No. S 195
Fire Safety Act
(Chapter 109A)
Fire Safety (Fire Safety Engineers) Regulations 2004
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 61(1) of the Fire Safety Act, the Minister for Home Affairs hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fire Safety (Fire Safety Engineers) Regulations 2004 and shall come into operation on 15th April 2004.
Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel
2.—(1)  For the purposes of section 22B(3) of the Act, the Commissioner may appoint a committee to be known as the Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel comprising a Chairman and such other members as the Commissioner may determine to assist the Commissioner in considering applications for registration as fire safety engineers under the Act.
(2)  Without prejudice to paragraph (1), the Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel may —
(a)interview any applicant for registration as a fire safety engineer to determine whether he has had such proper and recognised training and practical experience in the design of fire safety works based on alternative solutions as will enable him to perform the duties of a fire safety engineer effectively; and
(b)recommend to the Commissioner the applicants who qualify for and are deserving of registration as fire safety engineers.
(3)  The Chairman of the Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel or, in his absence, a member appointed by the Commissioner to act as Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel.
(4)  The Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel shall meet at such times and places as the Chairman or, in his absence, the member appointed to act as Chairman, may determine.
(5)  Subject to this regulation, the Fire Safety Engineers Selection Panel may regulate its own procedure.
Prescribed qualifications and practical experience for registration as fire safety engineers
3.—(1)  For the purposes of section 22B(2) of the Act, the prescribed qualifications for registration as a fire safety engineer are as follows:
(a)a degree in fire safety engineering; or
(b)a degree in any other field recognised as substantially equivalent by the Commissioner.
(2)  For the purposes of section 22B(2) of the Act, the prescribed practical experience is not less than 5 continuous years of practical experience in the design of fire safety works in buildings acquired after obtaining a degree under paragraph (1)(a) or (b).
Attendance at courses
4.  The Commissioner may at any time require any fire safety engineer to attend and pass such courses of instruction or receive such training relevant to the work of a fire safety engineer as he may determine.
Application for registration
5.  Every application for registration as a fire safety engineer under the Act shall be submitted in the form provided by the Commissioner and shall be accompanied by —
(a)true copies of any documentary evidence of the applicant’s qualifications and practical experience;
(b)2 recent testimonials as to his good character; and
(c)a fee of $250.
Duplicate certificate of registration
6.  A fee of $10 shall be payable in respect of any duplicate certificate of registration issued by the Commissioner.
Appeals to Minister
7.  Any appeal under section 22B(5) of the Act shall —
(a)be in writing and addressed to the Minister;
(b)state the decision of the Commissioner appealed against;
(c)specify the grounds on which the appeal is made; and
(d)be accompanied by such documentary evidence as the Minister considers necessary.

Made this 3rd day of April 2004.

TAN GUONG CHING
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
Singapore.
[MHA 112/2/030 Vol. 26; AG/LEG/SL/109A/2002/1 Vol. 1]