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Who Should Attend the BCSS Course?

Who Should Attend the BCSS Course?

Dec 02 2019 at 11:04

The Building Construction Supervisor Safety Course (BCSS) is a compulsory course for project coordinators, site supervisors and other workers in the construction industry. It is also recommended for individuals who wish to work in the construction industry, such as engineering graduates and people with diplomas in the various fields of construction. 

What is the course about?

The Singapore’s BCSS course is designed to educate participants on the following topics:

  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act. The Act covers the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees. For example, an employee should not ever do anything that endangers himself or his colleagues. An employer should take all necessary steps to remove or control risks at the workplace. 
  • The duties and responsibilities of the building supervisor and construction workers to ensure their personal safety and health. 
  • Identifying risks to health and safety and applying the necessary control measures at the construction site, such as when working with cranes, scaffolding, explosives, flammable materials or mechanical and electrical equipment. 
  • Assessing and managing the risks associated with various construction activities
  • Planning and conducting safety inspections and incident investigations

What will you learn?

Upon the completion of the BCSS course, you will have knowledge of the following:

  • WSH safety legislations and construction regulations
  • Safety and health management system
  • Safety planning and organisation
  • Your role and duties as a site supervisor or construction worker
  • Risks associated with working at height, demolition, excavation, piling, and handling mechanical and electrical equipment and the respective safety measures to apply
  • Occupational health
  • Managing risks at construction sites
  • How to prevent and handle fires at construction sites
  • How to prevent construction site accidents 
  • How to investigate construction site incidents 

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for the BCSS course, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • If you are Singapore citizen, you must have passed the Secondary 2 examination in a school registered with the Ministry of Education, or you must have completed the Employability Skills - WSQ WPLN 4.
  • If you are a Malaysian citizen, you must have passed Form 3.
  • If you are an Indian citizen, you must have attained the Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
  • If you are a Bangladeshi citizen, you must have passed Secondary School Certificate examination.

As the medium of instructions for the course is English, you may be required to pass a written and verbal English test before you join the course. You will also be required to show the original copy of your educational certificate. 

Who should attend the course?

The following personals should attend the course:

  • Construction site supervisors
  • Site engineers
  • Foremen
  • Clerk of works
  • Engineering graduates
  • Individuals with diploma in various construction jobs
  • Anyone who wishes to work in the construction industry

How much does the course cost?

The course costs $300 net. You may be eligible for SkillFuture, SDF and WTS funding. All Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents who are 21 years or older are eligible. The fund subsidises up to 95% of the course fee.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the BCSS course is 28 hours. The will be a 4 hours examination at the end of the course. You must pass the examination to obtain the certificate.