Updated: 06/26/2014 18:43

CapitaLand has measures in place for haze



CapitaLand has measures in place for haze

Developer CapitaLand, says it has measures in place to protect its stakeholders from the haze, saying their health and safety are of utmost importance. 

Main contractors and sub-contractors at all CapitaLand project sites are required to comply with government guidelines to protect employees from the effects of haze. 

In addition, it says risk assessments are conducted to determine whether outdoor lifting operations involving tower and mobile cranes should stop due to the foreseeable risk of poor visibility.

CapitaLand says it's also part of its standard operating procedures to monitor PSI readings at its office buildings, shopping malls, serviced residences and worksites. 

The Group has also prepared a sufficient supply of masks to be made available to more than 2,000 Singapore-based staff in the event of haze. 

Procedures are also in place where staff at Capitaland properties will update our tenants, shoppers and guests on the PSI readings and advise them on precautionary measures. 

Indonesia's disaster agency yesterday warned that the haze could be returning to Singapore and Malaysia after a huge jump in forest fires in Riau province. 

Singapore's National Environment Agency, NEA, said it detected 58 hotspots in Riau yesterday, down from 98 on Tuesday. 

It said showers over central Sumatra on Tuesday night could have helped to improve conditions. 

NEA expects the PSI to be in the moderate range today.

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