No. S 337
Workplace Safety and Health Act
(CHAPTER 354A)
Workplace Safety and Health (Asbestos)
Regulations 2014
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 65 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, the Minister for Manpower hereby makes the following Regulations:
PART I
Preliminary
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Workplace Safety and Health (Asbestos) Regulations 2014 and shall come into operation on 30th May 2014.
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved asbestos-removal contractor” means the holder of a valid certificate of approval;
“asbestos” means crocidolite, actinolite, anthophyllite, amosite, tremolite, chrysotile, amphiboles or a mixture containing any such minerals;
“asbestos-containing material” means any material, substance, product or article containing asbestos;
“asbestos-removal work” means any work that entails the removal of asbestos or asbestos-containing material that is fixed or installed in a building, plant, ship, machine, equipment or workplace so that the asbestos or asbestos-containing material is no longer fixed or installed in that building, plant, ship, machine, equipment or workplace;
“asbestos work area” means an area within a workplace at which any work involving asbestos is or is to be carried out;
“building works” means the demolition of a building or the alteration, addition or repair of a building;
“certificate of approval” means a certificate of approval to act as an approved asbestos-removal contractor issued under regulation 19;
“competent person”, in relation to any work, means a person who has sufficient experience and training to perform the work, and who has successfully completed such course as the Commissioner may require for the purposes of that work;
“personal protective equipment” means personal protective equipment that is provided under regulation 7(1)(a) to a person who carries out or is to carry out any work involving asbestos;
“recognised testing body” means a testing body recognised by the Commissioner;
“responsible person” means —
(a)the employer of a person who carries out or is to carry out any work involving asbestos; or
(b)in the case where a person carries out or is to carry out any work involving asbestos under the direction of a principal, the principal;
“specified material” means any material, substance, product or article specified in the Schedule;
“work involving asbestos” means the use, handling, treatment, cutting, removal, storage, disposal or disturbing of asbestos or asbestos-containing material at a workplace.
Made this 6th day of May 2014.
LOH KHUM YEAN
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Manpower,
Singapore.
[C010-048-00018; AG/LLRD/SL/354A/2010/14 Vol. 3]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 65(8) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act).