SHENA is based at the Design & Technology Building in Kg Anggerek Desa. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) seeks the cooperation of all companies, employers and employees to prioritise the safety and welfare of all persons concerned whilst undertaking any work activities which may have the potential to cause harm or injury.

The national authority responsible for workplace safety and health, in a statement, advised industries to review their sites’ HSE practices and procedures due to work-related fatalities in 2019.

SHENA has also commenced unannounced surveillance visits to workplaces across the country and will continue to undertake such visits to verify compliance with HSE legislative requirements under the Workplace Safety and Health Order, 2009.

It strongly warns that stern actions will be taken against companies who fail to comply. During the visits, SHENA Inspectors will be identified by their SHENA work vests and identification cards.

Furthermore, SHENA has rolled out a number of Industry Guidance Notes (IGN) on Lifting Operations, Workplace Safety and Health in Construction Sites, Guidance to Confined Space as well as Guidelines for the Safe Use of Scaffolding which are now available on the SHENA website www.shena.gov.bn

The law also requires that reportable workplace incidents must be reported to SHENA by completing an Initial Incident Notification (IIN) form that is available on the SHENA website and submitting the same to IIN@energy.gov.bn.

A SHENA Duty Officer is also reachable at +673 7332200 to receive incident reports.

For any enquiries and requests, contact them at info@shena.gov.bn

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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