The Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) has been appointed as SPRING Singapore’s partner to drive the adoption of Occupational Health and Safety related standards. With effect from 1st October 2015, companies can apply for SPRING’s Capability Development Grant - Enhancing Quality & Standards for SS 506 or OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standards to attain bizSAFE Level STAR.


Grant Details

a) The grant will defray up to 70% of the cost of completing this project, capped at $6000.

b) Applicant must complete this project within 12 months from date of Letter of Offer issued by WSHC. SMEs* that are not on bizSAFE programme are eligible to apply for CDG-EQS to attain bizSAFE Level STAR.


Project Completion Deliverables

Applicant must produce the following at the end of the project period. All documents presented must be dated within the project period of 12 months:

a) bizSAFE Level 1 certificate of attendance

b) bizSAFE Level 3 Risk Management Implementation Audit Report conducted by MOM-Approved WSH Auditor

c) SS506 or OHSAS 18001 equivalent certificate issued by a third-party certification body accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)


Grant Disbursement Process

a) Applicant must conduct an independent finance audit prior to grant disbursement by SPRING’s pre-qualified panel of auditors. The finance audit will cover the claims receipts against grant amount as detailed in the Letter of Offer. The awarded grant will include an additional $1,000 to offset the finance audit cost. Applicant must appoint one of the pre-qualified panel of auditors. Other finance auditors will not be accepted.

b) The grant will be disbursed by SPRING Singapore upon each applicant’s successful completion of the project deliverables.


Eligibility Criteria of SME:

  1. One of the following
    1. A group employment size of not more than 200 employees (including part timers); OR
    2. A group annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
  2. At least 30% shareholding that is local


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