Hiring specified skilled foreigners in the field of building cleaning-conditions, work content, examination

Employment of foreigners in the building cleaning field The building cleaning field, which cleans the inside of a building, is one of the industrial fields where the status of residence of a specific skill is recognized.In the building cleaning industry, labor shortages have been pointed out year by year, and it is expected that the hiring situation of companies will improve due to the acceptance of foreigners.Here, we will explain the necessary conditions, permitted work contents, and required tests for hiring foreigners in the building cleaning field.

Background and prospects for accepting foreigners with specific skills in the building cleaning field

In the field of building cleaning of specific skills, the government willIt is assumed that 37 and 000 foreigners will be accepted. The industry is working to improve productivity through the development of cleaning machines and the spread of robotization, and to promote employment for women and the elderly, but the labor shortage has not been resolved.The ratio of job offers to applicants reached 2017 times in 2.95, and there is concern that if labor shortages continue, the hygiene of buildings may deteriorate and the health of users may be impaired.The building cleaning industry has also been a target occupation for technical intern training since 2017.However, this alone cannot cope with the labor shortage, so a new window for foreigners has been opened with the status of residence of a specific skill. If the number of people accepted is reached within five years, the government may stop accepting foreigners with specific skills in the building cleaning field.

With building cleaning business recognized by residence status of specific skill

The "Operation Policy" announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare stipulates the building cleaning work permitted for specific skills as follows. [Specific skill No. 1 work engaged by foreigners]
  • Cleaning in the building
  • Specifically: Cleaning work to protect the hygienic environment, maintain aesthetics, ensure security and improve maintenance, and work to eliminate environmental pollutants present in buildings and maintain cleanliness
When engaging foreigners with specific skills in radiation work at TEPCO's nuclear power plants, carefully consider them based on the guidelines for safety and health management measures, and report the results of the study to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has issued a notification to do so. ▼ Reference Occupational Safety and Health for Specified Skilled Foreign Workers at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Conditions necessary for foreigners to obtain a specific skills visa in the building cleaning sector

Building cleaning field is only allowed for certain skills 1.Not applicable in issue 2.Therefore, foreigners with a specific skill of residence can work for up to 5 years.In the building cleaning field, as in other industrial fields, the following three points are the basic application conditions.
  • Being older than 18
  • Pass the prescribed Japanese language proficiency test
  • Passing the prescribed skill evaluation test
Below is a description of the Japanese exam and the proficiency test. Employment of foreigners in the building cleaning field

Japanese examination and level required in the building cleaning field

In the building cleaning field, you have to pass the following Japanese exam to get status of residence.
  • Domestic: "Japanese Language Proficiency Test" N4 or higher
  • Overseas: "Japanese Language Proficiency Test" N4 or higher or "The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Foundation Test"
The "Japanese Language Proficiency Test" or the "National Foundation Japan Basic Japanese Language Test" will check whether you can have some daily conversation and have a sufficient level of Japanese language skills.

Building Cleaning Field Specific Skills 1 Evaluation Test

Skill evaluation test in the field of building cleaningBuilding Cleaning Field Specific Skill XNUM X Evaluation TestIs used.this is,Japan Building Maintenance AssociationThis is a practical test conducted mainly by.It will be conducted in Japanese and will be held in various parts of Japan and overseas after the fall of 2019.Check if you have the technology to perform cleaning work using appropriate methods and detergents inside a building with a large number of users.

People who are exempt from exams in the building cleaning field

In the technical training, building cleaning job type XNUM alumni can transfer to specific skill 2 by skill evaluation examination exemption..Foreigners in the following positions in Japan cannot take the skill evaluation test. [Foreigners who cannot take the skill evaluation test]
  • Foreign students who have been withdrawn from school
  • Missing technical interns
  • Status of residence "specific activity (refugee recognition application)"
  • During practical training in residence qualification "technical training"

Requirements for receiving organization in the field of building cleaning

Companies and organizations that accept foreigners with specific skills (host organization) are required to comply with the following points.
  • Having received registration of "building cleaning business" or "building environmental hygiene general management business"
  • Join the Building Cleaning Sector Specific Skills Council
  • Conduct the necessary cooperation for research and guidance when the council asks

What is the Building Cleaning Sector Specific Skills Council?

The Building Cleaning Field Specific Skills Council is an organization organized by the following members.We aim to realize smooth operation by sharing information on acceptance of foreigners with specific skills and system operation. [Member of the Building Cleaning Skills Council]
  • Ministry of Justice, Immigration and Immigration Bureau
  • Police Agency Criminal Bureau Organized Crime Countermeasures Department
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Bureau
  • Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare job security bureau
  • Specific Skills Affiliation Organization (Limited to organizations currently accepting No. 1 Specific Skill Foreigners)
  • Japan Building Maintenance Association
  • Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare medicine, living hygiene station life hygiene section (the secretariat)
<Quote: "About establishment of building cleaning field specific skill council> In addition, the council requests the following cooperation from the host organization, depending on the situation. [Details of cooperation required of the host organization]
  • Overall grasp of the situation regarding acceptance of specific skilled foreigners
  • Dealing with problems
  • Enlightenment of legal compliance
  • Support for job change for specific skill foreigners in case of bankruptcy etc.
  • Grasp and analyze information on changes in employment structure and economic conditions
<Quote: "Policy on the operation of the system related to the status of residence of specific skills in the building cleaning field> For proper operation, the host organization should understand the obligations to be observed and hire foreigners. ▼ Click here for other employment conditions that the host organization should comply with What is the receiving organization for specific skills? Standards and obligations to hire foreigners on specific skills visas ▼ Click here for the support plan (support) that should be given to specific skills 1 foreigners What is a registration support organization? | Necessary requirements for registration and support plan contents for specific skills 1

Summary: The receiving organization should set up a system before the start of operation

The acceptance of foreigners with specific skills in the building cleaning field has not started because the skill evaluation test has not been conducted as of the summer of 2019.Companies considering employment of foreigners should thoroughly understand the system required of the host organization, the employment conditions to be observed, and the support plan to be implemented as an obligation, and prepare the environment within the company.

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