You have heard of the numerous wanton acts of terrorism, many targeting workplaces. You have also heard of the occasional workplace incidents which caused loss of incomes, horrific injuries and even fatalities. You wondered how you can play your part to alleviate such occurrences.
You can! Organizations have long realised the complimentary nature of workplace security (protection against deliberate threats) and workplace safety & health (unintended threats present in work processes). This programme aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to integrate the good practices of security with workplace safety & health to achieve a better protected as well as a more conducive and productive environment.
Upon completion from the course, graduates should be able to apply:
Identify and manage workplace security, safety and health hazards.
Assess workplace security, safety and health risks. Recommend workplace security, safety and health control measures.
Establish and review emergency preparedness and response plan.
Establish and manage WSH incident investigation and analysis process.
Develop a WSH management system.
Analyse the financial aspect of WSH.
Advise on WSH legal compliance issues.
Develop a WSH culture.
Design and implement behavioural safety programme.
Establish measurement and monitoring of WSH performance.
Manage internal WSH management system audit.
|‘O’ Levels||3 relevant ‘O’ Level passes and 3 years of relevant working experience OR|
|Higher Nitec||1 year of relevant working experience OR|
|Nitec||GPA ≥3.5 and 2 years of relevant working experience OR|
|Higher Nitec in Technology/Services||1 year of relevant working experience OR|
|Nitec in Technology/Services||GPA ≥3.5 with 2 years of relevant working experience OR|
|WSQ Qualification||Relevant WSQ Qualification with 3 years of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) and Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)|
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
To be awarded the Diploma, participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.
|BCBS001||Principles of Management
Provides an understanding of the key functions of management and the practical issues confronting managers today. Topics include planning, organising, leading, controlling, international management and ethics and social responsibility.
|BCBT001||Essential Computing Applications
To equip working adults to be competent in using office automating tools to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically driven workplace. Emphasis is placed on giving participants hands-on training exposure to beef up their competencies in integrating and applying several useful features of commonly used applications software packages for word processing and spread sheets in their work place. The trainings will be reinforced through individual assessments and projects with presentations. The overall aim is to foster creativity in participants in leveraging on the use of computer tools to effectively improve the quality of work and increase efficiency.
|BCCM001||Reports & Oral Presentation
This subject will give learners an overview of crafting reports and making oral presentations, skills which are essential in the working world. Students will be taught to select information for case notes, plan and organise it for short reports and cases. Students also will learn how to plan and deliver oral presentations, use visuals, anticipate questions and respond to questions fielded by audiences. To achieve the intended outcomes, students will craft a report given case notes. Another outcome is to enable students to make effective presentations.
Covers various aspects of security management including the responsibilities of a security manager, the security organisation and security management systems.
|BCLM016||Security Risk Management
Covers the risk management function, aspects of risk identification, analysis and prioritization, risk management planning, risk reduction and risk monitoring.
|BCLM023||Security Planning & Design
Covers the various aspects of the security planning cycle from risk management and crime prevention to information planning.
Provides participants with knowledge of the basic principles of electronic protection and the application of various electronic security equipment. The module will cover an assessment of various electronic security devices such as operating principles, cost effectiveness, advantages and limitations.
Examines aspects of physical barriers in security protection. It will cover an assessment of various materials and products used in controlling access, protection in external and internal areas and a review of building security.
|BCCM002||Business Communication & Meeting Skills
This subject will help students learn the communication skills that are vital for their success at the work place. Students will be taught appropriate skills to conduct themselves effectively in a working environment. Students will be taught to write appropriate emails, memos and letters for inter-office and intra-office communication. Students also will learn the skills of conducting themselves professionally. Additionally, students will be taught different types of business documents such as agenda, notice of meeting and minutes of meeting. Through the above learning experiences, students will develop effective professional communication skills that are essential in their working lives.
|AWH0401||Workplace Safety & Health Risk Management
This subject covers the concept of formulating risk management plan in accordance to legal and other requirements. Specifically, the subject covers procedures of performing risk assessment (a component of risk management) such as identifying workplace safety and health (WSH) hazards associated with the work processes, assessing/evaluating risk level of each identified hazard and introducing effective control measures (according to Hierarchy of Control) to reduce the risk level of the hazards deemed to have unacceptable risk level. Different types of risk assessment tools such as Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Hazard Operability (HAZOP) study, etc. are taught.
|AWH0402||Workplace Safety & Health Management System
This subject covers the concept of continual improvement espoused by the classical Plan → Do → Check → Act cycle. Interaction between elements of commonly used standards ISO45001 (and its local predecessor, S506) such as WSH policy, compliance obligations, etc. are demonstrated to show how an effective WSH management system can be achieved.
|AWH0403||Effective Workplace Safety & Health Culture
This subject stresses the adaptation of models such as WSH CultureSAFE Cycle model in aiding organizations improve their WSH culture. The 5-steps cyclical approach of WSH CultureSAFE model are elaborated in details. Pro-active safety programme such as Behaviour Based Safety programme, where a combination of peer feedback and intervention strategies are used to eliminate at-risk behaviours, are also taught.
|AWH0501||Managing Workplace Safety & Health Incident and Emergency Preparedness
This subject covers the essence of an effective emergency preparedness such as methods to identify potential emergencies, planning actions to prevent/mitigate undesirable associated with the emergency, periodically testing and reviewing/revising the emergency preparedness with the ultimate goal of responding effectively to actual emergencies. This subject also covers measures to be taken after the occurrence of an emergency such as workplace incident investigation. Important procedures for conducting accident investigation such as fact-finding, analysis of causes (immediate or basic causes), proposal as well as implementation of effective corrective measures are taught.
|AWH0502||Workplace Safety & Health Performance
This subject covers the method to establish and conduct (through a WSH internal audit) WSH performance parameters in accordance to prevailing workplace legislation. Students will learn to use audit tools such as ConSASS checklist, questionnaire and fill-up scorecard. Subsequently, students will learn to classify the audit findings to identify strengths and areas for improvement in an organisation’s WSH management system.
|AWH0503||Financial Aspect of WSH
This subject covers the use of effective communication strategies to influence organisation’s culture and motivate employees to commit to the organization’s vision, mission and core values. This can be achieved through presenting WSH findings in a written report that is concise and coherent as well as through delivering a positive and clear WSH presentation.
Modes of Assessment
Assessments will be based on a combination of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments and projects.
Upon completing the part-time diploma course, graduates can look forward to taking up the following types of positions such as WSH Executive, WSH Manager, Security Officer, Security Executive, Security Manager.
|Intake Info||Application Closing Date||Course Duration|
Commencing 19 October 2020
2-3 times a week, 7pm - 10pm on weekdays
04 May 2020 - 20 July 2020
|Fee Type Item||Course Fees
|SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents||S$337.50|
|Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above||S$327.42|
|Singapore Citizens aged below 40||S$481.50|
|Singapore Permanent Residents||S$1,290.42|
|Others & Repeat Students||S$3,235.68|
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