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[Sent on 30 July 2021]
Two Days Left to Enjoy Early Bird Promotion for IBEW 2021!
The digital International Built Environment Week (IBEW) 2021 is taking place on 7-10 September this year. COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but the Built Environment sector has stood united and persevered. Now, it is time for us to refresh and prepare for transformation. Join us to re-imagine our future, check out the latest BE innovations and connect with the local and global BE community.

Register today to enjoy $140 off the conference fee. But hurry, as the early bird promotion ends tomorrow (31st July 2021)!

REGISTER HERE:
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-ibew-register

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[Sent on 5 August 2021]
Reminder to remain vigilant and ensure Safe Management Measures (SMM) compliance

There have been new cases of COVID-19 infection involving workers from the construction sector in Singapore. BCA urges firms to be extra vigilant to prevent potential disruptions to works or industry-wide shutdown should the situation worsen.

🅰️ SMMs to comply with include the following:
✅ Ensure only permitted persons who do not exhibit symptoms of COVID are on-site
✅ Ensure all persons on-site have undergone at least one swab test and tested negative for COVID-19 within 14 days before entering the site
✅ Ensure all persons perform TraceTogether only SafeEntry check-in
✅ Ensure only AccessCode “Green” workers are on-site
✅ Ensure all personnel on-site wear a mask at all times except during activities that require masks to be removed (e.g. mealtimes)

🅱️ With effect from 16 August 2021, there will be additional requirements for the industry to:
✅ Check the vaccination status of a person before permitting the person to enter into a worksite;
✅ Ensure unvaccinated persons wear a unique visual identifier at all times when they are on-site
✅ Ensure SMO/SDO closely supervises unvaccinated persons at all times when they are on-site so as to ensure unvaccinated persons comply with SMM

[Updated] These requirements are consistent with measures which the industry has been practising. For example, workers/visitors wearing different coloured vests while on site. All these measures allow the SMO/SDO to efficiently supervise all workers to ensure compliance with worksite SMM, including during breaks or swab testing and to reduce inter-mixing between grips at worksites.

Let’s keep our worksites safe together.

For more current requirements and good SMM practices at worksites, visit:
Circular
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-reminder-smm-compliance

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[发送于2021年8月5日]
提醒大家保持警惕,严格遵守安全管理措施

最近本地出现几起建筑业工人感染冠状病毒的新病例。建设局敦促建筑业者提高警惕,以防止病毒在工地传播造成工程被令停工或建筑业全面停工的情况发生。

🅰️ 要遵守的安全管理措施包括:
✅只允许没有出现感染冠病症状的获准人员进入工地;
✅确保所有准备进入工地的人员在进入工地前的14天内,至少接受过一次聚合酶链式反应(PCR)拭子检测,而且检测结果呈阴性,才允许进入工地;
✅确保所有人员使用合力追踪(TraceTogether)应用程序,或携手防疫器/蓝色通行证(BluePass)防疫器在SafeEntry系统登记入场;
✅确保只有持有绿色通行码的工人进入工地;
✅确保所有在工地的人员时刻戴好口罩,只有在进行需摘下口罩的活动时(如用餐时间)才可除下。

🅱️从2021年8月16日起,建筑业者还需遵守额外规定:
✅在允许任何人员进入工地之前,需检查该人员是否已完成冠病疫苗接种;
✅确保尚未完成冠病疫苗接种的人员,在工地时应时刻佩戴独特识别标志;
✅确保安全管理专员/安全距离专员时刻密切监督工地上那些未接种疫苗者,确保他们严格遵守安全管理措施。

[更新] 这些规定与建筑业一直以来采取的防疫措施是一致的,例如规定工人/访客在工地时穿上彩色背心。这些措施有助安全管理专员/安全距离专员有效地监督工人/访客,确保他们遵守工地的安全管理措施,包括在休息时间或进行拭子检测时保持安全距离,减少跟区隔开来的工人在工地接触交流。

让我们合力保障建筑工地的安全。

更多有关现行和工地可实施的良好安全管理措施,请查阅:
通告
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-reminder-smm-compliance-chi

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[Sent on 6 Aug 2021]
Commencement Of The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 [COTMA] – Part 10A (Reliefs For Construction Contracts Affected By Increase In Foreign Manpower Salary Costs)

Part 10A of the COTMA will commence on 6 August 2021. It was passed in the Parliament on 11 May 2021 to provide contractors relief for increase in foreign manpower salary costs incurred from 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sep 2021.

