate which encompass 11 job roles.

Click on the following link to download the Career Pathways for the Workplace Safety and Health domain. [PDF/ Word]  


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 11 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the three tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Workplace Safety and Health

  • Workplace Safety and Health Supervisor [PDF/ Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Coordinator [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Officer [PDF/ Word]

  • Senior Workplace Safety Officer [PDFWord]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Manager [PDF/ Word]  

  • Occupational Hygiene Officer [PDFWord]

  • Occupational Hygienist [PDFWord]

System Audit

  • Workplace Safety and Health Auditor [PDF/ Word]

  • Lead Workplace Safety and Health Auditor [PDF/ Word

Corporate 

  • Director/Senior Regional Manager/Senior Corporate Manager [PDFWord]

  • Senior Vice-President/Vice-President/Assistant Vice-President [PDF/ Word

 

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health.[PDF / Word]

Click here to view the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health.

Audit Management

  • Workplace Safety and Health Audit Programme Management [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Audit System Management [PDF / Word

Big Data Analytics 

Business Development 

  • Business Negotiation [PDF / Word]

  • Business Presentation Delivery [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Business Case Development  [PDF Word]

General Management

Hazards Management 

  • Asbestos Removal [PDF / Word]

  • Asbestos Risk Management [PDF / Word]

  • Biological Hazards Management [PDF / Word]

  • Confined Space Management [PDF Word]

  • Ergonomics Hazards Management [PDF Word]

  • Hazard Control in Laser Devices [PDF Word]

  • Hazardous Substances Impact Evaluation [PDF Word]

  • Hazardous Substances Management [PDF Word]

  • Hazards Identification [PDF Word]

  • Indoor Air Quality Management [PDF Word]

  • Local Exhaust Ventilation System Management [PDF Word]

  • Noise and Vibration Control [PDF Word]

  • Noise and Vibration Monitoring [PDF Word]

  • Radioactive Materials and Irradiating Apparatus Management [PDF Word]

  • Skin Exposure Risk Management [PDF Word]

  • Thermal Stressors Management [PDF Word]

 Network Technology Management

  • Internet of Things Management [PDF / Word]

Operational Control Implementation

  • Behavioural Safety Management [PDF / Word]

  • Emergency Response Management [PDF / Word]

  • Human Factors in Job Design [PDF / Word]

  • Risk Management [PDF / Word]

  • Workplace Health Management [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Control Measures [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Culture Management [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Incident Management [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Performance Management [PDF Word]

Project Management

Quality Management 

Technology Management 

  • Cloud Computing Application [PDF / Word]

  • Technology Application [PDF / Word]

  • Technology Infrastructure Management and Integration [PDF / Word

Workplace Safety and Health Management 

  • Workplace Safety and Health Management in Chemical, Process, Pharmaceutical Industries and Laboratories [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Management in Construction Industry  [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Management in Manufacturing Industry [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Management in Marine Industry [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Management in Service Industry [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Policy Development [PDF Word

  • Workplace Safety and Health Supervision in Tunneling Construction [PDF Word]

  • Workplace Safety and Health System Management [PDF Word]


(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click the following link to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Workplace Safety and Health. [PDF]


(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Workplace Safety and Health domain.


(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.

 

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service personnel

For in-service employees who work in the Workplace Safety and Health domain and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

These are programmes for in-service personnel to broaden or deepen specific skills and knowledge for the various job roles in the workplace safety and health domain. 

Operational Control

  • Workplace Safety and Health Supervisor [PDFWord]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Coordinator [PDFWord]

  • Workplace Safety and Health Officer [PDFWord]

  • Senior Workplace Safety and Health Manager/Workplace Safety and Health Manger/Senior Workplace Safety and Health Officer [PDFWord]

  • Occupational Hygiene Officer [PDFWord]

  • Occupational Hygienist [PDFWord]

Auditing

  • Workplace Safety and Health Auditor [PDFWord]

  • Lead Workplace Safety and Health Auditor [PDFWord

Corporate 

  • Director/Senior Regional Manager/Senior Corporate Manager [PDF/ Word]

  • Senior Vice-President/Vice-President/Assistant Vice-President [PDF/ Word

 

(c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click[PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before refering to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.

 

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Skills Framework Templates

 

This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

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