Enhanced safety of workers transported on lorries

01 Jan 2023 Announcements

Employers and workers can now take guidance on new and existing legal requirements and recommended practices to enhance the safety of workers being transported on lorries.

A joint advisory issued by the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Transport, Land Transport Authority, Singapore Police Force and Building and Construction Authority outlines new requirements for employers from 1 January 2023, under both the Road Traffic Act and the Workplace Safety and Health Act.  These include the need to provide rest periods for dual role drivers and designating a “vehicle buddy” to help ensure that the driver is alert and able to safely drive.  The advisory also reminds drivers on safe and good driving habits and practices to adopt, and spells out what workers in lorry rear decks should look out for and do.      

Refer to the Inter-Agency Advisory on Safe Transportation of Workers for more information.