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Safety & Health


As part of the Keppel Group, the Manager is guided by the Keppel Workplace Safety and Health Strategy, which aims to reduce the occurrence of occupational injuries through the adoption of best practices. The strategy is driven by four key aspects:

  • Implementing an effective safety management system;
  • Communicating safety and health-related matters regularly;
  • Equipping employees with safety and health knowledge; and
  • Honouring and recognising employees and contractors for safety excellence.

Strong Culture
The Manager upholds safety as one of its core values. Safety-related messages are communicated to employees regularly to promote safety awareness and encourage employees to take ownership of safety. All staff adhere to the safety and health regulations, safety policies and principles as stipulated in the Keppel Safety Disciplinary Code and Employee Handbook. Employees are also encouraged to be forthcoming in reporting any safety lapses that they come across.

To ensure that the property managers’ site staff and tenants are familiar with the building’s emergency evacuation procedures, the Manager conducts fire and evacuation drills at least once a year at all of Keppel REIT’s Singapore properties. For its properties in Australia, all fire wardens, including those of tenants, are required to undergo bi-annual training sessions conducted by external accredited trainers. The Manager also carries out business continuity plans and emergency drills for scenarios such as a pandemic or security lock-down.

Annual safety audits are carried out at Keppel REIT’s properties to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations, as well as industry best practices. Any safety and health issues which are identified during these safety audits are addressed by the Manager and the respective property managers.

Safety Recognition
Testament to its continuous work with vendors along its supply chain to improve their safety and health performance, Keppel REIT Property Management Pte Ltd, the property manager for Ocean Financial Centre and Bugis Junction Towers, was recertified as a bizSAFE Partner for another two years from 2017 to 2019 and was also recertified with the bizSAFE Star from 2017 to 2020.

Raffles Quay Asset Management Pte Ltd, the property manager for Marina Bay Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay, was also recertified as a bizSAFE Partner from 2018 to 2020 and recertified with the bizSAFE Star from 2017 to 2020.

For more details on Keppel REIT's approach towards safety and health, please click here.