27 August 2017
On 27th August 2017, our IOSH members, Mr Desmond Teo and Mr Wayne Koh, organized a technical trip for the IOSH EXCO to SBS Transit. The trip was organized as a foundation for potential collaboration between the two organizations.
Apart for bus services and the North-East Line (NEL), SBS Transit also operates the Light Rail Transit (LRT) for both Sengkang and Punggol. The Sengkang LRT has 14 stations while the Punggol LRT has 15 stations. Both the LRT systems consist of East and West loops and are fully automated. They serve to provide Sengkang and Punggol residents a seamless transfer to NEL.
The EXCO were met by VP (Permanent Way) Mr Lim Say Peng and his team on the Sunday morning. After safety briefing was conducted, Mr Lim and his team escorted us to the LRT viaducts which were closed for repair and maintenance works. The EXCO were briefed on the operations and safety aspects of the work operations and were given an in-sight on the safety and environmental system of SBS rail. The visit ended with a token of appreciation and a ride on the LRT train on the Punggol line.
It has been informative and eye-opening for our members and we have gain much from learning of the efforts and commitment that SBS has taken towards both Workplace and Public safety.
The Singapore Branch EXCO would like to thank Mr Lim for his valuable time on a Sunday morning and also members Desmond Teo and Wayne Koh, for organizing this visit. We look forward to future collaborations between the two organizations.