Acquire a practical understanding of the coverage, scenarios, claims and compensation payable under WICA.


Human Resource and Health & Safety departments may not appear to be working together. HR department handles recruitment & selection, strategic manpower planning, training & development and other HR functions, while the safety professional oversees hazard identification and risk assessment, monitor and review current safe work practices, oversee personal protective equipment, etc. The two do not often interact. However, these two departments have a common denominator: they are all about people.

Both HR and Safety are support functions and have similar mission objectives: ensure effective work processes while complying with the WICA and WSH Act. In addition, supervisors and managers are to ensure that workplace is free from hazards. Workplace health and safety is important as companies are looking after the wellbeing of its employees because human injury of loss in any business is not acceptable.

The Government has mandated that all manual employees who are under a contract of service or contract of apprenticeship, regardless of salary, shall be covered under WICA. Even if you no longer work for the employer or your work pass is cancelled, you remain eligible to claim for compensation. Dependents of an employee who died because of a workplace accident can also make a claim on behalf of the employee. Employers are also liable for the cost of medical treatment received overseas if the accident happened while the employee was working overseas, and immediate medical treatment was needed.

It is therefore critical for all HR practitioners to help their company employees when they get into an accident arising out of and in the course of employment to seek Work Injury Compensation. Should HR purchase the insurance from the broker or agent?

During this one-day course, participants will acquire a better understanding of the objectives, coverage and eligibility, of the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA). They can also identify the various scenarios that are covered or not covered by WICA, as well as be acquainted with the kinds of disputes, details of claims and types of compensation payable under WICA.

What is the responsibility of the company to provide a healthy and safe place? Besides WICA, this workshop will discuss the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA). Who are the stakeholders and their responsibilities? Does WSHA apply to my company?

Course Details: 


• Acquire a better understanding of the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).

• State the objectives, coverage and eligibility of WICA.

• Identify the various scenarios that are covered and not covered by WICA.

• Know the kinds of disputes, details of claims and the types of compensation payable under WICA.

• Appreciate the differences between WICA and common law and its implications.


• Eligibility for WICA

• Duties of Employers and Employer's Liability

• Purchase from a broker or agent? Difference between a Broker and an Agent

• Incident Reporting - What and When to notify

• Actions to be taken by the employer in the event of a WIC claim.

• Filing objections on WIC claims.

• Different scenarios covered under WICA

• Compensation claim process & medical expenses

• Medical examination and report

• Medical Leave Wages

• Foreign employee's claim

• Checking on status of employee claims.

• Kinds of claims e.g. medical leave, wages, medical expenses.

• Most common types of employee’s injuries

• Types of occupational diseases covered.

• Differences between WICA and Common Law

• Work Injury Compensation Insurance

• Offenses and Penalties

• Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act

- Approved Code of Practice - October 2022

- Are Chief Executives' and Board of Directors' liable for WSH offences?

- Does it mean CEOs and BOD members near the same responsibility?

- Beside CEOs and BODs, who are the stakeholders and what are their responsibilities?

- What happened if our CEOs and BODs members are based overseas?

- Do you have a company safety and health policy?

- Is my company subject to WSHA even though we are a knowledge-based company with no manual worker?

- Who are the stakeholders and what are their responsibilities?

- Is my company subject to WSHA?

- Recruitment: How do I recruit a WSH personnel? What are the relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes that are required?  How do I make the selection?

Who should attend

• HR personnel.

• Line Managers and Supervisors involved in people management & Health.

• Upcoming Safety Officers or any staff with no or little prior knowledge of the Work Injury Compensation Act.


Elsie Low is a HR Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She has specific experience and strength in talent acquisition, human resource development, compensation and benefits development, payroll administration and management, talent management, employee communication and relations. She is a visionary and performance focused professional. Coupled with that, she has excellent business acumen with strong work ethics.

Elsie has worked in various multi-national and local SMEs and in different sectors such as manufacturing, electronics, construction, engineering and oil & gas. Her span of responsibility and experience are spent in various regional and leadership roles across different regions in ASEAN, Australia, China and Middle East.

Elsie graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource and a MBA in Finance. She also possesses the Certificate in Workplace Basics from Fairwork Commission Australia and an Advanced Certificate of Training and Assessment (ACTA).

She is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 23 July 2024  (15th Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 708.50 w/GST (S$650.00) for Community

• S$ 741.20 w/GST (S$680.00) for Non-Subscribers


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

"Very useful course. Great trainer. Lively course" - Astrid Cippe, LPA Singapore Pte Ltd

"Engaging and detailed. Trainer is very experienced!" (Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd)

Past Participant Organisations

• Agricultural Bank Of China, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Australian International School Pte Ltd

• Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled, Bright Hill Evergreen Home, Blastech Abrasives Pte Ltd, Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled

• Central Provident Fund Board, COSL Drilling Pan-Pacific Ltd, Cummins Asia Pacfic Pte Ltd

• Darul Makmur Mosque, Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• Hitachi Metals Singapore Pte Ltd, Housing & Development Board

• InterCall Singapore

• Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte.) Ltd, Keppel Shipyard Limited

• Lacto Asia Pte Ltd, LPA Singapore Pte Ltd

• Miltrade Technologies, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific)

• National Gallery Singapore, Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd

• Ocean IFM Pte Ltd

• Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore

• Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

• Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, Singapore Indian Development Association, Socomec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Sam Aluminium Engineering Pte Ltd, Sun Venture Pte Ltd

• Transas Marine Pacific Pte Ltd