Montgomery Group Asia Health & Safety Statement
It is the policy of Montgomery Group Asia to endeavour to seek the co-operation of all concerned in order to achieve the highest standards, in all aspects, of health and safety.
We will be carrying out best practice at the show and therefore following the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 [HASAWA] and its subsidiary legislation. In general terms HASAWA places a responsibility on companies and individuals to exercise a duty of care for employees and non-employees who may be affected by their acts and omissions. These duties can be discharged by doing what is “reasonable” to prevent loss or harm where risk is foreseeable. It applies to all premises used as a place of work, including temporary locations such as Suntec Singapore, and includes build-up, open days, and breakdown.
Montgomery Group Asia and Suntec Singapore, within the scope of their own laid down policies, have a responsibility to ensure that safe working practices are always maintained, which includes ensuring that provision is made whereby persons, other than Montgomery Group Asia or Suntec Singapore employees, are reminded of their responsibilities whilst working at the exhibition centre.
Exhibitor / Stand holder Duties
Exhibitors and stand holders have a legal duty of care for the safety of anyone who may be affected by their activities. This includes responsibility for all aspects of safety on the stand during the build-up, the open period of the show and during breakdown. Where an exhibitor has booked a Space Only stand and the building and finishing of the stand is contracted out, exhibitors and stand holders are still vicariously responsible for the activities of their contractors. It is therefore essential that exhibitors appoint a contractor who is fully aware of their Health and Safety responsibilities. The Organisers Official Shell Scheme Contractor is responsible for Health and Safety regarding the build of all shell scheme stands and the Organisers will liaise directly with them to ensure all appropriate information and documentation is provided.
Exhibitor/ stand holder duties are to comply with the Organiser’s health and safety requirements as laid out in this manual, including submitting health and safety documentation such as Health & Safety Declaration and Risk Assessments.
A contractor’s legal duty of care is as above, including taking into consideration any sub-contractors that they might employ.