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Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Audits

Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Audits

 

Every workplace should undergo Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) audit or review periodically to ensure continuous improvements in their workplace safety and health. Under the Safety and Health Management Systems Regulations 2009 (which was implemented from 1st March 2020), it was mandated that the following workplaces to have their SHMS audit by an approved SAC Auditing Organization within a stipulated period.

Note: Kindly note that as of 1st October 2018, only SAC accredited WSH auditing organizations (based on SAC’s accreditation criteria, CT 17 – Criteria for Accreditation of Auditing Organizations) are allowed by MOM to be registered as WSH auditing organizations.

 

Type of Workplace

How often to audit

Reference Guides/ Technical References

Construction worksite

(of project value S$30 million and above)

At least once every 6 months

Construction Safety Audit Scoring System (ConSASS) Guide

Shipyard

(Employing 200 or more people)

At least once every 12 months

Workplace Safety & Health Manual for Marine Industries

Metalworking Factory

(Engaged in manufacturing fabricated metal products, machinery or equipment, and which employs 100 or more people)

At least once every 12 months

o    SS 506 Part 1:2009 or ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Management System – Requirements; and/or

o    Guidelines on the Implementation of Safety Management System for the Metalworking Industry

Oil Refinery or Petrochemical Plant

(Any factory that processes or manufacturers petroleum, petroleum products, petrochemicals or petrochemicals products)

At least once every 24 months

SS 506 Part 3:2013 Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Management System – Requirements for Chemical Industry

Bulk Storage Terminal

(Any premises that stores toxic or flammable liquids at a storage capacity of 5,000 or more cubic meters)

At least once every 24 months

Chemical Manufacturing Plant

(Any factory manufacturing fluorine, chlorine, hydrogen fluoride, carbon monoxide and synthetic polymers)

At least once every 24 months

Pharmaceutical Plant

(Any factory manufacturing pharmaceutical products or their intermediates)

At least once every 24 months

Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Plant

(Any factory manufacturing semiconductor wafers)

At least once every 24 months

Other industries

At least once every 24 months

SS 506 Part 1:2009 or ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Management System – Requirements



Failure to comply and implement a Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems, he/she is liable to be penalized to a fine not exceeding S$10,000.00 and if the conviction continues, he/she shall be liable to a fine not exceeding S$1,000.00 for every day or part thereof during which the offense continues after conviction.

[Source: Workplace Safety and Health Act (Chapter 354A), Workplace Safety and Health (Safety and Health Management System Auditing) Regulations 2009]

 

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(Source: SAC, CT 17, 01 October 2018, Annex 2 to Appendix 1)