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Advisory for dormitory operators to submit essential errands form for migrant workers to carry out essential errands

Issued on 1 August 2020
Updated on 16 September 2020

  1. With Phase 2 of re-opening, migrant workers living in dormitories that have been cleared of COVID-19 infections will be allowed to leave the dormitory to carry out essential errands, regardless of whether they are allowed to return to work. This will allow our migrant workers to carry out their essential errands safely, and at the same time mitigating the risks of COVID-19 transmissions.
  2. Apart from visiting the Recreation Centres and designated areas, there are other essential errands that migrant workers would need to carry out personally. Please see Annex A for the list of essential errands.
  3. To facilitate their exit for these essential errands, with effect from 5 August 2020, employers or dormitory operators are required to submit the following information to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) at www.mom.gov.sg/essential-errands-form:
    1. Migrant worker’s details;
    2. Details of the essential errand and corresponding documentation; and
    3. Date and time that the migrant worker will be carrying out the errand.
    Migrant workers can proceed with the specified essential errand, once the form has been filled up.
  4. Employers are strongly encouraged to provide private transport between the dormitory and the stipulated location, as they are accountable for their workers when their workers carry out the specified essential errand.
  5. This advisory is available on the MOM website. For further queries, please contact:

    Ministry of Manpower
    Online enquiry
    www.mom.gov.sg

Annex A

S/No. Essential errand
1 Collection of passport
2 Court hearings, investigations and related activities (Work Injury Compensation Act, Employment Claims Tribunal, State Court, High Court)
3

Work pass related errands

  • Go for medical examination at clinics
  • Capture biometrics for matching against government databases for security reasons (new workers). Required before issuance of new work pass cards
4

Work pass related errands – Submission of documents at MOM Services Centre before system enhancements for e-submission is ready in end July / August 2020

  • Medical examination form
  • Security Bond form
  • Signed undertaking by employer
  • Notification letter
  • Copy of educational certs (for verification)
5

Medical appointments deemed essential by MOH

  • Expert opinion for diagnosis and/or treatment
  • Access to investigation modalities not available at primary care medical post
  • Access to specialised treatment and/or medication where generic or substitute medications are not available at primary care medical post
6 Dental appointments
7

Banking services

  • Closure of bank account
  • Activation of bank account using ATM card or setting up of online banking account for migrant workers without valid phone numbers and living in dorms without ATMs
  • Banking services for migrant workers at DBS Kaki Bukit Branch (Kaki Bukit Recreation Centre): Completion of onboarding process and security checks before collection of ATM card on the spot, re-activation of suspended accounts, re-generation of ATM card (e.g. for those who previously lost their card), obtaining of bank account details (e.g. for those who had forgotten the details from last employment), and authentication of mobile number and linking it to migrant worker’s bank account
8

