Understanding the important of "Three Guiding Principles of the WSH Act":
1) Reduce risk at source by requiring all stakeholders to remove or minimise the risk they create,
2) Encourage industries to adopt greater Ownership of safety and health outcomes,
3) Impose higher penalties for poor safety management and outcomes "
All accidents are preventable. Zero accidents is an achievable goal.
Design for Safety (DfS) : The Lifecycle Approach
(DfS Considerations Based on Life Cycle Stages of a Building/ Construction Project)
To consider broad information such as project location, basic positioning and orientation of the structures/ facilities, linkage to existing facilities, etc.
Concept & Detailed Designs
More rigorous considerations of the proposed sites and facilities requirements, traffic, type of structures in the surroundings, and other general constraints.
Considers the structure's detailed architectural and structural design. The review should determine risks involved in the construction methods, access and egress, etc.
Pre-Construction planning and Construction stage
Considers temporary works design, design by specialist contractors, site arrangement and facilities, etc., and design residual risks.
Identify risks involved in maintenance, repair, cleaning methods, etc.
Identify risks involved in decommissioning demolition, etc.