The National Safety Council of Singapore (NSCS) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the objective of promoting safety in all areas of life in Singapore including safety at work, safety on the roads, safety in the home and safety in recreational activities and sports and the community in general.
As a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, and fully realising not only my rights, but also my duties as a citizen, and deeply conscious of the heavy toll of life and limb, and the resulting suffering, together with the serious burden on the daily life and economy of the Republic:-
I MOST FERVENTLY PLEDGE MYSELF
to do everything within my power
to help reduce the death and injury
taking place on our public highways,
in and around our homes, schools, factories,
offices, playgrounds and all other
fields of human activity.
I FURTHER PROMISE
to do my best to help others understand
and avoid the dangers surrounding them.
The National Safety Council of Singapore (NSCS) was first known as The National Safety First Council of Singapore when it was inaugurated on 1st July 1966 by Dr. Goh Keng Swee who was then our Minister for Defence. Initially our focus was on road safety to bring road safety awareness to the public. Gradually, NSCS explored several other aspects of safety including occupational health and safety, home safety and even child safety.