The National Safety Council of Singapore (NSCS) was first known as The National Safety First Council of Singapore when it was first inaugurated on 1st July 1966 by Dr. Goh Keng Swee then Singapore Minister of Defence. NSCS at first specifically focused on road safety to bring road safety awareness to the public. Gradually, NSCS explored into several other aspects of safety including occupational health safety, home safety and even child safety.


The National Safety Council of Singapore (NSCS) is a Non-Government Organistion (NGO) with the objective of promoting safety in all areas of life in Singapore including safety at work, safety on the roads, safety in the home and safety in recreational activities and sports and the community in general.


The NSCS is duly registered as a society with the Registration of Societies (ROS) and is a Full Member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). The NSCS is also a Founding Member of the Asia Pacific Safety and Health Organisation (APOSHO) which comprises 33 NGOs from 22 countries in the region.


NSC saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. The areas NSC focuses on include: workplace safety, teen driving, cell phone use while driving and safety in homes and communities.

  • To share information on WSH National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process


  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety issues, transportation safety issues, or best practices in injury and illness prevention programs, and to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.


  • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by developing a sample policy for employers focused on encouraging worker engagement in hazard identification and developing a best practice document for training and engaging workers on hazard identification and control. 

NSCS adheres to a Code of Governance and Management 2013. This code is in keeping with the latest governance requirements by MCYS for NGOs. It will be closely followed by the NSCS Board in all its decisions and financial transactions. This will help to ensure that a culture of decisions by consensus is practised in NSCS and prevent situations where BOD members are unaware of developments within NSCS. We are confident that henceforth NSCS will be seen to be operating in an open and transparent way and all expenses are duly authorised.