The Certificate of Approval for the WSH Officer can be suspended or cancelled if the Authority is satisfied that such person:
Before suspending or cancelling the approval to act as WSH Officer, the Authority will:
The Authority shall give notice in writing to that person of the date from which the suspension or cancellation of the approval shall take effect. Should the person is able to show sufficient cause to the Authority why his/her approval as WSH Officer should not be suspended or cancelled, the Authority shall not suspend or cancel the Certificate of Approval of the affected person.
A person whose approval as a WSH Officer has been suspended or cancelled may, within 14 days after the receipt of the notice, appeal in writing against the suspension or cancellation to the Minister, whose decision shall be final (Section 35, WSH Order, 2009). Where the Certificate of Approval is suspended, the person affected shall immediately cease performing any work in relation to the duties and powers of a WSH Officer.
The Certificate of Approval for approved WSH officer shall be surrendered within 7 days of the date of the cancellation (Section 36, WSH Order, 2009). Please refer to section 18.1 of this document for the process flowchart on the suspension and cancellation of application to act as a WSH Officer.
Any person who contravenes section 32, 36 or 37 of WSH Order 2009 is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.