Release of Guidance Materials to Help SMEs in their WSH Journey

28 Jul 2023 Announcements

To better support SMEs in their WSH journey, the WSH Council has launched its newly-revised START Guide for SMEs.  It contains a simple five-step approach to help SMEs make their workplace safe and healthy for their employees. The Guide has simple checklists, sample safe work procedures, a sample risk assessment, and more resources to help SMEs build their WSH capabilities. The Guide is also available in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

The WSH Council is also launching a series of bite-sized guidance materials in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil) targeting various common accident types. These WSH Packs are curated to help SMEs strengthen their awareness of common safety hazards amongst workers, to better prevent incidents. 

The first WSH Pack is focused on vehicular safety.  Vehicular incidents were the top cause of workplace fatalities in 2022, with 15 deaths.  We urge SMEs that have vehicular (including forklift) movement or loading within their worksites to take reference from the WSH Pack in implementing vehicular safety measures. The WSH Pack contains:
•Forklift Safety Brochure
•Activity-Based-Checklist on Safe Use of Forklift Trucks
•6 Basic WSH Rules for Loading on Vehicles 
•6 Basic WSH Rules for Traffic Management 
•6 Basic WSH Rules for Safe Forklift Operations 
•6 Basic WSH Rules for Reducing Workplace Risks
•6 Basic WSH Rules for Workplace Housekeeping

More WSH Packs focused on slips, trips and falls; ladder safety; and roofworks safety will be launched over the next few months.

Download the revised START Guide for SMEs in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

Download the Vehicular Safety Pack in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.