Safety is a core value at Keppel Land and forms an integral part of its business operations. The Company is committed to creating an incident-free workplace for all its stakeholders.
SHARING BEST PRACTICES
On 30 May 2017, about 200 of Keppel Land’s board members, senior management, contractors, consultants and staff came together to reaffirm their commitment to safety at Keppel Land’s Workplace Safety and Health Recognition Event 2017. The annual event aims to reinforce the importance of safety training and practices among project teams, contractors and workers. The event also recognises and rewards project teams with excellent safety performance.
In China, a similar convention was held in Shanghai on 5 May 2017. Over 190 employees, customers and contractors exchanged experiences and ideas to strive for an incident-free workplace.
On 14 June 2017, Keppel Land opened its first safety awareness centre in China. Located at the project site of Seasons Residences in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, Tianjin, the centre seeks to provide training for contractors’ employees and enhance their safety awareness.
This adds to the three centres which Keppel Land has set up in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Johor Bahru in Malaysia and Jakarta in Indonesia. Some 4,569, 6,383 and 1,797 workers were trained in the three safety awareness centres respectively in 2016, bringing the total number of workers trained at the three centres to more than 46,000 to-date.
The safety awareness centres were set up to raise awareness among contractors’ employees on pertinent topics such as working at height, lifting procedures, working within confined spaces, proper equipment use, risk assessment and managing scaffolds. All workers are required to attend the mandatory safety training before they are allowed to work onsite.
Keppel Land is also currently developing a mobile safety awareness centre to be launched in Wuxi, China, within the year.