WSH Bulletin, 12 May 2021: COVID-19 relief measures for the built environment sector // Join the Webinar on Safe Boarding of Vessels // WSH Council shares WSH orientation toolkit for healthcare workers

WSH Bulletin, 12 May 2021: COVID-19 relief measures for the built environment sector // Join the Webinar on Safe Boarding of Vessels // WSH Council shares WSH orientation toolkit for healthcare workers

May 13, 2021

12 May 2021, Ref: 2122007

COVID-19 relief measures for the built environment sector


COVID-19 has affected the built environment sector on several fronts, such as supply chain disruptions and manpower shortages, which raised challenges for businesses in fulfilling their contractual obligations. 

 

The Ministry of Law and the Building and Construction Authority have rolled out temporary relief measures for companies who are unable to fulfil contract timelines due to COVID-19. 

 
Read the relief measures for in the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act here.
 

Download the infographics on how to qualify for the relief measures here.

 

Companies may also tap into Enterprise Singapore’s Temporary Bridging Loan Programme to access working capital. Read more here.

 

Join the Webinar on Safe Boarding of Vessels


In collaboration with Maritime Port Authority (MPA), the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council will be organising a webinar on safe boarding of vessels. The focus of this webinar will be to encourage the marine industries to develop greater WSH ownership, remain resilient against the spread of infectious diseases,  and to uphold WSH standards and practices.
 

This year, the webinar will include a sharing of past incidents by MPA on the requirements for crew change, how to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission when visiting vessels, and past incidents. Two industry guest speakers will also provide insights and initiatives on improving safety and health improvements in their respective workplaces.

 
Date: 28 May 2021 (Friday)
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Zoom
 
Register for the webinar here.
 

WSH Council shares WSH orientation toolkit for healthcare workers


The WSH Council has developed the WSH Orientation Toolkit for Healthcare Workers to equip them with WSH knowledge, such as the WSH Act and its regulations, common hazards at their workplaces and the control measures so that they can protect themselves and prevent injuries and ill-health. 
 
Adapted from the Basic WSH Healthcare Online Course, the toolkit can be used by healthcare institutions to conduct orientation and training for their staff, including auxiliary personnel such as patient care assistants, kitchen helpers and cleaners. The toolkit includes enhancements from the online course such as:
 
• Updated content in alignment with recent regulatory changes (Workplace Safety and 
   Health (Incident Reporting) Regulations 2020)
• New Fire Safety and Response module
• Facilitation tips for the slides
• Enhanced comprehension questions at the end of each module
 
The toolkit was reviewed by the WSH Council (Healthcare) Committee, which consists of stakeholders in the healthcare industry, to ensure the content is accurate, relevant and useful to the healthcare community.
 
Download the WSH Orientation Toolkit for Healthcare Workers here.
 

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