22 February 2018
Infineum Singapore has been honoured at a national event with a special recognition award for its long-serving contribution towards workplace safety in the community.
More than 800 delegates attended the tenth annual bizSAFE Convention 2018, themed “Enabling a Healthy Workforce, Creating a Safe and Secure Workplace”, including Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Manpower and Sam Tan, Minister of State for Manpower and Foreign Affairs.
BizSAFE was launched by the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) in 2007 with the aim of reducing workplace fatalities and injuries. As a long-serving bizSAFE “Mentor” Infineum Singapore plant received a special award for their contribution to the scheme.
WSHC initially faced difficulties in getting bizSAFE off the ground as it was not considered integral to business success. Infineum Singapore stepped forward to help by adopting and providing mentorship to third party service providers, hosting plant visits for companies and students to share our enablers in maintaining HSSE Excellence, and participating in Responsible Care committees.
The BizSAFE program is a structured, step-by-step approach to build up risk management capabilities. It guides SMEs to identify risks in work activities early, and to take corrective actions to eliminate risks wherever possible or mitigate the consequences. Statistics show the scheme has improved the well-being of workers and enhanced companies’ business competitiveness as a result of fewer work stoppages and increased productivity.
In addition, Infineum Singapore has mentored and made it mandatory for all our resident contractors to achieve bizSAFE Level 3 as a minimum. Today, most have already achieved bizSAFE STAR Level 5. Infineum Singapore has also made it a pre-requisite for companies tendering for projects and work activities in our plant to have at least a bizSAFE Level 3 qualification.
Seok Chen Yap, Infineum Singapore Plant Manager said:
Infineum Singapore continually strives to be a role model in meeting local and corporate HSSE standards and in collaborating with local authorities to help other companies achieve minimum HSSE standards.
Seok Chen Yap, Infineum Singapore Plant Manager (right) received the award from Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Manpower.