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Crane Safety Plan

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A Great Workforce A Great Workplace

Raising Standards of Crane Safety in Singapore A Total System Approach
Seminar on Tower Crane Safety 1 October 2010
Er. Mohd Ismadi, Deputy Director, OSH Specialists Occupational Safety and Health Division, MOM

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace

© 2010 Government of Singapore

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Agenda
Presentation Outline

Background Recent Crane Accident cases; Crane Safety: Facts & Figures Crane Safety : Total System Approach Emerging Issues in Construction
Industry Landscape

© 2010 Government of Singapore

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A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Sectoral Plans to improve WSH © 2010 Government of Singapore 4 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Formation of National Taskforces National Crane Safety Taskforce National WAH Safety Taskforce © 2010 Government of Singapore 5 .

MD of Bovis Lend Lease Pte Ltd •Comprised members from various stakeholder groups including govt. Tan Wee Seng. industry and suppliers Strategy 1 Enhancing Competencies and Capabilities Strategy 2 Enhancing Awareness of Key Issues Strategy 3 Strengthening Codes of Practices and Legislation © 2010 Government of Singapore 6 .A Great Workforce A Great Workplace NationalApproach toSafety Taskforce in Singapore Crane Improve Crane Safety Standards Three-pronged About the Taskforce • Formed by MOM and WSHC in July 2009 to improve safety of crane operations •Led by Mr.

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Recent Crane Accidents Tower Crane Incident 1 at Punggol in March 2010 • 5 workers were in the process of dismantling a tower crane from a height of 16 stories • During preparatory works for jacking down. the crane jib section with its slewing unit toppled to the ground • One erector fell together with the crane jib section & died at the scene. © 2010 Government of Singapore 7 . 3 others were injured.

He survived the accident and is undergoing treatment for his injuries. • Trolley platform was being hoisted into position when it hit the adjacent work platform with a worker on it. • Work platform became dislodged and fell 55m to the ground with the worker. © 2010 Government of Singapore 8 . • The worker fortunately landed on a waste plastic bin which cushioned his fall.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Recent Crane Accidents Tower Crane Incident 2 at River Valley in April 2010 • 5 workers were installing a trolley platform to the jacking cage of tower crane to prepare for jacking up of crane.

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Recent Crane Accidents Lorry Loader Incident at Chai Chee in July 2010 • On 16 July 2010 a lorry loader was collecting piles of pruned tree branches and leaves on the roadside. • A bus passenger was killed and several others injured. © 2010 Government of Singapore 9 . • The boom swung out to the middle lane and struck a travelling double-decker bus which smashed through the left upper deck windows.

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Breakdown of Cranes in SG By Type of Cranes Other Cranes Tower Cranes Mobile Cranes (truck/ wheel mounted) 546 1326 1496 2267 3534 6491 0 Data as at 13 Sep 2010 4696 Crawler Cranes Gantry Cranes Lorry Loader Overhead Cranes 2000 4000 6000 8000 10 © 2010 Government of Singapore .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Breakdown of Crane Operators in SG By Type of Cranes Total 9625 4441 2990 1824 370 0 5000 10000 15000 © 2010 Government of Singapore 11 Crawler Crane Operator Mobile Crane Operator Tower Crane Operator Dockside Tower Crane Operator .

0% 6.0% 14.0% 2.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Crane-related Fatalities 2006 .5% 6.9% 4 2006 2007 Crane-related Fatalties 2008 2009 12 % of all Fatalities2010 Government of Singapore © .0% 12.3% 16.0% 0.0% 10.2009 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 8 7.0% 4.0% 8.3% 10 5 Crane-related Fatalities and % ↑ since 2007 14.0% 12.

2009 Tower Cranes and Mobile Cranes related Fatalities account for 56 % of all Crane-related fatalities 6 22% 2 7% 4 15% 10 37% 5 19% Tower Cranes Lorry Cranes Mobile Cranes Other Cranes Overhead Cranes © 2010 Government of Singapore 13 .A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Crane-related Fatalities by Type 2006 .

2009 Construction accounts for more than half (56%) of all Crane-related fatalities 3 11% 6 22% 2 1 7% 4% 15 56% Construction Manufacturing Landscaping Marine Logistics & Transport © 2010 Government of Singapore 14 .A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Crane-related Fatalities by Industry 2006 .

