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The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have released new & enhanced regulations for work involving asbestos, a substance that is known to cause lung cancer.
The WSH (Asbestos) Regulations will replace the existing Factories (Asbestos) Regulations and take effect from May 1, 2014.
Under the new regulations, a competent person must be appointed to ascertain if asbestos-containing materials are present before commencement of demolition or renovation works on buildings built before Jan 1, 1991. To be deemed a “competent person”, you must be a licensed asbestos assessor under the new criteria as from May 1, 2014.
Many older buildings may have asbestos-containing materials like corrugated roofs, ceiling boards, floor tiling and partition walls. All these asbestos containing materials must be detailed into an Asbestos Register, before any works or demolition takes place
Once the Asbestos Register has been completed and ascertaining that asbestos is present, asbestos removal work can only be done by an approved asbestos removal contractor under the supervision of a competent person. This will protect workers and “prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the air which can also affect the public.
The regulations also specify the technical requirements regarding the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos & Environmental Surveys Singapore (AESS staff are, licensed asbestos surveyors, licensed asbestos removalists and are able to manage all aspects of asbestos work in Singapore.