Keppel Land recognises that health and
safety (H&S) is an integral part of its
business operations. Great emphasis has
been placed on cultivating an instinctive
culture where employees take pride in
promoting a safe working environment.
CULTIVATING AN INSTINCTIVE
In striving for a zero-incident workplace,
a Workplace Safety and Health Unit
was established in February 2011, headed
by a Director of Safety and Health.
The unit is responsible for implementing
and overseeing policies to raise safety
standards in Keppel Land's operations.
Championing a top-down approach,
a safety policy signed off by the Group
CEO is shared among all employees and
guidelines on H&S matters are made
readily accessible on the Company's
intranet. New staff will undergo a safety
initiation programme as part of the
orientation where they are introduced
to the Company's H&S guidelines.
Committed to quality H&S standards,
safety takes first priority on the agenda
for the Board of Directors' meetings every
quarter. It has also been incorporated
as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
for staff appraisal, further reinforcing
employees' commitment to uphold high
safety standards, which is one of the
eight core values of the Keppel Group.
Comprising of four independent
directors, the Board Safety Committee
(BSC) ensures compliance with the
Company's H&S policy and monitors its
effectiveness in assimilating the safety
culture among employees. Assessing
the safety management system regularly,
the BSC ensures that the Company's
H&S standards are aligned with industry
best practices. Monthly reports are
submitted to the BSC for evaluation and
the committee meets quarterly to assess
safety practices that may have strategic,
business and reputation implications
on the Company. The Management
Safety Committee supports the
BSC in spearheading initiatives and
formulating policies and guidelines
on workplace safety.
Safety management starts from
the earliest concept development
stages of a project through design,
construction and management.
Rigorous assessments are conducted
to identify potential hazards and risks
involved. Controls and corrective
measures are put in place to eliminate
and minimise these exposures.