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Chemical Management and Workplace Safety

Topic:Built Environment

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    14 hours / 2 days (9am to 5pm)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course is supported by the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) and the Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS). It is targeted at providing a training platform for employees in organisations with significant contribution to the nation’s Energy and Chemicals Industries as well as the Environmental Services Industries.

If these organisations are not adequately trained for workplace safety, even the smallest incident in the Energy and Chemicals/Waste Industry may affect Singapore’s reputation in world class safety. Therefore, this training course addresses a national need for organisations to be adequately trained to be mindful in their dealings in the industry.

In the Energy & Chemicals Industry Transformation Map (ITM), the Economic Development Board (EDB) has put in place manpower plans to support the growing industry in Energy and Chemicals sectors such as ensuring skilled talents are trained up to speed to support this growing demand, awarding scholarships in this field, and providing sponsorship to set up a chemical process technology centre on Jurong Island to train engineering graduates.

In the Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map (ITM), improving the image of the Environmental Services Industry is also key in attracting new sources of manpower into the industry and upskilling the workforce competency.

National Environment Agency (NEA) is also working with companies and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to roll out more relevant continuing education and training (CET) programmes to address the skills and training needs within the industry.

This is to prevent the reoccurrence of safety incidents such as chemical spillage in companies dealing with hazardous wastes in the recent years in Jurong island as well. 

Course Objective

The objectives of the course is to develop the capabilities in Chemical Management and Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) in Singapore; such that it helps to reduce occupational diseases, injuries and fatalities from potential exposure to hazardous chemicals in the chemical industry.

Participants will learn the comprehensive skills to be effective in dealing with chemicals/wastes at the workplace. In addition, feedback on application of learning and adoption of best practice is available after the training through mentoring visits by Singapore Polytechnic’s lecturers.

This will close the loops to ensure learners are able to apply the knowledge and practice gained in the course at their workplace.

Course Outline

• Chemical Hazards
• Chemical Classification & Labeling Systems
• Associated Chemical Hazards & Risks, Safety Signs & Hierarchy of Control
• Hazard Communications
• Types of Safety Signs
• Hierarchy of Risk Control
• Legislation and Relevant Industry Codes
• Workplace Safety & Health Act & Regulations
• Fire Safety Act & Regulations
• Approved Code of Practices/ Singapore Standards
• WSH Risk Management Process & Framework & Process
• WSH Risk Assessment Tools & Techniques
• Managing & Handling Chemicals
• Hazardous Chemicals Management Program
• Duties & Responsibilities of Chemical Handling Personnel
• Environmental impacts of chemical waste
• Treatment technologies and management practices for chemical waste
• Legislative aspects of chemical waste management
• Case studies

Minimum Requirements

Basic English proficiency, ITE Certificate (NITEC) and above

Certification / Accreditation

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

• This course is entitled for 14 SDU points awarded by Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) rate

Suitable for

Process Technician, Process Supervisor, Process Engineer, Production Supervisor, Waste and Recyclables Collection Executive, Waste and Recyclables Collection Attendant, Operations Manager in Chemical Industries

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $800.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $720.00 $19.20 $99.20
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $560.00 $19.20 $259.20
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $560.00 $19.20 $259.20
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $720.00 $19.20 $99.20
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $64.00 $864.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, 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. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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