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Apply Safety in Process Plant

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    21 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

The course covers knowledge of identifying process occupational health and safety hazards to ensure safe operation in the process plant. Participants will also be able to perform risk assessment in a process environment as required by the health and safety regulations. In addition, participants will understand and apply management aspects of occupational health and safety for day-to-day operations in the workplace.

Course Objective

The purpose of the course is to enable participants to apply safety in process plant based on a set of competency elements, which include identify Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Hazards in a Process Plant; Assess the Risks in a Process Plant; Contribute to Occupational, Health & Safety (OHS) Management.

Course Outline

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to:  

• Select a method of identifying hazards
• Identify and record hazards associated with workplace and activities
• Identify and record unsafe work conditions
• Record and report hazards using risk assessment format
• Assess level of risk based on severity and likelihood
• Prioritise unacceptable risks
• Prepare risk assessment report
• Interpret employees’ rights under OHS regulations
• Select appropriate control measures for risk assessment
• Suggest measures to minimize hazards in line with company OHS procedures

Topics to be covered

1. Identify Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Hazards in a Process Plant 
• Define hazard
• Identify common hazards in work area
• Identify common hazards during work activity
• Identify unsafe working conditions and work practices
• Apply different hazard observation techniques
• Select appropriate methods of identifying hazards

2. Assess the Risks in a Process Plant 
• Define risk and risk assessment theory
• Understand the roles and duties for health and safety as defined by specific legislation
• Identify resources required for risk assessment
• Identify information sources for risk assessment
• Apply procedures for risk assessment
• Assess the hazards that causes serious harm
• Determine hazards that should be eliminated or minimised
• Assess the level of risk based on severity and likelihood

3. Contribute to Occupational, Health & Safety (OHS) Management Issues 
• Access and interpret OHS information within the workplace
• Understand the hierarchy of control 
• Understand the need for controlling and monitoring the risk
• Apply appropriate control methods from risk assessment procedures
• Participate in the review of control measures
• Control risks when following work activities and procedures

4. Assessment

Minimum Requirements

Individuals with at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any disciplines.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

The course is specially designed for individuals to acquire knowledge and skills to be job ready to join the biopharmaceutical industry.

Industry and Career Options (not meant to be exhaustive)
  • Biotechnologist
  • Process Engineer/Technician
  • Quality Control Chemist/Microbiologist/Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Assurance Executive
  • Process Development Engineer/Technician
  • Facility & Utilities Support Engineer/Technician
  • Automation Engineer

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 0% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $1,080.00 $32.40 $152.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $840.00 $32.40 $392.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $840.00 $32.40 $392.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $1,080.00 $32.40 $152.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $108.00 $1,308.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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