26 Oct 2020
Ref No.: 261020 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
[IMPORTANT REMINDER] Assigning Rest Days for Process Sector Workers Through MOM’s Safe@Work System
With reference to our circular sent on 2 October [Ref No.: 021020 (1)], please note that as of 22 October, about 60% of Process Sector Work Permit and S-Pass holders do not have an assigned rest day from Monday to Saturday. We would like to remind employers of Process Sector Work permit and S-Pass holders to log into MOM’s Safe@Work system to select an appropriate rest day for each of their workers from Monday to Saturday before 31st Oct 2020 .
PCM companies and E&C Plant Owners should work closely to select the appropriate rest day from Monday to Saturday for their process workers, taking into account their contractual agreements and manpower deployment requirements. We urge both PCM companies and plant owners to take prompt actions to comply with the assignment of rest days by end of this month, before enforcement actions commence, which could include turning AccessCode Red.
This applies to both workers staying in dormitories as well as workers staying outside dormitories. However, workers not living in dormitories will not be required to apply for an Exit Pass to leave their residence on their assigned rest day.
We understand that Plant Owners may be requesting PCM companies to work 6 days a week (including Saturdays) to catch up on accumulated work. In these situations, companies should still assign a rest day to their worker from Monday to Saturday as the worker is allowed to work on their allocated rest day, if there are operational needs and the worker is willing to work on their rest day. However, employers are to comply with the Employment Act and compensate the worker with overtime pay, and abide by the overtime hours limit accordingly.
Please refer to the FAQs at https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq/sectorspecific/process or more information on application of Staggered Rest days to the process sector.
For clarifications on MOM’s Safe@Work system, please refer to FAQs at https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/safe-work