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Old 08-08-2018, 08:11 PM   #31
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Huh, this is not simple...why did the contractors decline?
because set up scaffold must have permit.
no scaffold company would risk fine especially this job is small change .
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:18 PM   #32
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because set up scaffold must have permit.
no scaffold company would risk fine especially this job is small change .
cannot expect ignorant taitai to know this rule....who shld apply the permit? scaffold coy or must be the house owner themselves?
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:20 PM   #33
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cannot expect ignorant taitai to know this rule....who shld apply the permit? scaffold coy or must be the house owner themselves?
Scaffold coy. They will have contacts for engibeering inspection and paperwork.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:20 PM   #34
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employers here some x really one kind ... like anyhow think anythin' oso ok they can/must do :s22;
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:23 PM   #35
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Scaffold coy. They will have contacts for engibeering inspection and paperwork.
i see...so the owner cheapo out without engaging a cleaning coy...
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:26 PM   #36
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Reminds me of my last time NSF, we have to climb scaffolding (indoor) to install a huge banner for a division event in admin attire... Without any belts or helmet too.
Chao keng PES E NSF admin specialist spotted!
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:50 PM   #37
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"That same month, Brest asked contractors to set up another scaffold at the back of her house for maintenance work. They declined to do so and instead, delivered to her home components for an unerected scaffold."

Huh, this is not simple...why did the contractors decline?
CNA photo seem like the scaffold had all the required safety features installed. Wonder who erected the complicated scaffold for her.

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Old 08-08-2018, 08:53 PM   #38
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Why does someone so filthy rich need to resort to such means ?
Being Rich does not equate being clever
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:57 PM   #39
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:02 PM   #40
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Maybe cheaper if get her maids to abseiling...


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Old 08-08-2018, 09:15 PM   #41
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It seems the owner provided enough safety measures leh:

“The Indonesians performed the task on Oct 11 and 13, with the help of safety belts, masks, gloves and an extended wiper.“
Work at height need full body harness with fall arrester. The safety belt doesn't really prevent injuries or fall should the maids slip off it.

Ms Shanty said that the scaffold did not have required features such as proper guardrails.
Working on scaffolding must be exceptionally trained meh?
Need minimum basic safety training as per MOM law. Plus maids are now allowed to do such high risk jobs.

The worst thing is she erected the 2nd scaffold without qualified contractors and very obvious the scaffold is extremely unsafe to use. If one were to slip off i am 100% sure the self erected scaffold will completely collapse.

"That same month, Brest asked contractors to set up another scaffold at the back of her house for maintenance work. They declined to do so and instead, delivered to her home components for an unerected scaffold."

Huh, this is not simple...why did the contractors decline?
If money is not a problem, it should be that area is not possible to build a safe platform without some sort of modification to the area. So they just dump the materials at her house to shun all responsibilities.



Photo of 2nd scaffold it seems. Super improperly built with no anchor points whatsoever.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:17 PM   #42
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Working on scaffolding must be exceptionally trained meh?
You need to be certified "working at height" before you can be deployed.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:29 PM   #43
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I know of her. She n her husband not very pleasant people. The usual rich people who treat those below her like garbage.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:32 PM   #44
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First, scaffold shld be erected by trained scaffold erectors, supervised by scaffold supervisor. Permit to work system is needed.
2nd, they r not work at height trained.
3rd, safety belt is the wrong ppe. Even a Full body harness is not suitable for such situation where is the height is too low for the full deployment of the energy absorber, min. 6 to 6.5m.
Guardrail shld be the proper measure.
Sounds like you are in this trade or something related?
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:38 PM   #45
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$46k... Not a small amount.
It's a small amount.. I would go so far as to say it's like spending $1k on a laptop / desktop ..that kind of small.

- A housewife, whose maids were spotted last year perched on a two-storey scaffold while working on the facade of her Cluny Park house, was fined $46,000 on Wednesday (Aug 8).
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