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Title: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FALL PREVENTION PLAN (FPP) IN THE SINGAPORE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Authors: GOH WEI MIN
Keywords: Fall from Height
Fall Prevention Plan
Safety Management System
Work at Height
Workplace Safety and Health (Work at Heights) Regulation 2013
Risk Assessment
Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Goh Yang Miang
2013/2014 PFM
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2014
Citation: GOH WEI MIN (2014-06-30). THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FALL PREVENTION PLAN (FPP) IN THE SINGAPORE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: According to statistical data and academic findings, fall from height (FFH) fatalities usually rank top three in fatality count. Therefore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) adopted three strategies in hope of reducing FFH accidents. A fall prevention plan (FPP) is required under the Workplace Safety and Health (Working at Height) Regulation 2013 (WAH Regulation) and this research aims to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing FFH accidents. The code of practice (CP) for working safely at heights is used as a reference for developing the FPP. Thus, comparisons of fall protection guidelines from various countries were made against the CP to identify their similarities and differences. Data and information were gathered from reviews of literature, case study, interviews, seminar and questionnaires. A total of 93 responses were gathered in this research. A total of 17 FPP samples were also obtained for content analysis. Descriptive and inferential statistics were conducted to highlight findings and to validate the hypothesis. Result shows that the FPP is effective in reducing FFH accidents as it increases the awareness of possible FFH hazards and highlights efficient fall control measures to be implemented on-site. Nonetheless, there were factors influencing its effectiveness. It was also possible to incorporate FPP into the existing SHMS while paying special attention to some of the key elements in the FPP. Recommendations were made to revise the CP, considerations to improve the competency of the safety supervisors and foreign workers in the construction industry and checklist for an effective development of a site-specific FPP were proposed.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223096
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