Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Approved Code of Practice

Approved Codes of Practices

What is the approved code of practices (CPs)  and how can these CPs affect your organization?

Approved code of practices are CPs which has the force of the law. Meaning strictest compliance to the affected code of practices is mandatory.

The code of practice which is relevant to the organization is very much depending on which industry the organization is from and their organization activities.

Here are a snap shot os the list of approved code of practices in Singapore for your easy refernce

Approved Codes of Practice Made Under Section 40B(3) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act

In accordance with section 40B (3) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006, the Workplace Safety and Health Council has approved 28 Codes of Practice for the purpose of providing practical guidance on safety and health to the industry. The Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) is intended to be used as a yardstick to assess whether reasonable practicable measures have been taken in regards to the upkeep of safety and health standards at the workplace. A notice of the issue of the ACOPs has been published in the Government Gazette.

Code of Practices issued by Workplace Safety and Health Council

The Code of Practices issued by Workplace Safety and Health Council are available in WSH Council website here.

Code of Practices and Singapore Standards published by SPRING Singapore

The following Code of Practices and Singapore Standards can be purchased at www.singaporestandardseshop.sg.

  • CP 14: 1996
    Code of Practice for Scaffolds
  • CP 20: 1999
    Code of Practice for Suspended Scaffolds
  • CP 23: 2000
    Code of Practice for Formwork
  • CP 27: 1999
    Code of Practice for Factory Layout - Safety, Health and Welfare Considerations
  • CP 62: 1995
    Code of Practice for Safe Use of Tower Cranes
  • CP 63: 1996
    Code of Practice for the Lifting of Persons in Work Platforms Suspended from Cranes
  • CP 79: 1999
    Code of Practice for Safety Management System for Construction Worksites
  • CP 84: 2000
    Code of Practice for Entry into and Safe Working in Confined Spaces
  • CP 88: Part 1: 2001
    Code of Practice for Temporary Electrical Installations
    Part 1: Construction and Building Sites
  • CP 88: Part 3: 2001
    Code of Practice for Temporary Electrical Installations
    Part 3: Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing Yards
  • CP 91: 2001
    Code of Practice for Lockout Procedure
  • SS 98: 2005
    Specification for Industrial Safety Helmets
  • CP 101: 2004
    Code of Practice for Safe Use of Powered Counterbalanced Forklifts
  • SS 473: Part 1: 1999
    Specification for Personal Eye-Protectors
    Part 1: General Requirements
  • SS 473: Part 2: 1999
    Specification for Personal Eye-Protectors
    Part 2: Selection, Use and Maintenance
  • SS 508: Part 1: 2004
    Specification for Graphical Symbols - Safety Colours and Safety Signs
    Part 1: Design Principles for Safety Signs in Workplaces and Public Areas
  • SS 508: Part 3: 2004
    Specification for Graphical Symbols - Safety Colours and Safety Signs
    Part 3: Safety Signs Used in Workplaces and Public Areas
  • SS 510: 2005 Code of Practice for Safety in Welding and Cutting
    (and Other Operations Involving the Use of Heat)
  • SS 513: Part 1: 2005
    Specification for Personal Protective Equipment - Footwear
    Part 1: Safety Footwear
  • SS 513: Part 2: 2005
    Specification for Personal Protective Equipment - Footwear
    Part 2: Test Methods for Footwear
  • SS 531: Part 1: 2006
    Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places,Indoor
  • SS 531: Part 2: 2008
    Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places,Outdoor
  • SS 531: Part 3: 2008Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places, Lighting requirements for Safety and Security of Outdoor Workplaces
  • SS 536: 2008 Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Mobile Cranes
    (Formerly CP 37: 2000)
  • SS 537: 2008Code of Practice for Safe Use of Machinery
    Part 1: General Requirements
  • SS 548: 2009
    Code of Practice for Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Devices
    (Formerly CP 74: 1998)
  • SS 549: 2009
    Code of Practice for Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of Hearing Protectors
    (Formerly CP 76: 1999)

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