For eligible construction contracts, contractors should discuss with their clients to reach a mutually agreeable cost-sharing arrangement to address foreign manpower (i.e. Work Permit Holders) salary cost increases.

If the discussion is unsuccessful, contractors can apply for an Assessor’s determination to adjust the contract sum of the eligible construction contracts. The Assessor will take into account all the facts, including the loss suffered or benefit obtained by any contractual party in respect of foreign manpower salary cost increases, such as Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) rebates received.

For more details, visit:
Webpage
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/cotma10a

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[发送于2021年8月6日]
Commencement Of The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 [COTMA] – Part 10A (Reliefs For Construction Contracts Affected By Increase In Foreign Manpower Salary Costs) (Chinese version)
2019冠状病毒疾病(临时援助措施)2020法令COTMA – 第10A部分将于8月6日正式生效(为那些因外籍劳工成本攀升而受影响的建筑业者提供建筑合同方面的援助)

国会于2021年5月11日通过了COTMA第10A部分,为承包商在2020年10月1日至2021年9月30日期间因外籍客工工资攀升而提供合同方面的援助。

第10A部分将于2021年8月6日生效。

对于在第10A部分符合资格的建筑合约,承包商应与客户讨论, 以达成双方同意的安排,应对工程项目聘用持工作准证的外籍劳工成本增加的问题。

若不能达成协议,承包商可申请由评估员来裁定合同金额所需作出的调整。评估员必须考虑相关的实际情况,包括合同任何一方因聘用外籍劳工,而所蒙受的损失或得到的利益,如所获得的外籍劳工税(FWL)回扣。

更多详情,请浏览:
网站
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/cotma10a


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[Sent on 07 August 2021]
Mandating Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for the Construction Sector

More than 130 construction sites have onboarded the ART pilot since 31st May. The pilot has provided valuable feedback and data to better prepare firms to integrate the use of ART as a surveillance tool in their work processes to ensure the health and safety of their workforce.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, coupled with COVID-positive cases at worksites recently, BCA will be mandating ART for the following personnel who are not residing in dormitories:-
✅ Workers/visitors entering construction worksites and supply works premises; and
✅ All other Construction Account Workers (CAWs) currently on RRT and working at non-construction worksites

Mandatory ART will be implemented in two stages:
Stage 1 – by 20 August 2021
✅ Large Worksites with Project Value of more than $3 million
✅ Construction Supply Works Premises

Stage 2 – by 3 September 2021
✅ Small Worksites with Project Value equal to or less than $3 million
✅ All other CAWs on RRT working on non-construction worksites [e.g. lift and escalator installation works, renovation, minor works, repair and re-decoration works]

A separate email with details will be sent to companies on CAWs working on non-construction worksites.

Trained Supervisors
Trained Supervisors must be deployed to oversee the implementation of ART.

Ordering complimentary ART self-test kits
Contractors can register their orders through the registration form: https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-apply. For large worksites, orders must be placed by 13 August 2021. For small worksites, orders must be placed by 27 August 2021.

Should orders be failed to be placed by their respective deadlines, contractors will have to procure their own kits for ART implementation.

For more detailed information, please see the following:
Circular ➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-mandating-art
BCA’s ART webpage ➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-info

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[发送于2021年8月9日]
Mandating Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for the Construction Sector
建筑业强制推行抗原快速检测

自5月31日以来,已经有超过120个建筑工地加入了抗原快速检测试点计划。这项试点计划为大家提供了宝贵的反馈和数据,有助建筑业者做好准备,把可充当监测工具的抗原快速检测纳入作业流程,从而保障员工的健康和安全。

鉴于目前的冠病疫情局势,加上工地最近出现几起冠病检测呈阳性的病例,建设局将强制规定以下不住在客工宿舍的人员进行抗原快速检测:-
✅进入建筑工地和供应工程场地的员工/访客;以及
✅目前正在接受轮流定期检测 (RRT) 并且在非建筑工地工作的其他建筑账户工人(CAWs)

