The Code of Practice (CoP) for the Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (SS 616) was launched a year ago this month.
At a seminar jointly organised by the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) on 14 November 2017, Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Senior Principal Specialist Er Liew Wan Sein noted that the CoP would soon become an Approved CoP.
Approved CoPs are yardsticks to assess if reasonable measures have been taken to maintain health and safety standards in the workplace.
Themed “Understanding Powered Access and a look into SS 616″, the seminar included topics such as how to stay in compliance with the CoP and learning points from past incidents involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
Speakers included representatives from MOM, IPAF and Galmon.
Galmon COO Shawn Ong shared his expertise on MEWP accessories as well as examples of authorised and unauthorised customisations.
He also discussed how Galmon works closely with our equipment manufacturers to customise equipment to meet our clients’ unique work-at-heights requirements.
The seminar was attended by some 80 safety officers and practitioners.