Slips, trips and falls are a major contributor to workplace injuries and fatalities.
To create greater awareness on working at heights and slips, trips and falls safety, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and the Ministry of Manpower has launched a two-month Falls Prevention Campaign from November to December 2015.
A launch event featuring speakers from the Ministry of Manpower and industry experts was held on 26 November 2015 to kick-start the campaign.
“The number of work-related fatalities and injuries in 2015 has been higher than last year. There is an urgency to re-emphasise the workplace safety message, especially when the holiday season is around the corner and we tend to let our guard down,” said Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State for the Ministry of Manpower, at the launch.
Speaking to over 400 industry stakeholders at the launch, Galmon chief executive officer Desmond Ong discussed the safety features that are built into mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that boost work-at-heights safety.
In addition to boom and scissor lifts, Desmond also highlighted the wide range of MEWPs that are designed for different tasks. For instance, the compact and lightweight spider lift is suitable for work sites that are narrow and have a low floor load.
An exhibition on innovative falls-prevention solutions was also held in conjunction with the campaign launch.
Galmon showcased the Fall Arrest Platform which allows boom lift operators to leave the platform safely and work up to 1.8m beyond and 270 degrees around the platform.
Minister of State Mr Sam Tan and other MOM officers visited Galmon’s booth to view a live demo.
In addition to talks, attendees also attended an interactive workshop conducted by Mr Jonathan Wan, President of the Access & Scaffold Industry Association (ASIA), where they learnt what are the critical areas to note when using work-at-heights equipment.
Galmon is proud to support this meaningful campaign. Please click here to find out more information about the Falls Prevention Campaign on the WSH Council website.