强制抗原快速检测将分两个阶段实施:
第一阶段--2021年8月20日之前
✅项目价值超过300万元的大型建筑工地
✅建筑供应工程场地

第二阶段 - 2021年9月3日之前
✅项目价值等于或低于300万元的小型建筑工地
✅ 目前正在接受轮流定期检测并且在非建筑工地工作的其他建筑账户工人(CAWs)[如电梯和自动扶梯安装工程、装修、小型工程、维修和保养工程]

抗原快速检测必须在经培训的监督员的监督下进行。

预订免费抗原快速检测自行检测试剂盒
承包商可以通过登记表格go.gov.sg/bca-art-apply 预订试剂盒。大型工地必须在2021年8月13日之前提呈订单。小型工地则必须在2021年8月27日之前提呈订单。

如果未能在指定的截止日期之前提呈订单,承包商就必须自行采购试剂盒以实行抗原快速检测制度。

我们将向给那些有建筑账户工人在非建筑工地工作的建筑公司,另外发送一封电邮,提供检测详情。

更多详情,请参考:
通告➡️ go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-mandating-art-circular
建设局抗原快速检测网站➡️ go.gov.sg/bca-art-info

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[Sent on 12 August 2021]
Reminder for Large Sites to order ART self-test kits by 13 Aug 2021

With reference to BCA’s circular on Mandating Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for the Construction Sector dated 7 Aug 2021, mandatory ART will be implemented in two stages for personnel not residing in dormitories:

Stage 1 – by 20 August 2021
✅ Large Worksites with Project Value of more than $3 million
✅ Construction Supply Works Premises

Stage 2 – by 3 September 2021
✅ Small Worksites with Project Value equal to or less than $3 million
✅ All other Construction Account Workers (CAWs) on RRT working on non-construction worksites [e.g. lift and escalator installation works, renovation, minor works, repair and re-decoration works]

Complimentary ART self-test kits
Main contractors managing construction worksites and companies managing construction supply works premises can register their orders through the registration form at https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-apply. The lead time required for delivery of the ART kits is approximately one week from the order date.

When ordering, remember to include both non-dorm workers and visitors entering worksites declared to BCA via your Application to Restart Construction Works and Supply Works for the total number of kits required.

1️⃣ For LARGE worksites and Construction Supply Works Premises, orders are to be placed by 13 Aug 2021 to meet the mandatory implementation date on 20 Aug.
✅ Contractors that register after 13 Aug 2021 will have to procure their own kits for ART implementation while waiting for the free kits to be delivered
✅ Contractors that register by 13 Aug 2021 but do not receive kits by 20 Aug 2021 will be given further grace period to implement ART
✅ Contractors who are already on ART can continue to register for replenishment of test kits through the same registration form for their projects

2️⃣ For small worksites, orders must be placed by 27 Aug 2021.

3️⃣ For companies with CAWs working on non-construction worksites, a separate email with implementation details and issuance of ART kits will be sent to companies by 16 Aug 2021.

For more detailed information, please see the following:
BCA’s ART webpage
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-info
BCA’s ART FAQs
➡️ https://www1.bca.gov.sg/COVID-19/faqs/construction-sector/art

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[Sent on 13 Aug 2021]
New Measures to Facilitate Hiring and Retention of Work Pass Holders (WPHs) in the Construction Sector

The Government has introduced new measures to help companies in the Construction sector retain their existing Work Permit Holders (WPHs) and facilitate the inflow of new WPHs. The new measures will ensure that the sector can continue to meet manpower needs for operations, preserve core capabilities and emerge stronger from COVID-19.

The Government will support firms by:

✅ Allowing the renewal of eligible WPHs whose work permits are expiring between July and December 2021 for up to two years, even if they do not meet the prevailing renewal criteria;

✅ Extending the validity of In-Principle Approvals (IPAs) of foreign workers from higher COVID-risk sources by up to one year;

✅ Introducing a six-month scheme (from 1 Sept 2021 to 28 Feb 2022) in partnership with SCAL for experienced WPHs whose previous employment have been terminated;

✅ Removing the minimum Period of Employment (POE) requirement for new or renewal non-traditional sources (NTS)* and People’s Republic of China (PRC) WPHs to qualify for Man-Year Entitlement (MYE)-waiver.

