Thursday, August 17, 2017

Construction safety crucial

Myanmar officials say they are prioritising improved health and safety in the domestic construction industry.

Poor knowledge and unsafe behaviour routinely affect work at Myanmar’s construction sites, said Yangon City Development Committee

Building Department official U Kyaw Kyaw Htun. “There’s always a chance of workplace accidents at project sites,” he said. Strong government enforcement of safety rules and regulations would

assist in mitigating problems during construction, he added.

He pointed to Singapore’s practices in the sector as exemplary for preventing accidents, where workers are required to attend safety classes and supervisors complete relevant safety courses. - Htar Htar Khine