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National Chemical Management & Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Awareness Seminar
3rd Oct 2017 / 12:02 pm

The Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) is organising a National Chemical Management & GHS Awareness Seminar. The Seminar is supported by members of the National Chemical Management & Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Task Force to share the Task Force’s initiatives to drive chemical management and GHS, with an update on the overview of the developments in Singapore and to highlight regulatory requirements. The industry’s perspective of chemical management life cycle and fulfilling the regulatory requirements will also be shared.

 

Please refer to the attached invitation for more information.

 

The details of the seminar are as follow:

Date:      13 Oct 2017 (Friday)

Time:      1.30pm – 5.00pm

Venue:   JTC Corporation, Level 2 Theatrette

                 JTC Summit, 8 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609434

Registration Fee: S$ 64.20 per participant (GST inclusive)

Seats are limited on a first-come-first serve basis.

 

How to register

For interested members, please register online by 03 Oct 2017 (Tue) via:

http://www.scic.sg/index.php/upcoming-events-test/event/279-national-chemical-management-ghs-awareness-seminar

For further queries, please email Ms Sen Wan Zhen at [email protected]

Part-time FSM course (26 Dec 2017 to 31 Jan 2018)
17th Oct 2017 / 04:11 pm

The next batch of FSM Course (Part-time) will be open for registration from 23 October 2017, 10 a.m. to 27 October 2017, 10 a.m.

 

FSM Course Details:

  • Course Period: 26th December 2017 to 31st January 2018
  • Course will be conducted on: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
  • Venue: Civil Defence Academy, 101 Jalan Bahar
  • Total Capacity: 60
  • Course Fee: $1,435.94 (inclusive of GST)
  • Frequently Asked Question

Click here to find out more about the course details

Registered Inspector Qualifying Interview 2017
10th Oct 2016 / 09:31 am

The application for Registered Inspector is opened from 1st Nov to 30th Nov 2016.  Please click here and download 'Application Form' under 'Registered Inspector' category.

17th National GHS (Globally Harmonised System) Seminar
14th Jul 2016 / 02:59 pm

17th National GHS (Globally Harmonised System) Seminar

 

The Singapore Chemical Industry Council will be organising the 17th National GHS Seminar with support from Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and WSH Council (Chemical Management and GHS Hazard Communication) Taskforce members’ organisation to provide an overview of GHS, highlight the regulatory requirements by government agencies (NEA, MOM and SPF) on hazard communication, share on industries’ perspective on how to overcome common challenges faced during GHS implementation, and create awareness of commonly asked questions on GHS.

 

Please refer to the invitation for more information on the administrative details and programme outline.

 

The details of the seminar are as follow:

Event :

17th National GHS (Globally Harmonised System) Seminar

Date :

28 July 2016 (Tuesday)

Time :

1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue :

JTC Corporation, Level 2 Theatrette

JTC Summit, 8 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609434

(Click to download map)

Registration Fee :

S$64.20 per participant (GST inclusive)

We are in the midst of applying for SDU points under the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for Registered Workplace Safety& Health Officers.

 

Seats are limited and would be on first-come-first serve basis.

 

How to register

 

Participate who are interest to register for the seminar may submit through the online registration. An invoice will be mailed to you upon successful registration.

 

For any further queries, please email Ms Marianne Chan at [email protected] .

Launch of Licensing e-Services Portal-LicenceOne (4th April 2016)
22nd Mar 2016 / 09:46 am

From 4th April 2016, users are advised to access the LicenceOne Portal (Beta) for transactions involving the following Licences:

 

i) Petroleum & Flammable Materials (P&FM) Storage Licence

ii) Petroleum & Flammable Materials (P&FM) Transportation Licence

iii)Temporary Change Of Use (TCU)

 

Click here for the link to the step by step guides on applying and renewing P&FM Storage & Transportation Licence

Launch of SS 532 : 2016 Code of practice for the storage of flammable liquids
25th Jan 2016 / 05:15 pm

SS 532 : 2007 Code of practice for the storage of flammable liquids has been revised and the new 2016 edition will be launched on 26 Feb 2016. This launch event, organised by the Technical Committee for Petroleum processes and products, provides the highlights of the changes to SS 532 and its role in supporting the chemical and related industries.

