HSE’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard Judge, met with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore’s Permanent Secretary, Loh Khum Yean, to commit to working together to drive world-class innovation, science and specialist expertise around health and safety in both countries.
A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed, marking a commitment between the two organisations in a partnership to share knowledge, experience and facilities in pursuit of excellence in work-related health and safety and to support economic growth in both countries. The agreement provides a framework for the UK and Singapore to share scientific and regulatory knowledge, experience and good practice and develop joint initiatives to promote excellence.
President Tan of Singapore visited the UK in October 2014, where he acknowledged the economic advantages for both nations in building strong relationships, particularly in cutting edge research, science and technology.
Permanent Secretary Loh Khum Yean said: “This marks the beginning of a long-term partnership in which Singapore and the UK can learn from each other and build world-class knowledge through joint research programmes.”
MOM works closely with the Workplace Safety and Health Council and the Workplace Safety and Health Institute to improve WSH standards in Singapore.