Skilled construction workers to obtain CIDB certificate from 1st June

Mangalesri ChandrasekaranApril 27, 2016


According to Johor CIDB Director Othman Safar, all skilled construction labours and supervisors must obtain a competency certificate from the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) from 1st June onwards, reported Bernama.

“The new ruling applies to all skilled construction workers, whether locals or foreigners, but excludes general workers,” said Othman.

“At the moment, the competency certificate is free for locals, yet a fee between RM370 to RM700 will be imposed on foreigners, depending on their skills. The workers might need to attend a 10-day training or a one-day test, based on their position.”

According to the Third Schedule of Section 2 and Subsection 33A(2) of Act 520 (the CIDB Act), 59 types of skilled construction workers needs to obtain the competency certificate, which includes air conditioning installers, carpenters, ceiling installers, machine operators, public works and structural draughtsmen, concrete pump operators, metal workers, gas pipe fitters, painters, boring machine operators, fire protection equipment installers, and many more.

“Currently, a sum of 61,871 workers in Johor has already obtained the certificate. For other workers, failure to get the certificate can result in a fine not exceeding RM5,000,” added Othman.

“The certificate is meant to ensure the workers are capable of completing the tasks, as well as to follow the safety regulations at the building site.”

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