WSH training for worker / operator and supervisor-level courses

  • Basic Industrial Safety and Health Course for Supervisors / WSQ Supervise Manufacturing Work for Workplace Safety and Health
  • Commercial Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Divers Course
  • Commercial Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Diving Supervisors Course
  • Compressed Air Works (Man-Lock) Attendant Course / WSQ Perform Man-lock Attendant Duties for Compressed Air Work
  • Compressed Air Works (Medical-Lock Attendant) Course / WSQ Perform Medical-Lock Attendant Duties for Compressed Air Work
  • Construction Safety Course for Project Managers /WSQ Manage Workplace Safety and Health in Construction Sites
  • Design for Safety for Professionals Course / WSQ Perform Design for Safety Professional Duties
  • Explosive Powered Tools Operator Course / WSQ Operate Explosive Powered Tools
  • Formwork Safety Course for Supervisors / WSQ Supervise Workplace Safety and Health for Formwork Construction
  • Formwork Safety Course for Workers /
  • Industrial Audiometry Course / WSQ Perform Industrial Audiometric Screening
  • Logistics and Transport Safety Orientation Course / WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Logistics and Transportation
  • Managing Work-At-Heights / WSQ Manage Work-At-Height
  • Manhole Safety Assessor Course /WSQ Perform Manhole Safety Assessment
  • Marine Metal Scaffolding Course for Scaffolders / WSQ Erect Metal Scaffold in Marine Industry
  • Marine Metal Scaffolding Course for Supervisors / WSQ Supervise Metal Scaffold in Marine Industry
  • Metal Scaffold Erection Course
  • Occupational First Aid Course
  • Safety Instruction Course for Ship Repair Managers / WSQ Manage Workplace Safety and Health in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
  • Safety Orientation Course (Tunnelling) for Workers
  • Shipyard Safety Assessor (Hot Works Certification) Course / WSQ Assess Shipyard Safety for Hot-Work Certification
  • Shipyard Safety Instruction Course for Workers (General Trade) / WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Shipyard (General Trade)
  • Shipyard Safety Instruction Course for Workers (Hot Work Trade)
  • Shipyard Safety Instruction Course for Workers (Painter Trade)
  • Shipyard Supervisors Safety Course / WSQ Supervise Marine Work for Workplace Safety and Health
  • Supervision of Metal Scaffold Erection Course / WSQ Supervise Metal Scaffold Erection
  • Surface Supplied Diving Equipment Divers Course
  • Surface Supplied Diving Equipment Diving Supervisors Course
  • Suspended Scaffolding Riggers’ Course / WSQ Perform Rigging of Suspended Scaffold
  • Suspended Scaffolding Supervisor’s Course / WSQ Supervise Suspended Scaffold
  • Work-at-Height Course for Workers / WSQ Perform Work-at-Height
  • Work-at-Heights Train-The-Trainer Course / WSQ Conduct Work at Height Training
  • Workshop for CEO/Top Management (bizSAFE Level 1)
  • Workshop to Enhance Safety of Crane Operators (WESCO)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (Level B)
  • WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Construction Sites
  • WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Metal Work
  • WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant
  • WSQ Assess Confined Space for Safe Entry and Work
  • WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (Level A)
  • WSQ Control Noise and Vibration
  • WSQ Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan (bizSAFE Level 2)
  • WSQ Develop a Workplace Safety and Health Management System Implementation Plan (bizSAFE Level 4)
  • WSQ Graduate Certificate in Workplace Safety and Health (Level D)
  • WSQ Monitor Noise and Vibration
  • WSQ Operate Boom Lift
  • WSQ Operate Forklift
  • WSQ Operate Lorry Crane
  • WSQ Operate Scissor Lift
  • WSQ Operate Vertical Personnel Platform
  • WSQ Perform Formwork Activities
  • WSQ Perform Metal Scaffold Erection
  • WSQ Perform Rigger and Signalman tasks
  • WSQ Perform Work in Confined Space Operation
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Occupational Hygiene
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health (Level C)
  • WSQ Supervise Construction Work for Workplace Safety and Health
  • WSQ Supervise Safe Lifting Operations
  • WSQ Supervise Tunnelling Work for Workplace Safety and Health
  • WSQ Supervise Work in Confined Space Operation
  • WSQ Supervise Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant
9
  • WSQ Certificate in Generic Manufacturing Skills (Process) – Integrated Assessment Plan
  • WSQ Perform Blasting and Painting Work
  • WSQ Perform Electrical Fitting Work
  • WSQ Perform Fitting Works in Workshop
  • WSQ Perform Instrumentation Fitting Work
  • WSQ Perform Metal Scaffolding Work
  • WSQ Perform Plant Civil Work
  • WSQ Perform Plant Equipment Fitting Work
  • WSQ Perform Process Pipe Fitting Work
  • WSQ Perform Refractory Work
  • WSQ Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks
  • WSQ Perform Rotating Equipment Fitting Work
  • WSQ Perform Thermal Insulation Work
  • WSQ Perform Welding
10

CUGE courses

  • (Re-certification) Chainsaw Operator
  • (Re-certification) Tree Climber
  • Landscape Safety Orientation Course (LSOC)
  • WSQ Certification in Landscape Operations (Composite Assessment)
  • WSQ Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance
  • WSQ Operate Chainsaw Safely for Ground Work
  • WSQ Perform Tree Access and Aerial Rescue

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