The Organisers have lined up 18 local and 2 overseas technical tours as part of the Congress programme to enrich delegates’ appreciation of the key industries and occupational safety and health developments in this region.
Note that overseas technical tours are tentatively scheduled on 7 September 2017 (Thursday), while local technical tours will be held in the afternoon on 6 September 2017 (Wednesday). Spaces for the tours are limited and will be reserved on a first come – first-served basis. Delegates can choose their preferred technical tour on the Congress registration portal. A fee may be charged for overseas technical tours.
Details on other technical tours will be provided in subsequent announcements and on the Congress website once they are confirmed.
Here are some confirmed highlights.
Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
Over the past three decades, CAG has successfully established Changi Airport as the world’s most awarded airport, with more than 500 accolades under its belt. Today, Changi Airport is the world’s sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015. As air traffic continues to grow, the safety of its passengers and airport community will remain CAG’s top priority, CAG has consistently achieved the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association’s deficiency-free rating, a standard it has maintained for 34 consecutive years since Terminal 1’s opening in 1981.
Through this technical tour, delegates will be given the opportunity to get a glimpse into the efforts put in by the staff of CAG in ensuring high standards of safety and efficiency at Changi Airport.
For more information on Changi Airport Group (Singapore), visit www.changiairportgroup.com
Established in 1982, Galmon is the pioneer of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) use in Singapore. With a fleet of more than 3,000 MEWPs, Galmon caters to the needs of different industries including construction, marine and aviation sectors. The Galmon Academy is an accredited training provider for MEWPs and the only PASMA-approved training centre outside Europe. This technical tour will introduce delegates to Galmon’s latest range of work-at-heights equipment and training solutions.
For more information on Galmon, visit www.galmon.com.
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding. Headquartered in Singapore, it has 20 yards and offices worldwide to be near its customers and markets.
The yard tour will be an opportunity for you to have a glimpse of Keppel O&M’s Offshore Division, helmed by Keppel FELS, a leading designer, builder and repairer of mobile offshore rigs. The yard and its network of offshore yards have successfully delivered almost half of the world’s newbuild jackup rigs and semisubmersibles in the past decade. In 2013, it set a Guinness World Record in delivering 21 rigs in a year, safely and on schedule.
The yard has rigorous safety processes, initiatives and training programmes to create a strong safety environment. It won 12 SHARP awards at the WSH Awards 2016 and works closely with customers, vendors and regulators to ensure the highest safety standards at its yards.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is Asia’s leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. Boasting a luxury hotel, state of the art convention and exhibition facilities, theatres, dining, entertainment and retail, it has transformed Singapore’s tourism landscape since 2010. A recipient of over 320 awards since its opening, it is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for guests and employees through its adoption of best practices, technologies and methodologies in the areas of workplace safety and health. Through the tour, you will see how Marina Bay Sands—with 9,500 employees working in a gross floor area of 581,400 square metres—provides world-class service while ensuring a safe workplace for everyone.
PSA Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of PSA International, operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore, linking shippers to an excellent network of major shipping lines with connections to 600 ports globally. Shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world at this mega hub. The technical tour will showcase the most advanced terminals at Pasir Panjang with the latest port innovations, and underscore PSA’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its staff, customers and contractors.
Sembcorp Marine is a leading global offshore and marine engineering player, with an international network of strategically-located yards in Singapore, Indonesia, India, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The Group partners with major owners, contractors, operators and oil companies in some of the industry’s most complex and demanding rig, floater, repair, upgrade, offshore platform and specialised shipbuilding projects. The technical tour will give delegates insights into how Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard maximises its operational synergy and production efficiency whilst managing health, safety and environment responsibilities as a top priority. The Tuas Boulevard yard boasts optimised docking and berthing facilities, an improved dock and quay ratio, a centralised work efficient layout as well as integrated facilities.
For more information on Sembcorp Marine, visit www.sembmarine.com.
SOCSO Rehabilitation Centre, Malacca, Malaysia
Social Security Organisation’s (SOCSO) Rehabilitation Centre in Malacca, Malaysia began operations on 1 October 2014. The Centre demonstrates Malaysia’s national commitment towards improved rehabilitation and return to work outcomes for workers with injuries or illnesses. The Centre provides comprehensive physical and vocational rehabilitation services, together with disability management system, to injured workers so that they may recover and return to work. This technical tour will introduce delegates to the medical rehabilitation services available in the Centre as well as “robotic therapy” and “industrial rehab technology”.
For more information on Social Security Organisation, visit www.perkeso.gov.my/en.