Minister Zaqy Mohamad Tried Out Safety Exoskeletons
2019-11-14 16:12:08
“The industry also needs to take greater responsibility in protecting our workers,” said Minister of State for Manpower and National Development Zaqy Mohamad at the Work at Height Symposium held at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East on 14 Nov 2019.

“The industry also needs to take greater responsibility in protecting our workers,” said Minister of State for Manpower and National Development Zaqy Mohamad at the Work at Height Symposium held at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East on 14 Nov 2019. Trying out the shoulder support from SuitX himself, Mr Zaqy personally endorsed the suit of being able to alleviate muscle pains for extended period of elbow-raising.

Fatigue (even injury) is very common at various workplaces in Singapore, such as luggage handling in the airport, airplane inspection and repairing, construction, manufacturing, ship building, goods handling in supermarkets, to name a few only.”The number of enquirers we received from Singapore about using exoskeletons at workplaces is the largest, more than any Asean countries, even more than the requests from China,” said Ben Harrington, VP of sales of SuitX.

As Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat encouraged business leaders to do much to ensure their workers were not left behind at a dialogue with moderator Nik Gowing at the Singapore Summit at Shangri-La Hotel, empowering workers with industrial exoskeletons in Singapore by reducing their work fatigue or injury, and increasing their productivity is one of the easiest approach to start with.