Public shelters refer to those shelters which have been constructed in accordance with regulation/ specifications issued by SCDF and in which members of the public may take refuge during an emergency. Public shelters can be found in Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations. HDB buildings, schools, community centres/ clubs, etc.
Provision of shelters is regulated under the Civil Defence Shelter Act. As the technical authority, Building and Construction Authority vets and issues notices of approval of shelter plan and conduct regulatory inspection and commissioning of shelters