Worker accommodations located either within or outside of construction sites must fulfil three basic aspects, namely safety, cleanliness and comfort, with adequate space for the residents and must comply with laws and regulations.

“Enforcement teams from the relevant departments such as Jabatan Tenaga Kerja (JTK) would conduct checks after Sept 1.

“The employers will be fined up to RM50,000 if they do not comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) under Act 446,” he told reporters during a visit to a construction workers’ accommodation in Bangsar South yesterday.

The SOPs include conducting cleanliness and disinfection exercises in common areas, providing facilities for washing and disinfecting hands, avoiding group activities and ensuring social distancing of at least one metre between workers.…/employers-can-be-fined-u…/