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Professional Experience

Alvin has served 15 years (1981 –1996) in the Housing Development Board Structural Engineering Department (Safety Unit) as a Safety Officer prior practices as a Workplace Safety And Health Officer in the industry. After he had left HDB, he had serve in the various industry, such as metal working industry, Oil and Gas industry, Manufacturing industry, construction industry, wafer plant and optical industry.

Alvin was actively involved with many site physical condition audit and safety management system audit, which include project by government agencies HDB, LTA, CPG, CAAS, PUB, NEA and for many private developer, contractors and many other general factory to advise of company Safety Management System, accident investigation and prevention, conduct of risk assessment and training.

He has good knowledge and experience on gases testing in confined space atmosphere and hot work. He was appointed by CAAS in 1995 as a Safety Officer cum hot work assessor for Changi Airport Terminal 2 the fuel pipe-line extension project and appointed by PUB to conduct physical condition audit at all their drainage construction site and as a safety management consultant for all the waste water reclamation plant and new water plant from 2003 to 2004. In year 2004 to 2005 by NEA as a safety management consultant for 6 refuse incineration plant in Singapore.

Beside the above experience, lifting operation and rigging was one of his expert field. While working in HDB safety unit, he had given opportunity to carry out numerous of accident investigation, risk assessment and R & D project of the heavy lifting operation to establish safe lifting operation and rigging. eg operation of 500 Tone mobile crane, hoisting of precast lift unit/ water tank (20 tone) at HDB housing estate.

Professional Credentials

Alvin had obtained numerous professional credentials

  • University of Newcastle Bachelor Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety
  • Singapore Polytechnic Advance Diploma in Safety Management
  • Singapore Polytechnic Diploma in Building Engineering
  • Singapore Polytechnic Certificate in Occupational & Health
  • The National University of Singapore Radiation Safety
  • Ministry of Manpower Certificate For Safety Auditors
  • Ministry of Manpower Confined Space Safety Assessor Certificate
  • Ministry of Manpower Safety co-ordinators Certificate
  • Singapore Civil Defence Force Acadamy Fire Safety Manager Certificate
  • National Environment Agency Environmental Control Officer Certificate
  • National Environment Agency Sampling & Monitoring of Airborne Contaminants
  • Ministry of Manpower Safety Instruction Course (Manhole) For Supervisors
  • Ministry of Manpower Lifting Supervisor safety Certificate
  • Singapore Polytechnic Certificate Of Performance Noise Monitoring
  • Ministry of Manpower Certificate in Building Construction Safety Supervisor’s Course
  • Ministry of Manpower Certificate Of Power Press Safety
  • Ministry of Manpower Confined Space Safety Assessor Certificate
  • NTUC LearningHub Risk Management
  • Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
    Advanced Certificate In Training & Assessment (ACTA)
    Competency Base Training
    CM 1 – Foundational Knowledge Awareness
    CM 2 – Design and Development Learning Materials
    CM 3 – Planning, preparing and delivering
    CM 4 – Plan and Design Competency Base Assessment Conduct Competency Base Assessment

Which include Bachelor Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety (BEnvOHS). The first bachelor degree programme in Singapore and in the region that encompasses both environmental and occupational health and safety (EOHS). The BEnvOHS programme creates synergy through the joint efforts of the School of Health Sciences and Environmental and Life Sciences of the University of Newcastle and PSB Academy.

Subject matters in Occupational Health Safety Practice, Environmental Control Practice, Human Biosciences for Environmental Occupational Health Safety, Environmental Occupational Health Safety Law, Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology, Environmental Occupational Health Safety Management, Occupational Safety, Risk Assessment and Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ergonomics for Occupational Health Safety, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Research Methods in Environmental Occupational Health Safety and Industrial Ecology for Environmental Occupational Health Safety.

Traning Experience

He has more than 26 years experience in Occupational Safety and Health. He is a Ministry of Manpower Accredited Trainer since 1995 for Basic Industrial Safety and Health Course for Supervisor, Safety committee Member Course, Building Construction Safety Supervisor/ Manager Course, Lifting Supervisor Safety Course, Formwork Safety Course for Supervisor, Safety Instruction Course (Manhole) for supervisors, Confined Space Safety Assessor, Rigger/ Signalman Course and Metal scaffold / Suspended Scaffold (Gondola) Supervisor and worker practical lesson trainer. Beside of the above OSH experience, he was also certified by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) as a trainer (Trainer no. 025828) for environmental Management courses.

In the recent years he was actively involved with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH), Employability Skill System (ESS) and Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) System (WSQ), training for operational and supervisor level and the course materials development.