02 Oct 2020
Ref No.: 021020 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
[IMPORTANT REMINDER] Assigning Rest Days for Process Sector Workers Through MOM’s Safe@Work System
On 12 August, The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly announced staggered rest days for Construction, Marine and Process Sector Work Permit Holders and S Pass holders, to spread out the number of workers at any particular location on any given day, prevent large gatherings, and reduce the risk of cross-infection.
As of 30 September, about 67% of Process Sector Work Permit and S-Pass holders do not have an assigned rest day from Monday to Saturday. In reference to the appended circular that we sent out on 13th August 2020, ASPRI would like to remind our members who are 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.
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.
Process Construction and Maintenance (PCM) companies and Energy & Chemicals (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 arrangements and manpower deployment requirements.
For more information on application of Staggered Rest days to the process sector, please refer to the FAQs at https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq/sectorspecific/process.
For clarifications on MOM’s Safe@Work system, please refer to FAQs at https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/safe-work.