No. S 270
Workplace Safety and Health Act
(Chapter 354A)
Workplace Safety and Health (Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing) Regulations 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 30 and 65 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Senior Minister of State, charged with the responsibility of the Minister for Manpower, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Workplace Safety and Health (Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing) Regulations 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st August 2008.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“competent person” means a person who has sufficient experience and training to perform the work required to be carried out;
“designated person” means a competent person appointed in writing by —
(a)an occupier of a shipyard;
(b)an employer of persons carrying out work in a shipyard or on board a ship in a harbour; or
(c)a principal who gives direction to persons on the work carried out by those persons in a shipyard or on board a ship in a harbour,
to perform any task or duty prescribed under these Regulations;
“employee’s lift” means a powered car operating in guides and used primarily to carry persons in a substantially vertical direction;
“fire watchman” means a fire watchman appointed under regulation 35(1);
“hazardous work” means any work that is likely to endanger the life of any person in a shipyard or on board a ship in a harbour and includes any type of work which is specified by the Commissioner in writing as hazardous work;
“hot-work” means riveting, welding, flame cutting or burning and includes any other work involving the use or generation of heat or the production of sparks;
“responsible person”, in relation to any work carried out in a shipyard or on board a ship in a harbour, means —
(a)in the case of a shipyard, the occupier of the shipyard; and
(b)in the case of a ship in a harbour —
(i)the employer of any person who carries out the work; or
(ii)the principal under whose direction any person carries out the work;
“safety assessor” means a safety assessor appointed under regulation 18(1)(ii) or 27(1)(ii);
“shipyard” includes any dry or wet dock, wharf, jetty and quay, and the precincts thereof;
“ship repair manager” means a ship repair manager appointed under regulation 7.
3.  These Regulations shall apply to any work carried out in a shipyard or on board a ship in a harbour in connection with —
(a)the construction, re-construction, repair, refitting, fitting, painting, finishing, furnishing or breaking up of a ship;
(b)the scaling, scurfing or cleaning of boilers (including combustion chambers and smoke boxes) in a ship;
(c)the cleaning of any tank, bilges or holds in a ship; and
(d)the survey or inspection of a ship or its contents (where such survey or inspection is not carried out by the crew of the ship).
Made this 21st day of May 2008.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Manpower,
[C 010-034; AG/LEG/SL/354A/2006/3 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 65(8) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act).