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Singapore’s new safety case regime

The new safety case regime enhances and streamlines regulations for major hazard installations and promotes a better understanding of major accident hazards and risks. Jasmin McDermott reports

Singapore’s journey to its new safety case regime started four years ago when an interagency taskforce was created to review and enhance the country’s existing regulatory framework for major hazard installations.
Led by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), under the Government of Singapore, the taskforce was charged with enhancing existing regulations to be in line with international best practices. As part of its work the taskforce, which comprised representatives from eight organisations, it studied regulatory frameworks in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.
In December 2014, the taskforce recommended that Singapore introduce a safety case regime for MHIs and establish a National MHI Regulatory Office (NMRO) to have better oversight of safety, health and environmental matters in MHIs..

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