logo.jpg

Home > Resources > FAQ
 
FAQ
 
What types of accidents are required to report to the Ministry of Manpower? Who to report?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Incident Reporting) Regulations, the following incidents shall report to the Commissioner:
  • Any accident leading to the death of any employee (Employer to Report).
  • Any accident leading to the death of any person who is not at work or of any self-employed person (Occupier to Report).
  • Any dangerous occurrence (Occupier to Report).
  • Any accident causing the employee with more than 3 days of sick leave (Employer to Report).
  • Any accident causing the employee to admit in a hospital for at least 24 hours for observation or treatment (Employer to Report).
  • Any accident causing any person who is not at work or any self-employed person to admit in a hospital for treatment (Occupier to Report).
  • Any employee suffers an occupational disease (Employer and Registered Medical Practitioner to Report).
 
Who is required to do Risk Assessment?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations, in every workplace, the employer, self-employed person and principal shall conduct a risk assessment in relation to the safety and health risks posed to any person who may be affected by his undertaking in the workplace.
 
Which workplaces are required to establish a Workplace Safety and Health Committee?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Workplace Safety and Health Committee) Regulations, every factory in which 50 or more persons are ordinarily at work (excluding persons who carry out any work which is of a temporary nature and is not ordinarily carried out in the factory) shall establish a Workplace Safety and Health Committee.
 
Which workplaces are required to appoint a Workplace Safety and Health Officer?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Workplace Safety and Health Officers) Regulations, the following factories are required to appoint Workplace Safety and Health Officer:
  • Shipyards
  • Refinery factories
  • Construction worksites with a contract sum of S$10 million or more
  • Any other factories in which 100 or more persons are employed (except garment factories)
 
Which workplaces are required to appoint a Workplace Safety and Health Coordinator?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Construction) Regulations, construction worksites with a contract sum of less than S$10 million shall appoint a Workplace Safety and Health Coordinator.
 
What are the First Aid requirements under the law?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (First Aid) Regulations, every workplace shall be provided with a sufficient number of first-aid boxes.

Under the same Regulations, where more than 25 persons are employed in a workplace, there shall be appointed in the workplace as first-aiders who shall be readily available during working hours such number of persons as complies with the ratio of one first-aider for every 100 persons employed in the workplace or part thereof.
 
Which workplaces are required to establish a Workplace Safety and Health Management System?

Under the Workplace Safety and Health (Safety and Health Management System and Auditing) Regulations, the following workplaces shall implement Safety and Health Management System:
  • Any shipyard
  • Any refinery factories
  • Any pharmaceutical factories
  • Any semiconductor factories
  • Any construction worksite
  • Any metal-working factories in which 100 or more persons are employed
  • Any factory manufacturing fluorine, chlorine, hydrogen fluoride or carbon monoxide and synthetic polymers
  • Any premises where the bulk storage of toxic or flammable liquid is carried on by way of trade or for the purpose of gain and which has a storage capacity of 5,000 or more cubic metres for such toxic or flammable liquid
 
 
    Copyright © 2019. Welcome to A-SK Safety Pte Ltd. All RIghts Reserved.