Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Audits and Inspections
Why do we need to conduct Workplace Safety & Health Audits and Inspections
Every workplace should have its Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) audited or
reviewed periodically to ensure continuous improvements in their Workplace Safety & Health
We assist you to identify safety and health lapses and propose corrective actions through WSH
audits and inspections.
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Legislation
Classes, Types or Description of Workplaces
Audit Frequency
Safety and Health Management Systems Regulations 2009 [Safety and Health Management
Systems (SHMS) Audit]
took  effect from 1 March 2010. Under the law, it is mandatory for
the following workplaces to have their Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS)
audited by MOM approved auditors within the specified period.
Any worksite or workplace with a contract sum of $30 million or
more.
Any shipyard with 200 or more employees.
At least once every
6 months
At least once every
12 months
1.
2.
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of fabricated
metalproducts, machinery or equipment and in with 100 or
more employees.
3.
Any factory engaged in the processing or manufacturing of
petroleum, petroleum products, petrochemicals or petrochemical
products.
4.
Any premises, factory or workplace where the bulk storage of
toxic or flammable liquid is carried on by way of trade or for the
purpose of gain and with a storage capacity of 5,000 or more
cubic metres for such toxic or flammable liquid.
5.
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of fluorine, chlorine,
hydrogen fluoride, carbon monoxide and synthetic polymers.
6.
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical
products or their intermediates.
7.
Any factory engaged in the manufacture of semiconductor
wafers.
8.
At least once every 2 years
The following workplaces should also conduct internal audits and reviews on their Safety & Health
Management Systems as specified.
Classes, Types or Description of Workplaces
Audit Frequency
Any worksite or workplace with a contract sum of less than $30
million.
Any shipyard in with less than 100 employees.
At least once every
6 months
At least once every
12 months
1.
2.
Penalties for Not Implementing Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems
be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000, and if the contravention in respect of
which he was so convicted continues after the conviction, he shall be guilty of
a further offence
and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000 for every day
or part thereof during which
the offence continues after conviction.
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