Mr Harry Ho is an independent consultant with 30 years of experience in the field of workplace health and safety in various sectors, including but not limited to the manufacturing, construction, marine, logistics, hotels and restaurants, educational and public sectors. He offers safety and health auditing, training and consultancy services to various industry sectors. Presently, he is the associate health and safety management system auditor for three certification bodies, namely Building & Construction Authority (BCA), Certification International (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd. In terms of training, he is the associate trainer for Singapore Polytechnic for both Graduate Certificate and Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health courses. He is also the associate trainer for BCA Academy for Specialist Diploma and Advanced Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health course.
Harry started his health and safety career in the Factory Inspectorate Division of the Hong Kong Government Labour Department in 1980s. He worked in this Department for about 10 years, with duties including workplace inspections, accident investigation, accreditation and monitoring the quality and standard of various training courses, such as safety auditor training, gondola and crane operator training, and registration of safety officers. After migrating to Singapore, Harry worked as the General Manager of a safety consultancy firm, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL). This firm offers workplace safety and health auditing, certification and training services for the industry. In the capacity of the General Manager, not only he managed the company’s operation, he also carried out more than a thousand independent health and safety management system audits over the 12-year service in the company. Moreover, he designed and delivered various types of health and safety training courses for different levels of personnel (including managerial and supervisory personnel as well as WSH professionals) while working in this firm.
Harry is actively involved in the professional services in the past years. In 1999 – 2005, Harry was appointed by the Minister of Manpower as a Member of the Advisory Committee for OSH for the Construction Industry in Singapore. With the set-up of the Workplace Safety and Health Council, he was appointed as a member of the Construction and Landscape Committee in 2008. Moreover, Harry was appointed as a member of the Technical Committee on Safety Management in SPRING Singapore in 2004 – 2008. He was involved in the developed of a number of safety-related standards in Singapore, including but not limited to SS 506 series on Occupational Safety and Health Management System. Harry was also appointed by the Ministry of National Development – Ministry of Manpower Joint Review Committee as a Resource Person for the Construction Safety Review in 2004/2005, after the Nicoll Highway collapse incident in 2004. Furthermore, Harry was one of the founding EXCO members for the Institution of Safety Engineers (Hong Kong) in 1995. In addition, Harry was the Hon. Secretary for the Association of Safety Auditing Firms in Singapore in Year 2009 – 2010. He was also the Founding Chairman for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Singapore Branch in Year 2011 – 2013. IOSH is the world’s largest OSH professional membership organization.
In terms of professional qualifications, Harry holds a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) under the Board of Certified Safety Professional (US) and a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (as well as Chartered Fellow) under the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH, UK). He is also a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and the Institute of Acoustics in UK. In the auditing profession, Harry is a registered IRCA Principal OH&S Auditor, IRCA Lead EMS Auditor, IEMA Lead EMS Auditor, and Workplace Safety and Health Auditor approved by the Ministry of Manpower. Harry is also the Registered WSH Officer in both Singapore and Hong Kong.