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WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH COUNCIL (WSHC) BIZSAFE LEVEL 3 TO REPLACE SAFETY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (SMC) AS A REQUIREMENT FOR SELECTED WORKHEADS AND GRADES IN CONTRACTORS REGISTRATION SYSTEM (CRS)
(Posted on 23/05/2017)

  1. We wish to announce that BCA will discontinue the SMC scheme and replaced it with WSHC’s bizSAFE Level 3 certification to be recognised for following CRS workheads with immediate effect.

    WorkheadsGrade
    CW01 (General Building)
    CW02 (Civil Engineering)
    C1 – C2
    CR08 (Piling)
    CR10 (Precast Concrete Works)
    CR12 (Ground Support & Stabilisation Works)
    ME01 (Air-conditioning, Refrigeration & Ventilation Works)
    ME02 (Building Automation, Industrial & Process Control Systems)
    ME05 (Electrical Engineering)
    ME06 (Fire Prevention & Protection Systems)
    ME11 (Mechanical Engineering)
    ME12 (Plumbing & Sanitary Works)
    MW02 (Housekeeping, Cleansing, Desilting & Conservancy Services)
    MW03 (Landscaping)
    MW04 (Pest Control)
    L6 – L2
    (Note: OHSAS 18000 will be recognised as an alternative option)

  2. The replacement is meant to:

    1. Support the government’s pro-enterprise movement by cutting down unnecessary costs to maintain two certifications with the same intent.

    2. Help contractors to build capability in risk management, and ensures good Workplace Safety & Health in their work activities.

  3. Companies with valid SMC can obtain the bizSAFE Level 3 certification at WSHC’s website at www.wshc.sg free of charge.

  4. The final date to renew the SMC certification will be 31 July 2017. All SMC certificates will no longer be valid after 31 August 2018.

  5. On SMC matters, companies may contact Mr Charles Goh at Tel: 6730 4519 / Email: charles_goh@bca.gov.sg ; or Mr Erh Seah at Tel: 6730 4476 / Email: erh_seah@bca.gov.sg. On CRS matters, you may email to bca_ebacs@bca.gov.sg