Total Lockdown: New Updates & Guidelines For Malaysia’s Construction Industry
We understand that the new implementation of Total Lockdown imposed nationwide from 1 – 14 June 2021 might be confusing for some. Hence, we have simplified the updates from various announcement sources for your easier reference below.
What is allowed:
- Construction work deemed as “critical services” (necessary construction activities which would otherwise pose a hazard or inconvenience to workers, public and the environment) would be allowed to operate. Such as: maintenance and repair of slopes, roads, bridges and viaduct, as well as traffic management control (TMC).
- Periodic inspection and maintenance of lifts, travelators, escalators and other critical mechanical and electrical equipment
- Repairs, maintenance and upgrades of facilities at critical service premises
- Pest control at construction sites
- Railway track maintenance and repairs on the MRT, LRT, commuter, single/double track and rail projects
- Repairs at residential homes
- Construction of highways (those at 80% completion and above)
- Construction of hospitals (those at 80% completion and above)
- Construction of workers’ accommodation at construction sites
- All previous obtained approvals are not applicable during this period
- All contractors involved with the listed projects are required to get new approval through the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Centralised Information Management System (CIMS) at cims.cidb.gov.my for the duration of the Movement Control Order beginning June 1
- For consultants and suppliers, applications for approval to operate must be done through the main contractor, who is responsible for filling in the information of all consultants and suppliers related to the project into the system
- Approval letters generated through the system must be displayed at the construction site premises and could be used as approval for movement only by those involved in the project
- Usual operating hours would apply, but the capacity of workers would be limited to 60%
- All employees at the construction sites must undergo Covid-19 screenings before starting work and they are not allowed to move from one construction site to another location
Please refer to the latest SOPs at www.cidb.gov.my and further information on the operation of the construction sector during the Movement Control Order period can be obtained by contacting the CIDB Careline at 03-5567 3300 (operating hours from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm).
Meanwhile, if you need to rent or buy any necessary machines specifically for these critical construction projects, kindly reach out to us. Our team is working on full force to assist you during this total lockdown!
Article Source : The Edge Market