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Business Under Surveillance programme

The Business Under Surveillance programme helps companies with poor workplace safety and health records to develop or improve on their safety and health management system.

What is Business Under Surveillance

The Business Under Surveillance (BUS) programme helps poor-performing companies improve their workplace safety and health (WSH) performance by requiring them to develop and implement a robust safety and health management system.

A company could enter the BUS programme if it has:

  • Had fatal accidents.
  • Demonstrated poor WSH management (such as poor site conditions that result in Stop Work Orders).
  • Accumulated demerit points.

How BUS works

This BUS programme is divided into two phases: assessment and surveillance.

In the assessment phase, MOM's Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHD) will conduct a thorough review on the company's risk assessment and management system. If the company fails the assessment, it will come under close surveillance.

In the surveillance phase, the company's management must develop and commit to a comprehensive and sustainable action plan.

The company is accountable for implementing their Action Plan and reports its progress regularly to OSHD. The OSHD Surveillance Branch also conducts frequent inspections to verify the progress made.

The company will exit from the programme when it demonstrates significant improvement in its WSH performance and management, and shows that it has plans to build a strong WSH culture within the company.

Companies under BUS

View the list of companies under the BUS programme.

Last Updated: 27 October 2016