*NTS refers to the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Philippines

For more information, please see the following:
Press release by MOM
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/cmpmeasures

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[发送于2021年8月13日]
New Measures to Facilitate Hiring and Retention of Work Pass Holders (WPHs) in the Construction Sector (Chinese version)
帮助建筑业雇用和留住工作证持有者的新措施

政府推出新措施,以帮助建筑业者留住现有的工作准证持有者(WPH),以及聘用新的工作准证持有者。这些新措施将确保建筑业者能够继续保有运营业务所需的人力,维持核心业务能力,以更强盛的姿态走出疫情危机。

政府将为建筑业者提供以下援助:

✅
那些准证在2021年7月至12月期间到期的工作准证持有者,将被允许更新长达两年的准证。这包括不符合现有更新准证条件的工作准证持有者;

✅ 来自冠病高风险国家的外籍劳工的原则批准(IPA)有效期延长一年;

✅ 与新加坡建筑商公会(SCAL)合作,为有经验但是聘约已被终止的工作准证持有者提供为期6个月的雇佣计划(从2021年9月1日至2022年2月28日;

✅ 取消对新引进或更新准证的非传统来源国*(NTS)和中华人民共和国(PRC)的工作准证持有者的最低受雇期限(POE)条件,以符合外劳配额豁免(MYE-waiver)资格。

*非传统来源国指的是印度、斯里兰卡、泰国、孟加拉、缅甸以及菲律宾。

更多详情,请查阅:
人力部文告
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/cmpmeasures

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[Sent on 19 August 2021]
Public Sector Approach for COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 [COTMA] Part 10A – Reliefs For Construction Contracts Affected By Increase In Foreign Manpower Salary Costs

The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 [COTMA] Part 10A has commenced on 6 August 2021. Part 10A is premised on negotiation between contract parties to reach a mutually agreeable cost-sharing arrangement to address foreign manpower (i.e. Work Permit Holders) salary cost increases.

🏗 Approach for Public Sector Construction Contracts

📆 From 1 October 2020 to 30 April 2021
The public sector will take a proactive stance by offering a base 1.3% of monthly progress payment to address foreign manpower salary costs increase for eligible construction contracts under COTMA Part 10A. Contractors that have incurred foreign manpower salary costs increase more than the industry average of 1.3% monthly progress payment can still put up their proposed adjustment to the Contract Sum to the respective GPE for negotiation.

🏗 Approach for Private Sector Construction Contracts
Private sector contract parties (including subcontracts) are encouraged to adopt similar methods to minimise the time and resources spent in negotiation.

We hope any negotiations that contract parties have to undertake can be resolved amicably. BCA will also continue to monitor and review the impact of increased foreign manpower salary costs.

For more details, visit:
Circular
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-cotma10-manpower-costs-relief

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[发送于2021年8月19日]
Public Sector Approach for COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 [COTMA] Part 10A – Reliefs For Construction Contracts Affected By Increase In Foreign Manpower Salary Costs (Chinese version)
公共部门对COTMA 第10A部分(为那些因外籍劳工成本攀升而受影响的建筑业者提供建筑合同方面的援助)的应对措施

COTMA第10A部分已于2021年8月6日生效。第10A部分的前提是让各方通过协商,进行双方同意的成本分担安排,以应对聘用外籍劳工成本的增加 。

🏗 公共部门的应对措施

📆 2020年10月1日至2021年4月30日期间
公共部门将主动为符合条件的建筑合同提供从2020年10月1日至2021年4月30日期间,每月进度付款的1.3 %为基础,以应对因冠病疫情导致聘用持工作准证外籍劳工的成本增加。承包商若因外籍员工薪金成本攀升而支付超过业界平均的每月进度付款的1.3 %,仍可向相关公共部门提出调整合约金额的建议,进行协商。

🏗 私人领域建筑合同的处理方式
尽管这一做法适用于公共部门的建筑合同,但我们鼓励私人领域合同(包括分包合同)采取类似的做法,以减少可能花费在协商上的时间和资源。由于冠病疫情是前所未有的,而且各方都会在一定程度上受到影响,我们希望各方能够团结一致,就项目达成和睦的结果。

