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Circular No: WSH/010/01/WH

16 January 2020

Call to Conduct Safety Time-out for Work at Height (16 Jan – 29 Feb 2020)

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 construction firms take action to ensure that WAH operations are performed safely. SCAL would like to call upon members to conduct their Safety Time-out on WAH at their project sites from now till 29 February 2020.

The exercise should take stock and review all WAH activities to ensure safe operations. It should include, but not limited to 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 has been attached for your reference. We strongly urge members to participate in this WAH Safety Time-out. Please complete the online form HERE latest by 29 Feb 2020 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 their top priority at all times at their project sites. During the Safety Time-out exercise, we also encourage top management to conduct site walks with the project and safety teams to go through the checklist.

We look forward to your active participation and thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

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