Public consultation for WSH Guidelines for Working Safely During Installation, Maintenance and Replacement of Escalators and Moving Walks

06 Apr 2021 Announcements


Escalators and moving walks are commonplace in building infrastructure, such as in malls, offices and government facilities. Specialised personnel are engaged for installation and maintenance to make sure they are functioning properly to prolong the equipment’s lifespan and ensure users’ safety. 

However, the installation and upkeep of escalators and moving walks can be hazardous for personnel if they are not carried out properly. Public safety is also another consideration as such activities are typically carried out in public spaces.

The Workplace Safety and Health Council has drafted a set of guidelines to assist the industry to raise awareness and build up workers’ capability for safe installation, maintenance and replacement of escalators and moving walks. We invite industry members to share your valuable feedback with us prior to publication.

The public consultation is open from 30 Mar to 1 May 2021. Please read the draft WSH Guidelines for Working Safely During Installation, Maintenance and Replacement of Escalators and Moving Walks and send the completed form to contact@wshc.sg by 1 May 2021.
 
Your views are important and will help to shape the future of workplace safety and health in Singapore.