With effect from 1 July 2000, The Singapore Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) has introduced a licensing for telecommunication cable detection workers and in compliance for section 29(1) of Telecommunications Act (Chapter 323), contractor involving in relating to earthworks, is required to comply with the provisions of telecommunication cable detection works under the Act.

The objective is to prevent damages to the underground telecommunication cables which cause disruption to telecommunication services by earthwork contractors.

Earthworks Requirements Document