Singapore, 1 September 2010 - Linde Gas Singapore has been awarded bizSAFE Partner status by the Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Council of Singapore.
As a bizSAFE Partner, LGS commits to motivate its vendors and contractors to improve their WSH performance by similarly embarking on the bizSAFE programme. As part of its contractors management practice, LGS gives priority to vendors who are in the programme. This includes bidding for projects and renewing of contracts. In this way, LGS is able to control the quality and safety standard of the vendors it engages, and at the same time, nurture safe practices among its suppliers. It will also hopefully lead to reduction in business costs and downtime.
The bizSAFE programme is a WSH capability building programme aimed at small and medium enterprises (SME). It provides a five-step approach ranging from top management demonstrating their commitment towards WSH, to acquiring risk management capability and implementing a WSH management system within the organisation.
The programme is targeted at four communities
- bizSAFE Enterprises are SMEs which receive recognition for their efforts in better WSH management;
- bizSAFE Mentors are companies that share their excellent WSH system and practices with participating SMEs;
- bizSAFE Partners are large organisations that encourage SMEs to join bizSAFE; and
- bizSAFE Service providers are organisations that provide training, consultancy and programme evaluation services for SMEs.