Reggie Lim, Lendlease’s Asia Head of Environment, Health & Safety, Assurance, said, “We believe in collaborating with the government and key industry players to promote sharing of best practices that can create a ripple effect to transform the industry. We regularly participate in industry sharing sessions such as those organised by the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC). In addition, we hosted our inaugural Lendlease safety seminar in June to bring government and industry players together, and have plans to host more in the future.”
We work closely with stakeholders of our managed centres to bring them on board our health and safety journey. Through collaborative efforts with WSHC in the past year, close to 85% of tenants at 313@somerset are now bizSAFE Level 1 certified and currently embarking on bizSAFE Level 2 with the centre’s support.
Mr Lim added, “Our focus on Health & Safety is underpinned by a genuine care for our people, which results in them feeling more empowered and better equipped to effectively manage critical health and safety risks.”
Last year, we received five Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects (SHARP) for Abbvie Project Genesis, Afton Project Lion Phase 2, Amgen Singapore Large Molecule Chemical Synthesis Manufacturing facility, BioProduction Operations Singapore Phase 2 and Project EASY, an Early Years Learning Facility project for an international school operator, while the latter received the Performance Award (Silver).
At Lendlease’s project sites, teams are encouraged to innovate for greater construction safety. A simple innovation designed and constructed by the Project EASY team is a Safety Training Container focusing on high risk activities, such as working at height and working in confined space. The container provides physical means of verifying competencies of individuals that have completed training modules and could be moved from project to project to roll out mass training and benefit the wider business.
The Paya Lebar Quarter project site has employed and integrated a wide range of technological innovations to raise construction safety, productivity and quality. For example, the use of drones improves site surveillance for greater project quality and planning. Extensive use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows the team to understand the design and enhance coordination and efficiency, but also to plan the strategies used to overcome the logistic and engineering challenges presented by the site.
Retail centres managed by Lendlease include elements specifically designed with safety of the public in mind. Regular reviews are done to proactively identify areas on premises where safety can be improved. Examples include fully carpeting the Level 5 Medical Centre in Parkway Parade to prevent patients, who are typically the elderly and children, from slipping and escalators with blue footprints to guide users to stand on the safe areas of each step and LED lights along the steps to provide greater visibility.
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