Foundation Level

Introduction to Warehouse Risks & Safety

1-day intensive and interactive training sessions

Weekdays, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (UTC/GMT +8)

Facilitated by an expert trainer in-person / virtually

Attain Certificate of Competency upon completion

About this programme

A warehouse is a critical asset for many businesses, and warehouse risks and safety programme are vital to ensuring that they can be run safely, effectively, and productively. Warehouse risk & safety programme provides an essential education in warehouse specific knowledge and protocols, covering practical topics such as mechanical operation, hazard awareness and safe handling. Attendees of warehouse risk and safety course will benefit from a detailed understanding of warehouse operations, how to assess and identify hazards, different safety regulations and standards, as well as implementation of prevention strategies. Taken as part of a warehouse management system or integrated into an existing internal safety programme, these courses are invaluable for professionals involved with warehouse operations.

This programme is developed by Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), with industry advisory from global providers and organisations that provide career pathways and job specifications for skills upgrading and mastery. The programme is facilitated by an expert trainer, who has extensive years of experience holding leadership positions in logistics, procurement, and supply chain management. The training session is expected to be lively and interactive, interspersed with relevant exercises and modern case studies on warehouse risks and safety.

Why should you enrol in this programme?

Warehouse professionals are at risk of a variety of injuries and safety hazards due to the unique environment in which they work, therefore it is essential that warehouse professionals enrol in an appropriate warehouse risks and safety programme. This course offers the opportunity to gain knowledge on the safe operations of warehouses, from both manual labour and machinery-related tasks. It provides helpful advice on warehouse maintenance and warehouse health code recommendations. Additionally, this programme will equip warehouse personnel with important safety tips for effective warehouse management as well as methods for protecting workers from potential hazards. Ultimately, investing time in a warehouse risks and safety programme will have short-term as well as long-term benefits for business operations by increasing overall productivity, reducing wastage, and providing a safer environment for staff to work in.

Who should enrol in this programme?

The warehouse risks and safety programme is likely intended for individuals who work in or manage warehouses, as well as anyone else who may be involved in the operations of a warehouse. This could include warehouse employees, supervisors, managers, and safety professionals. The programme is designed to help these individuals understand the risks and hazards that are present in a warehouse environment and how to mitigate them to create a safer work environment. If you work in or are involved with a warehouse in any capacity, it is likely that you would benefit from enrolling in a warehouse risks and safety programme.

How can you benefit from this programme?

There are several benefits to participating in a warehouse risks and safety programme. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Improved safety: The most obvious benefit of a warehouse risks and safety programme is that it can help to improve safety in the warehouse. By learning about the risks and hazards that are present in the warehouse environment and how to mitigate them, you can help to reduce the number of accidents and injuries that occur on the job.
  2. Increased efficiency: A safer warehouse is also likely to be a more efficient one. When employees feel safe and are not constantly worried about potential hazards, they are able to focus more on their work and get it done more quickly and effectively.
  3. Reduced liability: By participating in a warehouse risks and safety program, you can also help to reduce the liability of your company or organisation. If an accident does occur, having a documented history of training and safety efforts can help to demonstrate that you took reasonable steps to prevent it.
  4. Enhanced reputation: A commitment to safety can also help to enhance the reputation of your company or organisation. Customers and clients are often more likely to do business with companies that have a good track record of safety, so a focus on warehouse risks and safety can be good for business.

Qualify for Accredited Designation Award

At the end of this programme, each participant will attain a Certificate of Competency. This specialised Certificate of Competency is awarded by Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) and is accredited by Logistics Institute of Singapore. When a participant attains 3 Competency Certificates, the participant can qualify for the Accredited Designation award. For more information about the qualifying criteria for the Accredited Designation award, please visit

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