06 May 2020
Ref No.: 060520 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
2-month extension for Mandatory Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) audits that expired between 7 April 2020 and 15 June 2020
In view of the extension to the Circuit Breaker (CB) period, and considering that companies may face challenges in making arrangements for mandatory SHMS audits shortly after the CB period, the Ministry of Manpower will grant a 2-month extension to the expiry date of SHMS audits that expired between 7 April 2020 and 15 June 2020 inclusively.
The Singapore Accreditation Council’s accredited Auditing Organisations that are performing the mandatory SHMS and risk management (RM) audits are to note that:
- Mandatory SHMS audits will be suspended until 1 June 2020; and
- bizSAFE companies can write to WSH Council for an extension and it will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
WSH Council curated photo library on best practices for machinery safety
Amputations remained the second highest type of major injuries at the workplace over the last five years. However, they are often overlooked even though there is about one amputation case every three days.
As most of amputation injuries involve the use of machinery, the WSH Council has curated a photo library depicting some of the best practices on Machinery Safety for industry cross-sharing and learning. Contributed by numerous manufacturing companies, these photos showcase machines commonly used in the Metalworking, Food & Beverage Manufacturing and Woodworking sectors, and their practical safety features, to prevent amputation. We trust that together we could eliminate or reduce the number of amputation cases moving forward.
Figures 1 to 3: Some of the best practices on Machinery Safety include installing safety guards and covers for machines with bandsaws and other cutting edges.
Download the photo library on machinery safety for your company here.