Friday, October 2, 2009

A Forum on Working Safely in Confined Spaces - by WSH Bulletin

1st Oct 2009

In Singapore, about 10 per cent of workplace fatalities are due to work-related accidents in confined spaces. In 2008, there were three confined spaces accidents that claimed seven lives. Hence work in confined spaces has been identified as one of the priority areas for ProBE 2009.

To address the gaps in working safely in confined spaces, a Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council forum was held on 24 September 2009 at the DBS Auditorium. Speakers from the Ministry of Manpower and the WSH Council shared with over 400 participants on the new WSH confined space regulations, the confined space technical advisory as well as accident case studies. Mr P K Raveendran, Chief HSE Manager at Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd, also gave a presentation on good industry practices for working safely in confined spaces.

A confined space kit was also distributed at the event, which included a poster, 3 stickers, a safety plan checklist, a confined space safety guidebook and a DVD containing confined space safety-related videos.

Click here to view the kit in full, and here to download the presentations from the forum.


  1. I too consider that workplace safety is important as the employees working in hazardous atmosphere must be safe. Through such types of events only you can create awareness among people. This is good step taken for welfare of people working in confined spaces.

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  3. The Work in confined Space must be controlled as much as Possible, The Technological options and modernized workplace safety features allows us to perform without entry. Hence thanks for sharing informative Blog.

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