Construction Workers Registration Ordinance


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Chapter: 583 Construction Workers Registration Ordinance Gazette Number Version Date

Long title E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


An Ordinance to provide for the registration of construction workers; a levy to be paid by contractors in respect of
construction operations; the regulation of construction workers personally carrying out construction work; and
for related matters.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 3)


[Sections 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,
18, 19, 20, 21, 23(4) and (5), 36, 37, 60, 61, 62,
63, 64, 65, 66, 67 and Schedules 1 (except item
51 of Part 1), 2, 3, and 4

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18 September 2004 L.N. 147 of 2004

Sections 22, 23(1), (2) and (3), 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,
29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 68 }

24 February 2005 L.N. 196 of 2004


Sections 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49,
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59 and 69



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29 December 2005 L.N. 167 of 2005

Item 51 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 } 28 February 2007 L.N. 4 of 2007

Section 3(1)
Section 5 (in so far as it relates to employing a

person to personally carry out on a construction
site construction work in contravention of
section 3(1))

Section 6(1) (in so far as it relates to the
contravention of section 3(1))

Section 6(2) (in so far as it relates to the
contravention of section 5 (to the extent that it
is in operation under paragraph (b)))

Section 6(3)
Section 6(4) (in so far as it relates to the

contravention of section 3(1) or the
contravention of section 5 (to the extent that it
is in operation under paragraph (b)))

Section 6(5), (6), (7) and (8)(a)
Section 48 (except paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of

subsection (1))
Section 58

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1 September 2007 L.N. 93 of 2007]


(Enacting provision omitted—E.R. 1 of 2013)


(Originally 18 of 2004)

Part: 1 Preliminary E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 1 has been updated to the current legislative styles.



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Section: 1 Short title and commencement E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


Remarks:
For the saving and transitional provisions relating to the amendments made by the Resolution of the Legislative
Council (L.N. 130 of 2007), see paragraph (12) of that Resolution.


(1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance.
(2) This Ordinance shall come into operation on a day to be appointed by the Secretary for Development by notice

published in the Gazette. (Amended L.N. 130 of 2007)

Section: 2 Interpretation L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires—
Amendment Ordinance 2014 (《2014年修訂條例》) means the Construction Workers Registration (Amendment)

Ordinance 2014 (22 of 2014); (Added 22 of 2014 s. 3)
Appeal Board (上訴委員會) means a Construction Workers Appeal Board appointed under section 54(1);
Appeal Board panel (上訴委員團) means the Appeal Board panel appointed under section 53(1);
authorized officer (獲授權人員) means a person who is appointed under section 16(1);
Building Authority (建築事務監督) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap

123);
building services work (建築物裝備工程) means—

(a) any heating, lighting, air-conditioning, ventilation, power supply, drainage, sanitation, refuse collection,
water supply, fire protection, security, communications, lift or escalator installation or works; or

(b) any other extra low voltage installation or works;
building works (建築工程) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123);
business day (工作日) means a day that is not—

(a) a general holiday; or
(b) a black rainstorm warning day, or a gale warning day, within the meaning of section 71(2) of the

Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1);
CITA (建訓局) means the Construction Industry Training Authority established by section 4 of the Industrial

Training (Construction Industry) Ordinance (Cap 317) and in existence before the commencement* of section 71
of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587); (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)

construction site (建造工地) means a place where construction work is, or is to be, carried out but, except in relation
to sections 17 and 18, excludes such a place where—
(a) in the case of construction work falling within paragraph (a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) of the definition of

construction work in this section— (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)
(i) in respect of which the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123) applies; and
(ii) which may not, by virtue of section 14AA or 41(3), (3B) or (3C) of that Ordinance, be commenced or

carried out without complying with section 14(1) of that Ordinance, (Amended 20 of 2008 s. 48)
a certificate, referred to in paragraph (2) or (3) of regulation 25, or in paragraph (2) of regulation 26, of the
Building (Administration) Regulations (Cap 123 sub. leg. A), in respect of the construction work has been
sent to the Building Authority in accordance with that paragraph, or a certificate, referred to in paragraph
(4) of regulation 25 of those Regulations, in respect of the construction work has been made in accordance
with that paragraph;

(ab) in the case of construction work falling within paragraph (a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) of that definition—
(i) in respect of which the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123) applies; and
(ii) which are class I minor works, or class II minor works, as defined by section 2(2) of the Minor Works

Regulation,
a certificate referred to in section 31(c), 32(c), 34(c) or 35(c) of that Regulation in respect of the
construction work has been submitted to the Building Authority; (Added 22 of 2014 s. 3)

(b) in the case of any other construction work falling within paragraph (a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) of that



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definition, a certificate of substantial completion of contract has been issued in accordance with the terms of
the contract under which the construction work is carried out; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

(c) in the case of construction work falling within paragraph (a)(vi) of that definition, a certificate of
completion has been issued in accordance with the terms of the term contract for maintenance under which
the construction work is carried out; (Added 22 of 2014 s. 3)

construction work (建造工作)—
(a) means—

(i) the construction, erection, installation or reconstruction of any specified structure;
(ii) the addition, renewal, alteration, repair, dismantling or demolition of any specified structure that

involves the structure of the specified structure or any other specified structure;
(iii) any building operation involved in preparing for any operation referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii),

including laying of foundations, excavation of earth and rock prior to laying of foundations, site
clearance, site investigation, site restoration, earthmoving, tunneling, boring, scaffolding and provision
of access; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

(iv) any building operation, or building services work, forming an integral part of, or rendering complete,
any operation referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii); (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

(v) any building services work that involves the structure of any specified structure; or (Replaced 22 of
2014 s. 3)

(vi) any maintenance work, carried out under a term contract for maintenance, of any specified structure
owned by, or otherwise belonging to, a public body or a specified body; but (Replaced 22 of 2014 s.
3)

(b) excludes all of the following—
(i) building works for which a certificate of exemption is issued under the Buildings Ordinance

(Application to the New Territories) Ordinance (Cap 121);
(ii) class III minor works as defined by section 2(2)(c) of the Minor Works Regulation;
(iii) designated exempted works as defined by section 2(1) of that Regulation; (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 3)

(c) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 3)
Council (議會) means the Construction Industry Council established by section 4 of the Construction Industry

Council Ordinance (Cap 587); (Added 17 of 2012 s. 4)
Council website (議會網站) means a website (or section of a website) of the Council intended to be accessible by the

general public in Hong Kong; (Added 22 of 2014 s. 3)
designated trade division (指定工種分項) means a trade division set out in column 2 of Schedule 1; (Added 22 of

2014 s. 3)
domestic premises (住用處所) means premises used or intended to be used solely or principally for residential

purposes and constituting a separate household unit;
Exemption Regulation (《豁免規例》) means a regulation made under section 63A; (Added 22 of 2014 s. 3)
extra low voltage (特低壓) means voltage normally not exceeding—

(a) 50V root mean square alternating current; or
(b) 120V direct current,
between conductors or between a conductor and earth;

further penalty (附加罰款) means the further penalty payable under section 27(3);
levy (徵款) means the levy imposed under section 23;
low voltage (低壓) means voltage normally exceeding extra low voltage but normally not exceeding—

(a) between conductors, 1000V root mean square alternating current or 1500V direct current; or
(b) between a conductor and earth, 600V root mean square alternating current or 900V direct current;

Minor Works Regulation (《小型工程規例》) means the Building (Minor Works) Regulation (Cap 123 sub. leg.
N); (Added 22 of 2014 s. 3)

officer (高級人員), in relation to a body corporate, includes a director, manager or secretary;
penalty (罰款) means the penalty payable under section 27(2);
practicable (切實可行) means reasonably practicable;
principal contractor (總承建商), in relation to a construction site, means the person who undertakes on the site



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construction work under a contract, or term contract for maintenance, that is entered into by the person directly
with—
(a) an owner, occupier or developer of the property within the site; or
(b) an agent or architect, surveyor or engineer of such an owner, occupier or developer;

Qualifications Board (資格評審委員會) means the Construction Workers Qualifications Board established by
section 12(1); (Added 17 of 2012 s. 4)

Register (名冊) means the Register of Construction Workers established under section 37(1)(a);
registered construction worker (註冊建造業工人) means—

(a) a registered skilled worker for a designated trade division;
(b) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division;
(c) a registered semi-skilled worker for a designated trade division;
(d) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division; or
(e) a registered general worker; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

registered general worker (註冊普通工人) means a person whose name is entered in the Register as a registered
general worker;

registered semi-skilled worker (註冊半熟練技工), in relation to a designated trade division, means a person whose
name is entered in the Register as a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade division; (Amended 22 of 2014
s. 3)

registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) (註冊半熟練技工(臨時)), in relation to a designated trade division,
means a person whose name is entered in the Register as a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the
trade division; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

registered skilled worker (註冊熟練技工), in relation to a designated trade division, means a person whose name is
entered in the Register as a registered skilled worker for the trade division; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

registered skilled worker (provisional) (註冊熟練技工(臨時)), in relation to a designated trade division, means a
person whose name is entered in the Register as a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade division;
(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)

Registrar (註冊主任) means the Registrar of Construction Workers appointed under section 36(1);
registration (註冊) means registration under this Ordinance as a registered construction worker, and registered (註

冊) shall be construed accordingly;
Registration Board (註冊委員會) means the Construction Workers Registration Board established under section

11A(1); (Added 17 of 2012 s. 4)
Review Board (覆核委員會) means the Construction Workers Review Board established by section 14(1); (Added

17 of 2012 s. 4)
registration card (註冊證) means a registration card issued under section 46(1);
Secretary (局長) means the Secretary for Development; (Amended L.N. 130 of 2007)
specified (指明), in relation to a form, means specified under section 62;
specified body (指明機構) means a body set out in Schedule 2;
specified structure (指明構築物) means any structure or works set out in Schedule 3;
street works (街道工程) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123);
sub-contractor (分包商), in relation to a principal contractor, means any person who enters into a contract with

another person (whether or not the principal contractor) to undertake all or any part of the construction work that
the principal contractor has undertaken;

surcharge (附加費) means the surcharge imposed under section 26(8);
term contract for maintenance (固定期保養合約) means a contract for a fixed term—

(a) which is made between a person and a public body or specified body; and
(b) under which the person shall, during the term, undertake maintenance work in respect of a specified

structure owned by, or otherwise belonging to, the body; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 3)
VTC (職訓局) means the Vocational Training Council established by section 4 of the Vocational Training Council

Ordinance (Cap 1130).



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(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 4; 22 of 2014 s. 3)
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that the provisions of this Ordinance applicable to or in relation to a

designated trade division, or any part of a designated trade division, are additional to the provisions of any other
Ordinances applicable to or in relation to the trade division, or any part of the trade division. (Amended 22 of
2014 s. 3)

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* Commencement date: 1 January 2008.

Section: 2A Ordinance applies to Government L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


This Ordinance applies to the Government.
(Added 17 of 2012 s. 5)


Part: 2 Prohibitions E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 2 has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Section: 3 Prohibition against unregistered construction workers

carrying out on construction sites construction work
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Remarks:
* Italicized part is not yet in operation.

(1) A person shall not personally carry out on a construction site construction work unless the person is a registered

construction worker.
*[(2) Subject to section 4(1), a person shall not personally carry out on a construction site construction work that

involves any work described in column 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in that Part
unless the person is—
(a) a registered skilled worker for the trade; or
(b) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade.

(3) Subject to section 4(2), a person shall not personally carry out on a construction site construction work that
involves any work described in column 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in that Part
unless the person is—
(a) a registered skilled worker for the trade;
(b) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade;
(c) a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade; or
(d) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the trade.

(4) Subject to section 4(3), a person shall not personally carry out on a construction site construction work that
involves any work described in column 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in that Part
unless the person is—
(a) a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade; or
(b) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the trade.]


Section: 4 Exemptions from prohibitions under section 3


Remarks:
Not yet in operation

(1) A person who is a registered construction worker may personally carry out on a construction site construction

work that involves any work described in column 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in
that Part if, in relation to the work so described, the person is under the instruction and supervision of a



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registered skilled worker for the trade.
(2) A person who is a registered construction worker may personally carry out on a construction site construction

work that involves any work described in column 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in
that Part if, in relation to the work so described, the person is under the instruction and supervision of a
registered skilled worker, or a registered semi-skilled worker, for the trade.

(3) A person who is a registered construction worker may personally carry out on a construction site construction
work that involves any work described in column 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in
that Part if, in relation to the work so described, the person is under the instruction and supervision of a
registered semi-skilled worker for the trade.


Section: 5 Prohibition against employing unregistered construction

workers to carry out on construction sites construction
work

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Remarks:
This section has commenced operation since 01 September 2007 in so far as it relates to employing a person to
personally carry out on a construction site construction work in contravention of section 3(1).— See L.N. 93 of 2007.

No person shall employ another person to personally carry out on a construction site construction work in
contravention of section 3(1), (2), (3) or (4).

Section: 6 Offences in relation to prohibitions under sections 3 and 5 E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


Remarks:
1. This subsection (1) has commenced operation since 01 September 2007 in so far as it relates to the contravention
of section 3(1).— See L.N. 93 of 2007.
2. This subsection (2) has commenced operation since 01 September 2007 in so far as it relates to the contravention
of section 5 (to the extent that it is in operation under paragraph (b)).— See L.N. 93 of 2007.
3. This subsection (4) has commenced operation since 01 September 2007 in so far as it relates to the contravention
of section 3(1) or the contravention of section 5 (to the extent that it is in operation under paragraph (b)).— See L.N.
93 of 2007.
4. * Italicized part is not yet in operation.

(1) A person who contravenes section 3(1), (2), (3) or (4) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at

level 3.
(2) A person who contravenes section 5 commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5.
(3) If a person is charged for an offence under subsection (2) for employing another person to personally carry out

on a construction site construction work in contravention of section 3(1), (2), (3) or (4), it shall be a defence for
the defendant to prove that he believed, and that it was reasonable for him to believe, the relevant matter exists.

