Recommendations to Strengthen the Regulatory Regime for Cladding
08 November 2018
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) periodically reviews its regulatory regimes related to fire safety to ensure that they remain robust and relevant.
SCDF has reviewed the regulatory regime for cladding, to tighten the policies, regulations and certification processes. The review follows the discovery in Singapore of non-compliant composite panels used as cladding on the external walls of buildings last year. There have also been serious fires overseas due to inappropriate composite panels being used as cladding. Suite to the review, SCDF seeks to introduce enhancements that will:
(a) allow earlier detection of composite panels in the supply chain that do not conform to fire safety standards; and
(b) strengthen deterrence against breaches of the fire safety regulations.
To read more of the News Release and Key Recommendations, please click here.