Safe Management Measures for the Manufacturing Sector
Companies and employees in the manufacturing sector are required to adopt the COVID-19 Guidelines on Safe Management Measures for the Manufacturing Sector to ensure the smooth restarting and safe operating of Singapore’s manufacturing sector. These include all production facilities such as factories, plants and logistics centres.
Developed by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the guidelines ensure that companies undertake operations in a safe and responsible fashion, where employees are protected and safeguarded against any risk of community spread within the workplace.
Companies and individuals alike are to adhere to the following COVID-19 Safe Management Guidelines. In the long-term, this will safeguard public health, and instill greater resilience for the manufacturing sector, which continues to be a key engine of the Singapore economy.
Safe Management Programme
All manufacturing companies seeking to continue or restart their manufacturing operations in Singapore are to establish a COVID-19 Safe Management Programme, as part of their Business Continuity Plans, within the company. This includes appointing at least 2 Safe Management Officers (“SMO”). The roles and responsibilities of the SMO should include, but not be limited to, the following:
Safe Management Plan
- Develop and implement a Safe Management Plan that is aligned to the COVID-19 Safe Management Guidelines for Manufacturing Sector,
- Ensure that the entire organisation, from management to rank-and-file employees, is familiar and comply with the Safe Management Plan,
- Take appropriate corrective and preventive actions and continually improve the effectiveness of the Safe Management Plan.
|Safe Management Programme|
|COVID-19 Safe Management Guidelines for the Manufacturing Sector
(subject to prevailing MTI, MOM, MOT, MOH advisories1)
|A||Management of information (dissemination, compilation, and reporting)||Communications, Contact Tracing, and Contactability
|B||Management of business activities||Non-production-based Business Activities
Production-based Business Activities (Direct & Supporting)
|C||Management of internal on-site personnel (i.e. Employees)||Employees under an active Leave of Absence (LOA), Stay Home Notice (SHN) or Quarantine Order (QO)
On-Site Personnel running Production-based Business Activities (Direct & Supporting)
|D||Management of external on-site personnel (i.e. Contractors, suppliers, customers)||Visiting Contractors, Suppliers and Customers
|E||Management of common areas||Sanitation and Hygiene of Common Areas and Facilities
|F||Management of assets exposed to personnel||Sanitation and Hygiene of Machinery, Equipment in Production Areas and Warehouses
|G||Management of suspect and/or confirmed cases||Handling of suspect and/or confirmed cases
Post-handling of confirmed cases
1 For the avoidance of doubt, companies with employees and/or visitors who are Work Permit Holders living in Dormitories are to adhere to prevailing MOM advisories on this topic.
2 Canteen/cafeteria setups must be managed in accordance to SFA guidelines for F&B establishments. Lunch/tea/dinner breaks should be staggered, whenever possible, to ensure that safe distancing measures can be effectively maintained.
Source: Issued by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). First issued on 9 May 2020, updated as of 20 May 2020. https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/news-and-events/news/guidelines-on-safe-management-measures-for-the-manufacturing.html.
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