(4) If—
(a) there is a contravention of section 3(1), (2), (3) or (4), and the person who commits the contravention is

employed by a principal contractor for the construction site concerned, or a sub-contractor of such a
principal contractor; or

(b) there is a contravention of section 5, and the person who commits the contravention is a sub-contractor of a
principal contractor for the construction site concerned,

that principal contractor also commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5.
(5) If a person is charged for an offence under subsection (4), it shall be a defence for the defendant to prove that he

took reasonable steps, and exercised due diligence, to ensure the relevant matter exists.
(6) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (5), a principal contractor establishes a defence under that

subsection if he proves that he had—
(a) established a proper system to ensure the relevant matter exists; and
(b) ensured the effective operation of the system.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6)(a), a principal contractor had not established a proper system unless at the
material time he had complied with—



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(a) section 48(6)(a); and
(b) if applicable, section 58(1).

(8) For the purposes of subsections (3), (5) and (6)(a), the relevant matter exists if—
(a) in the case of an offence in relation to a contravention of section 3(1), the person who personally carried out

construction work was a registered construction worker;
*[(b) in the case of an offence in relation to a contravention of section 3(2), the person who personally

carried out construction work that involved any work described in column 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1
opposite a designated trade set out in that Part—
(i) was a registered skilled worker for the trade;
(ii) was a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade;or
(iii) was a registered construction worker who might do so under section 4(1);

(c) in the case of an offence in relation to a contravention of section 3(3), the person who personally carried
out construction work that involved any work described in column 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 opposite a
designated trade set out in that Part—
(i) was a registered skilled worker for the trade;
(ii) was a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade;
(iii) was a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade;
(iv) was a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the trade; or
(v) was a registered construction worker who might do so under section 4(2);

(d) in the case of an offence in relation to a contravention of section 3(4), the person who personally carried
out construction work that involved any work described in column 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 opposite a
designated trade set out in that Part—
(i) was a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade;
(ii) was a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the trade; or
(iii) was a registered construction worker who might do so under section 4(3).]


Part: 3 Council’s Functions under Ordinance and Registration

Board, etc. #
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(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 3 has been updated to the current legislative styles.
# (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 6)

Section: 7 (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 7) L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013




Section: 8 Functions of Council under this Ordinance* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Council has the following functions under this Ordinance— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 8)
(a) to be responsible for the administration of this Ordinance and the supervision of the registration of persons;

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 8)
(b) to set the qualification requirements for registration or renewal of registration; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 8)
(c) to make recommendations with respect to the rate of levy; and (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 8)
(d) to perform any other functions imposed on the Council under this Ordinance. (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 8)

(2)-(3) (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 8)
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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 8)

Section: 9 Limitation on delegations L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) The Council must not delegate under section 16 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587) any



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of its functions or powers under section 8(1)(a) or (c), 36, 60 or 63.
(2) The Council may delegate a registration function to the Registration Board only.
(3) In this section—
registration function (註冊職能) means any of the Council’s functions and powers under section 8(1)(b) and Parts

4, 6 (except section 36), 7 and 8 (except sections 60 and 63).
(Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 9)


Section: 10 (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 10) L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013




Section: 11 (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 10) L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013




Section: 11A Registration Board L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) The Council is to establish a board to perform or exercise—
(a) any registration function or other functions or powers delegated to the board under section 16 of the

Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587);
(b) (if the board is appointed under section 36(1) as the Registrar) the functions and powers conferred on the

Registrar under this Ordinance or the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587); and
(c) other functions and powers conferred on the board under this Ordinance or the Construction Industry

Council Ordinance (Cap 587).
(2) The board established under subsection (1) is to be called in English the “Construction Workers Registration

Board” and in Chinese “建造業工人註冊委員會”.
(3) The Registration Board may do all things that are necessary for, or incidental or conducive to, the performance

of its functions under this Ordinance or the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587).
(4) Part 1 of Schedule 4 has effect with respect to the Registration Board.
(5) In this section—
registration function (註冊職能) means any of the Council’s functions and powers under section 8(1)(b) and Parts

4, 6 (except section 36), 7 and 8 (except sections 60 and 63).
(Added 17 of 2012 s. 11)


Section: 12 Qualifications Board* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) There is established by this section a board called in English the “Construction Workers Qualifications
Board” and in Chinese “建造業工人資格評審委員會”. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 12)

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the Qualifications Board shall consist of— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 12)
(a) a chairperson who is— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 12)

(i) a member of the Registration Board; and
(ii) appointed by the Registration Board; and

(b) 14 other members appointed by the Registration Board as follows— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 12)
(i) 5 public officers;
(ii) 2 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from a training institute

in the construction industry in Hong Kong;
(iii) 1 person who is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from a professional body connected

with the construction industry in Hong Kong;
(iv) 2 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from a contractor in the

construction industry in Hong Kong;
(v) 3 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from a trade union,

registered under the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332), that represents workers in the construction
industry in Hong Kong; and

(vi) 1 person who is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from the major employers in the



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construction industry in Hong Kong.
(3) A person is not eligible for appointment under subsection (2) if he is—

(a) a member of the Review Board; or
(b) a member of the Appeal Board panel.

(4) An appointment under subsection (2) shall be notified in the Gazette.
(5) If, for any period, the chairperson of the Qualifications Board is absent from Hong Kong or is, for any other

reason, unable to perform the functions of the office, the other members of the Board may elect from among
themselves a person to act as chairperson of the Board during that period.

(6) Part 3 of Schedule 4 shall have effect with respect to the Qualifications Board and its members.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 12)

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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 12)

Section: 13 Functions and powers of Qualifications Board* L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Qualifications Board shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 13)
(a) review the qualification requirements for registration or renewal of registration;
(b) assess qualifications referred to it by the Registration Board to ascertain whether they should become

qualification requirements for registration or renewal of registration;
(c) prepare guidelines to be followed by the Registrar to examine, assess and verify the qualifications of

applicants for registration or renewal of registration;
(d) make recommendations to the Registration Board as to the matters referred to in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c);
(e) when consulted by the Registrar, assess whether the qualification held by a person is an equivalent

qualification for the purposes of section 40(2)(d) or (5)(c); (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 11)
(f) make recommendations to the Registrar as to the matters referred to in paragraph (e); and
(g) perform such other functions as are imposed on it under this Ordinance or any other enactment.

(2) The Qualifications Board may do all such things as are necessary for, or incidental or conducive to, the
performance of its functions and may exercise such powers as are conferred on it under this Ordinance or any
other enactment.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 13)
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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 13)

Section: 14 Review Board* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) There is established by this section a board called in English the “Construction Workers Review Board” and
in Chinese “建造業工人覆核委員會”.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the Review Board shall consist of 9 members appointed by the Registration Board as
follows— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 14)
(a) 1 public officer;
(b) 1 person nominated by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers;
(c) 1 person nominated by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects;
(d) 1 person nominated by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors;
(e) 2 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from a contractor in the

construction industry in Hong Kong; and
(f) 3 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Registration Board, a person from a trade union, registered

under the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332), that represents workers in the construction industry in Hong
Kong.

(3) A person is not eligible for appointment under subsection (2) if he is—
(a) a member of the Qualifications Board;
(b) a member of the Appeal Board panel;
(c) the Registrar; (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 14)



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(d) (if the Registrar is a body corporate) a member, officer or employee of the Registrar; or (Added 17 of 2012
s. 14)

(e) (if the Registrar is a body unincorporate) a member of the Registrar. (Added 17 of 2012 s. 14)
(4) The members of the Review Board are to elect a chairperson from amongst themselves.
(5) An appointment under subsection (2) shall be notified in the Gazette.
(6) If, for any period, the chairperson of the Review Board is absent from Hong Kong or is, for any other reason,

unable to perform the functions of the office, the other members of the Board may elect from among themselves
a person to act as chairperson of the Board during that period.

(7) Part 4 of Schedule 4 shall have effect with respect to the Review Board and its members.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 14)

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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 14)

Section: 15 Functions and powers of Review Board* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Review Board shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 15)
(a) conduct a review of any decision of the Registrar the subject of a request for review under section 51(1);
(b) make recommendations to the Registrar as to the decision; and
(c) perform such other functions as are imposed on it under this Ordinance or any other enactment.

(2) The Review Board may do all such things as are necessary for, or incidental or conducive to, the performance of
its functions and may exercise such powers as are conferred on it under this Ordinance or any other enactment.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 15)

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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 15)

Part: 4 Authorized Officers E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 4 has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Section: 16 Appointment of authorized officers E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Council may, subject to the approval of the Secretary, appoint in writing a person to be an authorized officer
for the purposes of this Ordinance (other than Part 5). (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(2) The Council shall issue to each authorized officer a certificate of appointment that— (Amended 17 of 2012 s.
43)
(a) gives the name of the authorized officer to whom it is issued; and
(b) states that it is issued by or on behalf of the Council under this Ordinance. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(3) When performing or exercising a function or power under this Ordinance, an authorized officer shall, if
requested to do so, produce for inspection his certificate of appointment.

(4) An authorized officer may perform or exercise any of his functions or powers under this Ordinance with the
assistance of such police officers or other persons, or both, as the authorized officer thinks fit.



Section: 17 Powers of authorized officers to enter construction site E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Where a warrant has been issued under subsection (2) in respect of a construction site, or where subsection (4)
applies in respect of a construction site, an authorized officer may—
(a) at any time, using such force as may be necessary, enter and search the site;
(b) remove anything that obstructs the entry and search;
(c) detain any person found on the site, during such period as is reasonably required to permit the search to be



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carried out, where that person might prejudice the purpose of the search if he were not so detained; and
(d) inspect, seize, detain and remove from the site anything that is or contains, or appears to the officer to be or

to contain, evidence of the commission of an offence under this Ordinance.
(2) A magistrate may issue a warrant authorizing an authorized officer to enter and search a construction site if the

magistrate is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that—
(a) an offence under this Ordinance is being or has been committed on the site; or
(b) there is on the site anything that is or contains evidence of the commission of an offence under this

Ordinance.
(3) A warrant issued under subsection (2) continues in force until—

(a) the expiration of 1 month after the date of its issue; or
(b) the purpose for which entry is required has been fulfilled,
whichever first occurs.

(4) An authorized officer may, without a warrant issued under subsection (2), exercise any of the powers referred to
in subsection (1) in respect of a construction site (other than domestic premises) if—
(a) he reasonably suspects that—

(i) an offence under this Ordinance is being or has been committed on the site; or
(ii) there is on the site anything that is or contains evidence of the commission of an offence under this

Ordinance; and
(b) it is not practicable to obtain such a warrant in respect of the site before exercising those powers.

(5) For the purposes of ascertaining whether the provisions of this Ordinance have been or are being complied with,
an authorized officer may enter a construction site at all reasonable times.

(6) This section does not prejudice any power of entry and search conferred on police officers under any other law.

Section: 18 Other powers of authorized officers entering construction

site*
L.N. 14 of 2014 01/04/2015



(1) An authorized officer who has entered a construction site under section 17(1) or (5) may—
(a) inspect and examine the site;
(b) inspect and examine any plant, equipment or substance found on the site;
(c) take photographs of the site or of any plant, equipment or substance found on the site;
(d) require any person found on the site—

(i) to state whether he is a registered construction worker; and
(ii) if the person states that he is a registered construction worker, to produce his registration card;

(e) in relation to any person found on the site whom the officer reasonably suspects of committing, or having
committed, an offence under this Ordinance—
(i) on informing the person of the person's act or omission that may constitute the offence, require the

person—
(A) to give to the officer the person's name, address and telephone number and such other personal

particulars as the officer may reasonably require; and
(B) to produce to the officer for inspection the person's identity card issued under the Registration of

Persons Ordinance (Cap 177) or the person's other documentary evidence of identity; and
(ii) detain the person for a reasonable period while the officer inquires about the suspected commission of

the offence;
(f) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 12)
(g) examine the records referred to in section 58(7)(a) and make copies of all or any part of those records; and
(h) require the principal contractor for the site, or any person who is apparently an employee or agent of that

contractor, to provide the officer with such assistance and facilities as are reasonably necessary to enable
the officer to perform or exercise his functions or powers.

(2) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 12)
(3) An authorized officer may, in relation to anything that the officer seizes, detains or removes from a construction

site under section 17(1)(d)—
(a) retain the thing for such period as may be reasonably necessary; and
(b) if he reasonably believes that the thing is evidence of the commission of an offence under this Ordinance,

retain the thing until proceedings for the offence have been heard and finally determined.



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(4) An authorized officer may—
(a) in order to make copies of records referred to in section 58(7)(a), remove the records from the construction

site and retain them for such period as may be reasonably necessary; and
(b) if he reasonably believes that the records are evidence of the commission of an offence under this

Ordinance, remove the records from the construction site and retain them until proceedings for the offence
have been heard and finally determined.

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Note:
* (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 12)

Section: 18A Power of authorized officer to obtain information L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) An authorized officer may require a person concerned in any construction work carried out on a construction site
to provide information to the officer if, in relation to the construction work or construction site—
(a) there is or has been a contravention of a requirement or commission of an offence under this Ordinance or

any subsidiary legislation made under this Ordinance; or
(b) the officer reasonably suspects that there is or has been a contravention of a requirement or commission of

an offence under this Ordinance or any subsidiary legislation made under this Ordinance.
(2) The officer must not make the requirement unless—

(a) it is made for investigating the matter referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b); and
(b) the officer reasonably believes that the person has the information.

(Added 22 of 2014 s. 13)

Part: 5 Levy E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 5 has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Section: 19 Interpretation E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—
authorized person (獲授權人) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council

Ordinance (Cap 587); (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)
construction contract (建造合約) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council

Ordinance (Cap 587); (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)
construction operations (建造工程), subject to section 22, has the meaning assigned to it in Schedule 1 to the

Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587); (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)
contract of employment (僱傭合約) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Employment Ordinance

(Cap 57);
contractor (承建商) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance

(Cap 587); (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)
employer (聘用人) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance

(Cap 587); (Replaced 12 of 2006 s. 84)
levy inspector (徵款督察) means a person who is appointed under section 33;
term contract (固定期合約) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council

Ordinance (Cap 587); (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)
total value (總價值), in relation to construction operations, has the meaning assigned to it in section 21;
value (價值), in relation to construction operations, has the meaning assigned to it in section 20;
works order (施工通知) has the meaning assigned to it in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council

Ordinance (Cap 587). (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)



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(2) For the purposes of this Part, any construction operations that are building works, or street works, that are not
carried out by or on behalf of the Government are deemed to begin—
(a) on the date of the Building Authority’s consent in writing for the commencement of the works under

section 14(1)(b) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123); or
(b) where the building works are the works to which section 14AA of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123)

applies, on the date of the commencement of the works as indicated in any document submitted to the
Building Authority under the regulations made under the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123). (Replaced 20 of
2008 s. 49)

(3) For the purposes of this Part—
(a) where a person carries out any construction operations for any other person under a contract of

employment, the construction operations shall be regarded as carried out by—
(i) subject to subparagraph (ii), that other person; or
(ii) where the first-mentioned person is a contractor by virtue of paragraph (a) of the definition of

contractor in section 2(1) of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587), the first-
mentioned person; (Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84)

(b) where a person carries out any construction operations for himself without arrangement (except under a
contract of employment) for the carrying out of such operations by any other person, the first-mentioned
person shall, apart from being the person who carries out the construction operations, also be regarded as
the person for whom such operations are carried out,

and the definitions of contractor and employer and the other provisions of this Part shall be construed
accordingly.

