This dialogue set the stage according to MOM for a new regulatory framework governing dormitory operators and operations which will be announced at the end of 2014, effective early 2015. The issues ranges from: recreational facilities, providing catered food as against self-cooking, prices of items sold in dormitory mini marts, laundry etc. etc. MOM indicated that after the annual budget debate in Mar 14, they will begin a series of official consultation with DASL on these.
More than 60 representatives from members’ companies attended this event. SPF did a screening of the crime prevention video titled “The Choice”. This was followed by an information sharing session on what are public order issues, type of crowd, ringleaders, report of facts, and engagement of subject. Finally there were scenarios and case studies with active participation from the audiences.
General points to note include it is important to provide proper orientation of the situation to police, have in-house emergency response plan, alert police early enforce house rules and put-in-place effective communication.
More than 35 representatives from members’ companies attended this event. There was a general presentation on the operation and maintenance of the dormitory complex followed by questions and answers on actual experiences, rules and regulations and disciplinary actions. The members were divided into 2 groups for the guided tour of the premise which has facilities like well-equipped gym, ‘wi-fi’ connectivity, and reading and computer rooms.
DASL has proposed this Standard to Spring Singapore and has been working closely with all stakeholders to prepare the SS/CP for Design, Management and Operation of Foreign Workers’ Dormitories which will be issued initially as Technical Reference. The draft has undergone numerous revisions and has been concluded in Dec 2013.
The Dormitory Association of Singapore Limited (DASL) was inaugurated on 18th September 2012. An inauguration Ceremony and CEO Breakfast meeting was held on 17th December 2012. The Guest of Honour was Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower Mr. Hawazi Daipi. The Founding Members adopted and signed the DASL Foundational Benchmark Standard for Dormitory Housing