Jurong Island Vision Zero Forum Work Safely at Heights
28 Oct 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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The Workplace Safety and Health Council, together with the Singapore Chemical Industry Council, and the Association of Process Industry, jointly organised the fourth run of Jurong Island Vision Zero (JIVZ) forum on 28 October 2021. For this run, the theme was focused on work at height, with over 260 participants in attendance.
Er. Lucas Ng, Chairman of JIVZ Group, opened the forum by pointing out that falls from height are one of the top causes of fatalities. With scaffolds and ladders both being commonly deployed for various work activities in Jurong Island, the risk of falling from height should not be neglected.
At the forum, the Ministry of Manpower shared several inspection findings relating to scaffolds and ladders, particularly the common contraventions observed. Aedge Technologies spoke about how scaffolds can be mobilised to minimise risks when working at height and using RFID technology for real-time asset management and scaffolding inspections. Finally, Changi Aviation Medical Centre lent perspective from a human factor’s angle, shedding light on how work processes could be designed to make them intrinsically safer. This was followed by an active discussion that delved deeper into challenges and proposed solutions to address work at height activities.
Learn more about the Jurong Island Vision Zero cluster.