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Apply for Factory Notification or Registration

You will need to either notify or register your factory with MOM before starting operation. Find out how to apply.

At a glance

When to apply

You will need to notify or register when:

  • You set up a factory.
  • Your UEN changes.
  • You relocate your factory.
How much it costs
  • Factory notification: No processing fee.
  • Factory registration excluding MHIs: $45 to $2,340, depending on the nature of work and number of workers employed.
  • MHI registration: $4,550 to $12,800, depending on the class of MHI and the quantity of dangerous substances stored or processed.
Who can apply Company representative or authorised third party.
Your organisation needs to authorise staff members to transact on its behalf.
How long it takes
  • Factory Notification: immediate acknowledgement.
  • One-time Factory Registration: 7 working days.
  • Renewable Factory Registration excluding MHIs: 1 month.
  • MHI registration: 6 months.
Validity
  • Factory Notification: lifetime.
  • One-time Factory Registration: lifetime.
  • Renewable Factory Registration: 5 years.
  • MHI registration: 5 years.
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Note: From 3Q 2018, businesses can no longer use SingPass to access this eservice, and must have CorpPass. Register for CorpPass now to avoid any last-minute rush and distruptions to your business.

You must meet the requirements before applying for Factory Notification or Registration.

Apply for Factory Notification

To apply for notification:

  1. Log in to LicenceOne and apply for notification.
  2. Choose Industry Category, “Others”.
  3. Print the acknowledgement letter for your records. Note down the application number for future enquiries. The application number starts with “C” and is followed by 10 digits, e.g. C18********.
  4. The workplace number will be emailed to you.
  5. After getting approval, you still need to check and comply with other agencies or authorities’ requirements for the premises.
During application, you can subscribe to workplace alerts on accidents or unsafe practices. You will get an email if an accident at your workplace is submitted via WSH Incident Reporting, or when an unsafe or good work practice is sent through SnapSAFE.

Apply for one-time Factory Registration

To apply for a one-time Certificate of Registration (CR):

  1. Log in to LicenceOne and fill out the application.
  2. If you chose Industry Category, “Construction Site” for your application, you need to upload the Letter of Award or Purchase Order issued by the developer and the worksite location plan, if available. Upload them under “WSHMS and other documents” category in supporting documents panel.
  3. Pay the fee through LicenceOne after you receive the fee notice via email. It could take up to 7 working days for you to receive the email.
  4. Print the approved certificate.
  5. After getting approval, you still need to check and comply with other agencies or authorities’ requirements for the premises.
During application, you can subscribe to workplace alerts on accidents or unsafe practices. You will get an email if an accident at your workplace is submitted via WSH Incident Reporting.

Apply for renewable Factory Registration (excluding MHIs)

Your factory may have to undergo a site inspection before approval is granted.

To apply for a renewable CR:

  1. Log in to LicenceOne and fill out the application.
  2. Upload the process hazard analysis (PHA) document.
  3. Pay the fee through LicenceOne after you receive the fee notice via email. It could take up to 1 month for you to receive the email.
  4. Print the factory certificate.
  5. Submit the Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) audit document within 2 months of receiving the CR. To submit the document, use the Amend Existing Licence function.
During application, you can subscribe to workplace alerts on accidents or unsafe practices. You will get an email if an accident at your workplace is submitted via WSH Incident Reporting, or when an unsafe or good work practice is sent through SnapSAFE.

Apply for MHI registration

To apply for an MHI certificate of registration:

  1. Log in to LicenceOne and fill out the application.
  2. Upload the MHI assessment form.
  3. Pay the fee through LicenceOne after you receive the fee notice via email. It can take up to 6 months for you to receive the email.
  4. Print the MHI Registration certificate.

Note: For new factories, you need to submit the safety case at least 6 months before starting operations. We will assess your safety case before granting approval for registration.

Find out more about preparing for safety case.

During application, you can subscribe to workplace alerts on accidents or unsafe practices. You will get an email if an accident at your workplace is submitted via WSH Incident Reporting, or when an unsafe or good work practice is sent through SnapSAFE.

Last Updated: 20 February 2018