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Safety & Health Management Systems Audits

As per Regulation 9 of WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH (SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND AUDITING) REGULATIONS 2009, it shall be the duty of the occupier of following workplaces to appoint a workplace safety and health auditor to audit the safety and health management system of the workplace at a frequency as specified below.LIC0025LO1Competent-Organisation-Certificate-[1]

Any worksite with a contract sum of $30 million or more At least once every 6 months
Any shipyard in which 200 or more persons are employed At least once every 12 months
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of fabricated metal products, machinery or equipment and in which 100 or more persons are employed At least once every 12 months
Any factory engaged in the processing or manufacturing of petroleum, petroleum products, petrochemicals or petrochemical products At least once every 24 months
Any premises where the bulk storage of toxic or flammable liquid is carried onby way of trade or for the purpose of gain and which has a storage capacity of 5,000 or more cubic metres for such as toxic or flammable liquid At least once every 24 months
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of —(a) fluorine, chlorine, hydrogen fluoride or carbon monoxide; or(b) synthetic polymers At least once every 24 months
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products or their intermediates At least once every 24 months
Any factory engaged in the manufacturing of semiconductor wafers At least once every 24 months

The audit methodology includes document review, site inspection and interview of key personnel. The man days required for audits will vary according to audit criteria adopted for different types of workplaces.

The SHMS audit will be conducted in accordance with the relevant WSH legislation and guidelines set out for each industry. The audit will evaluate the SHMS based on the WSH Act and its subsidiary legislation, as well as the following documents:

  • Shipyards WSH Manual for Marine Industries published by WSH Council
  • Construction Worksites SS506-Part 1 OSH Management System (or) CP79 Safety & Health Management Systems or ConSASS
  • Metalworking Factory SS506-Part 1 OSH Management System (or) Guidelines on Implementation of Safety Management System for Metalworking Industry
  • Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Plant SS506-Part 3 OSH Management System – Requirement for Chemical Industry
  • Oil refinery or petrochemical plant SS506-Part 3 OSH Management System – Requirement for Chemical Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Plant SS506-Part 3 OSH Management System – Requirement for Chemical Industry
  • Bulk Storage Terminal SS506-Part 3 OSH Management System – Requirement for Chemical Industry
  • The audit will be conducted by MOM Approved WSH Auditors employed by MOM Approved WSH Auditing Organization.

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