Be vigilant: Five fatalities in construction sector since 1 Jan 2019 // Working Safely with Your Contractors // Industry Workshops

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Dear Valued ASPRI Members,

Be vigilant: Five fatalities in construction sector since 1 Jan 2019 // Working Safely with Your Contractors // Industry Workshops

14 March 2019 Ref: 1819095

Be vigilant: Five fatalities in construction sector since
1 Jan 2019

Since 1 Jan 2019, there were eight workplace fatalities with five from the construction sector:
No. Date Accident Description
1 14 January Worker found dead in lift car
2 22 January Worker died while carrying out painting works
3 22 February Worker killed by tipper truck
4 04 March Workers fell with collapsed floor slab
5 09 March Worker struck by sheet pile
Mr Yam Ah Mee, Chairman of the WSH Council (Construction and Landscape) Committee urges all employers to take time to take care of their workplace safety and health, “Companies should review their risk assessments, identify any possible hazards that may have been overlooked, and take the necessary measures to mitigate risks. I urge companies to actively take ownership of WSH. Together we can prevent workplace accidents and achieve an injury-free workplace.”
Workers must also play their part. They should be vigilant of their surroundings and report any unsafe workplace conditions, practices and/or behaviours, so that timely and appropriate interventions can be taken to address and eliminate risks.
Take time to take care of your safety and health now.

Working Safely with Your Contractors

Contractors are frequently engaged by organisations for specialised or non-routine work activities. Often, there are several contractors performing multiple work activities on-site at any one time. Thus, managing the safety and health of everyone at the workplace can prove challenging.
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council has published an article on Working Safely with Your Contractors, which highlights the need for an effective contractor management process at the workplace to minimise unnecessary risks.
Read the full article here.

Download the WSH Guidelines on Contractor Management here.

Workshops

Seminar on Assuring Mechanical Integrity
Learn how to conduct in-service inspections to ensure mechanical integrity and manage containment failure risks to an acceptable level.

Get more information here.

 Date: 22 March 2019
(Friday)
 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
 Venue: Singapore Polytechnic
Graduates Guild
1010 Dover Road,
Singapore 139658