Video surveillance to be mandatory at construction projects worth $5m and up to boost workplace safety

SINGAPORE – Companies will have to deploy video surveillance systems at construction sites for projects valued at $5 million or more from June 2024, in a bid to improve worker safety.

The new requirement was part of a suite of measures announced on Tuesday to reduce workplace deaths and injuries – especially in high-risk sectors – as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said the ongoing heightened safety period will end on May 31, 2023, after a three-month extension in February.

Video systems will be required at construction sites where high-risk activities take place, and companies will bear the cost of implementing them, the authorities said. Further details on the roll-out will be announced when ready.