28 August 2017
On the week before Singapore hosting XXI world congress on safety and health 2017, it was a pleasure to have our IOSH president attend two technical site visits organised by Singapore Branch.
It was an eye opening during our visit to the head office of Chiu Teng Construction Pte Ltd and one of their construction sites. We have been warmly welcomed by the Managing Director, Mr Ng Chee Hwa , and his team. The company had achieved numerous innovative advancements in the building industry on his projects. As a testimonial to their quality building works, they had achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 as well as safety performance awarded by several Authorities. Above all, our president and team are appreciated and thankful for their hospitality during this visit.
We visited one of the sites, constructing a unique built-in bomb-shelter integrated into every units of the public housing. The household shelter gives protection to the sheltered against weapon effects such as blast and fragments during an emergency. The household shelter in a dwelling unit is typically the store cum pantry with its walls, floor and ceiling strengthened with increased thickness. The walls are set back by specified distances from the building exterior and the entrance to the household shelter is installed with an approved light protective steel door.
After our lunch with the management of Chiu Teng Construction Co. Pte Ltd , We head down to the site project of DIAP DAELIM JV Pte Ltd - the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Dredging International Asia Pacific Daelim Joint Venture (DDJV) signed the contract for the Tuas Terminal Phase 1 Reclamation, Wharf Construction and Dredging Project. It entails the construction of a new port terminal with 20 deep-water berths having a total capacity of 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum. The Joint Venture will be responsible for the erection of an 8.6-kilometre quay wall and its foundation, the dredging of the fairway and basins, as well as the reclamation of 294 hectares of new land.
We have been warmly welcomed by the Project Director Mr. Gert De Smet, and presented to by our chairman HSE Professional Mr. Bhupendra Singh on the mega projects.