WSH Bulletin, 9 September 2020: L&T sector kickstarted STF Campaign 2020 to raise awareness of STF among heavy vehicle drivers // WSH Council website survey
9 September 2020, Ref: 2021047
L&T sector kickstarted STF Campaign 2020 to raise awareness of STF among heavy vehicle drivers
This year’s Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign was kickstarted with the Logistics and Transport (L&T) Sector taking the lead, while other sectors will be following suit in the months to come. The STF Campaign aims to raise awareness of STFs and remind all industries, employers and employees to take preventive measures to minimise or eliminate the risk of accidents.
Since 2014, Slips, Trips and Falls (STFs) have been the leading cause of workplace injuries. Falling from vehicles accounted for almost 10% of these STF incidents in 2018 and 2019. Most of these incidents happened when workers were getting on or off the heavy vehicle cabin.
To assist the Logistics and Transport (L&T) industry in STF prevention, the WSH Council produced a sticker to remind heavy vehicle drivers of the good practices when accessing and egressing heavy vehicle cabins. Mr Dave Ng, Co-Chairman of the WSH Council (Logistics and Transport) Committee, shared that the sticker will remind “heavy vehicle drivers of the importance of WSH when getting into and out of their heavy vehicle cabins”. These stickers were distributed to over 8,000 heavy vehicle drivers such as the associations, ports and other industry partners.
|Participate in the STF Campaign|
For employers in the L&T Sector, you are encouraged to show support for your heavy vehicle drivers in the following ways:
Put up the Prevent STF sticker on vehicle cabin doors
|Download and print the STF stickers for your drivers here.|
Engage your drivers in these activities
|• Help them find a noticeable spot on the inside of their heavy vehicle cabin door|
to paste the sticker.
• Explain and demonstrate the good practices of 3-point contact illustrated on
• Remind them regularly of the importance of observing and maintaining good
WSH practices and behaviours.
|Share the STF Campaign video for drivers|
Share the STF Campaign video on safe mounting and dismounting from heavy vehicles during your safety briefings. This video is produced by the WSH Council, with the support of three SMEs in the L&T Sector, namely CST Container Services Pte Ltd, MES Group Holdings Pte Ltd and Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd.
|View the STF Campaign video on the WSH Council’s social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. To download the video, visit the WSH Council website here.|
Find out more about the STF Campaign 2020 here.
Get more information and resources on preventing STFs here.
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