Manpower Ministry revokes accreditation of five training providers over malpractices

An MOM inspector (centre) conducting a safety check at a worksite on Feb 10, 2015.
An MOM inspector (centre) conducting a safety check at a worksite on Feb 10, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Five companies have lost their Accredited Training Provider (ATP) status after the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) found them guilty of training and assessment malpractices.

The ministry said in a statement issued on Thursday morning that it had acted on information received from the public and its own regular audits.

The five - Work Safe Academy Pte Ltd; Propel Consultants Pte Ltd; Regent Global Consultants Pte Ltd; Bright Training Centre Pte Ltd and Ark HSE Management Solutions Pte Ltd - had compromised the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) courses they were conducting.

They failed to conduct courses according to stipulated course durations, did not ensure trainees' language proficiency for the courses and also failed to uphold the integrity of examination procedures, MOM said.

Since 2010, MOM said it had cancelled the status of 11 training providers for similar violations.

Those who wish to report poor training practices by ATPs can do so via www.mom.gov.sg/contact-us.

For a full list of ATPs conducting MOM-accredited courses, click here.

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