PETALING JAYA, 28/6/2021 – Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) laud the swift and proactive action by Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia (JBPM) in issuing a circular that allows deeming provision granting automatic clearance for newly completed building fire safety inspection. A circular dated 24 May 2021 stated that “if JBPM does not issue any comment or clearance letter within 14 days from the date of inspection and if during the closing of the inspection, no action needs to be taken by the Principal Submitting Person (PSP) or Submitting Person (SP), the clearance letter for the inspections of Passive Design (Form G8) and Active System (Form G9) deemed to have been issued for the purpose of the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) issuance”.
The 14-day deeming clause by JBPM enhances business and government efficiency. JPBM’s action was responding to challenges caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry as voiced by the players through PEMUDAH. The decision improves the ease of doing business for the construction industry.