Wef from 1st September 2006, the Workplace Safety & Health in Singapore has make Risk Management a must for any employer, self-employed person or principal (main contractor and/or sub-contractor). There are 7 points which have to be taken note of so as not to be fine by the WSH.
- Risk assessment has to be conducted for all work in the workplace.
- Reasonable practical measures to eliminate or reduce safety and health risks.
- Establish administrative method in the means of Safe Work Procedures (SWP) if risks cannot be eliminated immediately
- Specified roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in implementation of risk control measure and SWP.
- Record keeping of all risk assessment. Minimum 3 years records.
- Informal to employees and/or workers of the risks involved, controls and/or SWP developed. It can be in the means of safety committees or toolbox meeting.
- Review or revise of risk assessment.
Failure to comply will result penalty for first offence fine up to S$10,000. For second and subsequent offence, offender may be fined up to S$20,000 and/or jail up to 6 months.