2009 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 38 Crane-related Injuries on uptrend since 2007 ↑ by 44% since 2007 130 144 24 44 102 100 29 34 19 23 39 11 27 11 15 52 65 20 25 2006 Construction 2007 Marine 2008 Manufacturing Others 2009 © 2010 Government of Singapore 15 .A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Crane-related Injuries by Industry 2006 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Crane-related DOs by Industry 2006 .2009 25 20 15 10 5 0 11 13 14 Crane-related DOs on uptrend since 2007 ↑ by 24% since 2007 21 18 17 2 2 2 0 4 1 2 2 3 2007 Construction Marine 2008 Manufacturing 2009 © 2010 Government of Singapore Others 16 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace A National Strategy for WSH in Singapore WSH 2018 Strategic Outcome 1 Reduction in Workplace Fatality and Injury Rates Strategic Outcome 2 WSH is an Integral Part of Business Strategic Outcome 3 Singapore is Renowned as a Centre of Excellence for WSH Strategic Outcome 4 A Progressive and Pervasive WSH Culture Strategy 1 Build Strong Capabilities to Manage WSH Strategy 2 Implement an Effective Regulatory Framework Strategy 3 Promote Benefits of WSH and Recognise Best Practices Strategy 4 Develop Strong Partnerships Locally and Internationally © 2010 Government of Singapore 17 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Implementing WSH 2018 for the Constriction Sector in Singapore WSH Construction Sectoral Plan Strategy 1 Building Strong Capabilities to Better Manage WSH Strategy 2 Developing a Performance-based Regime Strategy 3 Promoting Benefits of WSH And Integrating WSH into Business Strategy 4 Creating and Building Partnerships © 2010 Government of Singapore 18 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace NationalApproach toSafety Taskforce Crane Improve Crane Safety Standards Three-pronged About the Taskforce • Formed by MOM and WSHC in July 2009 to improve safety of crane operations •Led by Mr.  Garner buy-in & support from industry for effective implementation of the recommendations to reduce work-related fatality & injury rates involving crane incidents. MD of Bovis Lend Lease Pte Ltd •Comprised members from various stakeholder groups including govt. industry and suppliers Terms of Reference  Provide industry leadership & work with the MOM and WSHC to make recommendations to improve the safety of crane operations. and  Represent as industry spokesperson at relevant engagement events.  Provide industry inputs when developing the implementation plan for the recommendations. Tan Wee Seng. © 2010 Government of Singapore 19 .

Findings published in CSAR.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace NationalApproach toSafety Taskforce Crane Improve Crane Safety Standards Three-pronged Crane Safety Analysis and Recommendation Report 2009 (CSAR) • Taskforce worked with WSHC and MOM to review 40 past crane incidents. •Based on these findings. Taskforce made its recommendations and embarked on three-pronged strategy to raise Crane Safety standards Strategy 1 Enhancing Competencies and Capabilities Strategy 2 Enhancing Awareness of Key Issues Strategy 3 Strengthening Codes of Practices and Legislation © 2010 Government of Singapore 20 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Role of Crane Stakeholders Stakeholders •The whole spectrum of industry players from upstream Manufacturers to downstream Crane Operators need to come together to ensure WSH is integral part of business. © 2010 Government of Singapore 21 .

Development of Generic Training Curriculum for Approved Crane Contractors (ACC) for Tower Cranes. Development of Training Curriculum for Operators of Lorry Loaders 3. 5. Riggers and Signalman 4. Enhancing Capability & Competency New Initiatives Strategy 1 • To build strong Capability and Competency of various individuals in value chain to better manage safe operation of Cranes at workplaces. Development Workshop to Enhance Safety of Crane Operations (WESCO) 2.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace 1. Enhancing Capability and Competency of Crane Operators 1. Facilitation of attainment of bizSAFE level 3 for all ACCs © 2010 Government of Singapore 22 . Enhancing Training Curriculum for Lifting Team – Lifting Supervisors.

Enhancing Awareness of Key Issues Strategy 2 • To establish programmes to enhance outreach and engagement efforts to top management. Creation of industry-led Networks and Interest Group on Crane Safety – Tower. Mobile and Lorry Loaders IG 3. Dissemination of Crane safety messages. Seminars. New Initiatives 1. crane manufacturers. information and advisories © 2010 Government of Singapore 23 . Development of Safe Lifting Operations at Workplaces Kit. • To promote crane safety messages through the various platforms to heighten awareness of key issues. crane service users and lifting teams to enhance good crane safety best practices. 2. Workshops and Dialogues 4. Creation of Engagement Platforms on Crane Safety – Forums.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace 2.

