Singapore Singapore revises or newly publishes many regulations on fire safety

Singapore revises or newly publishes many regulations on fire safety

On September 14, 2020, several legislations related to firefighting were promulgated in Singapore. Among them, the following two are related to chemical substances management.


The former regulation amends certain parts of the Fire Services (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations, 2008, which are a comprehensive regulations for the management of flammable materials, providing for the licensing of various activities related to combustible materials (transportation, storage, import, pipelines, etc.), methods of transportation and packaging during import, methods of storage of combustible materials, sale of combustible materials, transportation of combustible materials, warning signs, and emergency response plans. The list of regulated flammables is specified in Appendix 4, which covers a total of 366 substances. The list has been partially amended by the 2020 amendment.

The latter regulation, on the other hand, amends a part of the Fire Services (Petroleum and Flammable Materials – Exemptions) Order, 2008. If the weight is less than the specified weight under this order, it is exempted from obtaining various licenses. The 2020 Order amends the “SECOND SCHEDULE: QUANTITIES OF FLAMMABLE MATERIAL NOT REQUIRING STORAGE LICENCE”.


Other fire-fighting regulations promulgated at the same time are as follows:

Legislations URL
Fire Safety (Alarm Monitoring Services) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Notification 2020
Fire Safety (Appeal Advisory Board) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Building and Pipeline Fire Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Company Emergency Response Team) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Emergency Response Plan) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Fire Certificate — Designated Buildings) Notification 2020
Fire Safety (Fire Certificate) (Designated Buildings) (Revocation) Order 2020
Fire Safety (Fire Safety Managers) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Marine Fire‑fighting Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Premises Requiring Emergency Response Plan) Notification 2020
Fire Safety (Premises Requiring Fire Safety Manager and Company Emergency Response Team) Notification 2020
Fire Safety (Registered Inspectors) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Regulated Fire Safety Products) Regulations 2020
Fire Safety (Supplementary Enforcement Officers) Regulations 2020


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AOKI Kenji

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General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

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Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
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MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji