Recommendation for Sports Safety in Singapore - Public Consultation



Sports Safety plays an important role in our efforts to get everyone in Singapore to live better through sport. Formed in 2007, the Sports Safety Committee aims to provide a set of guidelines, which are practical and applicable to the Singapore sports context, to improve safety measures and precautions at sports events. The Committee had released a comprehensive report with detailed findings on sports safety standards and systems aligned with international best practices. As part of Sport Singapore’s efforts to improve the safety standards, coupled with the launch of ActiveSG - the national movement for sport, the Sports Safety Committee reconvened in May 2014 to review existing safety measures. The Committee is chaired by Dr Benedict Tan, Head of Changi General Hospital’s Sports Medicine Division and Mr Lai Chin Kwang, Chief of ActiveSG. The Committee comprises representatives from the medical field, sports fraternity as well as the public and private sectors.


With the completion of the Sports Safety 2007 report review in March 2015, the Committee wishes to announce the launch of a public feedback exercise to seek views and suggestions from the public to further improve the recommendations for sports safety in Singapore. The feedback exercise will run for a period of four weeks commencing 13 April 2015 at Sport Singapore’s website at

This feedback exercise provides an opportunity for members of the public to express their feedback and suggestions, which would complement the Committee's recommendations. Your feedback is important to us. We seek your support to ensure that the consultation exercise is productive and focused.  


The Sports Safety Report relating to this public consultation exercise can be downloaded from this link – (insert link) – for reference. The public consultation exercise closes on 8 May 2015.


Thank you.

Are you in support of the sports safety recommendations?

If you have further comments and suggestions for us, we strongly encourage you to download (hyperlink “download” to template) the template for submission of feedback and submit it via this email address:, with the subject heading "Public Consultation on Proposed Sports Safety Guidelines”.


We would like to request that respondents follow these guidelines:


a)      Identify yourself and the organisation you represent (if any) - This will help us understand the impact of the proposed recommendation on different stakeholder groups.


b)      Make your comments clear and concise.


c)      Focus your comments on how the recommendations can be improved or made clearer.


d)     As far as possible, explain your points with illustrations and examples.


We regret that we would not be able to individually acknowledge or address every feedback we receive.  However, we will consolidate and publish a summary of the key feedback, together with our responses, on the website following the close of the consultation exercise. The summary will not disclose the identity of person(s) providing the feedback to maintain confidentiality.

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