(4) For the purposes of this Part, a person shall be regarded as undertaking or carrying out construction operations if

(a) he manages, or arranges for, the carrying out of the construction operations by any other person for the

employer concerned, whether by way of sub-contracting or otherwise; or
(b) he provides his own labour or that of any other person for the carrying out of the construction operations.


Section: 20 Value of construction operations E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) For the purposes of this Part, value (價值), in relation to construction operations, means—
(a) where the construction operations are carried out under a construction contract, the consideration

attributable to such operations, as stated in, or ascertainable by reference to, the contract; or
(b) where the construction operations are not carried out under a construction contract, the reasonable

consideration to be expected on the open market in respect of the carrying out of such operations.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1)(a), if in a particular case the consideration attributable to the construction

operations concerned as determined in accordance with that subsection is below the reasonable consideration to
be expected on the open market in respect of the carrying out of such operations, that subsection shall be deemed
to contain a reference to the reasonable consideration described in this subsection instead of the consideration
described in that subsection.

(3) For the purposes of subsections (1)(b) and (2), the Council may, when ascertaining the reasonable consideration
as referred to in those subsections in respect of the carrying out of any construction operations, have regard to all
or any of the following matters— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
(a) the cost or value of materials used in the construction operations;
(b) the cost or value of time, work and labour involved in the construction operations;
(c) the equipment used in the construction operations;
(d) such overhead costs incurred in relation to the construction operations as the Council considers reasonable;

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
(e) the reasonable profit to be expected on the open market in respect of the carrying out of the construction

operations;
(f) any other factors that the Council considers appropriate. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)





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Section: 21 Total value of construction operations E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


For the purposes of this Part, total value (總價值), in relation to construction operations, means—
(a) where the construction operations are carried out under a construction contract—

(i) in the case the construction contract is a term contract, the aggregate of the respective values of all
construction operations carried out as required by works orders issued under the contract;

(ii) in the case the construction operations are or form part of any construction operations that are carried
out in stages, the aggregate of the respective values of all stages of the operations so carried out; or

(iii) in any other case, the value of the construction operations; or
(b) where the construction operations are not carried out under a construction contract—

(i) in the case the construction operations are or form part of any construction operations that are carried
out in stages, the aggregate of the respective values of all stages of the operations so carried out; or

(ii) in any other case, the value of the construction operations.

Section: 22 Application to construction operations E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) This Part shall not apply to any construction operations—
(a) the tender for which was submitted before the commencement of this Part; or
(b) that began before that commencement.

(2) This Part shall not apply to any construction operations—
(a) which are carried out for a person who occupies any domestic premises or part of any domestic premises;

and
(b) the sole or principal purpose of which is to decorate, alter, repair, maintain or renovate the premises or such

part of such premises.
(3) This Part shall not apply to any construction operations, or any type or description of construction operations,

which are or is excluded from the application of this Part by the Chief Executive in Council by order published
in the Gazette.

(4) Without limiting the generality of subsection (3), an order made under that subsection may specify the
circumstances under which or the purposes for which any construction operations, or any type or description of
construction operations, referred to in the order are or is to be excluded from the application of this Part.

(5) In this section, a person shall be regarded as a person who occupies a domestic premises if he intends to occupy
the premises.


Section: 23 Imposition of levy E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) A levy at the prescribed rate shall be imposed on the value of all construction operations undertaken or carried
out in Hong Kong.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), construction operations the total value of which does not exceed the prescribed
amount shall not be liable to the levy.

(3) Subject to section 26(10), the levy shall be payable in accordance with this Part by every contractor who carries
out the construction operations.

(4) The Secretary may by notice published in the Gazette—
(a) prescribe the rate for the purposes of subsection (1); and
(b) prescribe the amount for the purposes of subsection (2).

(5) Any rate prescribed under subsection (4)(a)—
(a) shall not come into effect before the expiration of 28 days after the last day of the period within which a

resolution providing for the amendment of the notice may be passed in accordance with section 34 of the
Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1); and

(b) shall not apply to any construction operations if, before the date on which the rate comes into effect under
paragraph (a)—
(i) the tender for the construction operations has been submitted to the employer concerned;
(ii) no tender for the construction operations has been submitted to the employer concerned, but a

construction contract in respect of the construction operations has been entered into; or



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(iii) no tender for the construction operations has been submitted to the employer concerned and no
construction contract in respect of the construction operations has been entered into, but the
construction operations have begun.


Section: 24 Contractor and authorized person to notify Council when

undertaking construction operations*
E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013



(1) Within 14 days after any construction operations have begun or such further time as the Council may in any case
allow— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 16)
(a) the contractor in respect of the construction operations; and
(b) the authorized person appointed in respect of the construction operations,
shall each give notice to the Council in the specified form that he is the contractor in respect of the construction
operations or the authorized person appointed in respect of the construction operations, as the case may be.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 16)

(2) Except in the case of a term contract, subsection (1) shall not apply in respect of any construction operations if it
is reasonably estimated that the total value of such operations does not exceed the amount prescribed under
section 23(4)(b).

(3) Every notice under subsection (1) shall state the estimated total value of the construction operations.
(4) A contractor or authorized person complies with subsection (1) if the contractor or authorized person has given a

notice to the Council under section 34 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587) in respect of
the construction operations. (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 16)

(5) Every contractor or authorized person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to give a notice when required to do
so by subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 1.

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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 16)

Section: 25 Notice by contractor and authorized person of payments

made in respect of construction operations and of
completion

E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013



(1) Subject to subsection (2), where a payment or an interim payment is made to a contractor or for his benefit in
respect of any construction operations or a stage of any construction operations (if the construction operations
are undertaken or carried out in stages), the contractor shall, within 14 days after the payment is made or such
further time as the Council may in any case allow, give notice of it to the Council in the specified form.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 17)

(2) Where any payment or interim payment is made in any calendar month to a contractor or for his benefit in
respect of any construction operations that are carried out under a term contract, the contractor shall, within 14
days after the last day of that month or such further time as the Council may in any case allow, give notice of it
to the Council in the specified form. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 17)

(3) Not later than 14 days, or such further time as the Council may in any case allow, after the completion of any
construction operations, or of a stage of any construction operations (if the construction operations are
undertaken or carried out in stages), the contractor undertaking the construction operations, and the authorized
person appointed in respect of the construction operations, shall each give notice of such completion to the
Council in the specified form. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 17)

(4) Except in the case of a term contract, subsections (1) and (3) shall not apply in respect of any construction
operations if it is reasonably estimated that the total value of such operations does not exceed the amount
prescribed under section 23(4)(b).

(5) Every notice under subsection (1), (2) or (3) shall state the value of the construction operations or the stage of
the construction operations—
(a) in respect of which payment was made; or
(b) which have or has been completed,
as the case may be.

(6) A contractor or authorized person complies with subsection (1), (2) or (3) if the contractor or authorized person
has given a notice to the Council under section 35 or 36 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap



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587) in respect of the relevant payment or completion. (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 17)
(7) Every contractor or authorized person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to give a notice when required to do

so by subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

Section: 26 Assessment E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) On receipt of a notice of payment under section 25(1) or (2), the Council shall assess the amount of levy due in
respect of the construction operations or the stage of the construction operations to which the payment relate or
relates.

(2) Where more than one payment is made or to be made in respect of any construction operations or a stage of any
construction operations, the assessment under subsection (1) shall be a provisional assessment and a final
assessment shall be made on the final payment in respect of the construction operations, each stage of the
construction operations or all stages of the construction operations, as is appropriate.

(3) On receipt of a notice of completion of any construction operations, or a stage of any construction operations,
under section 25(3), the Council shall, if no assessment under subsection (1) or (2) has been made, assess the
amount of levy due in respect of the construction operations or the stage of the construction operations.

(4) Where any construction operations are undertaken or carried out in stages, the Council may make a provisional
assessment under subsection (3) on the completion of each stage of the construction operations and make a final
assessment on the completion of all stages of the construction operations.

(5) Notwithstanding subsections (1), (2) and (3), where construction operations are carried out under a term
contract, the Council may defer the making of any assessment under subsection (1), (2) or (3) until such time as
the Council considers appropriate.

(6) The Council may assess the amount of levy due in respect of the construction operations, or the stage of the
construction operations, which have or has been completed notwithstanding that no notice has been given to the
Council under section 25.

(7) Where it appears to the Council that an assessment of levy has been made at less than the proper amount, then,
subject to subsection (11), the Council may at any time make an additional assessment of levy due in respect of
the construction operations or the stage of the construction operations.

(8) If a contractor fails to give any notice required to be given by him under section 25 and does not give a
reasonable excuse for the failure within such period as the Council may allow in any case, the Council may, in
addition to the levy assessed under this section and payable by the contractor, impose a surcharge on the
contractor not exceeding twice the amount of levy so assessed.

(9) Any assessment of levy or imposition of surcharge under this section shall be notified in writing by the Council.
(10) A levy or surcharge shall not be payable by a contractor—

(a) if he has not been notified by the Council of an assessment of such levy or imposition of such surcharge, as
the case may be, under subsection (9); or

(b) to the extent that the levy or surcharge, as the case may be, has been paid by any other contractor unless the
levy or surcharge, as the case may be, may be required or ordered to be repaid, or may be refunded, to that
other contractor under section 27(4), or section 56(4) or 57(5) of the Construction Industry Council
Ordinance (Cap 587).

(11) Subject to subsection (12), an assessment or surcharge under this section shall be made or imposed within—
(a) 2 years after the completion of the construction operations; or
(b) 1 year after evidence of facts, sufficient in the opinion of the Council to justify the making of the

assessment or the imposition of the surcharge, comes to its knowledge,
whichever is the later.

(12) If construction operations are carried out under a term contract, an assessment or surcharge under this section
shall be made or imposed within—
(a) 2 years after the completion of all construction operations to which the contract relates;
(b) 2 years after the expiration of the period within which all construction operations to which the contract

relates have to be completed as provided for by the contract; or
(c) 1 year after evidence of facts, sufficient in the opinion of the Council to justify the making of the

assessment or the imposition of the surcharge, comes to its knowledge,
whichever is the last to occur.

(13) For the purposes of this section, where the amount of levy due in respect of a stage of any construction



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operations is assessed under this section, the amount of levy shall be assessed as if such stage of the construction
operations separately constitutes construction operations subject to payment of levy under this Ordinance.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 18)

Section: 27 Payment of levy E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The amount of levy or surcharge specified in a notice given to a contractor under section 26(9) shall be paid by
the contractor to the Council within 28 days after the receipt by him of the notice. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(2) If the amount of levy or surcharge is not paid within the period specified in subsection (1), the contractor shall
be liable to pay, in addition, a penalty of 5% of the amount unpaid.

(3) If the amount of levy or surcharge including any penalty payable under subsection (2) is not paid within 3
months after the expiry of the period specified in subsection (1), the contractor shall be liable to pay, in addition,
a further penalty of 5% of the amount unpaid.

(4) The Council may remit all or part of any levy or surcharge payable under subsection (1), or any penalty or
further penalty payable under subsection (2) or (3), if, in the special circumstances of any case, it thinks it fair
and reasonable to do so, and if the amount so remitted has been paid, it shall be repaid. (Amended 17 of 2012 s.
43)

(5) Payment shall be made in accordance with subsections (1), (2) and (3) notwithstanding that the contractor may
wish to object to the levy assessed or surcharge imposed under section 26.


Section: 28 Recovery of levy E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Any amount of levy or surcharge, including the amount of any penalty or further penalty, due and payable under
this Ordinance shall be recoverable as a debt due to the Council. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(2) An action under subsection (1) may be brought in the District Court notwithstanding that the amount due
exceeds the civil jurisdiction of the Court as may from time to time be determined under the District Court
Ordinance (Cap 336).

(3) Where an amount due under subsection (1) is within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal established
under the Small Claims Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 338), an action may be brought in that Tribunal to recover that
amount.


Section: 28A Use of levy L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) A levy received or recovered by the Council under this Part becomes part of the funds and property of the
Council under section 21 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587).

(2) The levy may be used by the Council for any of its purposes.
(Added 22 of 2014 s. 14)


Section: 29 Objection E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Any person who is notified under section 26(9) of an assessment of levy, or imposition of surcharge, may, by
notice in writing served on the Council within 21 days after the receipt by him of the notice, object to the levy or
surcharge. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 19)

(2) A notice of objection under subsection (1) shall state precisely the grounds of objection and shall be
accompanied by all written statements and other documentary evidence relied upon by the objector in support of
the objection.

(3) The Council is to deal with the objection in accordance with section 56 of the Construction Industry Council
Ordinance (Cap 587). (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 19)

(4) (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 19)

Section: 30 (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 20) L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013






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Section: 31 Provision of information and production of documents E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) An employer, contractor or authorized person concerned in any construction operations shall—
(a) provide the Council or a levy inspector, within such time and in such form as the Council or the inspector

may specify, with such information relating to the construction operations (including any amount paid or
payable in respect of the construction operations or any work connected therewith), or the name and address
of the person for or by whom the construction operations are undertaken, as the Council or the inspector
may require for the purpose of performing its or his functions under this Ordinance;

(b) on being so required by the Council or a levy inspector, produce or cause to be produced any documents or
records in his possession relating to the construction operations (including any amount paid or payable in
respect of the construction operations or any work connected therewith) for inspection by the Council or the
inspector and permit the Council or the inspector to take copies or make extracts from them or to remove
them for a reasonable period.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall disclose otherwise than to the Council, or to an employee of the
Council in his official capacity, any information provided or obtained under subsection (1) (including
information obtained from documents or records) without the consent of the person who provided it or from
whom it was obtained.

