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Enterprise

Exemplary Award 2016
(For SMEs as defined on Page 2)




Champion Award 2016

(Application Form in Part 3)
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  1. bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award




    1. This award aims to recognise our bizSAFE Level Star Enterprises for their exemplary Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) performance and standards.


Enterprises that have won the bizSAFE Exemplary Award for 3 consecutive years will be honoured as a Gold Award winner.


    1. Applicants must nominate an employee for the bizSAFE Champion Award as part of their submission for the bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award.

The bizSAFE Champion Award recognises individuals who have been key players in improving safety and health performances in their workplaces. These individuals are employees who are key drivers of the bizSAFE programme in their organisations.




    1. All interested applicants are to read the criteria and instructions contained herewith and submit the application in its entirety before the closing date on Friday, 14 August 2015, 4.00pm.



  1. Explanation of Terms Used in this Application




SME

Companies classified as SMEs must fulfill the following criteria:


  1. At least 30% shareholding that is local AND




  1. One of the following:

i.  A group employment size of not more than 200 employees (including part-timers);



OR

ii. A group annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million.




New Occupational Disease


Any new confirmed case of a disease specified in the Third Schedule of the Workplace Safety and Health Act.


Workplace

May refer to any company or organization including those that are not required to be registered under the Workplace Safety and Health Act.



  1. Criteria for bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award




    1. The company is an SME (as defined in Section 2).




    1. The company has obtained bizSAFE Level Star status.




    1. The bizSAFE Enterprise must have fulfilled ALL of the following between 15 June 2014 and 14 June 2015 (qualifying period):



3.4 Applicants must attain 80% and above in the Self Score Questionnaire on Risk Management Implementation in Part 2 to qualify.


3.5 The company must not be a WSH Service Provider.



  1. Disqualification Before Announcement of Results

4.1 The application may be disqualified if any of the following occurs before the announcement of results:




  • Any accident (including occupational disease) that had caused death or permanent disablement, or that is classified as Dangerous Occurrence; or

  • Any Stop Work Order; or

  • Any investigation, conviction or prosecution (including pending) of the workplace; or

  • Submission of falsified information.



  1. Terms and Conditions




    1. The WSH Council and MOM reserve the right to verify the applications submitted. They may also visit any workplace for verification before finalising the results.




    1. The Application Form must be correctly filled and signed. Applicants are expected to ensure that all submitted documents are correct before submission.




    1. Amendments after submission will not be accepted to ensure fairness of Award. Applications with inaccurate information will be disqualified.




    1. All supporting materials must be provided in a CD.




    1. Late entries will not be accepted.




    1. The WSH Council is not responsible for any loss or damage to entries or supporting materials.




    1. The WSH Council will not return any entries or supporting materials to the applicants.




    1. The WSH Council and MOM reserve the right to decline an entry by an applicant or organisation which is being investigated for possible breach of Workplace Safety and Health Act or Work Injury Compensation Act or any other government regulations (regardless of whether prosecution has or will be initiated), or where the acceptance of the entry may be detrimental to the objectives of the bizSAFE Awards.




    1. The decision of the Awards Committee is final. The Awards Committee will not accept any appeal.



  1. How to Apply for bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award




    1. Refer to the checklist on Page 7 and verify if your workplace is eligible.




    1. If the workplace attains a score of 80% or more from the Self-Scoring Questionnaire in Part 2, the Applicant must contact one of the approved auditors listed in Part 5 to evaluate the application. Applicants will be disqualified if they engage other auditors that are not within the list provided.




    1. If the workplace attains a score of less than 80%, the Applicant should improve on his/her Risk Management Implementation before applying.




    1. All auditing costs will be paid by the Applicant.


    1. You need to submit the following to the Auditor:

6.5.1 Hardcopies and CD containing:





  • Part 1 (completed and signed)

  • Part 2 (Self-Scoring Questionnaire- score of 80% or above)

All documentary evidence required under Part 2

  • Part 3 (completed and signed)

All documentary evidence required under Part 3


    1. Please ensure accurate number of pages, use of hyperlinks and bookmarks (if necessary) are reflected, and all photographs/illustrations are in colour. Information that is incorrectly referenced will be assumed to be unavailable. No score will be awarded if the information cannot be traced in the CD. Incomplete applications will not be processed.




    1. Please indicate your company name on the CD.




    1. The Auditor visiting the workplace must be from the list in Part 5. Depending on the size of your workplace, the audit should be completed within one day. However, if the Auditor has difficulty in locating the relevant information in your CD, the audit may be prolonged.




    1. The Auditor must submit the entire application form and the CD to the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) by
      Friday, 14 August 2015, 4.00pm.




    1. Applicants of the bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award must nominate an employee for the bizSAFE Champion Award in Part 3 of the Application Form.




  1. Notes for Approved Auditors




    1. The Applicant is to pay you for your services.




    1. An audit company can only provide auditing services for the same Applicant for up to two (2) consecutive years. A different auditing company must be engaged for the third year.




    1. The Applicant will provide you with the documents listed under item 6.5.1.




    1. Please use the checklist on Page 7 to verify if the Applicant fulfills the eligibility criteria for the bizSAFE Enterprise Exemplary Award 2016. If the Applicant is ineligible or does not fulfill any of the criteria, please do not start the audit and do not submit their application to the WSH Council.




    1. You are to evaluate the Applicant’s results in Part 2 and then visit the Applicant’s workplace to verify in person.




    1. Please ensure that the Applicant has nominated an employee for the bizSAFE Champion Award in Part 3. You are NOT required to conduct an audit for Part 3.




    1. Information that is incorrectly referenced will be deemed to be unavailable. No score will be awarded if the information cannot be traced in the CD. Incomplete applications will not be processed.




    1. Please ensure that the Applicant has provided the accurate number of pages and all photographs/illustrations are in colour.




    1. Please keep a copy of the Applicant’s entry for reference, and do provide a copy of your scoring to the Applicant.




    1. The following are to be submitted by the Auditor to the WSH Council by Friday, 14 August 2015, 4.00pm:




      1. Hardcopy and CD from the Applicant:



  • Part 1 (completed and signed by the Applicant)

  • Part 2 (completed Self-Scoring by the Applicant, evaluated and signed by the Auditor)

All documentary evidence required under Part 2

  • Part 3 (completed and signed by the Applicant)

All documentary evidence required under Part 3


    1. The Auditor must fill up the Applicant’s ‘Good practices’ and ‘Areas for improvement’ sections in Part 2.




    1. The Auditor must fill up the ‘Remarks’ column to highlight the documents that were checked and verified in Part 2.




  1. Where to Submit (Auditors are to submit on behalf of Applicants)

8.1 Auditors must submit the application to:



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