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Circular No: M&P/162/12/JY

27 December 2017

New Housing Standards for On-Site Workers’ Quarters

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) would like to inform all on-site dormitory operators of the new housing standards that would be imposed from 1 April 2018.

As conveyed to you during our briefings in mid-November 2017, the new requirements will be in addition to the existing conditions, as listed below.

New Conditions

Existing Conditions

Personal beds and lockers

Adequate sanitary facilities

Adequate electrical points

Adequate ventilation

Laundry facilities or services

Overall area cleanliness

Proper food and waste disposal area

Proper housekeeping and vector control

≥4.5 sqm of living space per worker

 

Feedback channel for workers

Maintain up-to-date list register of names of FW residents and their employers

Sickbay*

Wi-fi^

Security conditions for quarters housing 40 or more FWs (refer to Annex A)

*Sickbay: If provision of sickbay is not feasible due to site constraints, main contractor must have a contingency plan to isolate workers with infectious disease.

^Wifi: Waived for i) small quarters (< 40 workers) and ii) onsite quarters located in areas that do not have the infrastructure (i.e. cables) to allow for wi-fi provision.

Also, starting from 1 Jan 2018, dormitory operators must obtain the Ministry’s approval first before constructing any On-site Workers’ Quarters. Please refer to the accompanying document (On-Site Workers Quarters Application Form), for the information that you will have to provide for our assessment. Operators seeking to construct new on-site quarters on Temporary Occupation Licence (TOL) sites must also obtain URA’s approval.

Upon completion of the onsite quarters, please submit the required documents specified below (refer to Annex B for CTQ on-site quarters and Annex C for TOL on-site quarters). The Ministry will approve the usage of the dormitory only if all conditions (both existing and new) have been met and the documents are in order.

Required documents for CTQ On-site Quarters (See Annex B)

S/No.

Type of Document

Remarks

 

1

Occupancy Load (OL) declaration form

 

Refer to attachment.

2

SCDF Notice of Approval (NOA)

Required only if workers’ quarters in Uncompleted Permanent Buildings on construction sites are intended for more than 40.

 

3

QP Certification for workers' quarters for Uncompleted Permanent Building

Required only if workers’ quarters in Uncompleted Permanent Buildings are on construction sites.

 

4

QP Certification for workers' quarters for Temporary Building

Required only if workers’ quarters in Temporary Buildings are on construction sites.

 

5

PUB (WRN) approval letter for temporary sanitary facilities

 

Refer to attachment for sample.

 

6

PUB clearance letter for the temporary water supply

 

Refer to attachment for sample..

 

7

PUB (WRN) inspection approval letter

 

Refer to attachment for sample.

8

NEA clearance certificate for temporary sanitary facilities

 

Refer to attachment for sample.

  1.  

Main site plan demarcating location of workers’ quarters endorsed by QP

 

To mark out and clearly label the location of the workers’ quarters on the site plan.  This must be endorsed by the QP with the date of endorsement.

 

10

On-Site Workers Quarters Declaration Form

 

Refer to attachment.

11

Worksite Location

 

Refer to attachment.

 Required documents for TOL On-site Quarters (See Annex C)

S/No.

Type of Document

Remarks

 

1

Mandatory Information for TOL workers'

Quarters

 

Refer to attachment.

2

TOL Licence Agreement for Usage of State Land

 

 

3

SCDF Fire Safety Certificate (FSC)

 

 

4

URA Grant of Written Permission (WP)

 

 

5

PUB (WRN) Temporary Occupation Permit Clearance

 

Refer to attachment for sample.

 

6

NEA Temporary Occupation Permit Clearance

 

Refer to attachment for sample.

 

7

BCA Temporary Occupation Permit

 

Refer to attachment for sample .

 

8

Main site plan demarcating location of workers’ quarters

 

To mark out and clearly label the location of the workers’ quarters on the site plan. This must be endorsed by the QP with the date of endorsement.

 

  1.  

FSSD-BP forms (FSSD - BP3)

 

These forms shall reflect the calculation on the Occupation Load (OL) for the workers’ quarters. Forms need to be endorsed by the QP.

 

  1.  

On-Site Workers Quarters Declaration Form

 

Refer to attachment

Please find attached documents required to be submitted for approvals.

For further enquiries, please contact MOM at OFWAS_CTQ@mom.gov.sg.

 

 

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