(3) Subsection (2) shall not apply—
(a) to the provision of information under—

(i) section 59 or 60 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587); or (Replaced 12 of 2006
s. 84)

(ii) regulation 14 of the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) (Assessment of Levy)
Regulations (Cap 360 sub. leg. A); (Amended 6 of 2008 s. 50)

(b) to the supply of a copy of personal data in compliance with a data access request under section 18 of the
Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486);

(c) to the disclosure of information in the form of a summary of similar information provided by or obtained
from a number of employers, contractors or authorized persons if the summary is so framed as not to enable
particulars relating to any particular contractor's business to be ascertained from it;

(d) to the disclosure of information by the Council to any person authorized or employed by it for the purpose
of checking or ascertaining the value of construction operations;

(e) to the disclosure of information by the Council to the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board
established under the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance (Cap 360); or
(Amended 12 of 2006 s. 84; 6 of 2008 s. 50)

(f) to any disclosure of information made for the purpose of any legal proceedings brought under this
Ordinance, or for the purpose of any report of any such proceedings.

(4) Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement under subsection (1) when it is
within his power to do so commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 1.

(5) Any person who intentionally discloses any information in contravention of subsection (2) commits an offence
and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 21)

Section: 32 Offences: Part 5 E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) A person who is knowingly concerned in, or in the taking of steps with a view to, the fraudulent evasion of the
payment of a levy, whether due from him or from any other person, commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3 or 3 times the amount of levy that was or was intended to be evaded by his
conduct, whichever is the greater.

(2) A person who—
(a) with intent to deceive, produces, supplies, sends or otherwise uses, for the purposes of this Part, any

document or record that is false in a material particular; or
(b) in providing any information for the purposes of this Part, makes any statement which he knows to be false

in a material particular or recklessly makes a statement that is false in a material particular,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3 or 3 times the amount of levy that was or was
intended to be evaded by his conduct, whichever is the greater.



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Section: 33 Levy inspector E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


The Council may, subject to the approval of the Secretary, appoint in writing a person to be a levy inspector for the
purposes of this Part.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

Section: 34 Evidence by certificate, etc. E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


A certificate purporting to be signed by a levy inspector—
(a) that any notice required by or under this Part has or has not been given or has or has not been given on any

date; or
(b) that any amount of levy, surcharge, penalty or further penalty due under this Part has not been paid,

shall be sufficient evidence of that fact until the contrary is proved.

Section: 35 Authentication, and production in evidence of documents E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) A notice or document given or issued by the Council for the purposes of this Part may be signed by a levy
inspector.

(2) A document purporting to be a notice or document given or issued by the Council for the purposes of this Part
and purporting to be signed by a levy inspector shall be received in evidence and shall until the contrary is
proved be deemed to be such a notice or document.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

Part: 6 Registration of Construction Workers E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 6 has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Section: 36 Appointment of Registrar E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Council shall, subject to the approval of the Secretary, appoint a person to be the Registrar of Construction
Workers on such terms as the Council thinks fit. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(2) An appointment under subsection (1) shall be notified in the Gazette.

Section: 37 Functions and powers of Registrar E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Registrar shall—
(a) establish and maintain a Register of Construction Workers;
(b) examine, assess and verify the qualifications of applicants for registration or renewal of registration;
(c) receive and examine applications for registration or renewal of registration, and accept or reject those

applications;
(d) collect from applicants for registration or renewal of registration, or for replacement registration cards, the

prescribed fees in relation to the application and hand over to the Council the fees so collected;
(e) maintain a database of information relating to registered construction workers;
(f) collect the copy of record furnished to the Registrar under section 58(7)(b) and if directed to do so by the

Council, either generally or in a particular case, provide to a public body the information contained in those
records; and

(g) perform such other functions as are imposed on the Registrar under this Ordinance or any other enactment.
(2) The Council shall not direct the Registrar to provide to a public body any of the information referred to in

subsection (1)(f) unless the information is— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 22)
(a) to be used in relation to the enforcement of any law; or



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(b) in the form of a summary that is so framed as not to enable particulars relating to any particular registered
construction worker to be ascertained from it.

(3) The Registrar may do all such things as are necessary for, or incidental or conducive to, the performance of the
Registrar's functions and may exercise such powers as are conferred on the Registrar under this Ordinance or
any other enactment.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 22)

Section: 38 Register of Construction Workers L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) An entry in the Register of a person as a registered construction worker shall show—
(a) the name of the person;
(b) the registration number of the person;
(c) the date of registration;
(d) the date on which the registration expires;
(e) whether the person is registered as—

(i) a registered skilled worker for a designated trade division;
(ii) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division;
(iii) a registered semi-skilled worker for a designated trade division;
(iv) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division; or
(v) a registered general worker; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 15)

(f) unless the person is registered as a registered general worker, the designated trade division for which the
person is registered; and (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 15)

(g) a remark to be entered under section 49(4)(b) in relation to the person.
(2) For the purpose of enabling a member of the public—

(a) to ascertain whether a person is a registered construction worker; and
(b) if that person is a registered construction worker, to ascertain the particulars of the registration of that

person,
the Register shall be available to any person for inspection free of charge at the office of the Registrar at such
reasonable times as the Registrar may specify.

(3) A person whose name is entered in the Register shall notify in writing the Registrar of any change in his name or
address within one month of the change.

(4) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 1.

(5) A person who, without lawful authority—
(a) obliterates, defaces or otherwise alters an existing entry in the Register; or
(b) adds a new entry in the Register,
commits an offence and is liable to a fine at level 3.


Section: 39 Application for registration L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) A person may apply to the Registrar for registration as—
(a) a registered skilled worker for one or more designated trade divisions; (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 16)
(b) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for one or more designated trade divisions; (Replaced 22 of 2014

s. 16)
(c) a registered semi-skilled worker for one or more designated trade divisions; (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 16)
(d) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for one or more designated trade divisions; or (Replaced 22

of 2014 s. 16)
(e) a registered general worker.

(2) An application under subsection (1) shall be—
(a) in the specified form; and
(b) accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(3) Paragraphs (b) and (d) of subsection (1) each expires on a day or days to be appointed by the Secretary by notice
published in the Gazette.





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Section: 40 Qualifications for registration L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Registrar shall not register a person as a registered construction worker unless the Registrar is satisfied that

(a) the person holds a certificate referred to in section 6BA(2) of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings

Ordinance (Cap 59) in respect of that person's attendance at a safety training course that relates to
construction work within the meaning of that Ordinance; and

(b) the person—
(i) is a Hong Kong permanent resident; or
(ii) is not subject to any conditions of stay in Hong Kong that he shall not take up any paid or unpaid

employment in Hong Kong.
(2) Subject to section 42(5), the Registrar must not register a person as a registered skilled worker for a designated

trade division unless the Registrar is satisfied that the person—
(a) holds a certificate set out in column 4 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division;
(b) holds a qualification and meets a requirement set out in column 6 of that Schedule opposite the trade

division, or either holds such a qualification or meets such a requirement (as the case requires);
(c) holds a certificate referred to in section 41(1)(b)—

(i) in respect of a training course that the Council specifies under section 41(1) in relation to the registered
skilled workers (provisional) for the trade division; and

(ii) issued to the person while a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade division; or
(d) holds a qualification that the Registrar, in consultation with the Qualifications Board, considers as an

equivalent qualification. (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 17)
(3) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 17)
(4) Subject to section 42(1) and (5), the Registrar must not register a person as a registered skilled worker

(provisional) for a designated trade division unless the Registrar is satisfied that, as at 29 December 2005, the
person has, for a period, or an aggregate period, of not less than 6 years, personally carried out construction
work that involves any skills described in column 3 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division. (Replaced 22 of
2014 s. 17)

(5) Subject to section 42(5), the Registrar must not register a person as a registered semi-skilled worker for a
designated trade division unless the Registrar is satisfied that the person—
(a) holds a certificate set out in column 5 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division;
(b) holds a qualification and meets a requirement set out in column 6 of that Schedule opposite the trade

division, or either holds such a qualification or meets such a requirement (as the case requires); or
(c) holds a qualification that the Registrar, in consultation with the Qualifications Board, considers as an

equivalent qualification. (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 17)
(6) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 17)
(7) Subject to section 42(1) and (5), the Registrar must not register a person as a registered semi-skilled worker

(provisional) for a designated trade division unless the Registrar is satisfied that, as at 29 December 2005, the
person has, for a period, or an aggregate period, of not less than 2 years, personally carried out construction
work that involves any skills described in column 3 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division. (Replaced 22 of
2014 s. 17)

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 23)

Section: 40A Registration of senior construction worker as registered

skilled worker
L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015



(1) Despite section 40(2), the Registrar may register a person as registered skilled worker for a designated trade
division if the Registrar is satisfied that—
(a) as on the commencement date* of this section, the person has a period, or an aggregate period, of not less

than 10 years of relevant experience in the trade division; and
(b) the person—

(i) as at 29 December 2005, has a period, or an aggregate period, of not less than 6 years of relevant
experience in the trade division; or

(ii) has passed an assessment conducted by the Council for the purposes of this section.



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(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a person has relevant experience in a designated trade division if the person
has personally carried out on a construction site construction work that involves any skills described in column 3
of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division.

(3) The Registrar must not register a person for a designated trade division under subsection (1) if a qualification or
requirement is set out in column 6 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division.

(4) A person who wishes to be registered under subsection (1) must make an application under section 39(1)(a)
within the period of 18 months beginning on the commencement date* of this section.

(5) The Secretary may, by notice published in the Gazette, extend the period.
(6) A notice under subsection (5) may only be published before the expiry of the period which the notice seeks to

extend.
(7) If an application referred to in subsection (4) is made after the expiry of the period referred to in that subsection,

the Registrar may not process the application unless the Registrar thinks it fair and reasonable to do so.
(8) A prescribed fee is payable to the Council by a person who attends an assessment referred to in subsection

(1)(b)(ii).
(9) This section or a provision of this section expires on a day to be appointed by the Secretary by notice published

in the Gazette.
(Added 22 of 2014 s. 18)

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Note:
* Commencement date: 1 April 2015.

Section: 41 Training course for registered skilled worker (provisional) L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Council may, in relation to the registered skilled workers (provisional) for a designated trade division,
specify a training course— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43; 22 of 2014 s. 19)
(a) which is, in the opinion of the Council, a course of training for those workers on carrying out on a

construction site construction work that involves any skills described in column 3 of Schedule 1 opposite
the trade division; and (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 19)

(b) in respect of which a certificate is issued to a person who—
(i) attends and completes the course;
(ii) attends and completes the assessment, conducted during or at the end of the course, of the person's

competence in the area covered by the course; and
(iii) satisfies the assessor that the person is so competent.

(2) The Council shall give notice in the Gazette of any training course that it specifies under subsection (1).
(3) A registered skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division may, at his own cost, attend a training

course that the Council specifies under subsection (1) in relation to the registered skilled workers (provisional)
for the trade division. (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 19)

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

Section: 42 Special provision on registration for certain trade

divisions*
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(1) The Registrar must not register a person as a registered skilled worker (provisional), or registered semi-skilled
worker (provisional), for a designated trade division if a qualification or requirement is set out in column 6 of
Schedule 1 opposite the trade division. (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 20)

(2)-(4) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 20)
(5) The Registrar shall not register a person as a registered skilled worker, a registered skilled worker (provisional),

a registered semi-skilled worker, or a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional), for the designated trade
division of Building Security System Mechanic unless the Registrar is satisfied that the person holds a permit in
relation to the activities within paragraph (c) or (d) of the definition of security work in section 2 of the Security
and Guarding Services Ordinance (Cap 460). (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 20)

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Note:
* (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 20)




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Section: 43 Acceptance and rejection of registration E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Registrar shall accept or reject an application for registration or renewal of registration in accordance with
this Ordinance.

(2) Where the Registrar rejects an application for registration or renewal of registration, the Registrar shall notify in
writing the applicant of the rejection and the reasons for the rejection.


Section: 44 Expiry and renewal of registration L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) Subject to subsection (5), the registration of a person shall expire on a day that is specified by the Registrar in
accordance with subsection (2).

(2) The date so specified shall—
(a) if the person is a Hong Kong permanent resident, subject to subsection (3), be not less than 12 months, and

not more than 72 months, after the relevant date;
(b) if the person is not a Hong Kong permanent resident, subject to subsections (3) and (4), be not more than 72

months after the relevant date. (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 21)
(3) If, on the date of registration or renewal of registration, the person holds another registration that is in effect, the

date so specified shall be the day on which that other registration expires.
(4) If, on the date of registration or renewal of registration, the person is subject to a condition of stay in Hong Kong

limiting the period during which the person may remain in Hong Kong, the date so specified shall be a day
within that period.

(5) A person may apply to the Registrar for the renewal of his registration.
(6) An application under subsection (5) shall be—

(a) in the specified form; and
(b) accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(7) An application under subsection (5) shall be made—
(a) not earlier than 6 months before and not later than 7 business days before the date of expiry of the person's

registration; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 24)
(b) after the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph (a) but before the date on which the Registrar gives

notice to the person that the Registrar intends to cancel the person's registration under section 49(1)(b); or
(c) in the case where the Registrar has given notice to the person that the Registrar intends to cancel the

person's registration under section 49(1)(b), before the expiry of the period of 14 days referred to in section
49(2)(b).