更多详情,请浏览:
通告
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-cotma10-manpower-costs-relief-chi

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[Sent on 27 Aug 2021]
Reminder on Mandatory ART & Implementation of VoRT Regime

🅰️ Reminder on Mandatory ART Deadline
In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases at worksites and dormitories, we would like to remind all builders and construction firms to implement ART operations by the deadline, which include
✅ large sites (20 Aug 2021)
✅ small sites & companies with CAWs on RRT regime who are working at non-construction worksites (3 Sep 2021)

For more info on ART implementation, visit https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-mandating-art

Trained Supervisors should be deployed to oversee ART implementation. ART must still be implemented while supervisors are being trained. Sign up for the earliest available training & visit https://go.gov.sg/bca-steps-to-implement-art for more info.

For Worksites & Construction Supply Works Premises (including those that have commenced ART operations)
✅ Place orders for complimentary ART kits at https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-apply
✅ Note that it takes one week from order date to process and deliver the ART kits.
✅ Procure your own test kits if you have insufficient complimentary ART test kits to meet the deadline. See list of authorised ART test kits: https://go.gov.sg/bca-hsa-art-list

For companies with CAWs working on non-construction worksites
✅ A separate email has been sent to your company in mid-Aug 2021
✅ Please note that the number of test kits indicated in BCA’s email to your company is final. Companies that need more ART test kits by the mandatory implementation date should procure their own test kits.

🅱️ Implementation of VoRT Regime
In line with MOH’s announcement on 13 Aug 2021, the construction sector will implement the VoRT regime from 1 Oct 2021.
✅ Personnel currently under the RRT & ART regime will already fulfil the VoRT requirements.
✅ Categories of other unvaccinated persons subjected to the VoRT regime (to be tested twice a week using ART) can be found in BCA’s circular here: https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-art-vort

More info on VoRT implementation will be announced closer to 1 Oct 2021. We encourage all firms to urge their unvaccinated employees who are medically eligible to get vaccinated.

For more info, please visit:
BCA’s ART Circular ➡️
https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-art-vort
BCA’s ART webpage ➡️
https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-info
BCA’s ART FAQs ➡️
https://www1.bca.gov.sg/COVID-19/faqs/construction-sector/art

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[发送于2021年8月27日]
Reminder on Mandatory ART & Implementation of VoRT Regime (Chinese version)
提醒建筑业者注意强制实行抗原快速检测(ART)期限以及实施接种或定期检测(VoRT)制度

🅰️ 提醒大家注意强制实行抗原快速检测期限
鉴于工地和客工宿舍近来出现越来越多冠病确诊病例,我们在此提醒建筑业者在期限之前实行抗原快速检测制度:
✅ 大型工地 (2021年8月20日)
✅ 小型工地以及雇有在非建筑工地工作并且接受轮流定期检测的建筑账户工人(2021年9月3日)

有关如何实行抗原快速检测制度的细节,请浏览 https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-mandating-art-chi

业者应安排经过培训的监督员来监督抗原快速检测。即使监督员还在接受培训,工地还是必须实行抗原快速检测制度。尽早报名以较早获得培训名额,更多详情请查看 https://go.gov.sg/bca-steps-to-implement-art

建筑工地和建筑材料供应场地(包括那些已经开始实行抗原快速检测制度的地点)
✅ 上网 https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-apply 预订免费抗原快速检测试剂盒。
✅ 请注意,从下单预订到交付试剂盒需要大约一个星期的时间。
✅ 若无法在实行强制检测期限之前获得足够的试剂盒,请自行采购试剂盒。上网 https://go.gov.sg/bca-hsa-art-list 查找授权在新加坡使用的抗原快速检测试剂盒的清单。

建筑公司若雇有在非建筑工地工作的建筑账户工人
✅ 建设局已在2021年8月中旬给贵公司发出电邮。
✅ 以建设局发给贵公司的电邮中注明的试剂盒数量为准。若建筑业者在期限之前仍需更多试剂盒,请自行采购试剂盒。

