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RISK MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE FUND
ASMI is one of the Risk Management Assistance Fund (RMAF) agents appointed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to promote, process and endorse applications for financial assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to conduct risk assessments at workplaces. SMEs can tap onto RMAF to defray the costs of engaging consultants to conduct risk assessments and build in-house capability.
The fund was set up by the MOM to help SMEs who do not have the capabilities or resources to implement risk assessment at their workplaces to comply with requirement under the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act. The Act was implemented on 1 March 2006 to reduce the risks at source by making stakeholders accountable for managing the risks they create and taking reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety and health of workers.
With effect from 1 September 2006, all workplaces are required to implement comprehensive risk assessment for work processes, with detailed plans to reduce or minimise workplace safety and health risk at source, where reasonably practicable. RMAF will co-fund eligible companies up to 90% of the consultancy cost incurred for approved projects, up to a maximum of $6,000 per company. It will cover training-led consultancy projects to help companies identify risks at the workplace and suggest solutions to address these risks. The funding will not cover the cost of implementing the solutions. The consultancy must be undertaken by Approved Risk Consultants certified by MOM.
To apply for the RMAF, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:
§ Is a registered factory and or company covered under the WSH Act
§ Has 200 or less employees (including administrative staff)
§ Has not received any funding for risk assessment previously
§ Has at least two managerial or supervisory staff who have attended a recognised
§ Risk Management Course conducted by an Accredited Training Provider
Interested companies who meet the eligibility criteria can submit the completed Registration Form to ASMI. For enquiries or clarifications, please contact ASMI Secretariat at Tel: 6863 3038.
· For more information on RMAF, please go to Risk Management Assistance Fund of MOM.
· For the list of Accredited Training Providers.
· For the list of MOM certified Approved Risk Consultants.
· To learn more about the WSH Act, please visit Workplace Safety and Health Act of MOM.
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