 

The SS 532 revision resulted in the exclusion of the fire safety requirements for laboratories. In the update of SS 532, changes were made to the sections on minor storage and safety cabinets, package storage and handling, storage in tanks, piping and tank auxiliaries, operations and firefighting facilities. The changes also include new requirements and the provision of more design options.

 

Programme in Brief:

 

  •       Standards for the Chemical Industry
  •       Overview of the Standards Relating to Petroleum Processes and Products
  •       Key Highlights of Revised SS 532
  •       Industry Sharing:
    •        Safety Needs Addressed by SS 532
    •        Regulatory Aspects Addressed by SS 532

 

Target audience: Managers and operational personnel from petrochemical plants, refineries, oil storage facilities, facilities processing or storing flammable and combustible liquids, associations/institutions of fire engineers, professional engineers and safety officers as well as related government agencies

 

Details of the event are as follows:

 

Date:                    26 Feb 2016 (Fri)

Time:                   2pm to 5pm (Registration at 1.30pm)

Venue:               Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel    

                              Galleria Ballroom (Level 3)                   

                              392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663

 

Registration Fee (Nett):  S $66.00  

 

Seats are limited and would be on first-come-first serve basis.

 

For more information on the programme, please refer to the brochure. Registered participant will receive a complimentary copy of SS 532 : 2016 at the event. Collection to be done at the registration counter.

 

To register, please click on the web link below:

http://www.scic.sg/index.php/events-a-activities/events-sdo/event/205-launch-of-revised-ss-532-2016-code-of-practice-for-the-storage-of-flammable-liquids-26-feb-2016

Revised Quantitative Risk Assessment Guidelines (Effective 1st April 2016)
1st Oct 2015 / 05:20 pm

The revised Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) guidelines will be effective from 1 Apr 2016. Please note that QRA reports submitted prior to 1 Apr 2016 will be assessed based on the prevailing QRA guidelines. Please click here for more information and to obtain a copy of the revised QRA guidelines.

Public consultation for review of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) guidelines
31st Jul 2015 / 04:26 pm

The Safety and Risk Management Centre (SRMC) is an inter-agency centre set up to better coordinate and integrate efforts related to risk assessment, safety management and emergency preparedness. This centre brings together both the safety regulatory authorities (SCDF, NEA and MOM) as well as the economic agencies (JTC and EDB).

 

One of SRMC’s initiatives is to assist regulatory authorities in the review of existing Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) guidelines which concern industries handling bulk hazardous & flammable materials in fixed installations, pipelines and for road transportation. As part of this Guideline review, SRMC will be conducting industry-wide consultation on the final draft of the revised QRA Guidelines.

 

The consultation period will be from 31 July 2015 to 31 Aug 2015.

 

To request a copy of the final draft of the revised QRA Guidelines, please email your request to: [email protected]. Please indicate your name, designation and company name in your email.

Revision of fees in the Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations, CAP 109A, RG 7
10th Jun 2015 / 02:44 pm

Please take note that there will be a revision of fees in the Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations, CAP 109A, RG 7.

Click here for more details.

e-Services on SCDF website to go under scheduled maintenance
28th May 2015 / 12:38 pm

The following e-services will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 6 June 10:00 pm to 7 June 10:00 am, and will not be available during this period.

1. Electronics Course and Seminar Registration (eCSR)
2. Fire Safety Manager (eFSM)
3. Fire Safety Online Processing System 2 (FISOPS2 e-services)
 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Exam Results for the 63rd Fire Safety Manager (FSM) Course
20th Apr 2015 / 03:01 pm

The 63rd Fire Safety Manager (FSM) Course Exam Results have been released. Please click here to view results.

 

Launch of SS 603 : 2014 Code of Practice for Hazardous waste management (formerly CP 100 : 2004)
16th Mar 2015 / 09:25 am

Dear Industry Partners,
 
The Standards Development Organization at Singapore Chemical Industry Council ([email protected]) would like to invite you to the Launch of SS 603 : 2014 Code of Practice for Hazardous waste management (formerly CP 100 : 2004).  This seminar launches the revise SS 603, formerly CP 100 and an overview of the major changes made to the revised Singapore Standard will be presented.

