The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) as the national authority responsible for workplace safety and health requested the cooperation of all companies to prioritise employees’ safety and welfare and to review their sites’ HSE practices and procedures.
SHENA informed that it has 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 and strongly warns that stern actions will be taken against companies who fail to comply.
SHENA inspectors will be identified by SHENA work vests and identification cards.
SHENA also 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 and are now available on www.shena.gov.bn
The law also requires that 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 [email protected] A SHENA duty officer is also reachable at +6737332200 to receive incident reports. More information can be found on [email protected]