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Our Ref: WSH/098/07/tl

17 July 2017

Working at height (WAH) incidents have been a main concern over the years, with falls from height being one of the major causes for workplace fatalities. It is vital that our members take action to ensure that WAH operations are performed safely.

In view of the recent incident at a worksite, the Singapore Contractors Association (SCAL) would like to call upon members to take immediate action to conduct a Safety Time-out on WAH at their project sites from now till 31 August 2017.

The exercise should take stock and review all WAH activities to ensure safe operations. It should include areas such as:

  • The Fall Prevention Plan (FPP)
  • Permit-to-work (PTW)
  • Training
  • Edge Protection
  • Fall Protection

To guide industry in implementing the Safety Time-out, the WSH Council has developed a checklist which is attached for your reference.

We strongly urge members to participate in this WAH Safety Time-out. Kindly return the attached participation form by 31 July 2017  on your commitment for the exercise indicating your schedule.

As industry stakeholders, we are responsible to ensure that all personnel place workplace safety and health as the top priority at all times at all their project sites. During the Safety Time-out, we also encourage top management to conduct site walks with the project and safety teams to go through the checklist.

For further enquiries, kindly contact Ms Lim Tian Lee at Tel: 6661 9377, E-mail: tianlee@scal.com.sg .

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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