(8) The Registrar shall not renew the registration of a person unless the Registrar is satisfied that—
(a) the person complies with the applicable requirements for registration set out in sections 40 and 42(5); and

(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 21)
(b) if the registration will, on the date of its expiry, have been in effect for not less than 2 years, the person has

attended and completed, during the period of 1 year immediately before the date of application for renewal
of the registration, such development courses applicable to his registration as the Council may specify.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 24)

(8A) Subsection (8)(a) does not apply to the renewal of a registration made under section 40A(1). (Added 22 of 2014
s. 21)

(8B) The Registrar must not renew the registration of a person made under section 40A(1) unless the Registrar is
satisfied that the person complies with the requirements for registration set out in sections 40(1) and (if
applicable) 42(5). (Added 22 of 2014 s. 21)

(9) The Council shall give notice in the Gazette of the development courses that it specifies for the purposes of
subsection (8)(b). (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 24)

(10) In this section—
registration (註冊) means registration under this Ordinance as—

(a) a registered skilled worker for a designated trade division;
(b) a registered semi-skilled worker for a designated trade division; or
(c) a registered general worker,
and registered (註冊) shall be construed accordingly; (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 21)



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relevant date (有關日期) means—
(a) the date of registration;
(b) in the case of an application for renewal of registration made in accordance with subsection (7)(a), the date

on which the registration would have expired but for the renewal;
(c) in the case of an application for renewal of registration made in accordance with subsection (7)(b)—

(i) the date on which the registration would have expired but for the renewal; or
(ii) the date of renewal of registration,
whichever is the later; or

(d) in the case of an application for renewal of registration made in accordance with subsection (7)(c), the date
of renewal of registration.


Section: 45 Expiry of registration as registered skilled worker

(provisional), etc.
L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015



(1) The registration of a person as a registered skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division expires—
(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 22)
(a) on the third anniversary of the date of registration;
(b) if the registration is extended under section 45A, on the new expiry date notified under section 45A(6) or, if

the registration has been so extended more than once, on the new expiry date so notified in accordance with
the latest extension; or

(c) on the date on which the person is registered as a registered skilled worker for the trade division (if the date
falls before the time of expiry mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b)). (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 22)

(2) The registration of a person as a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division
expires— (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 22)
(a) on the third anniversary of the date of registration;
(b) if the registration is extended under section 45A, on the new expiry date notified under section 45A(6) or, if

the registration has been so extended more than once, on the new expiry date so notified in accordance with
the latest extension; or

(c) on the date on which the person is registered as a registered skilled worker, or a registered semi-skilled
worker, for the trade division (if the date falls before the time of expiry mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b)).
(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 22)

(3) Subject to section 45A, the registration of a person as a registered skilled worker (provisional), or a registered
semi-skilled worker (provisional), for a designated trade division is not renewable. (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 22)

(Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 25)

Section: 45A Application to extend registration as registered skilled

worker (provisional), etc.
L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015



(1) A person may apply to the Registrar to extend his or her registration as a registered skilled worker (provisional),
or a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional), for a designated trade division (provisional registration).
(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 23)

(2) An application under subsection (1) must be in the specified form.
(3) The application must be made not earlier than 28 days before and not later than 28 days after the expiry of the

provisional registration, or within any other period the Registrar may allow in any particular case.
(4) The Registrar may accept the application only if the Registrar is satisfied that a specified ground exists or the

Registrar thinks it fair and reasonable to accept the application.
(5) If the application is accepted, the Registrar may extend the provisional registration for a period not exceeding 12

months as determined by the Registrar.
(6) If the application is accepted, the Registrar must as soon as practicable notify the applicant in writing of the

extension of the provisional registration and the new expiry date of that registration.
(7) If the application is rejected, the Registrar must as soon as practicable notify the applicant of the rejection in

writing.
(8) A specified ground exists in relation to an application for extension of the registration as a registered skilled

worker (provisional) for a designated trade division if, due to illness or injury, the applicant— (Amended 22 of



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2014 s. 23)
(a) could not attend or complete the last relevant training course available before the expiry of the registration;
(b) could not attend or complete the assessment of the applicant’s competence in the area covered by the

course; or
(c) could not attend or complete the last relevant trade test available before the expiry of the registration.

(9) A specified ground exists in relation to an application for extension of the registration as a registered semi-
skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade division if, due to illness or injury, the applicant could not
attend or complete the last relevant intermediate trade test available before the expiry of the registration.
(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 23)

(10) In this section—
relevant intermediate trade test (相關中級工藝測試), in relation to a designated trade division, means a trade test


(a) that is conducted by the Council or a training institute in the construction industry in Hong Kong for the

trade division; and
(b) for which an intermediate trade test certificate set out in column 5 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division

may be issued;
relevant trade test (相關技能測試), in relation to a designated trade division, means a trade test—

(a) that is conducted by the Council or a training institute in the construction industry in Hong Kong for the
trade division; and

(b) for which a trade test certificate set out in column 4 of Schedule 1 opposite the trade division may be
issued;

relevant training course (相關訓練課程 ), in relation to a person registered as a registered skilled worker
(provisional) for a designated trade division, means a training course specified under section 41(1) in relation to
the registered skilled workers (provisional) for the trade division. (Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 23)

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 26)

Section: 46 Issue of registration card L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), the Registrar shall, on registering a person as a registered construction
worker (current registration), issue to the person a registration card in respect of the current registration.

(2) If the person was issued a registration card in respect of a registration that is in effect (previous registration), the
Registrar shall—
(a) revise the data recorded on the card to the effect that the card is in respect of the current registration and the

previous registration; and
(b) issue to the person the card with the revised data recorded on it.

(3) If—
(a) the person was issued a registration card in respect of a previous registration;
(b) the person has applied to the Registrar for a replacement registration card under subsection (8); and
(c) the Registrar is satisfied that the registration card concerned has in fact been lost or destroyed,
the Registrar shall issue to the person a replacement registration card in respect of the current registration and the
previous registration.

(4) If—
(a) the person was issued a registration card in respect of a previous registration;
(b) the person has applied to the Registrar for a replacement registration card under subsection (9); and
(c) the Registrar is satisfied that the registration card concerned has in fact been damaged and surrendered to

the Registrar,
the Registrar shall issue to the person a replacement registration card in respect of the current registration and the
previous registration.

(5) Subject to subsections (6) and (7), if the Registrar renews the registration of a person, the Registrar shall—
(a) revise the data recorded on the registration card issued to the person to the effect that the registration has

been renewed; and
(b) issue to the person the card with the revised data recorded on it.

(5A) If the Registrar accepts under section 45A(4) an application to extend the registration of a person as a registered



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skilled worker (provisional), or a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional), for a designated trade division,
the Registrar must— (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 24)
(a) amend the Register to reflect the extension;
(b) record the new expiry date of the registration on the registration card issued to the person; and
(c) return the card to the person with that new expiry date recorded on it. (Added 17 of 2012 s. 27)

(6) If—
(a) the person has applied to the Registrar for a replacement registration card under subsection (8); and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the registration card concerned has in fact been lost or destroyed,
the Registrar shall issue to the person a replacement registration card with the data revised to the effect that the
registration has been renewed.

(7) If—
(a) the person has applied to the Registrar for a replacement registration card under subsection (9); and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that the registration card concerned has in fact been damaged and surrendered to

the Registrar,
the Registrar shall issue to the person a replacement registration card with the data revised to the effect that the
registration has been renewed.

(8) If a registration card has been lost or destroyed, the registered construction worker to whom it was issued shall
as soon as practicable apply to the Registrar for a replacement registration card.

(9) If a registration card has been damaged, the registered construction worker to whom it was issued shall as soon
as practicable—
(a) surrender the card to the Registrar; and
(b) apply to the Registrar for a replacement registration card.

(10) An application under subsection (8) or (9) shall be—
(a) in the specified form; and
(b) accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(11) Subject to subsections (3) and (6), the Registrar shall issue a replacement registration card pursuant to an
application under subsection (8) on being satisfied that the registration card that it will replace has in fact been
lost or destroyed.

(12) Subject to subsections (4) and (7), the Registrar shall issue a replacement registration card pursuant to an
application under subsection (9) on being satisfied that the registration card that it will replace has in fact been
damaged and surrendered to the Registrar.

(13) A person who notifies the Registrar of a change in his name under section 38(3) shall as soon as practicable apply
to the Registrar for a replacement registration card.

(14) An application under subsection (13) shall be in the specified form.
(15) On receiving an application under subsection (13), the Registrar, if satisfied that the change in name has been

notified under section 38(3) shall pursuant to the application issue a replacement registration card.
(16) For the purposes of this Ordinance, a replacement registration card issued under subsection (3), (4), (6), (7), (11),

(12) or (15) has the same effect as, and is an equivalent to, the registration card that it replaces.

Section: 46A Additional information in registration card L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) On application by a person to whom a registration card has been or is to be issued, the Registrar may record on
that registration card any information that is contained in a document—
(a) issued to the person under or for the purposes of—

(i) any other enactment relevant to the construction industry; or
(ii) any system, scheme or programme relating to the safety, training or registration of, or qualification

assessment for, construction workers in Hong Kong; and
(b) specified by the Council for the purposes of this section by notice published on the Council website.

(2) The Council must obtain the Secretary’s approval before making a specification under subsection (1)(b).
(3) An application under subsection (1) must be in the specified form.
(4) If the Registrar is satisfied that any information recorded on a registration card under this section is no longer

accurate or applicable, the Registrar may by notice in writing require the person to whom the card has been
issued to return the card to the Registrar for the purpose of revising or deleting that information.

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notice is given, return the registration card to the Registrar.
(6) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (5) commits an offence and is liable on

conviction to a fine at level 1.
(7) (Repealed 22 of 2014 s. 25)

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 28)

Section: 47 Registration card E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Subject to subsection (2), a registration card shall be in the specified form.
(2) A registration card shall be a card—

(a) on the surface of which data may be printed or otherwise recorded; and
(b) in which data may be stored in electronic form.

(3) The Council may, in relation to a registration card, specify— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
(a) what data shall be printed or otherwise recorded on the surface of the card; and
(b) what data shall be stored in the card in electronic form.

(4) The Registrar shall—
(a) provide such device that enables the data stored in a registration card in electronic form to be retrieved; and
(b) make the device available for use free of charge,
at the office, and during the ordinary business hours, of the Registrar.

(5) A person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, sells or offers for sale, lends, gives, hands over or
parts with possession to another person a registration card commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a
fine at level 3.

(6) A person who—
(a) without lawful authority, alters any data printed or otherwise recorded on the surface of a registration card;
(b) without lawful authority, alters any data stored in a registration card in electronic form; or
(c) without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, otherwise defaces or damages a registration card,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(7) In subsection (6), alter (改動), in relation to data, includes erase, cancel and add to.

Section: 48 Registered construction worker to carry registration card E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


Remarks:
* Italicized part is not yet in operation.

(1) A registered construction worker shall comply with subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5) if he—

(a) personally carries out on a construction site construction work;
*[(b) personally carries out on a construction site construction work that involves any work described in

column 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in that Part as—
(i) a registered skilled worker for the trade; or
(ii) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade;

(c) personally carries out on a construction site construction work that involves any work described in column
2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in that Part as—
(i) a registered skilled worker for the trade;
(ii) a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the trade;
(iii) a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade; or
(iv) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the trade; or

(d) personally carries out on a construction site construction work that involves any work described in column
2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 opposite a designated trade set out in that Part as—
(i) a registered semi-skilled worker for the trade; or
(ii) a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the trade.]

(2) A registered construction worker shall carry with him the registration card issued to him in respect of the
registration concerned while on the construction site.

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(a) if employed by a principal contractor for the construction site, or a sub-contractor of such a principal
contractor, shall, subject to subsection (4), produce the registration card issued to the worker on demand by
that principal contractor or an agent of that principal contractor authorized for the purpose; and

(b) shall, subject to subsection (5), produce that registration card on demand by an authorized officer.
(4) If a registered construction worker is unable to comply with a demand by a principal contractor, or an agent of a

principal contractor, under subsection (3)(a), he shall make a statement, in a register maintained under
subsection (6), that he has been issued a registration card in respect of the registration concerned and that
registration is in effect, unless—
(a) he has made a like statement in that register on the day immediately preceding the day on which that

demand is made; or
(b) he has made 2 like statements in that register during the 30 days immediately preceding the day on which

that demand is made.
(5) If a registered construction worker is unable to comply with a demand by an authorized officer under subsection

(3)(b), he shall produce the registration card at a place and within a period that are—
(a) specified by the authorized officer who made the demand; and
(b) reasonable in all the circumstances.

(6) A principal contractor for a construction site—
(a) shall establish and maintain a register for the purposes of subsection (4) in the specified form; and
(b) shall not cause or permit any statement referred to in subsection (4) made in the register to be removed from

it at any time before the expiration of 24 months after the date on which the statement was made in the
register.

(7) A person who—
(a) makes a statement referred to in subsection (4); and
(b) is not a person who has been issued a registration card in respect of the registration concerned, which is in

effect,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(8) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (5) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 3.

(9) A person who contravenes subsection (6)(a) or (b) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at
level 3.


Section: 49 Cancellation of registration L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Registrar may cancel the registration of a person if the Registrar is satisfied that—
(a) the person has died;
(b) the registration has expired and is not renewed;
(c) the person no longer complies with the applicable requirements for registration set out in sections 40 and

42(5); or (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 27)
(d) the person was not at the time of his registration entitled to be registered.

(2) If the Registrar intends to cancel the registration of a person under subsection (1), the Registrar—
(a) shall give notice of the intention and the reasons for the cancellation by prepaid registered post to the

person's last known postal address; and
(b) shall not cancel the registration of the person under that subsection until the expiry of a period of 14 days

after the date of posting the notice.
(3) If the Registrar gives notice to a person that the Registrar intends to cancel the registration of the person, and

before the expiry of the period of 14 days referred to in subsection (2)(b)—
(a) in the case of a cancellation under subsection (1)(a), the person satisfies the Registrar that he is not dead;
(b) in the case of a cancellation under subsection (1)(b), the person properly applies to renew his registration;
(c) in the case of a cancellation under subsection (1)(c), the person satisfies the Registrar that he complies with

the applicable requirements for registration set out in sections 40 and 42(5); or (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 27)
(d) in the case of a cancellation under subsection (1)(d ), the person satisfies the Registrar that he was entitled

to be registered,
the Registrar shall not cancel the registration for the reasons set out in the notice.

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(a) removing from the Register the entry in it of the person; or
(b) if the person is still a registered construction worker after the cancellation, entering a remark against the

entry in the Register of the person that reflects the cancellation.
(5) If the Registrar cancels the registration of a person, the Registrar shall notify the person in writing of the

cancellation.
(6) Subject to subsection (7), a person whose registration is cancelled under this Ordinance shall, not later than 14

days after being notified by the Registrar in writing of the cancellation, surrender to the Registrar the registration
card issued to him.

