The Singapore Manufacturers' Federation (SMA) reports it has adopted enhanced workplace safety standards to minimize accidents and raise productivity. The revised codes of practice will affect about 2,800 of its members.
The second covers equipment safety procedures. It has been updated to require employers to enforce a policy for machines to have locking systems.
This means a machine cannot be used until lockout devices have been removed for safety. More training is also on the cards to get workers familiar with safety practices.
James See, assistant secretary-general of the Singapore Manufacturers' Federation, noted, “In training sessions, we can actually have more practical sessions as to how things can be done, and also real-life examples of what mistakes have been made in certain sites like construction sites or in factories. With that, people would learn without having to make the same mistake.”
The last time the safety practices were reviewed was over a decade ago.
Moving ahead, more codes of practices will be reviewed so employers can all be on the same page when it comes to keeping the employees safe.
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