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.