In November 2007, Singapore Polytechnic was recertified ISO 14001:2004 and is now in its third cycle of certification.

Planning and establishment of EMS policies are facilitated at the institutional level and is developed based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act. PDCA cycle, of approach.

Much flexibility is also given to departments and schools to develop, document and implement their EMS as well, which may also include health and safety components and practices.

Report for Legal Compliance 2005 to 2007

- Biological Agents & Toxins Act
- Biological Guidelines for Research on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Singapore Guidelines on the Release of Agriculture-related GMOs

- All biological research projects operate under biosafety guidelines and are monitored by SP Biosafety and Bioethics Committee with regular reporting to top management.
- Control of Vectors and Pesticides Act
- Regular fogging is one of the preventive measures taken to counter mosquito breeding on campus. Above that, pro-active efforts include daily tracking and eliminating of vulnerable breeding sites of mosquitoes by experienced staff.
- Electricity Act
- Electricity (Electrical Workers) Regulations
- Electricity (Electrical Installations) Regulations
- The requirements have been adopted in standard contract specifications and regular inspections are conducted as part of contract management.
- Environmental Pollution Control Act
- EPC (Air impurities) Regulations
- EPC (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations
- The underground diesel oil tank is regularly checked for leakages.
- Air sampling tests for source emission of air scrubbers and boilers are regularly taken.
- Environmental site control inspections with reports conducted by under Environmental Control Officer for project development site.
- Environmental Pollution Control Act
- EPC (Hazardous Substances) Regulations
- Code of Practice on Pollution Control
- Fire Safety (Petroleum & Flammable Materials) Regulations
- FS (Petroleum & Flammable Materials - Exemption) Order
- Arms & Explosives (Explosive Precursors) Act
- AE (Explosive Precursors) Rules
- Hazardous Substances Permits and Explosive Precursor Licences are obtained for the purchase, use & storage of these controlled chemicals.
- Temporary license for Petroleum and Flammable Materials has been issued.
- Environmental Pollution Control Act
- EPC (Trade Effluent) Regulations
- Sewerage and Drainage Act
- SD (Trade Effluent) Regulations
- Wastewater from chemical laboratories are diluted or tested prior to discharge into public sewers and open drains.
- Silt traps are provided at discharge sumps of construction sites. Environmental site control reports are regularly maintained by Environmental Control Officers.
- All food outlets are now equipped with grease inspection chambers.
- EPH (Cooling Towers & Water Fountains) Regulations
- Code of Practice for the Control of Legionella Bacteria in Cooling Towers
- Cooling towers serving chiller plants and teaching equipment are equipped with auto dosage pumps for chemical treatment.
- Regular servicing and water tests are conducted before discharge. Water samples are taken for bacteria and standard plate count according to legal requirements. The same is applied to chlorinated water bodies with high aerosol spray.
- EPH (Employment of Environmental Control Officers) Order
- Code of Practice for Environmental Control Officer
- Construction development of the Chemical & Life Sciences building under supervision of Environmental Control Officer.
- EPH (Swimming Pool) Regulations
- EPH (Toxic Industrial Waste) Regulations
- Code of Practice for Hazardous Waste Management
- Swimming pools are equipped with auto-dosage pumps and receive regular servicing and testing according to the regulations.
- All laboratory chemical wastes collected and disposed as toxic industrial wastes for off-site disposal by relevant licensed collectors.
- Laboratories adopt the guidelines given in the Code of Practice.
- Environmental Public Health Act
- EPH (General Waste Collection) Regulations
- Licensed waste collectors engaged for respective classification/ type of wastes.
- Parks & Trees Act
- PT (Preservation of Trees) Order
- Public Utilities (Gas Supply) Regulations
- Permits are obtained for felling of trees under project development.
- The requirements have been adopted in standard contract specifications and regular inspections are conducted as part of contract management.
- Public Utilities (Water Supply) Regulations
- Access to water tanks controlled under security surveillance. Water tank inspection, servicing and treatment are carried out according to regulations.
Other Requirements such as:
- Workplace Safety & Health Act [WSH]
- WSH (Risk Management) Regulations
- WSH (Incident Reporting) Regulations
- WSH (First-Aid) Regulations
- WSH (General Provisions) Regulations
- WSH (Approved Codes of Practice) Notification
- WSH (Workplace Safety & Health Officer) Regulations
- Radiation Protection Act
- EPC (Control of Noise at Construction Sites) Regulations
- Other requirements adopted are mainly related to workplace safety and health covering risk assessment, emergency response, first aid, incident reporting, safety data sheet, maintenance of fumehood, air compressor and noise etc.

1. Satisfactory: Met legal requirements. Where test results exceeded legal set parameters, retests were taken immediately and the retest results met control limits. In cases where measurements cannot be taken, the requirements are enforced under the management system.
2. Unsatisfactory: There are gaps in meeting the full compliance of legislation with outstanding issues to be addressed.
3. Sampling tests, equipment servicing and inspection tests are conducted by external accredited parties at government-approved laboratories and licensed service providers. Test results are checked and evaluated for compliance and reported at management reviews.

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