Construction Safety Time-out
Just a week ago, a safety time-out was set in place due to the unexpected rise in worksite fatalities. This situation caused some unrest and caught the eyes of many, including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PM Lee’s Facebook post reached out to the general public and served as a reminder that we, as a community, should NEVER take construction worker safety for granted. As PM Lee mentioned, “Since the beginning of this year, 20 people have died at work, in accidents of one kind or another — 10 in April alone. This is far too many, and not acceptable.”
Accidents can never be prevented as we are all human and make mistakes. However, every life lost is a life too many. With adequate training and emphasis on safety guidelines, I’m sure the accident rates will go down.
Prioritising Construction Worker Safety
As we sit in the comfort of our homes, offices, or anywhere, let us not forget how all these infrastructure came to be. Be it rain or shine, construction workers put in their blood, sweat and tears to build the Garden City we reside in today. Without them, how much of this will be a reality?
Last week, I wrote about my experience visiting one of Woh Hup’s construction sites and how it influenced my mindset on the current situation. I truly believe that though construction is physically laborious, it should never be dangerous or putting lives at stake. It also states how mobile training can reinforce construction safety training with bite-sized learning modules.
I want to take this opportunity to thank every worker in the construction industry, because without you, there would be no Singapore as prosperous as today’s.
Let us ensure a safe workplace for our construction workers while they part ways with their families to toil for us. Reinforced safety rules and regular risk assessment tests, everyone has a part to play in safety. No one’s safety should ever be compromised at work. We urge all companies to take safety reinforcement seriously. As we are all able to return to our families every day after work, let’s help our construction workers return to theirs too.
Woh Hup's Experience with Mobile Training
Thank you to Woh Hup for hosting our visit to their site. Since using ArcLab, Woh Hup managed to save 47% training time and over 95% of their workers found ArcLab simple and easy to use. Their training departments also managed to save up to 200 hours a year on training.
With ArcLab, safety procedures and guidelines can be conveyed through online learning modules, making training accessible anytime, anywhere. There is no need for a 100-slide Workplace Safety and Health powerpoint. Educate & ensure safety guidelines are met with ArcLab Mobile Training Platform – Anytime, Anywhere in Any Language.