The Business Under Surveillance (BUS) 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 (BUS)
The Business Under Surveillance (BUS) programme is designed to help poor-performing companies improve their workplace safety and health (WSH) performance through the development and implementation of a robust safety and health management system.
Assessment before entering BUS
Before a company enters the BUS programme, it will go through an initial assessment phase. Companies would be assessed if they have:
- Fatal workplace accidents
- Multiple workplace injuries or Dangerous Occurrences
- Poor enforcement records
- Stop Work Orders
- (For construction sector) Accumulated demerit points
During the assessment phase, MOM's Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHD) will conduct a thorough review on the company's risk management and WSH management system.
If the company demonstrates inability to manage WSH properly, or shown signs of systemic lapses, it will formally enter the BUS program.
What happens in BUS
In the surveillance phase, the company will need to 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. OSHD will also conduct frequent inspections to verify the progress made.
Throughout the surveillance phase, the company’s management are expected to liaise with OSHD and demonstrate visible commitment to improve its WSH management.
How to exit from BUS
The company will exit from BUS when it demonstrates significant improvement in its WSH performance and ability to manage WSH effectively. The company’s management must also demonstrate plans to build a stronger WSH culture within the company.
Companies under BUS
View the list of companies under the BUS programme.