Photos of worker sitting on air compressor outside top-floor HDB flat spark concern

14/1/2022 4:15:00 AM

Photos of worker sitting on air compressor outside top-floor HDB flat spark concern

Photos of worker sitting on air compressor outside top-floor HDB flat spark concern

SINGAPORE - Facebook users have expressed concern after seeing photos of a technician servicing an air-conditioning compressor on the highest floor of an HDB block without using a safety harness. The photos, posted on Facebook group Singapore Home DIY on Tuesday (Jan 11), show the worker sitting atop an external air compressor resting on its brackets on the 11th or...

The photos, posted on Facebook group Singapore Home DIY on Tuesday (Jan 11), show the worker sitting atop an external air compressor resting on its brackets on the 11th or 12th storey.The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) declined to comment when contacted by The Straits Times on Thursday, but provided statistics on workplace injuries and deaths caused by falls from height.

On Sunday (Jan 9), a 28-year-old Bangladeshi worker was taken to hospital after he fell from the fourth storey of Chinatown Point and landed on the second storey while carrying out waterproofing works.These steps include conducting a pre-work survey of the location layout, and risk assessment based on the scope of work with reference to available work at height regulations and code of practice.

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