 
Details of the seminar are as follows:-
Date:                   17 Apr 2015 (Friday)
Time:                   1400 hours to 1700 hours
Venue:                Jasmine & Oleander Suite, Level 2

                            Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

                            11 Cavenagh Road

                            Singapore 229616
 
Registration Fee (Nett): S$ 31 per participant
 

Seats are limited and would be on first-come-first serve basis.


For further details, please refer to the Brochure
 

Waste management companies, chemical manufacturers, importers and exporters, suppliers and users, emergency responders, logistics and distribution service providers, waste management companies, testing laboratories, relevant government agencies, academia and research institutions are encouraged to join us at this seminar to find out more on the revised Singapore Standard.
 
If you are interested to attend the seminar, please register via http://www.scic.sg/index.php/events-a-activities/events-sdo/event/182-launch-of-ss-603-2014-code-of-practice-for-hazardous-waste-management-formerly-cp-100-2004 by 5 Apr 2015.
 
Should you require further details, please do not hesitate to contact us at 6267 8891/ 6267 9661 or email us at [email protected].
 
We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the seminar.
 
Thank you.

Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)

PWS Sounding
11th Feb 2015 / 11:54 am

This Total Defence Day on Sunday 15 February 2015 at 9.30am, there will be a localised sounding of the “All Clear” signal through its island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens at the War Memorial Park. Organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, this sounding commemorates the 1942 surrender of Singapore to Japan.

 

On the same day at 6.20 pm sharp, SCDF will be sounding a 60-second “Important Message” signal island-wide.  At 6.21 pm sharp, all the 18 local radio stations (MediaCorp, Safra and SPH Unionworks) will broadcast a 60-second message in the four official languages to complement the PWS Sounding.

 

The PWS sounding is an annual practice which marks Singapore’s surrender to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 during the Second World War.  Previously, the PWS sounding was held at 12.05pm. From 2015, SCDF will activate the signal at 6.20pm, which is the time that the British surrendered to the Japanese forces in 1942.  This gives added meaning to Total Defence Day and it also serves as a solemn reminder to Singaporeans to take emergency preparedness seriously.

Exam Results for the 62nd Fire Safety Manager (FSM) Course
12th Jan 2015 / 03:00 pm

The 62nd Fire Safety Manager (FSM) Course Exam Results have been released. Please click here to view results.

Implementation of The Structural Eurocodes for Fire Safety
25th Sep 2014 / 11:41 am

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is mandating the use of the Structural Eurocodes (SS EN) to replace the British Standards (BS) as the design standard for structural plan submission with effect from 1 Apr 2015. With the switchover to Eurocodes in Apr 2015, the relevant Qualified Persons (QPs) need to be trained on the aspect of structural fire design.

 

To prepare them in making plans submission relating to structural fire protection before the implementation of the Structural Eurocodes, a 2-day course on 17 and 18 Nov 2014 has been prepared. This course will include actions on structures exposed to fire (EC1 Part 1-2), Structural Fire Design on Concrete Structures (EC2 Part 1-2), Structural Fire Design on Steel Structures (EC3 Part 1-2), and Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures (EC4 part 1-2). Additional runs of this course can be conducted in early Jan 2015 if necessary. You may click here to view more content of the course and here for the course schedule or you may go to CORENET-e-info for more information: http://www.corenet.gov.sg/einfo.

 

Please convey the contents of this circular to members of your Institution/Association/Board. For any inquiry or clarification, please contact MAJ Chong Kim Yuan at Tel: 68481476 or email address Chong_kim_yuan @ scdf.gov.sg.

Guidelines for security personnel to handle fire incidents in Buildings
10th Sep 2014 / 03:00 pm

(1) The security team shall handle fire alarm activation in pairs according to organisational procedures.

 

(2) Upon hearing the fire alarm, security officers shall ascertain the location of the fire from the main fire alarm panel and use the fire lift to go to two storeys below the “fire” floor and proceed cautiously to the “fire” floor via staircase to verify the fire incident.

 

(3) The Security officer shall then bring the fire lift down to the 1st storey and await the arrival of the Singapore Civil Defence Force. He is to provide relevant details on location, type of fire and possible hazards within the building and especially the fire floor to SCDF upon arrival.

 

(4) The Security officer shall not reactivate any of the passenger lifts that have been ‘homed’ by the activation of the fire alarm until at such time that the incident has been investigated and mitigated.