(7) If the person is still a registered construction worker after the cancellation, the person shall, not later than 14
days after being notified by the Registrar in writing of the cancellation, return to the Registrar the registration
card issued to him for revising the data recorded on the card to reflect the cancellation. (Amended 17 of 2012 s.
29)

(8) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (6) or (7) commits an offence and is liable on
conviction to a fine at level 1.


Section: 50 Correction of errors on Register E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


The Registrar may correct any error apparent on the face of the Register, including any omission from the Register.

Section: 50A Transitional and saving provisions relating to this Part L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


Schedules 5 and 6 have effect in relation to this Part.
(Added 22 of 2014 s. 28)


Part: 7 Reviews and Appeals E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 7 has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Section: 51 Review of decisions L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) A person who is the subject of a decision of the Registrar under section 40A(1) or (7), 43(1), 44(1), 45A(4) or
(5) or 49(1) may request the Review Board to review the decision by serving on the Board, within 2 weeks after
the decision, a notice of request for review stating the substance of the matter and reasons for the request.
(Amended 22 of 2014 s. 29)

(2) A notice of request for review shall be in the specified form.
(3) A request under this section for review of a decision does not suspend the decision unless the Council decides

otherwise.
(4) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice of request for review, the Review Board shall consider the

request.
(5) On consideration of a request for review of a decision, the Review Board may recommend the Registrar—

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 30)
(a) to confirm, vary or reverse the decision; or
(b) to substitute the decision with such other decision as the Review Board thinks fit.

(6) On making a recommendation, the Review Board shall notify in writing the person who requests for the review
of its recommendation and the reasons for the recommendation.

(7) As soon as practicable after receiving the recommendation of the Review Board in respect of a person's request
for review of a decision, the Registrar shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 30)
(a) having regard to the recommendation—

(i) confirm, vary or reverse the decision; or
(ii) substitute the decision with such other decision as the Registrar thinks fit; and

(b) notify in writing the person of—



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(i) if the Registrar confirms the decision, the confirmation;
(ii) if the Registrar varies the decision, the decision as varied;
(iii) if the Registrar reverses the decision, the reversal; or
(iv) if the Registrar substitutes the decision with another decision, that other decision,
and the reasons for doing so.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 30)

Section: 52 Notice of appeal L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) A person who is the subject of a decision under section 40A(1) or (7), 43(1), 44(1), 45A(4) or (5) or 49(1) may,
after being notified under section 51(7)(b) of the confirmation, variation or substitution of the decision, appeal
against— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 31; 22 of 2014 s. 30)
(a) if the Registrar confirms the decision, the decision;
(b) if the Registrar varies the decision, the decision as varied; or
(c) if the Registrar substitutes the decision with another decision, that other decision,
by serving on the Council a notice of appeal stating the substance of the matter and reasons for the appeal.

(2) For the purpose of an appeal under this Part, a reference to a decision of the Registrar includes—
(a) a decision of the Registrar as varied under section 51(7)(a)(i); and
(b) the other decision with which the Registrar substitutes, under section 51(7)(a)(ii), the Registrar's decision.

(3) A person who is the subject of a decision under section 58(4)(b) may appeal against the decision by serving on
the Council a notice of appeal stating the substance of the matter and reasons for the appeal.

(4) A notice of appeal shall be—
(a) in the specified form;
(b) accompanied by the prescribed fee; and
(c) served on the Council— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 31)

(i) in the case of an appeal against a decision under subsection(1), within 2 weeks after the Registrar
notifies the person under section 51(7)(b); or

(ii) in the case of an appeal against a decision under subsection (3), within 3 business days after the
decision.

(5) An appeal under subsection (1) against a decision does not suspend the decision unless the Council decides
otherwise.

(6) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice of appeal, the Council shall forward a copy of the notice to the
Secretary.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 31)

Section: 53 Appeal Board panel E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Secretary shall appoint an Appeal Board panel of not less than 49 members, of
whom—
(a) not less than 16 are members of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers nominated by the Institution;
(b) not less than 8 are members of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects nominated by the Institute;
(c) not less than 5 are members of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors nominated by the Institute;
(d) not less than 10 are persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Secretary, a person from a contractor in

the construction industry in Hong Kong; and
(e) not less than 10 are persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Secretary, a person from a trade union,

registered under the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332), that represents workers in the construction industry
in Hong Kong.

(2) A person is not eligible for appointment under subsection (1) if he is—
(a) a public officer;
(b) a member of the Council; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(c) a member of the Qualifications Board; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(d) a member of the Review Board; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(e) the Registrar; (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(f) (if the Registrar is a body corporate) a member, officer or employee of the Registrar; (Added 17 of 2012 s.



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32)
(g) (if the Registrar is a body unincorporate) a member of the Registrar; or (Added 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(h) a member of the Registration Board. (Added 17 of 2012 s. 32)

(3) An appointment under subsection (1) shall be notified in the Gazette.
(4) A member of the Appeal Board panel shall be appointed for a term of not more than 3 years.
(5) A person appointed under subsection (1) may be reappointed, and may resign by notice in writing to the

Secretary.
(6) If the Secretary is satisfied that a member of the Appeal Board panel—

(a) has become a public officer, a member of the Council, a member of the Registration Board, a member of
the Qualifications Board or a member of the Review Board; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 32)

(b) has become the Registrar; (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(ba) (if the Registrar is a body corporate) has become a member, officer or employee of the Registrar; (Added

17 of 2012 s. 32)
(bb) (if the Registrar is a body unincorporate) has become a member of the Registrar; (Added 17 of 2012 s. 32)
(c) has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors;
(d) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;
(e) has ceased to be of the capacity by virtue of which he was appointed; or
(f) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a member,
the Secretary may declare his office as a member of the Appeal Board panel to be vacant, and shall notify the
fact in such manner as the Secretary thinks fit; and upon such declaration the office shall become vacant.


Section: 54 Appeal Board E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Secretary shall within—
(a) 30 days after receipt of a notice of appeal under section 52(1); or
(b) 21 business days after receipt of a notice of appeal under section 52(3), (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 33)
appoint a Construction Workers Appeal Board to hear the appeal.

(2) An Appeal Board shall consist of 5 members, of whom—
(a) not more than 2 are selected in rotation from the members of the Appeal Board panel specified in section

53(1)(a), (b) and (c);
(b) not more than 2 are selected in rotation from the members of the Appeal Board panel specified in section

53(1)(d); and
(c) not more than 2 are selected in rotation from the members of the Appeal Board panel specified in section

53(1)(e).
(3) The members of an Appeal Board are to elect a chairperson from amongst themselves. (Amended 17 of 2012 s.

33)
(4) The quorum of an Appeal Board is 4 members.
(5) The amendment made by section 33(1) of the Construction Industry Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments)

Ordinance 2012 (17 of 2012) (amending section) to subsection (1)(b) does not apply to a notice of appeal served
under section 52(3) before the commencement date* of the amending section, and that subsection as in force
immediately before that commencement date applies to that notice as if that amendment had not been made.
(Added 17 of 2012 s. 33)

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Note:
* Commencement date: 1 January 2013.

Section: 55 Proceedings before Appeal Board E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The parties to an appeal are—
(a) the appellant; and
(b) in the case of—

(i) an appeal against a decision of the Council, the Council; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 34)
(ii) an appeal against a decision of the Registrar, the Registrar.

(2) The chairperson of an Appeal Board shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 34)



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(a) appoint the time and place of the hearing of the appeal; and
(b) notify the parties to the appeal of the time and place.

(3) A party to an appeal may be present at the hearing of the appeal and may—
(a) make representation in person; or
(b) be represented by counsel or a solicitor or any other person authorized by the party in writing.

(4) The hearing of an appeal shall be held in public unless the Appeal Board, on its own motion or on the
application of a party to the appeal, orders that all or part of the hearing shall be held in camera.

(5) An Appeal Board shall not make an order under subsection (4) unless the Appeal Board—
(a) has consulted the parties to the appeal; and
(b) is satisfied that the order is necessary in the interests of justice.

(6) The decision of an Appeal Board on an appeal shall be that of the majority of the members hearing the appeal,
and if there is an equality of votes, the chairperson of the Appeal Board shall have a casting vote in addition to
his or her original vote. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 34)

(7) The decision of an Appeal Board on an appeal shall be binding on the parties to the appeal and shall be final.
(8) Subject to subsection (9), an Appeal Board shall notify in writing the parties to the appeal of its decision and the

reasons for the decision.
(9) If the appeal is made under section 52(3), the Appeal Board shall, within 14 business days after the date of its

appointment by the Secretary, notify in writing the parties to the appeal of its decision and the reasons for the
decision.

(10) If, during the hearing of an appeal by an Appeal Board, the term of appointment of a member of the Appeal
Board panel who has been selected to be a member of the Appeal Board expires, the member may continue to
hear the appeal until the appeal is determined, as if the term of appointment had not expired. (Added 17 of 2012
s. 34)


Section: 56 Legal adviser E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Secretary may appoint a legal practitioner to advise an Appeal Board on any points of law and procedure
that arise before, during or after a hearing of an appeal.

(2) A legal practitioner appointed under subsection (1) shall be remunerated for his services out of the funds of the
Council at a rate determined by the Secretary. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(3) In this section, legal practitioner (法律執業者) means counsel, or a solicitor, who holds a current practising
certificate.


Section: 57 Powers of Appeal Board E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) An Appeal Board may, by notice under the signature of its chairperson— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 35)
(a) summon any person to attend the hearing to give evidence or produce any document or other thing in his

possession; and
(b) authorize a person to inspect the construction work, if any, to which the appeal relates.

(2) An Appeal Board may—
(a) examine a person summoned under subsection (1)(a) as a witness or require him to produce any document

or other thing in his possession;
(b) hear and consider representations made by or on behalf of the parties to the appeal; and
(c) hear, receive and examine evidence on oath.

(3) An Appeal Board may—
(a) in an appeal against a decision of the Council— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 35)

(i) confirm or revoke the decision; or
(ii) make any decision that the Council could have made; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 35)

(b) in an appeal against a decision of the Registrar—
(i) confirm or revoke the decision; or
(ii) make any decision that the Registrar could have made.

(4) An Appeal Board may make any order as it thinks fit with regard to the payment of the costs of the parties to an
appeal in the appeal.

(5) Costs awarded or imposed under this section are recoverable as a civil debt.



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Part: 8 Miscellaneous E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(*Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)
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Note:
* The format of Part 8 has been updated to the current legislative styles.

Section: 58 Principal contractors and controllers to retrieve and

record data of registered construction workers on
construction site

L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015



(1) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), a principal contractor for a construction site shall provide on the site such
device that enables the data stored in a registration card in electronic form to be retrieved unless the construction
work that the principal contractor undertakes on the site—
(a) falls within paragraph (a)(vi) of the definition of construction work in section 2; or (Amended 22 of 2014

s. 31)
(b) has not begun.

(2) A principal contractor for a construction site may apply to the Council to be exempted from subsection (1) in
relation to the site. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

(3) An application under subsection (2) shall be—
(a) in the specified form; and
(b) made within 7 days after any construction work begins on the construction site, or within such further time

as the Council may in any case allow. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
(4) As soon as practicable after receiving an application under subsection (2) by a principal contractor for a

construction site, the Council shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
(a) consider the application with regard to the physical condition and location of the site and the value of

construction work carried out, or to be carried out, on the site; and
(b) by notice in writing served on the principal contractor—

(i) grant the exemption subject to such conditions, if any, as the Council thinks fit; or (Amended 17 of
2012 s. 43)

(ii) refuse to grant the exemption.
(5) Subject to subsection (6), if the Council refuses, under paragraph (b) of subsection (4), to grant the exemption to

a principal contractor for a construction site, the principal contractor is only required to comply with subsection
(1) in relation to the site for the period after the date of the notice referred to in that paragraph. (Amended 17 of
2012 s. 43)

(6) If an Appeal Board, in an appeal under section 52(3), decides that a principal contractor for a construction site
shall not be exempted from subsection (1), the principal contractor is only required to comply with that
subsection in relation to the site for the period after the date of notice of the decision of the Appeal Board.

(7) A controller of a construction site shall—
(a) establish and maintain a daily record that—

(i) is in the specified form; and
(ii) contains information of the registered construction workers who—

(A) are employed by the controller and, in the case of a controller within the meaning of subsection
(9)(a)(i), by a sub-contractor of the controller; and

(B) personally carry out on the site construction work; and
(b) furnish the Registrar in such manner as directed by the Registrar with a copy of the record—

(i) for the period of 7 days after any construction work begins on the site; and
(ii) for each successive periods of 7 days,
within 2 business days after the last day of the period concerned, or within such further time as the Registrar
may in any case allow.

(8) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (7)(a) or (b)(i) or (ii) commits an
offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

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(a) controller (主管), in relation to a construction site, means—
(i) a principal contractor for the site; or
(ii) if there is no principal contractor for the site, any person who has control over, or is in charge of, the

site; and
(b) any construction work that is building works, or street works, that are not carried out by or on behalf of the

Government is deemed to begin—
(i) on the date of the Building Authority’s consent in writing for the commencement of the works under

section 14(1)(b) of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123); or
(ii) where the building works are the works to which section 14AA of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123)

applies, on the date of the commencement of the works as indicated in any document submitted to the
Building Authority under the regulations made under the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123). (Replaced
20 of 2008 s. 50)


Section: 59 Offences of making false or misleading statements, of

failure to attend as witness and of obstructing authorized
officers, etc.

L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015



(1) A person who, without reasonable excuse, makes any statement or furnishes any information, which is false or
misleading in a material particular, in connection with—
(a) a requirement made to the person under section 18(1)(d)(i) or (e)(i)(A) or 18A(1);
(b) an application for registration, extension of registration or renewal of registration;
(c) a request for review under Part 7;
(d) an appeal under Part 7;
(e) an application under section 58(2); or
(f) a copy of a record furnished by the person under section 58(7)(b), (Added 22 of 2014 s. 32)
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3. (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 32)

(2) If a person who—
(a) having been summoned by an Appeal Board to attend a hearing, without reasonable excuse, refuses or fails

to do so;
(b) attends a hearing before an Appeal Board as a witness and, without reasonable excuse, refuses or fails to

answer any question put to him by the Board; or
(c) having been required to produce any document or other thing in his possession, without reasonable excuse,

refuses or fails to do so,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(3) A person who—
(a) without reasonable excuse, resists, obstructs or delays an authorized officer who is performing or

exercising, or attempting to perform or exercise, a function or power under this Ordinance;
(b) without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement made to the person under section 18(1)(d)(i)

or (e)(i) or 18A(1); (Amended 22 of 2014 s. 32)
(c) without reasonable excuse, prevents, or attempts to prevent, another person from assisting an authorized

officer in the performance or exercise of the officer's functions or powers under this Ordinance; or
(d) directly or indirectly, intimidates or threatens—

(i) an authorized officer in the performance or exercise of the officer's functions or powers under this
Ordinance; or

(ii) a person assisting such an officer in the performance or exercise of those functions or powers,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.


