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Construction works to continue operating with more stringent SOPs

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Kuala Lumpur, 25 May 2021 -The Ministry of Works (KKR) urges all construction industry developers to comply with the latest construction SOPs to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Looking at the increase in COVID-19 infection nationwide, all parties need to play their respective roles to prevent a wider spread.

Although the government has decided that all construction works can continue, employers and employees alike need to fully comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Malaysian National Security Council’s statistics show that from 12-30 April, there were 109 COVID-19 cases at construction sites from 25 clusters; while from 1-19 May, the total number of cases increased to 880 cases from 52 clusters.

Read: Contractors will be penalised if CIDB’s SOPs are not followed

CIDB is expected to further enhance the monitoring and enforcement of SOPs at construction sites and impose disciplinary actions if contractors are found breaching the SOPs or committing any wrongdoing under Act 520 and Act 446. If found guilty, contractors’ registration may be suspended or revoked.

Read: SOP for construction works during the MCO 2.0

Capacity of workers on construction sites are now limited to 60 per cent and operating hours are subject to the determination of local authorities. In addition, each contractor is reminded to appoint other safety and health officers, and workers under investigation are not allowed to come to work and have to undergo a period of isolation set by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

– Construction+ Online

Source: CIDB