14 hours / 2 days (9am to 5pm)
Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)
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.
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.