ITE Collaborates with Industry to ... Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Assurance Centre

ITE 06/18/01
Press Release No. 14/14
ITE Collaborates with Industry to Set Up a Health, Safety,
Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Assurance Centre
MOU signed with four companies to enhance student and staff capability in HSEQ
More companies are recognising the relevance and importance of health, safety,
environment and quality (HSEQ) related policies, systems and processes to their businesses.
Coupled with state legislation such as the Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006, the Fire
Safety Act 1994, and the Environmental Protection and Management Act 1999, HSEQ is
becoming crucial to businesses in achieving good quality products and services, delivered
with high standards of safety and safeguard for environment.
Aligned with the Government’s direction and the growing importance of HSEQ, ITE
will be setting up a HSEQ Centre for its Engineering students at ITE College West. It will be
launched with strong support from Endress+Hauser (S.E.A) Pte Ltd, Hexcel Solutions Pte
Ltd, Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore, and Rotary Engineering Limited.
They signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ITE today to collaborate in
training students in HSEQ. This is the first multi-party collaboration of its kind to develop
HSEQ-ready manpower.
A Win-Win Partnership
The five partners will play a key role in training students to have HSEQ skills to meet
growing industry’s demands. Students and staff can learn from industry experts through
industry attachments, transfer of knowledge and expertise, and organisation of forums and
A series of training programmes have been planned, such as, the Construction
Safety Orientation Course (CSOC) incorporating Working At Height (WAH), Metalworking
Safety Orientation Course (MSOC), Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Management, and
Environmental Management. Upon completion of a course, students will be issued with a
pass that allows them to undergo internship or seek employment in the relevant industry.
Sponsorship of Facilities, Materials and Equipment
To conduct these courses, the industry partners have sponsored key facilities and
equipment to create an authentic learning environment. For example, the ITE-Rotary
Engineering’s Working At Height Training Centre will conduct training for safety in the
construction industry. Also, Hexcel Solutions will complement ITE's Fire Safety Programme
with four dynamic, realistic, safe and environmentally-friendly fire simulators. This includes a
12-metre Mobile Fire Trainer (MFT) – the first-of-its-kind in the region. The realistic learning
environment will facilitate fundamental understanding of HSEQ, and enable students to
grasp skills easily.
E-Learning materials will also be made available to students to gain knowledge on
HSEQ at their own time. Endress+Hauser has sponsored a suite of six e-learning courses
that come with a Learning Management System for ITE students.
Also, ITE will be assisted by the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Society Singapore
[NDTSS] to become an Authorised Qualifying Body offering training in NDT areas, such as
Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing and Visual and Optical
Testing. NDTSS will provide ITE with the training syllabus and list of training equipment, as
reference materials to conduct training.
Mr Bruce Poh, Director & CEO, ITE, viewed that the setting up of an integrated
Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Centre within ITE is timely. He shared, "These
fields are critical to business success. Having a one-stop HSEQ Centre will value-add to
students' learning and help them understand how these areas are intertwined to help
organisations deliver high quality products and services. We are glad that four industry
partners are committed towards supporting our efforts in developing HSEQ-trained
Media Contacts
The media is invited to publicise the contents of this release. For further information,
please contact:
Ms Shalini V
Institute of Technical Education
Tel: 6590 2048/ 9004 0429
Email: [email protected]
Mr P. Pugalendhi
Hon. Secretary, Non-Destructive Testing
Society Singapore
Email: [email protected]
Ms Salbiah Siraj
Communication Executive
Endress+Hauser (SEA) Pte Ltd
Email: [email protected]
Ms Tang Siew Yee
Manager, Business Development
Department, Rotary Engineering Limited
Tel: 6866 0010
Email: [email protected]
Released on: 31 Oct 14
About ITE
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, was established as a postsecondary education institution in 1992 under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal
provider of career and technical education and key developer of national occupational skills
certification and standards to enhance Singapore's workforce competitiveness. Under its
"One ITE System, Three Colleges" Model of Education and Governance, ITE has three
Colleges, comprising ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West. For
more information, visit:
About Endress+Hauser (S.E.A) Pte Ltd
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and
engineered solutions for industrial processes. Providing process solutions for flow, level,
pressure, analytics, temperature, recording and digital communications, optimizing
processes in terms of economic efficiency, safety and environmental impact. Our customers
come from a wide variety of industries, including chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage,
oil & gas, water & waste water, power & energy and life sciences. For more details, please
log on to
About Hexcel Solutions Pte Ltd
Hexcel Solutions Pte Ltd is Asia’s leading provider of fire simulators and equipment for the
fire and rescue services across various industries. Hexcel combined the latest technology
into its engineering designs for its clients. As the specialist in designing, manufacturing,
installing and maintaining fire training simulators, Hexcel has established proven high-quality
products with the highest safety standards for the protection of the trainees.
We formulate the best fire & rescue training systems to revolutionise firefighters’ training and
About Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore
Non-Destructive Testing Society (Singapore) was established in 1997 as a non-profitable
voluntary organization to serve the local NDT professionals and Industry. It was engaged in
providing latest information on technical developments to the local community through
meeting and technical talks. NDTSS is a full member of ICNDT (International committee for
NDT) & full member of APFNDT (Asia pacific federation for Non-destructive Testing).
NDTSS is a part of executive board member of both ICNDT & APFNDT. NDTSS will host the
next Asia pacific conference (15th APCNDT) for Non Destructive Testing in 2017. The
society has over 250 members got benefited by keeping update with the technology. For
more details visit
About Rotary Engineering Ltd
Rotary Engineering Limited is one of the region’s largest Engineering, Procurement,
Construction and Maintenance (EPCM) partner to the oil and gas, petrochemical, petroleum
and pharmaceutical industries. When it comes to oil and gas bulk liquid storage projects,
there are few established operators in Asia who can match the rich heritage or the global
experience, expertise and sheer capacity of our organisation.
Headquartered in Singapore, Rotary has established a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific
region and continues to make its mark as a global player. Established in 1972, Rotary has
forged a reputation built on its hallmark traits of providing quality services, within budget,
safely and on-time delivery.
Today, we have about 7,000 employees and we operate in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand,
Indonesia, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE. With pride and dedication, we will continue
to provide unrivalled project management, intelligent solution implementation and extensive
support to all our clients worldwide.
Rotary is ISO 9000, ISO14000, OHSAS certified and is listed on the mainboard of the
Singapore Exchange since 1993.