 

(5) If the location of the fire is indicated to be at the basement, the Security officer shall not proceed to fire floor. He shall check CCTV, if available, to verify the fire incident.

 

(6) In the event of small fire, security personnel shall attempt to extinguish or control the fire without taking undue risk, before the arrival of the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

 

(7) In the event of a fire that has gone out of control, the security officer shall not attempt to extinguish the fire. He shall proceed to make the appropriate announcements over the PA system and initiate the relevant evacuation procedures.

SRMC Pilot Exercise – Revision of Quantitative Risk Assessment Guideline
25th Aug 2014 / 09:25 am

Background

 

The Safety and Risk Management Centre (“SRMC”) is a new inter-agency centre set up in 2014 to better coordinate and integrate efforts related to risk assessment, safety management and emergency preparedness. This centre brings together both safety regulatory authorities (SCDF, NEA and MOM) and economic agencies (JTC and EDB).

 

One of SRMC’s key initiatives is to assist regulatory authorities in the review of existing Quantitative Risk Assessment (“QRA”) guidelines, which involves industries handling hazardous materials.

 

As part of this review, SRMC will pilot the draft revised QRA guidelines from August 2014 (“Pilot Phase”). The Pilot Phase is estimated to be completed by 1st Quarter of 2015.

 

Pilot Studies

 

SRMC will be commissioning a series of pilot studies in collaboration with companies (“Pilot Studies”). The Pilot Studies will be in relation to fixed installations handling hazardous materials (“Fixed Installations”). SRMC will be the project lead in overseeing the conduct of the Pilot Studies. For the purpose of the Pilot Studies, SRMC will appoint third-party consultants to assist in the conduct of the Pilot Studies.

 

The objective of the Pilot Studies is for SRMC to sense-check the draft revised QRA guidelines and their applicability in the local context.

 

Pilot Fund

 

To support industry’s participation in the Pilot Phase, SRMC will co-fund 80% of the cost of each Pilot Study, subject to a co-fund cap of S$70,000 per Pilot Study, whichever is lower.

 

Process for Pilot Phase
 

Pilot ProcessIndicative TimelineDescription

SRMC calls for Project Proposals (as referred to under ‘Instructions for Interested Companies’ below) for Pilot Studies

Aug 2014
  • Companies interested in participating in the Pilot Studies to submit Project Proposals to SRMC via email

([email protected])

SRMC selects Project Proposals and contacts shortlisted companies

Sept 2014
  • SRMC will select Project Proposals based on the Evaluation Criteria (see below) and will inform the selected companies.

SRMC appoints third-party consultants and commissions the Pilot Studies

Oct - Dec 2014
  • SRMC will appoint third-party consultants and commission the Pilot Studies for the selected Project Proposals. SRMC will co-fund 80% of the cost of each Pilot Study, subject to a co-fund cap of S$70,000 per Pilot Study, whichever is lower.

 

  • The Company is responsible for securing its own funding for the remainder of the cost of the Pilot Study.

Conduct of Pilot Studies

Jan – May 2015 

Review results of Pilot Studies

Jun – Sep 2015
  • SRMC will review and consolidate findings from the Pilot Studies.


Evaluation Criteria for Selection of Pilot Projects

 

SRMC will evaluate the applicants’ Project Proposals and select suitable pilot projects based on the following non-exhaustive criteria:

 

· A QRA study has been conducted for a fixed installation in recent years (e.g. last 10 years);

· Previous QRA was carried out for the whole plant (including plant within mega site);

· Fixed Installation fits the following categories of activities:

o Petrochemical Manufacturing Facility;

o Specialty Chemical Manufacturing Facility; or

o Storage Facility/Terminal;

· Previous QRA has Fire, Explosion and Toxic Release scenarios; and

· Previous QRA has IR (Fatality) and Worst Case Credible Scenario contours generated.

 

SRMC reserves the right in its absolute discretion to refuse to consider, select and/or carry out any of the Project Proposals submitted, regardless of their merit. Any decision made by SRMC regarding the evaluation and/or selection of any Project Proposal is final and shall not be subject to challenge or dispute.