Section: 60 Prosecution may be brought in Council's name* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


Without prejudice to any Ordinance relating to the prosecution of criminal offences or to the powers of the Secretary
for Justice in relation to the prosecution of criminal offences, a prosecution for an offence under this Ordinance may
be—

(a) brought in the name of the Council; and
(b) commenced and conducted by a member or employee of the Council authorized in that behalf in writing by



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the Council.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

Section: 61 Service, etc. of notices E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Subject to subsection (4), a notice that is required to be, or may be, served on or given to the Council, or the
Review Board, under this Ordinance shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, be deemed to be so served
or given if it is— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 36)
(a) left at the Council's last known address for service in Hong Kong; or
(b) sent by post to the Council at its last known address for service, or at its last known postal address, in Hong

Kong. (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 36)
(2) Subject to subsection (4), a notice that is required to be, or may be, served on or given to the Registrar under this

Ordinance shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, be deemed to be so served or given if it is—
(a) left at the Registrar's last known address for service in Hong Kong; or
(b) sent by post to the Registrar at its last known address for service, or at its last known postal address, in

Hong Kong.
(3) Subject to subsections (1), (2) and (4), a notice that is required to be, or may be, served on or given to a person

(howsoever described) under this Ordinance shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, be deemed to be so
served or given if—
(a) in the case of an individual, it is—

(i) delivered to him;
(ii) left at his last known address for service, or at his last known place of residence or business, in Hong

Kong; or
(iii) sent by post to him at his last known address for service, or at his last known postal address, in Hong

Kong;
(b) in the case of a company, it is—

(i) served on or given to an officer of the company;
(ii) left at the company's last known address for service, or at its last known address of business, in Hong

Kong; or
(iii) sent by post to the company at its last known address for service, or at its last known postal address, in

Hong Kong;
(c) in the case of a partnership, it is—

(i) delivered, left or sent in accordance with paragraph (a) in respect of any partner who is an individual;
or

(ii) served, given, left or sent in accordance with paragraph (b) in respect of any partner which is a
company;

(d) in the case of a person (attorney) holding a power of attorney under which the attorney is authorized to
accept service in respect of another person, it is—
(i) delivered, left or sent in accordance with paragraph (a) where the attorney is an individual;
(ii) served, given, left or sent in accordance with paragraph (b) where the attorney is a company;
(iii) delivered, left or sent in accordance with paragraph (a) in respect of any partner who is an individual

where the attorney is a partnership; or
(iv) served, given, left or sent in accordance with paragraph (b) in respect of any partner which is a

company where the attorney is a partnership.
(4) Subsections (1), (2) and (3) do not apply—

(a) to Part 5; or
(b) where otherwise expressly provided.


Section: 62 Power of Council to specify forms* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Council may specify— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)



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(a) registration cards;
(b) any document required under this Ordinance to be in the specified form; or
(c) such other documents required for the purposes of this Ordinance as the Council thinks fit.

(2) The Council's power under subsection (1) shall be subject to any express requirement under this Ordinance for a
form, whether specified or otherwise, to comply with that requirement, but that requirement shall not restrict the
exercise of that power in respect of that form to the extent that, in the opinion of the Council, its exercise of that
power in respect of that form does not contravene that requirement.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that the Council's power under subsection (1) may be exercised in such
a way as to— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
(a) include (whether by way of attachment or otherwise) in the specified form of any document referred to in

that subsection a statutory declaration—
(i) to be made by the person completing the form; and
(ii) as to whether the particulars contained in the form are true and correct to the best of that person's

knowledge and belief; or
(b) specify more than one form of registration cards or of any document referred to in that subsection, whether

as alternatives, or to provide for particular circumstances or particular cases, as the Council thinks fit.
(4) A form specified under this section shall be—

(a) completed in accordance with such directions and instructions as are specified in the form;
(b) accompanied by such registration cards or documents, or both, as are specified in the form; and
(c) if the completed form is required to be provided to the Council or any other person, so provided in the

manner, if any, specified in the form.
(5) In this section, document (文件)—

(a) includes any application, notice, record and register; and
(b) does not include a registration card.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)
____________________________________________________________________
Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 43)

Section: 63 Regulations E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


(1) The Council may, subject to the approval of the Secretary, by regulation— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 37)
(a) provide further for the making of applications for registration and renewal of registration and for the

consideration and processing of, and the making of decision in relation to, such applications;
(b) provide further for the making of requests for review under Part 7 and for the consideration and processing

of, and the making of recommendation in relation to, such requests;
(c) provide further for the making of appeals under Part 7 and for the processing and hearing of, and the

making of decision in relation to, such appeals;
(d) provide further for the making of applications under sections 45A, 46A and 58(2) and for the consideration

and processing of, and the making of decision in relation to, such applications; (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 37)
(e) prescribe the fees and any other matter required to be prescribed;
(f) provide, for the purposes of Part 5, for the records to be kept, and information to be supplied, by employers,

contractors and authorized persons within the meaning of that Part; and
(g) generally provide for the better carrying out of the purposes of this Ordinance.

(2) Any regulation made under this section may—
(a) make different provisions for different circumstances and provide for a particular case or class of cases;
(b) be made so as to apply only in specified circumstances; and
(c) contain such incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional or saving provision as may be necessary

or expedient in consequence of the regulation.

Section: 63A Exemption regulation made by Secretary L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Secretary may exempt by regulation any construction work from the application of this Ordinance.
(2) An exemption under subsection (1) may only be made on the basis of one or more of the following—



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(a) the scale of the construction work;
(b) the value of the construction work in monetary terms;
(c) the urgency of the construction work.

(3) The Secretary may exempt by regulation a person or a class of persons from the application of this Ordinance.
(4) A regulation made under this section—

(a) may make different provisions for different circumstances;
(b) may be made so as to apply only in specified circumstances;
(c) may impose obligations on any person concerned in any construction work exempted under the regulation;
(d) may prescribe an offence for contravening the regulation which is punishable by a fine not exceeding level

3; and
(e) may contain any incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional or saving provision that may be

necessary or expedient due to the regulation.
(Added 22 of 2014 s. 33)


Section: 63B Code of practice L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Council may issue a code of practice that provides practical guidance for any requirement under this
Ordinance or any subsidiary legislation made under this Ordinance.

(2) If a code of practice is issued under subsection (1), the Council must by notice published on the Council website

(a) publish the code;
(b) specify the date on which the code is to take effect; and
(c) specify the purposes for which the code is issued.

(3) The Council may amend the code.
(4) If the code is amended, the Council must by notice published on the Council website—

(a) publish the amendment;
(b) specify the date on which the amendment is to take effect; and
(c) specify the purposes for which the code is amended.

(Added 22 of 2014 s. 33)

Section: 63C Use of code of practice in legal proceedings L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) A failure by a person to observe a provision of a code of practice does not of itself make the person liable to any
civil or criminal proceedings.

(2) However, if in any legal proceedings the court is satisfied that a code of practice or a part of it is relevant to
determining a matter that is in issue in the proceedings—
(a) the code or part is admissible in evidence in the proceedings; and
(b) proof that the person observed or did not observe a relevant provision of the code may be relied on by a

party to the proceedings as tending to establish or negate that matter.
(3) In this section—
court (法庭) means—

(a) an appeal board;
(b) a review board;
(c) a court as defined by section 3 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1); or
(d) a magistrate;

legal proceedings (法律程序) includes—
(a) the proceedings of a review board; and
(b) the proceedings of an appeal board.

(Added 22 of 2014 s. 33)

Section: 64 (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 38) L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013






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Section: 64A Privileges and immunities of members of Appeal Board,
etc.

L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013



(1) A member of an Appeal Board has, in the performance of the member’s functions or exercise of the member’
s powers under this Ordinance, the same privileges and immunities as a judge of the Court of First Instance in
civil proceedings in that Court.

(2) Any person who appears before an Appeal Board, including a party to a hearing and any representative of the
party, is entitled to the same privileges and immunities as the person would have in civil proceedings in the
Court of First Instance.

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 39)

Section: 65 Amendment of Schedules L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


(1) The Secretary may, by notice published in the Gazette, amend Schedule 1, 1A, 2, 3 or 4. (Amended 22 of 2014
s. 34)

(2) A notice published under this section may contain any incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional or
saving provision that may be necessary or expedient due to the notice. (Added 22 of 2014 s. 34)


Section: 65A Transitional provisions in relation to certain construction

operations
E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013



(1) The amendments to section 2 and Part 5 of this Ordinance as effected by sections 29 to 34 of Schedule 6 to the
Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587) (the amendments) do not apply to the following
construction operations—
(a) construction operations the tender for which had been submitted to the employer before the commencement

day;
(b) other construction operations carried out under a construction contract, if the contract had been entered into

before the commencement day or the construction operations had commenced before the commencement
day; and

(c) construction operations other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b), that had commenced before
the commencement day.

(2) The pre-amended Ordinance continues to apply to the construction operations referred to in subsection (1).
(3) In this section—
*commencement day (生效日期) means the day on which sections 29 to 34 of Schedule 6 to the Construction

Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587) come into operation;
pre-amended Ordinance ( 修訂前的本條例 ) means this Ordinance as in force immediately before the

commencement of the amendments.
(Added 12 of 2006 s. 84)

_______________________________________________________________________________
* Commencement date: 1 January 2008.

Part: 9 (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013) E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013




Section: 66 (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013) E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013




Section: 67 (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013) E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013




Section: 68 (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013) E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013






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Section: 69 (Omitted as spent—E.R. 1 of 2013) E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013




Part: 10 Dissolution of Construction Workers Registration
Authority

L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013



(Part 10 added 17 of 2012 s. 40)

Section: 70 Interpretation of this Part L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


In this Part—
Amendment Ordinance 2012 (《2012年修訂條例》) means the Construction Industry Legislation (Miscellaneous

Amendments) Ordinance 2012 (17 of 2012);
Authority (管理局) means the Construction Workers Registration Authority established by section 7(1) of the pre-

amended Ordinance;
commencement date* (生效日期) means the date appointed for the commencement of section 40 of the Amendment

Ordinance 2012 under section 1 of that Ordinance;
pre-amended Ordinance (修訂前的本條例) means the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance (Cap 583) as

in force immediately before the commencement date.
____________________________________________________________________
Note:
* Commencement date: 1 January 2013

Section: 71 Dissolution of Authority L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


The Authority is dissolved by this section.

Section: 72 Vesting of rights, etc. of Authority in Council and saving of

validity of Authority’s acts
L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013



(1) All rights, assets, liabilities and obligations of the Authority are to be vested in the Council as from the
commencement date.

(2) Nothing in this Part affects the validity of anything done by or in relation to the Authority before the
commencement date.

(3) The Stamp Duty Ordinance (Cap 117) does not apply to any vesting effected by this section.

Section: 73 Completion of acts started before commencement date L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) Anything which immediately before the commencement date is in the process of being done by or in relation to
the Authority may be carried on or completed by, or in relation to, the Council in accordance with this
Ordinance.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), if a notice of objection was served on the Authority under section 29(1) of the
pre-amended Ordinance and the Authority had not made a decision in respect of the objection under section
29(3) of that Ordinance before the commencement date, the Council is to deal with the objection in accordance
with section 29 of this Ordinance.

(3) Without limiting subsection (1), if a notice of appeal was served on the Authority under section 52(1) or (3) of
the pre-amended Ordinance and the Authority had not forwarded a copy of the notice to the Secretary under
section 52(6) of that Ordinance before the commencement date, the Council is to deal with the notice in
accordance with section 52 of this Ordinance.

(4) Anything which immediately before the commencement date is in the process of being done by or in relation to
the Qualifications Committee established by section 12 of the pre-amended Ordinance may be carried on or
completed by, or in relation to, the Qualifications Board in accordance with this Ordinance.

(5) Anything which immediately before the commencement date is in the process of being done by or in relation to



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the Review Committee established by section 14 of the pre-amended Ordinance may be carried on or completed
by, or in relation to, the Review Board in accordance with this Ordinance.


Section: 74 Rights of action L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) The Council may be sued for the liabilities or obligations to which it is subject under section 72 and they may be
recovered from the Council.

(2) The Council may sue on, recover or enforce a chose in action vested in it under section 72 without having to
give notice of the vesting to a person bound by the chose in action.


Section: 75 Legal claims and pending legal proceedings, etc. L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) Legal claims (whether present or future, actual or contingent) by or against the Authority (including any judicial
or administrative proceedings instituted by or against the Authority and any accrued right of appeal) that existed
immediately before the commencement date do not abate by reason of the dissolution under section 71 and may
be continued or enforced by or against the Council.

(2) If immediately before the commencement date, any legal proceedings to which the Authority is a party are
pending, the Council is to, as from that date, be substituted as a party to those proceedings in place of the
Authority.


Section: 76 Effect of existing agreement, etc. L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) Any agreement, arrangement or contract made or entered into or other transaction effected or other thing done
by, to or in relation to the Authority that was in force or effective immediately before the commencement date,
or that is to take effect on or after that date, has effect as if made, entered into, effected or done by, to or in
relation to the Council.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), any lease, tenancy, permit or licence granted to the Authority that was in force
or effective immediately before the commencement date, or that is to take effect on or after that date, has effect
as if granted to the Council.

(3) Without limiting subsection (1), any appointment made under section 12(2) of the pre-amended Ordinance that
was in force immediately before the commencement date, or that takes effect on or after that date, has effect as if
made by the Registration Board under section 12(2) of this Ordinance.

(4) Without limiting subsection (1), any appointment made under section 14(2) of the pre-amended Ordinance that
was in force immediately before the commencement date, or that takes effect on or after that date, has effect as if
made by the Registration Board under section 14(2) of this Ordinance.

