Galmon commended by MOM and WSHC

At the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) dialogue session held on 6 July 2012, Galmon was commended by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower and Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) for its commitment in ensuring safer MEWP operations in Singapore.

The dialogue session with key industry stakeholders was organised to address issues relating to safe operations for MEWP, including working at heights.

The participants examined 3 typical scenarios (onsite MEWP training, safety devices and working at heights) faced by the MEWP community today. The following are the recommendations agreed as good industry practices:

  • All MEWP operators need to undergo the MOM endorsed MEWP training courses offered by Accredited Training Providers (ATPs), coupled with the on-site familiarisation training by competent trainers from equipment suppliers
  • Any onsite familiarisation training needs to be standardised among the equipment suppliers to ensure critical components of the MEWP are briefed
  • Equipment suppliers will ensure that all MEWP operators have undergone the MOM endorsed training and are competent before leasing/ selling MEWPs to their clients
  • All safety devices provided by manufacturers must not be removed or bypassed as this will compromise the safety of their employees and public where the MEWP may be operating
  • Authorised Examiners and equipment suppliers will have to check that the safety devices provided are not tampered with and conform to manufacturers’ design specification
  • Any modifications to MEWP must only be performed by competent technicians who are authorised by the manufacturers
  • MEWP end-users must not tamper with or modify the MEWP, including the safety devices against the manufacturers’ specifications
  • The current MEWP training should extend to incorporate work at heights (WAH) elements, so that all MEWP operators are WAH-competent

Eighteen other participating organisations also received commendations. The full list is reproduced below.

1. Access and Scaffold Industry Association (A.S.I.A.)
2. APPS Machinery
3. Barnsburry Engineering(Singapore)
4. BS Technology
5. EHS Solutions and Services
6. Galmon (Singapore) Pte Ltd
7. Genfor Lease
8. Haulotte Singapore
9. International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
10. ISS Facility Services
11. Jian Huang Construction
12. Keppel Sea Scan
13. Modern (Singapore) Access & Equipment
14. Nishio Rent All Singapore
15. Palfinger Asia Pacific
16. Scan Rent (Singapore)
17. Sin Heng Aerial Lifts
18. Spiderlift Asia
19. Wong Fong Engineering Works (1988)

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