Making the Workplace Safe in the New Normal
Updated: May 1, 2021
Just before the start of 2021, Singapore moved into a new phase in its plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. PM Link has taken stringent measures to protect each and every one of our staff and stakeholders from risks of infection in the New Normal working environments that have inevitably evolved from the spread of the pandemic.
“We’ve adopted a diligent approach in devising, implementing and maintaining these measures to protect everyone in our widespread business environment as the New Normal progresses,” says Tan Cheng Chuah, Managing Director, PM Link.
“With our business activities across construction sectors involving schools, healthcare, government and residential, it’s vitally important that all of our workplaces are safe for our Project Managers (PM) and their stakeholders.”
Mr. Tan explains that this does not mean just thinking about the New Normal but devising and implementing sustainable measures to make it work right across the company’s multiple activities that touch many aspects of society’s infrastructure.
The company and staff take Safe Management Measures (SMM) seriously, adhering closely to the various practices to keep the workplace safe. For instance, PM Link encourages a Work-From-Home policy wherever possible, by using virtual meetings and tele-conferencing to avoid any physical contact.
If there is a requirement to be at the workplace, the PM must submit a request to work in the office. In the office, all staff are required to wear masks at all times, even in meetings and to undergo temperature checks twice daily. For PMs who are required to be at construction sites, they comply strictly to regulatory guidelines by undergoing swab tests every two weeks
All the PMs are well versed in the latest circulars and advisories issued by Ministry of Health, Building and Construction Authority (BCA), and relevant authorities in Singapore. They advise clients on the latest government guidelines to ensure that each of the project team member works in a safe environment.
Given the dynamic health situation, PM Link is staying vigilant and constantly updating its precautionary measures to ensure the well-being of its staff and communities.
Mr. Tan says:
“As we move forward in 2021, I just want to add a personal note – I am grateful for the positivity, care and resilience shown by our staff. More importantly, a note of appreciation for our stakeholders including clients, business partners, corporate headquarters and shareholders who have supported us throughout these extraordinary times. “Thank you, everyone. Please stay safe and look after yourselves and your families.”