Development of Approved Code of Practice on Safe Lifting Operations at Workplaces 4. Review of CP62: Code of Practice for Safe Use of Tower Cranes. 2. Mandatory training requirements for operators of Lorry Cranes © 2010 Government of Singapore 24 . Enhancing Legislation & Standards Strategy 3 • To review and enhance WSH Regulations governing Crane Safety regularly to ensure regime continue to remain robust and relevant to changing operating conditions. New Initiatives 1. Standards.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace 3. • To make available various compliance assistance resources on Crane Safety such as Codes of Practices. Technical Advisories and Toolkits to help stakeholders implement the requirements and initiatives. Review of Factories (Operation of Cranes) Regulations    Extending coverage of Regulations Enhancing Roles and Responsibilities of Lifting Supervisors Enhancing Management of Lifting Operations thru implementation of Lifting Plans 3.

• To leverage on Mass Media to publicise and communicate Enforcement efforts and results to share learning points.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Strategic Enforcement & Targeted Intervention Key Focus Areas Strategic Enforcement & Targeted Intervention • To priotise enforcement efforts and resources and focus on areas that matters most eg Crane Safety. Issuance of Technical Circulars and Advisories on specific technical issue 5. Conduct of thematic and targeted Enforcement Operations such as:      Tower Cranes Special Ops – Apr 2010 ProBE Cranes . Organize joint Enforcement exercises with other agencies such as NParks.ongoing Cluster Ops (COPs) Business under Surveillance (BUS) Media Ops 2. LTA. 1. Operations Woodpecker on Lorry Loaders in Aug 2010 4. Leverage on Mass Media to publicize and communicate Enforcement efforts and results of Prosecution cases to share learning points © 2010 Government of Singapore 25 . Conduct Accident Investigations into accidents involving failures of Cranes 3. HDB eg.

Collaborate with local and international partners on Crane Safety:      National Crane Safety Taskforce WSHC Industry Committees Industry and Trade Associations International WSH Authorities International Bodies and Associations 2.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Creating and Building Partnerships Key Focus Areas Creating and Building Partnerships • To leverage on platforms such as the National Crane Safety Taskforces and the Industry Committees and Associations to encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas and coordination of efforts to improve Crane Safety. Represent in Technical Committees and Working Groups 3. Present technical papers at Local and International Forums on Crane Safety 4. 1. Keep abreast of latest developments in Crane Safety such as publication of new Codes and Legislation © 2010 Government of Singapore 26 . • To establish strong networks in the international arena to keep abreast of latest developments in Crane Safety and updated on new hazards and risks identified in other countries.

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Growth Forecast In Construction Industry © 2010 Government of Singapore 27 .

5 35.51 7.50 18.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Growth Forecast In Construction Industry Construction Demand (Contracts Awarded) $Billions Construction Output (Certified Payments) $Billions 40 35 30 24.0 25 20 15 10 5 0 3.33 5.9 17.10 5 5.44 7.48 13.76 18.36 7.70 13.60 10.2 25 20.76 10 15.9 20.8 30 26.8 20 15 12.20 21.74 5.7 35 30.77 0 2006 Source: BCA 2007 Public 2008 Private 2009 2006 2007 Public 2008 Private 2009 28 © 2010 Government of Singapore .51 12.05 16.

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Greater Push for Productivity In Construction Industry © 2010 Government of Singapore 29 .

A Great Workforce A Great Workplace Greater Push for Skills Upgrade In Construction Industry © 2010 Government of Singapore 30 .

© 2010 Government of Singapore 31 . Strategic Enforcement Targeted interventions and enforcement actions developed to ensure that priority areas and critical gaps on Crane Safety are addressed. Awareness To encourage businesses to adopt Crane Safety Best practices which can bring business benefits. control and deal with Crane Safety risks.A Great Workforce A Great Workplace CRANE SAFETY TOTAL SYSTEM APPROACH Capability & Competency It is critical that stakeholders be equipped with the relevant skills and competencies to better comprehend. . Legislation & Standards Beyond capability building. Building Partnerships Crane Safety To leverage on platforms such as the National Crane Safety Taskforces and the Industry Committees and Associations to encourage crossfertilisation of ideas and coordination of efforts to improve Crane Safety. we need to establish and maintain an effective regulatory framework for Crane Safety to implement the desired outcomes such that they remain relevant to industry trends.

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