COVID-Safe Training for Workers

Workflow of COVID-Safe Training for Workers [Updated on 8 April 2021]

Important: The course will be discontinued by May 2021. Application for the course must be submitted latest by 14 May 2021. Those who had already applied for the course but pending completion will be required to complete and pass the course by 27 May 2021.


Updated on 23 April 2021

What is COVID-Safe Training for Workers Supporting the Built Environment?

The course aims to equip workers supporting the built environment sector with the knowledge and guidance on safe practices, as well as being socially responsible to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

[Updated on 23 April 2021]
Is this a compulsory course that all workers must attend? 

Workers supporting the built environment sector, i.e. Construction Projects, Supply Works, Renovation Works and Construction Account Works , are required to attend and pass the course. Please click here for the training requirement for different work categories. The Covid-Safe Training for Workers will no longer be a requirement with effect from 1 June 2021.

Are Project Managers/ Engineers/ Architects/ Resident Engineers/ Resident Technical Officers required to attend the course?  [Updated on 2 June]

Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) (e.g. Project Managers, Engineers, Architects, REs, RTOs, Quantity Surveyors, BIM Managers, BIM Modellers), as well as personnel supporting administrative matters in the built environment sector (e.g. Admin/Finance/IT personnel), are not required to attend this course.

[Added on 31 May]
What is the course fee? 

The course is free of charge.

[Updated on 31 May]
How is the course conducted? Is there a limit on class size?

The course is conducted online. There is no limit on the class size. Workers can attend the course using their mobile phone or tablet at their own time.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the online course will be approximately 3 hours, including a short end-of-course assessment.

What is the format of the assessment?

The assessment is competency based. It aims to assess the worker’s understanding and application of the course content. The assessment will include multiple choice questions and/or scenario-based questions. If the workers answer the questions incorrectly, they will be guided until they are able to answer the questions correctly

Will the workers be awarded a certificate at the end of the course?

No. Upon successful completion and passing of the course, workers can take a screenshot of the online completion page. Worker’s result will also be automatically captured in BCA’s system.

If the workers are not proficient in English, is the course offered in other languages?

The course material and content will only be available in English.  However, there will be a voice-over in Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. In addition, the course material is mainly in graphical and animated format for ease of understanding.

[Updated on 8 June]
My workers will be attending the course. Do they also need to attend the Safe Management Officers Course (SMOs) for Construction? 

Workers are not required to attend the SMOs Course for Construction. Only Safe Management Officers (SMOs) and Safe Distancing Officers (SDOs) are required to attend the SMOs Course for Construction. 

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