SAFETY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

In line with our Corporate EHS Policy, KPIs are identified with targets established and reviewed annually to monitor our EHS performance. This is to ensure that we achieve a consistently high EHS standard across the organisation.

Beyond caring for our direct employees, we also recognise that workers at our construction sites and commercial properties are vital to our day-to-day operations. All workers at our construction sites and properties managed1 by CDL are subject to CDL’s stringent health and safety management policies and procedures. This is audited both internally by a trained CDL personnel and externally by an independent third-party

In 2019, there was no incident of non-compliance with health and safety voluntary codes and standards such as OHSAS 18001 at CDL’s developments or managed properties.

Due to our excellent WSH performance and leadership, CDL continues to be recognised as a long-serving BizSAFE Mentor. We remain firmly committed in seeking continuous improvement in our health and safety management systems and practices, and will leverage industry best practices to incorporate elements from the new ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system standard.

1 Workers at our managed properties are contracted to provide maintenance, cleaning, and security services.

Safe Design and Construction

We emphasise the structural stability of our buildings, fire and emergency safety compliance, as well as the integrity of building materials. Qualified professionals such as resident engineers and technical supervisory staff are engaged to monitor the construction process to ensure our developments are built in accordance with building regulations and codes. Our builders are expected to meet CDL’s high standards of quality, safety and sustainability.

As part of CDL’s EHS Management System, we have put in place a process to ensure all health and safety hazards at various parts of a development’s lifecycle are assessed and adequately managed, with actions identified and implemented to safeguard onsite workers and members of the public from potential risks during the life-cycle of a development.

Product Safety and Customer Well-being

As a responsible facility manager, CDL actively identifies the significant hazards and manages the risks in all CDL-managed commercial buildings. To ensure the safety and security of our commercial tenants and the public, every building is under the care of an Operation Manager who oversees its daily operations with a team of full-time service providers, and a range of safety and security measures.

On top of day-to-day cleaning services, as well as the maintenance of good sanitation and indoor air quality, CDL also takes care of the health and well-being of our tenants and their employees through a series of health-related activities and programmes jointly organised with the Health Promotion Board (HPB).

Measures Coverage and Features
Security and Loss Prevention
  • CCTV monitors
  • 24-hour security guards
  • Emergency Response Plan– review and improve continually
Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
  • Covers building-related emergencies such as flu epidemic outbreaks, fires, and major electricity outages
  • Flood drills and management response plan (since 2012)
  • Fire drills – two mandatory every year
  • Table-top exercises – two annually
  • Flood drills
  • Terrorist threats response plan
Lifts and Escalators – Preventative Maintenance Regime
  • Compliance with latest mandatory safety standards and stringent codes of practices
  • Engages only licensed contractors to perform the maintenance and inspections
  • Incident reporting process
  • Rectification procedures – e.g. equipment is taken out of service until problems are
    addressed and deemed safe for use again