Friday, August 14, 2009

What to do after completing your WSHO certification?

We all know that learning never stops, not even when we'd been working for decades. It would be a norm to feel that you need to upgrade your knowledge to either improve your efficiency or to open the path for promotion in your organization. Although experience is an requirement, to be qualified as a Safety Manager, you need the qualifications as well. So, how do we go about it?

1. Taking a Degree on Occupational Health & Safety.
As far as I know, the PSB academy do have a joint program with the University of Newcastle in giving a Bachelor in Environment and Occupational Health & Safety course. It's a 2 years program & if you had attended some safety training, you might be exempted from some subjects. Damage: up to $22,256

2. Taking a Certification by NEBOSH
This certification (NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety) is very professional. I'd not taken this course yet but if I had the money & time, I would. Why? This certification get recognized globally. :-) Damage: $4,066 (you can get SDF subsidy)

3. Taking a Lead Auditor Course
You can choose to take a Lead Auditor course for either ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001 or both. Having these 2 certificates can assist in helping your company to achieve the Certification or maintain the Certification. However, please note that you are unable to conduct certification for your employer / company as it will be a conflict of interest. There are many institutions that are giving this course, hence happy google. These course are not as expensive as the above.

4. Take up courses to be a qualified trainer
This route can serve as a part-time job to provide training to newbies. You can get yourself qualified by going thru the courses proved from the Institution of Adult Learning. Visit the website to learn out more.

Well, that's all that I can share. Please continue to support me!

Work safe, Be safe


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    Week 1
    (1) Day 1 to Day 3 Theory at NTUC
    (2) Day 4 - Theory+ Practical at NTUC

    Week 2

    (1) 2 hour practical at Shipyard

    Week 3

    (1)!2 hour written exam

    Following weeks

    (1) After passing exam trainee has to
    participate in 45 practical sessions
    in their shipyard. If they are not
    working in any shipyard they have
    to contact the shipyard.

    (2)The practical sessions must be
    completed within 3 months of
    the exam results release.

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