Previously known as the Construction Safety Orientation Course (CSOC), the Apply Workplace Safety and Health (AWSH) in Construction Sites, is a compulsory training course for every construction worker in Singapore. The course will be a good orientation for a construction worker before he begins work.
Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Factories, Safety Training Course order – Clause 2(6)), “Any worker employed in manual labour to carry out construction work in building and engineering construction worksites must undergo a safety and health training course approved by the Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health”.
CSOC was designed to help construction workers identify their roles and responsibilities, and understand how to act during emergencies like a fire accident. Through CSOC, construction workers will also learn the procedures required in their work and training, including the “Work-at-Height” practices.Construction workers will be taught their rights and responsibilities, as stated in the employment law in Singapore. By attending an orientation course before they start work, construction workers will be able to perform the tasks required with greater skill. A greater understanding of the safety requirements and health hazards will help to reduce the potential of accidents happening at the construction sites.
Target Group :
All construction workers, both locals and foreign, are required to go through the AWSH training course.
Presumed Knowledge and Skills:
Only students age 18 years old and above are allowed to enter the course, and are expected to:
- Be proficient in the English language (listen, speak, read and write) and adept in manipulating numerical figures - at a level comparable to Employability Skills (ES) level 2.
- Meet the required fitness standards.
- Capable of following oral and written work instructions
- Have the required employment status as a manual labourer to perform construction work in building and engineering construction sites.
- Possess adequate organisational skills.
Under the SkillsFuture Funding, the AWSH in Construction Sites course is only subsidised for the English language. Please go to www.skillsconnect.gov.sg or call Wong Fong Academy at 68633686 for more information.
If you are a Singaporean aged 25 and above, you can choose to use your $500 SkillsFuture Credit to offset the payment for this course. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the wide range of approved skills-related courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
Candidates who have completed and certified competent will receive a photo pass.