Post Death Matters

Guidelines

Guidelines for Handling Deceased in the Funeral Parlour

Guidelines for Handling Deceased in the Funeral Parlour is jointly developed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Association of Funeral Directors Singapore (AFD) to help ensure that Funeral Directors and funeral parlour operators meet high public health standards, accord dignity to the deceased, and provide good service to the bereaved family members.

 

Guidelines for Hearse Operators and Transportation of Deceased

Guidelines for Hearse Operators and Transportation of Deceased is jointly developed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Association of Funeral Directors Singapore (AFD) to provide useful information and share industry best practices for hearse operators and funerary personnel who carry out the conveyance of the deceased, so that they meet high public health standards and accord dignity to the deceased and bereaved family members.

Guidelines for the Usage of Light Emitting Wreaths and Inflatables at Funeral Wake

The National Environment Agency and Association of Funeral Directors Singapore have jointly developed a set of guidelines on the use of light emitting wreaths and inflatables at wakes, in consultation with relevant stakeholders and religious organisations. The guidelines have been shared with the Town Councils and religious organisations, and NEA is progressively briefing the stakeholders on the guidelines. The guidelines aim to provide recommendations to premises owners and the industry on the use and deployment of light emitting wreaths and inflatables at wakes to prevent issues such as as safety concerns like fire incidents and falling hazard, light and noise pollution, obstruction to pedestrian traffic, and potential circuit breaker trips. NEA is working with Town Councils to incorporate the guidelines in the terms and conditions for a permit to hold wakes, as many wakes are held at communal spaces in HDB estates.