Firms hail new rules, drone use

Industry players using rope access welcome new regulations that make facade inspection compulsory for some buildings, and the use of drones to carry out such checks.

These moves come amid a probe since last May by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) into how safe external panels used on buildings here are in the event of a fire.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2018, with the headline 'Firms hail new rules, drone use'. Print Edition | Subscribe