Safe Management Officer (SMO)

Updated 24 Jun 2020. We update our content regularly as authorities release them.

With the recent outbreak of COVID19, Singapore has gone into DORSCON Orange and into Circuit Breaker Mode (in short CB).
All businesses have been affected by COVID19.
However, we are glad that Singapore has helped cushioned the impact with several packages introduced one after another.

We can see the light of the tunnel as we see Singapore moving in the direction of relaxing some measures.
Enhanced measures must be in place by businesses resuming operations.
SMO are able to help implement and their duties include:

i. Coordinating implementation of Safe Management Measures: This includes identifying relevant risks,
recommending and assisting in implementing measures to mitigate the risks, and communicating the
measures to all personnel working in the workplace.

ii. Conducting inspections and checks: Officer(s) must conduct inspections and checks to ensure
compliance at all times. Any non-compliance found during the inspections should be reported and

iii. Remedying non-compliance: Immediate action should be taken to remedy any non-compliance found
during the inspections and checks.
iv. Keeping records of inspections and checks: Records of the inspections and checks conducted and
corrective actions taken must be kept and made available upon request by a Government Inspector.

MOM released a set of requirements which businesses have to adhere to. More details can be found here.

We have released more information on the safe management measures which covers appropriate training and consultancy for companies who might need this service.

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