🅱️ 实行接种或定期检测(VoRT)制度
配合卫生部于2021年8月13日作出的通告,建筑业者必须从2021年10月1日起开始实行 "接种或定期检测"(VoRT)制度。
✅ 目前接受轮流定期检测和抗原快速检测的人员,等同于已经符合VoRT规定。
✅ 要获取更多关于其他还未接种冠病疫苗但必须接受VoRT检测(每星期两次抗原快速检测)的员工类别,请浏览https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-art-vort-chi

更多有关如何落实 VoRT 制度的详情会在接近 2021年10月1日实行日期时公布。我们鼓励建筑业者敦促属下那些身体状况符合条件的员工,尽早接种冠病疫苗。

欲知详情,请浏览:
建设局抗原快速检测通
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-art-vort-chi
建设局抗原快速检测网页
➡️https://go.gov.sg/bca-art-info
建设局抗原快速检测常见问题解答
➡️ https://www1.bca.gov.sg/COVID-19/faqs/construction-sector/art

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[Sent on 30 Aug 2021]
Last Chance to Register for IBEW 2021!

Even as we change gears to prepare for COVID-19 to be endemic, the built environment sector must continue to look at transforming ourselves and emerge stronger as a sector. Join the global built environment community at the digital International Built Environment Week (IBEW) 2021 from 7 to 10 September 2021 to gain valuable business insights and explore new opportunities to build a more sustainable, resilient and robust built environment.

Register in a group of 2 or more to enjoy a special discounted rate ($140 off the regular conference fee per pax). But hurry, as registration closes on 1 September 2021!

Let’s re-imagine the future together!
Register here: ➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-ibew-register

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[Sent on 2 Sep 2021]
Reminder on Safe Management Measures (SMM) Compliance and Adoption of Good Practices to Minimise Worksite Disruptions

The number of COVID-19 cases in the construction sector is still on the rise. We are reminding everyone to be extra vigilant to prevent potential disruptions to works.

There is one tip we would like to share with you to avoid being disrupted with Stop Work Order (STO) for the whole worksite:
✅ What/Where - Implement zonal TraceTogether only SafeEntry (TT-Only SE) check-in at ALL work zones within the worksite.
✅ Who/How - This requires the main builder to register additional SE branch codes for each zone.
✅ Why - The zonal SE check-in allows us to better identify which zone the workers were working when there is a COVID-19 Positive case detected at the worksite and minimise disruptions in other work zones.

🅰️ Please adopt the following good SMM practices at worksites:
✅ Keep a current version of the zoning plans and details of the workers deployed to work in the respective zones on site for BCA’s audit and for contact tracing purposes.
✅ Ensure all workers wear masks with good filtration capability (e.g. surgical masks), as recommended by MOH.

🅱️ For individuals, please comply with the following SMMs on-site:
✅ Wear a mask at all times except during activities that require masks to be removed (e.g. mealtimes). The mask should cover the wearer’s nose and mouth, and touch the wearer’s nose and cheeks at all times.
✅ Perform TT-Only SE check-in.

🌡 With effect from 19 August 2021, the industry is not be required to conduct regular temperature screening and checks for respiratory symptoms for all workers and visitors at the worksites.

For more details, visit:
Circular
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-smm-compliance-good-practices-adoption

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[发送于2021年9月2日]
Reminder on Safe Management Measures (SMM) Compliance and Adoption of Good Practices to Minimise Worksite Disruptions (Chinese version)
提醒建筑业者遵守安全管理措施,采用良好的防疫作业方式,避免干扰工程进度

近来建筑业内确诊冠病病例人数出现逐步增加的趋势。我们在此提醒大家加保持高度警惕,避免工程进度被扰乱的情况再度发生。

我们谨在此与您分享防疫贴士,这有助避免整个工地被下令展开停工安全检讨以致施工进度被干扰的情况发生:
✅ 该做何事/何处:在工地上各个不同的施工专区设置合力追踪 SafeEntry 分区登记系统;
✅ 何人/如何实行:主要承包商必须为每个施工专区注册额外的SE分支代码;
✅ 有何作用:要是工地出现确诊冠病病例,设置合力追踪 SafeEntry 分区登记系统将有助我们确认这些工人工作或曾到过的施工专区,并只需对这些施工专区发出停工安全检讨通知,减少对其他施工专区的工程进度造成干扰。


