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Redas chief calls for more attention to safety on construction sites

Published on Feb 7, 2014 1:38 PM
 
Property developers should pay attention to workplace safety on construction sites as building activity levels remain elevated, said Mr Chia Boon Kuah, president of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Redas). -- ST FILE PHOTO: SAMUEL HE

Property developers should pay attention to workplace safety on construction sites as building activity levels remain elevated, a top industry official said on Friday.

"As developers, we should support our contractors in showing duty of care for the health, safety and welfare" of the around 300,000 migrant workers in the industry, said Mr Chia Boon Kuah, president of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Redas).

"This enhances productivity, which in the long run, translates into business benefits for all."

Developers and contractors should therefore "up the ante on workplace safety training and communication" and "recognise the contributions these workers make to our country", said Mr Chia, who is also group president and chief executive of developer Guocoland.

 
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