25th June, 2015
Ministry of Manpower Cancels Accreditation Status of Five Training Providers
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has cancelled the Accredited Training Provider (ATP) status of five training providers for training and assessment malpractices which compromised the integrity of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) courses conducted.
The MOM ATP scheme accredits training providers to conduct Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) courses on behalf of MOM. Unaccredited MOM training providers are not allowed to conduct MOM-accredited courses. The full list of ATPs can be found on MOM’s website.
Acting on information received from the public and MOM’s regular audits, MOM investigated five training providers – Work Safe Academy Pte Ltd; Propel Consultants Pte Ltd; Regent Global Consultants Pte Ltd; Bright Training Centre Pte Ltd and Ark HSE Management Solutions Pte Ltd – for alleged violation of ATP Terms & Conditions (T&C).
MOM’s investigations found that the training providers failed to conduct courses according to stipulated course durations, failed to ensure trainees’ language proficiency for the courses and failed to uphold the integrity of examination procedures. The accreditation status of the five training providers has been cancelled and will no longer be allowed to conduct MOM-accredited courses. In addition, the Directors of these training providers will not be allowed to apply as an ATP Director, Principal and or Trainer with MOM for two years from the date of cancellation.
MOM takes a strong stance on the integrity of ATPs. Since 2010, MOM has cancelled the accreditation status of 11 training providers for similar violations. MOM will continue to step up investigations and appropriate actions will be taken against errant ATPs.
Details of the cases are available here.
Source: Ministry Of Manpower