Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Manpower in addition to the introduction of the Workplace Safety Code of Practice for businesses, whether the Ministry will also be reviewing and revising its current audit requirements for workplace safety and health.
Dr Tan See Leng: The scope of workplace safety and health (WSH) audits required by MOM is based on established industry standards and reviewed whenever the occupational safety and health management standards are revised. The WSH audit standards was last revised in 2018.
The audit scope comprehensively covers all the important components of safety and health management systems including worker participation, leadership commitment, organisational roles and responsibilities, planning and actions to address WSH hazards, competency and communications.
MOM will review the audit requirements after the new Code of Practice (COP) for Chief Executives’ and Board of Directors’ Workplace Safety and Health Duties is gazetted and implemented.
Ministry of Manpower
3 October 2022