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Update on Incident Response & Management Plan by EDB

11 December 2020

Update on Incident Response and Management Plan by EDB

11 December 2020, Singapore – Last week, we had the opportunity to partner with EDB and ESG to organise a webinar for ASPRI members on the COVID-positive Incident Response and Management Plan. Despite a low number of COVID positive cases over the last few weeks, it is still important for companies to stay up to date on the latest protocols in place so as to continue protecting workers as well as businesses with minimal disruptions. Recognising that, close to 70 pax joined us to hear the sharing by EDB.

Mr Darren David, Senior Associate, Central COVID-19 Operations brought attendees through the Risk Assessment Matrix, a guideline put together for companies to assess their worksite transmission risk level. As it serves as a determining factor of whether EDB issues a Stop Work Order (SWO), it was key for members to understand it in great detail.

To better prepare employers, Mr David also shared on the steps to follow if a COVID positive case is reported at a worksite, highlighting that there were 5 additional steps compared to the previous protocol.

In his sharing, Mr Roy Ding, Senior Manager of COVID Audit & Inspection presented on the summary of findings at the 136 sites that were inspected and identified the common infractions observed at those sites. With the information, members could review their own Safe Management Measures in place to ensure they are in line with the requirements.

The Q&A session facilitated by Mr Wayne Yap, Executive Director allowed for members to clarify their doubts directly with Mr Kwang Koon Way, Vice President of the Central COVID-19 Operations of EDB and the rest of his team.

The Association received positive feedback from members on the timely sharing and will continue to organise such webinars. We thank all attendees for their active participation.


11 December 2020