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.
The National Safety Council of Singapore (NSCS) is a Non-Government 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.
The NSCS is duly registered as a society with the Registry of Societies (ROS) and is a Full Member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). The NSCS is also a Founding Member of the Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO) which comprises 40 NGOs from 23 countries in the region.
NSCS works to safe lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. The areas NSCS focuses on include: Workplace Safety, Home Safety, Transport Safety, Water Safety, Fire Safety, Electrical Safety and Safety for the Community
To become the leading organization to promote safety awareness in all areas.
To expand our presence and visibility
To increase membership and funding
To provide national safety awareness education
NSCS has always been active in the social community and local industries besides contributing to the international needs of fellow NGOs in the area of safety and health. In the last ten years, some of the activities NSCS was involved-in were:
As a founder member of APOSHO, NSCS participated in all the annual APOSHO Conferences and hosted several conferences, the last being APOSHO 32 in partnership with Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO). Once again, NSCS will be participating in the APOSHO 33 Conference to be held in Hong Kong SAR in December 2018.
Internationally, our former President (now Hon President), Ameerali Abdeali, met with the Minister of Labour of Myanmar in Yangon in December of 2015. He spoke at national safety seminars on Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) in Malaysia in October 2016 and MSOSH in August 2017. In March 2017, he also spoke at ESSAR, a large conglomerate in India.
On the home front, he spoke at the World Congress in September 2017 while co-hosting APOSHO 32 with SISO. NSCS also actively contributes to the local press by sharing in community safety in areas such as playground safety, escalator safety, MRT safety, non-weight bearing structures in shopping complexes, amusement park kiddy rides, HDB bamboo poles safety, falling window panes and shattering glass, lifts safety in high-rise buildings, swimming pool safety and road junction safety.
In partnership with like-minded NGOs, NSCS is looking forward to work with Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) on specific safety training for domestic workers.