Don't hesitate to change protocol to boost safety

SCDF paramedics retrieving the body of one of the two SMRT staff killed in an accident along the track near Pasir Ris MRT on March 22.
SCDF paramedics retrieving the body of one of the two SMRT staff killed in an accident along the track near Pasir Ris MRT on March 22. ST PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN

In view of the accident where two SMRT staff were fatally hit by an approaching train, a thorough investigation will have to be conducted to find out why safety protocols were not adhered to ("SMRT orders safety review after train runs into two"; yesterday).

There must be no hesitation in changing current standard operating procedure in order to boost safety for workers.

May this accident be the last one.

Chan Swee Wing•

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2016, with the headline 'Don't hesitate to change protocol to boost safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe