WSQ Implement Incident Management Processes (CERT)

Who needs to attend CERT Training?
On 1st Sept 2013 the Fire Safety Act was amended to include all premises with Fire Safety Managers must set up a 
Company Emergency Response Team(CERT).

This course applies to
Site Incident Controller and Site Main Controller

Public and Industrial premises that meet any of the following criteria are required to have an FSM and a CERT:

Public Premises:
  • 9 storeys or more(includes basement)
  • Gross floor area of 5000sqm or more
  • Designed occupancy load of 1000 persons or more
  • Licensed by Ministry of Health as a Hospital
Industrial Premises:
  • Gross floor area of 5000sqm or more
  • Designed occupancy load of 1000 persons or more

(Emergency Response & Crisis Management Training)

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the MySkillsFuture course directory.

Course Reference NumberTGS-2023018585
Course Training Duration (hours)9
Course Fees(before GST and any applicable funding)$300
Funding Validity PeriodValid
Mode of Training (e.g. classroom, blended, e-learning, etc.)

8 hours:
Theory lecture and case study practice


1 hour:

Course Objectives

In Person or Zoom

1. Interpret incident management approach and structure to ascertain the scope and severity of the emergency.
2. Utilise incident management areas and processes to implement emergency response strategies.
3. Utilise appropriate communication methods when managing an incident to control all internal and external resources.
4. Control and maintain Incident management process to assess information on status of the emergency.
5. Undertake post-emergency evaluation and debrief.

Target Audience:
Staff,Supervisors and Managers assigned to be the SMC (Site Main Controller) or SIC (Site Incident Controller) for their facility

(All tiers)

Prior Knowledge Required: No prior knowledge required


  • A Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SSG/SCDF will be awarded upon successful course assessment.
  • 10 CPD points awarded by SCDF for FSM-CPD Program (ensure to inform us at least 7 days prior to the course)

Trainer’s Profiles:

Local experts in Emergency Management,Chemical Handling and Asset Protection in Hotels,Hospitals, Retail Centres,Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Logistics facilities

Fire safety is a crucial aspect of building and facility management in Singapore, where the government has strict regulations in place to ensure the safety of residents and workers in case of fire outbreaks. Having a well-planned fire safety strategy is essential to minimize the risk of harm and property damage.

One of the key benefits of having a fire safety strategy is that it helps to ensure that all building occupants are aware of the fire evacuation plan. This can save precious time during an emergency, as people know exactly what to do to reach safety quickly. A well-communicated fire safety plan can also help to reduce panic and confusion, which are often the biggest dangers in a fire scenario.

Another important aspect of fire safety strategy is that it helps to identify potential fire hazards and implement measures to minimize the risk of fire outbreaks. This includes regular fire drills, fire safety training for employees, and routine maintenance of fire safety equipment. Regular inspections of fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and fire exits are also essential to ensure that these systems are working properly in case of an emergency.

Moreover, a fire safety strategy should also include a fire risk assessment, which evaluates the likelihood of a fire occurring and the potential consequences. This information can help building managers to prioritize fire safety measures, such as installing fire alarms, fire suppression systems, or automatic sprinklers in high-risk areas.

In conclusion, having a comprehensive fire safety strategy is crucial for ensuring the safety of building occupants in Singapore. Not only does it help to minimize the risk of harm and property damage, but it also provides peace of mind to residents and workers knowing that they are well prepared in case of a fire emergency. Building managers should take the necessary steps to develop and implement a fire safety strategy to ensure the safety of everyone in their facilities.

Failure to form a CERT:

The owner or occupier of the premises can be found guilty of an offence and is liable for a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or BOTH.


Click here to register or dial: 6292 4804