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Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“construction works” means the construction, extension, installation, carrying out, repair, maintenance, renewal, removal, alteration, dismantling or demolition of —
(a)
any building, erection, edifice, structure, wall, fence or chimney, whether constructed wholly or partly above or below ground level;
(b)
any road, motorway, harbour works, railway, cableway, canal or aerodrome;
(c)
any drainage, irrigation or river control work;
(d)
any electrical, water, gas or telecommunication works; or
(e)
any bridge, viaduct, dam, reservoir, earthworks, pipeline, sewer, aqueduct, culvert, drive, shaft, tunnel or reclamation,
and includes any works which form an integral part of, or are preparatory to the works described in paragraphs (a) to (e), including site clearance, earth-moving, excavation, laying of foundation, site restoration and landscaping, and such other works or activities as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, specify to be construction works;
“Controller” means the Controller of Work Passes appointed under section 3;
“employ” means to engage or use the service of any person for the purpose —
(a)
of any work; or
(b)
of providing any training for that person,
whether under a contract of service or otherwise, and with or without salary;
“employer” means any person employing a foreign employee and, for the purposes of an application for a work pass, any person who intends to employ a foreign employee;
“employment inspector” means the Controller and any person appointed as an employment inspector under section 3;
“foreign employee” means —
(a)
any foreigner, other than a self-employed foreigner, who seeks or is offered employment in Singapore; or
(b)
such other person or class of persons as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, specify;
“foreigner” means any person who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore;
“levy” means the levy imposed under section 11;
“occupier”, in relation to any premises, includes —
(a)
the person having the charge, management or control of either the whole or part of the premises either on his own account or as an agent; and
(b)
any person who is carrying out construction or other works at the premises on behalf of some other person;
“premises” includes —
(a)
any building or structure, whether permanent or temporary;
(b)
any land, whether or not built on;
(c)
any place, whether or not enclosed, including any place situated underground or underwater;
(d)
any vehicle, vessel or aircraft; and
(e)
any part of any premises;
“self-employed foreigner” means any foreigner who, not being employed under a contract of service, engages in any trade, vocation, profession or other activity in Singapore for the purpose of gain;
“train”, in relation to a foreign employee, means to teach, instruct or educate the foreign employee in relation to the work in which the foreign employee is employed or to be employed;
“work pass” means a work pass belonging to any prescribed category of work passes which is issued by the Controller under section 7.
History for Provision '2 Interpretation'.
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01/03/1991
Formal Consolidation
01 March 1991
1991 RevEd
 

20/12/1997
Formal Consolidation
20 December 1997
1997 RevEd
 
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01/09/2001
Informal Consolidation
13 August 2001
Amended
Act 26 of 2001

01/07/2007
Informal Consolidation
11 June 2007
Amended
Act 30 of 2007

31/07/2009
Formal Consolidation
31 July 2009
2009 RevEd
 
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09/11/2012
Informal Consolidation
09 November 2012
Amended
Act 24 of 2012