Safe Hands 2024

31 May 2024 Forum Past Event Kitchen Safety , Machinery Safety Hospitality and Entertainment , Manufacturing

  • Date:

    27 May 2024

  • Time:

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:

    RM Food Manufacturing Pte Ltd
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The Manufacturing sector remains amongst the top contributors to major injuries in Singapore, with machinery incidents being the top cause. Safe Hands 2024, organised on 27 May, was hosted by RM Food Manufacturing, a company within the F&B manufacturing industry which relies heavily on machinery as part of their daily operations. The event shone a spotlight on machinery safety, raising awareness on hand and finger injuries at the workplace and how to prevent them.

In addressing participants, Mr Abu Bakar Mohd Nor, Chairman of the WSH Council, called for the Manufacturing sector to exercise greater WSH vigilance. He emphasised the need to foster a culture of safety and health and WSH excellence. Mr Bakar also recognised RM Food Manufacturing for empowering their employees to report unsafe workplace situations that they see and promoting a “no-blame” culture.

In the spirit of cross-sharing and learning, RM Food Manufacturing curated a learning journey, where participants were able to witness good WSH practices that the company implemented, including its use of machinery such as:

· An automated conveyer steam oven, where workers are able to operate it without being close to the heat source;

· A floor-standing cutter, that is designed for workers to add liquids and food materials without being in contact with its sharp blades; and

· A sauce packing machine, designed to be operated remotely, significantly reducing the risk of hand and finger injuries.

These measures not only made their workplace safer, but also improved their workers’ productivity.

Safe Hands 2024 was organised by the Singapore Food Manufacturing Association, with support from the WSH Council.

Download the WSH article on Preventing Hand Injuries in the Food and Beverage (F&B) Manufacturing Industry With Safe Machines.