Stop-work orders, fines given to 2 companies after unsafe conditions found at worksites

Stop-work orders, fines given to 2 companies after unsafe conditions found at worksites

SINGAPORE: Two companies have been fined and issued stop-work orders after safety inspections found unsafe conditions at their worksites, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Aug 4).

The ministry said in a Facebook post that to curb the spike in workplace fatalities, it has ramped up enforcement efforts and imposed stiffer penalties on companies with poor workplace safety and health practices.

At recent inspections, it found unsafe conditions at the worksites of two companies: CAD Associates and KHC Development.

CAD Associates was fined S$21,000 and KHC Development was fined S$20,000. Both were issued stop-work orders.

To lift the stop-work orders, these companies must rectify all unsafe work conditions, engage third-party auditors to assess their workplace safety and health management systems and develop action plans based on the audit findings.

They also need to install closed-circuit television cameras at places where high-risk activities are being carried out, said MOM.

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