Worker Safety Program Launched in Singapore

Press Release
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

DNV Clean Technology Centre and WDA launch new $130,000 safety programme for marine & other Singaporean manufacturing sectors

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Clean Technology Centre has announced the WDA-DNV Excellence In Safety Training (WEST) programme to raise safety standards and skills for the manufacturing workforce to benefit 80 local workers over the next year.

The programme is the first collaboration between WDA and DNV to equip the Singapore manufacturing workforce with safety excellence skills which are critical in managing risks and preventing major accidents for the high value-added manufacturing sector. At times, these companies could have neglected safety and may result in dramatic loss of economic returns and social losses. The programme covers safety excellence in sectors such as Process, Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Construction and Marine sectors.

“WDA is very pleased to announce the WDA-DNV Excellence in Safety Training (WEST) programme in partnership with DNV, which has a distinguished track record in risk management. The programme aims to equip a pool of safety professionals in the manufacturing sector with the capabilities to uphold safety standards and excellence in areas such as Professional Event Investigation and Causal Analysis. This is the first collaboration between WDA and DNV, and is in line with WDA’s mission of championing workforce development in Singapore,” said Ms. Julia Ng, Director of the Manufacturing and Construction Division at WDA.


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