 

 

Instructions for Interested Companies

 

Companies interested in taking part in the Pilot Studies should send an email to [email protected], with the following details (also referred to as the “Project Proposal”):

· Description of Fixed Installation and manufacturing activities;

· Site plan and location map; and

· Past QRA report submitted to and approved by the authorities.

 

The submission deadline for the Project Proposal is 25th September 2014.

Companies whose Project Proposals are selected may expect to be notified via email from SRMC within 3 weeks from the submission deadline.

 

Companies Selected for Pilot

 

Companies whose Project Proposals are selected by SRMC shall:

· Provide necessary plant information/data to SRMC for the conduct of the Pilot Studies;

· Provide necessary assistance to SRMC throughout the process of conducting the Pilot Studies;

· Provide inputs on the design and scope of the Pilot Studies, as required by SRMC;

· Provide inputs for sharing of key findings from the Pilot Studies with industry, as required by SRMC, and in this regard, grant such consents as SRMC may require to allow SRMC to conduct such sharing sessions;

· Enter into such agreements necessary for the successful carrying out of the Pilot Studies, including but not limited to an agreement setting out the detailed obligations of the said company under the Pilot Studies.

 

 

FAQ
 

For enquiries on the Pilot Studies, please email [email protected]

 

Accuracy of Information

 

SRMC and its component agencies give no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided by SRMC herein or otherwise. Neither SRMC nor its component agencies shall not be liable for any loss, damage or claim that arises as a result of any information provided herein or otherwise by SRMC being incomplete, inaccurate or misleading.

Invitation to Industry Briefing Sessions - Industry Consultation on Revision of QRA guidelines
11th Apr 2014 / 02:30 pm

The Safety and Risk Management Centre (SRMC) is a new inter-agency centre set up to better coordinate and integrate efforts related to risk assessment, safety management and emergency preparedness. This centre brings together both the safety regulatory authorities (SCDF, NEA and MOM) as well as the economic agencies (JTC and EDB).

 

One of SRMC’s initiatives is to assist regulatory authorities in the review of existing Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) guidelines which concern industries handling bulk hazardous & flammable materials in fixed installations, pipelines and for road transportation. As part of this Guideline review, SRMC will be conducting industry-wide consultation to seek industry’s feedback on proposed changes to the existing QRA guidelines.

 

SRMC has planned a series of industry briefing sessions to share about its new role as well as provide further details on the consultation process for the Guideline review. If you wish to attend any of these briefing sessions (details shown below), please RSVP your attendance (with your name, company, contact number, no. of persons with name and session that you wish to attend) by emailing any one of the SRMC officers at the contacts below no later than 17 April 2014. You may also direct any queries related to SRMC or the abovementioned consultation process to the following SRMC officers.

 

SRMC Officers:

 

Mr Chen Fu Yi ([email protected])

Mr Saw Guang Zheng ([email protected])

Mr Chui Jian Wei ([email protected])

Ms Ng Xian Wen ([email protected])

Mr Saurabh Joshi ([email protected])

 

Details on Briefing Sessions:

 

Date21 April 201422 april 201423 April 2014
CSB Lecture Room 1B, SCDF HQ Office9:30am -11am9:30am -11am9:30am -11am
CSB Lecture Room 1B, SCDF HQ Office1:30pm – 3pm1:30pm – 3pm1:30pm – 3pm
Revision to Carpark charges at HQ SCDF with effect from 1 May 2014
8th Apr 2014 / 11:00 am
  • Current operation time is from Monday to Friday,8am to 5.30pm :$0.05 per 2 mins
    Revised operation time is from Monday to Friday,8am to 6.00pm :$0.05 per 2 mins
  • After 5.30pm to 8am next day, After 1pm(Saturday), Sunday and Public Holiday is FREE
    Revised Charges after 6pm to 8am next day and Saturday,Sunday and Public Holiday is $3.00 per entry
The registration dates for courses conducted in CDA for the month of April to June 2014
31st Mar 2014 / 04:40 pm

The registration dates for courses conducted in CDA for the month of April to June are appended below

  • Courses beginning in April – Registration is on Thursday, 3 April at 0000 hrs
  • Courses beginning in May – Registration is on Thursday, 10 April at 0000 hrs
  • Courses beginning in June – Registration is on Thursday, 17 April at 0000 hrs

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