🅰️请在工地采取下列良好安全管理措施:
✅ 请在工地保留一份最新版本的施工专区分区规划图,以及部署在各个专区工作的工人的详细资料,供建设局审查以及在必要时进行追踪工作。
✅确保所有工人佩戴卫生部所推荐、具有良好过滤功能的口罩(如手术口罩)

🅱️ 所有个别员工也需在工地遵守下列安全管理措施:
✅任何时候都必须戴上口罩,除非进行需要摘除口罩的活动(如用餐时间)。口罩必须覆盖佩戴者的鼻子和嘴巴,而且口罩必须无时无刻都接触佩戴者的鼻子和脸颊。
✅ 所有进入工地的人都必须使用合力追踪应用或防疫器在SafeEntry 系统登记入场。

🌡 从2021年8月19日起,建筑业者将无需在建筑工地对所有工人和访客定期进行体温或呼吸道受感染症状的检查。

欲知更多详情,请浏览:
通告
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-smm-compliance-good-practices-adoption-chi

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[Shared from MOM's Telegram Post - 10 Sep 2021]
Vaccinate or Regular Testing (VoRT) for migrant workers (MWs) in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors

From 1 Oct, higher-risk MWs in CMP sectors and dormitories to take additional Antigen Rapid Tests (ART), in between Rostered Routine Testing (RRT).
- Enables quicker detection of COVID-19 cases, reduce disruptions to businesses and MWs

🔘 Vaccinated workers
- 1 additional ART
- Government to continue subsidising RRT and ART costs

🔘 Unvaccinated workers
- 3 additional ART
- Employers or workers to bear costs of two additional ART, government to cover cost of RRT

🔘 Workers medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccines
- 3 additional ART
- Government to continue subsidising costs for required testing
- Employers to declare MWs’ medical status by 13 Sep

- Beyond 2021, employers should be prepared to factor regular testing costs into business operations.

📌 For more details, visit:
MOM advisory
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/02fvfo

📌 Also, refer to:
BCA’s circular dated 26 Aug on Mandatory ART and Implementation of Vaccinate or Regular Testing (VoRT) Regime
➡️ https://go.gov.sg/bca-circular-art-vort

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[Extracted from MND Singapore's Telegram post - 16 Sep 2021]
Assistance Measures to Support the Construction Industry

The Government has rolled out a set of assistance measures to support the construction industry and minimise the delays for homebuyers, while making sure that safety and quality are not compromised.

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Help us serve you better by taking our survey

It has been more than a year since the launch of the BCA Telegram channel. Thank you for subscribing and we hope that this channel has been helpful thus far. We also appreciate you walking alongside us as we continue to tackle the challenges brought about by COVID-19 on Singapore and the built environment sector.

To serve you better, we would like to request 5 minutes of your time to complete this short questionnaire so that we are able to know you better and continue to provide the most relevant and useful information through this channel. We hope to hear from you! Thank you in advance.

🔗 Take the survey here: https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-poll

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[Sent on 23 Sep 2021]
Adopting Pandemic Resilient Contracting Practices For Public Sector Construction Contracts

A Workgroup, involving private and public sector stakeholders, has looked into appropriate strategies to effect equitable risk sharing among project parties for pandemic events in new construction and consultancy tenders.

Approach for Public Sector Construction Tenders
From 1 Nov 2021, the public sector will be adopting the following pandemic resilient contracting practices suggested by the Workgroup:

✅ Amendments to the Public Sector Conditions of Contract (“PSSCOC”) 8th edition to allow pandemic as a relevant ground for claiming Extension of Time (“EOT”) and Loss and Expense (“L&E”).
✅ Providing provisional sums for cost items that can be anticipated due to a pandemic, but the extent or cost is unknown at the point of tender.

Approach for Private Sector Construction Tenders
🤝REDAS and SIA will be incorporating some of the Workgroup's suggested principles into their respective standard contracts which are commonly used for private sector projects.
🤝Meanwhile, we encourage private sector contract parties (including subcontracts) to adopt the suggested principles to provide more price and risk certainty in new tenders.

For more details, visit:
Circular
🔗 https://go.gov.sg/bca-tlg-circular-pandemic-resilient-contracts

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