(5) Without limiting subsection (1), any appointment made under section 16 of the pre-amended Ordinance that was
in force immediately before the commencement date, or that takes effect on or after that date, has effect as if
made by the Council under section 16 of this Ordinance.

(6) Any training course specified under section 41(1) of the pre-amended Ordinance is deemed to have been
specified by the Council under section 41(1) of this Ordinance.

(7) Any development course specified under section 44(8) of the pre-amended Ordinance is deemed to have been
specified by the Council under section 44(8) of this Ordinance.

(8) Nothing in this section makes valid any act or document which is otherwise invalid.

Section: 77 References to Authority L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


As from the commencement date, the references to the Authority in the following are to be taken as references to the
Council—

(a) any agreement or contract;
(b) any process or other document issued, prepared or employed for the purposes of any proceedings before a

court, tribunal or similar body; and
(c) any other document (other than an enactment) relating to or affecting any property, right, liability or

obligation of the Authority vested in the Council under section 72.




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Section: 78 Delivery of books, etc. L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


All books, accounts, minutes and other documents and equipment belonging to the Authority and under its control
immediately before the commencement date are to be delivered to the Council on that date by the person who had the
care and custody of those documents or equipment immediately before that date.

Section: 79 Record of property L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


Any property of the Authority which, immediately before the commencement date, was standing in the books of a
bank, company or other corporation is to be transferred in those books to the Council at the request of the Council, by
the bank, company or other corporation.

Section: 80 Continuance of employment L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) The employment of an employee of the Authority is not to be terminated by reason of the dissolution of the
Authority.

(2) As from the commencement date, a person who, immediately before that date, was an employee of the Authority
under a valid contract of employment and who, if not for the dissolution, would have been its employee under
the contract on that date, becomes an employee of the Council on terms and conditions no less favourable than
those that applied immediately before that date to the employment of the person with the Authority.

(3) There is no break or interruption in the employment of a person referred to in subsection (2) by reason of the
commencement of this Part.

(4) This section applies despite sections 17 and 18 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587).

Section: 81 Submission of reports on activities of Authority L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) Within 6 months after the commencement date, the Council must submit to the Secretary—
(a) a report on the activities of the Authority during the specified period;
(b) a copy of the statement of accounts of the Authority in respect of the specified period; and
(c) the auditor’s report on the statement of accounts.

(2) The Secretary must cause the documents received under subsection (1) to be laid on the table of the Legislative
Council.

(3) The Secretary may extend the period for submitting the documents under subsection (1).
(4) In this section—
specified period (指明期間) means the period beginning on the day next following the end of the last financial year

of the Authority in respect of which reports and statements had been submitted under section 11 of the pre-
amended Ordinance and ending on the day immediately before the commencement date;

statement of accounts (帳目表) includes an income and expenditure account and a balance sheet.

Section: 82 Council to appoint auditor for purposes of section 81 L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) The Council must appoint an auditor for the purposes of section 81.
(2) The auditor appointed under subsection (1) must—

(a) audit the statement of accounts referred to in section 81; and
(b) submit a report on it to the Council.

(3) The auditor is entitled to—
(a) have access to all books of account, vouchers and other financial records of the Authority that are under the

Council’s control; and
(b) require any information and explanations of those books, vouchers and records that the auditor thinks fit.


Section: 83 Change of Registrar L.N. 149 of 2012 01/01/2013


(1) Anything which immediately before the commencement date is in the process of being done by or in relation to



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the Registrar appointed under section 36(1) of the pre-amended Ordinance may be carried on or completed by,
or in relation to, the Registrar appointed under section 36(1) of this Ordinance in accordance with this
Ordinance.

(2) The Register of Construction Workers established and maintained under section 37(1)(a) of the pre-amended
Ordinance is deemed to have been established and maintained under section 37(1)(a) of this Ordinance by the
Registrar appointed under section 36(1) of this Ordinance.

(3) Any registration card issued under section 46 of the pre-amended Ordinance that was in force immediately
before the commencement date has effect as if issued under section 46 of this Ordinance by the Registrar
appointed under section 36(1) of this Ordinance.


Schedule: 1 Designated Trade Divisions L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


[sections 2, 3, 3A, 4, 4A,
6, 40, 40A, 41, 42,

45A, 48 & 65]



Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6




Name of trade


Name of trade division




Description of skills

Certificate for registered skilled
worker

Certificate for registered
semi-skilled worker


Other qualifications or

requirements
Part A—Civil and Building Works

1. Woodworker (1) Carpenter (Fender) Removing, cutting and erecting
timber fenders for protection of
piers, seawalls, dolphins and
landing steps

Trade test certificate for Carpenter
(Fender) issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(2) Carpenter (Formwork)
(Master)

(a) Erecting and striking timber
formwork for civil
construction

(b) Erecting and striking timber
formwork for building
works

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Carpenter (Formwork) issued
by CITA or Council;

(b) (i) trade test certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork—
Civil Construction) issued
by CITA or Council; and

(ii) trade test certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork
Building Construction)
issued by CITA or Council

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork)
issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) (i) intermediate trade
test certificate for
Carpenter
(Formwork—Civil
Construction)
issued by CITA or
Council; and

(ii) intermediate trade
test certificate for
Carpenter
(Formwork—
Building
Construction)
issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable

(3) Carpenter (Formwork—
Civil Construction)

Erecting and striking timber
formwork for civil construction

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Carpenter (Formwork—Civil
Construction) issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) trade test certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork) issued by
CITA or Council

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork
—Civil Construction)
issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork)
issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable

(4) Carpenter (Formwork—
Civil Construction)
(Striking)

Striking timber formwork for
civil construction

Trade test certificate for Carpenter
(Formwork—Civil Construction)
(Striking) issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(5) Carpenter (Formwork—
Building Construction)

Erecting and striking timber
formwork for building
construction

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Carpenter (Formwork—
Building Construction) issued
by CITA or Council;

(b) trade test certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork) issued
by CITA or Council

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork
—Building
Construction) issued
by CITA or Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for
Carpenter (Formwork)
issued by CITA or

Not applicable



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Council
(6) Carpenter (Formwork—

Building Construction)
(Striking)

Striking timber formwork for
building construction

Trade test certificate for Carpenter
(Formwork—Building
Construction) (Striking) issued by
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(7) Joiner Internal and external woodwork
(except formwork and fender)
using both hand tools and
woodworking machinery

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Joiner

issued by CITA or Council;
(b) certificate of completion of an

apprenticeship in the trade of
carpenter/joiner given under
section 28 of the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Joiner issued
by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(8) Joiner (Assembling) Assembling prefabricated
woodwork and associated small
metal parts

Trade test certificate for Joiner
(Assembling) issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

2. Hand-dug
Caisson Worker

(9) Hand-dug Caisson
Worker

Constructing underground
caissons by hand-dug caisson
method

Trade test certificate for Hand-dug
Caisson Worker issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Hand-dug
Caisson Worker issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

3. Leveller (10) Leveller (a) Reading and interpreting
drawings

(b) Setting up job lines and
levels and preparing
templates

Trade test certificate for Leveller
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Leveller
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

4. Piling Operative (11) Piling Operative
(Master)

Setting up piling rigs for driven
or bored piles works

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Piling

Operative (Bored Pile) issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) trade test certificate for Piling
Operative (Percussive Pile)
issued by CITA or Council

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Piling
Operative (Bored Pile)
issued by Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Piling
Operative (Percussive
Pile) issued by Council

Not applicable

(12) Piling Operative
(Percussive Pile)

Setting up piling rigs for driven
piles works

Trade test certificate for Piling
Operative (Percussive Pile) issued
by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Piling
Operative (Percussive Pile)
issued by Council

Not applicable

(13) Piling Operative
(Bored Pile)

Setting up piling rigs for bored
piles works

Trade test certificate for Piling
Operative (Bored Pile) issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Piling
Operative (Bored Pile)
issued by Council

Not applicable

5. Waterproofing
Worker

(14) Waterproofing Worker
(Master)

(a) (i) Blending liquid
membrane materials
using a hand blender

(ii) Painting with primer
and pouring liquid
membrane materials on
prepared surfaces

(iii) Platform
waterproofing work

(b) (i) Pouring hot asphalt
primer on prepared
surfaces

(ii) Cutting out adhesive-
type felt to fit
overlapped position
and affixing it to the
platform by using an
electric blower

(c) (i) Pouring hot asphalt
primer on prepared
surfaces

(ii) Cutting out burn-type
and grainy colour felt
to fit overlapped
position and affixing it
to he platform by using
a liquefied petroleum
gas appliance

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) (i) trade test certificate for

Waterproofing Worker
(Liquid Membrane) issued
by Council;

(ii) trade test certificate for
Waterproofing Worker
(burn-type Felt) issued by
Council; and

(iii) trade test certificate for
Waterproofing Worker
(Adhesive-type Felt)
issued by Council;

(b) trade test certificate for
Asphalter (Waterproofing)
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(15) Waterproofing Worker
(Liquid Membrane)

(a) Blending liquid membrane
materials using a hand
blender

(b) Painting with primer and
pouring liquid membrane
materials on prepared
surfaces

(c) Platform waterproofing
work

Trade test certificate for
Waterproofing Worker (Liquid
Membrane) issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(16) Waterproofing Worker
(burn-type Felt)

(a) Pouring hot asphalt primer
on prepared surfaces

(b) Cutting out burn-type and
grainy colour felt to fit
overlapped position and
affixing it to the platform

Trade test certificate for
Waterproofing Worker (Burn-type
Felt) issued by Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Waterproofing Worker
(Burn-type Felt) issued by
Council

Not applicable



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by using a liquefied
petroleum gas appliance

(17) Waterproofing Worker
(Adhesive-type Felt)

(a) Pouring hot asphalt primer
on prepared surfaces

(b) Cutting out adhesive-type
felt to fit overlapped
position and affixing it to
the platform by using an
electric blower

Trade test certificate for
Waterproofing Worker (Adhesive-
type Felt) issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

6. Drain and Pipe
Layer

(18) Drain and Pipe Layer
(Master)

(a) Assembling, installing and
repairing—

(i) pipes, pipe-fittings,
sanitary fixtures, cold,
hot and flush water
systems, and soil,
waste and rain water
drainage systems in
buildings;

(ii) pipes and fittings in
premises, and any
pipes and fittings
between premises and
a connection to the
mains (including the
pipes and pipefittings
forming part of a fire
service) which are used
for the purposes of a
supply within the
meaning of the
Waterworks Ordinance
(Cap 102)

(b) Laying and joining
underground drains,
constructing manholes,
installing pipes and fittings,
constructing beds and
haunches, and surrounding
pipes with concrete

(c) Laying water mains, making
pressurized joints by
mechanical means,
installing pipes and fittings,
constructing beds and
haunches, and surrounding
pipes with concrete

All of items (a), (b) and (c)—
(a) (i) trade test certificate for

Plumber issued by CITA or
Council;

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of plumber given
under section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47); or

(iii) plumber’s licence issued
under regulation 34 of the
Waterworks Regulations
(Cap 102 sub. leg. A);

(b) trade test certificate for
Drainlayer issued by CITA or
Council;

(c) trade test certificate for
Pipelayer issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(19) Plumber Assembling, installing and
repairing—
(a) pipes, pipe-fittings, sanitary

fixtures, cold, hot and flush
water systems, and soil,
waste and rain water
drainage systems in
buildings;

(b) pipes and fittings in
premises, and any pipes and
fittings between premises
and a connection to the
mains (including the pipes
and pipe-fittings forming
part of a fire service) which
are used for the purposes of
a supply within the meaning
of the Waterworks
Ordinance (Cap 102)

Any one of items (a), (b) and (c)—
(a) trade test certificate for Plumber

issued by CITA or Council;
(b) certificate of completion of an

apprenticeship in the trade of
plumber given under section 28
of the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47);

(c) plumber’s licence issued under
regulation 34 of the Waterworks
Regulations (Cap 102 sub. leg.
A)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plumber
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(20) Drainlayer Laying and joining underground
drains, constructing manholes,
installing pipes and fittings,
constructing beds and haunches,
and surrounding pipes with
concrete

Trade test certificate for Drainlayer
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Drainlayer
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(21) Pipelayer Laying water mains, making
pressurized joints by mechanical
means, installing pipes and
fittings, constructing beds and
haunches, and surrounding pipes
with concrete

Trade test certificate for Pipelayer
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

7. Paving Block
Layer

(22) Paving Block Layer (a) Laying paving blocks on
floor

(b) Compacting the base layer
with vibrating machines

(c) Cutting paving blocks to fit
floor layout

Trade test certificate for Paving
Block Layer issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

8. Cement Sand
Mortar Worker

(23) Cement Sand Mortar
Worker (Master)

(a) (i) Applying coats of plaster
to, and rendering walls

All of items (a), (b), (c) and (d)—
(a) (i) trade test certificate for

All of items (a), (b), (c)
and (d)—

Not applicable



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and ceilings, to produce
finished surfaces

(ii) Screeding floors,
staircases and roofs

(b) Splitting and shaping stones,
and building and laying
stone works

(c) Laying bricks and other
building blocks, except
stones and marble, for
construction and repair of
walls, partitions, arches,
openings and other
structures

(d) Cutting, shaping and setting
tiles on walls, ceilings and
floors

Bricklayer issued by CITA
or Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of bricklayer given
under section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47);

(b) trade test certificate for Mason
issued by CITA or Council;

(c) (i) trade test certificate for
Plasterer issued by CITA or
Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of plasterer given
under section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47);

(d) (i) trade test certificate for
Tiler issued by CITA or
Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of tiler given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

(a) intermediate trade test
certificate for
Bricklayer issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Mason
issued by CITA or
Council;

(c) intermediate trade test
certificate for Plasterer
issued by CITA or
Council;

(d) intermediate trade test
certificate for Tiler
issued by CITA or
Council

(24) Plasterer (a) Applying coats of plaster to,
and rendering walls and
ceilings, to produce finished
surfaces

(b) Screeding floors, staircases
and roofs

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Plasterer

issued by CITA or Council;
(b) certificate of completion of an

apprenticeship in the trade of
plasterer given under section 28
of the Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plasterer
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(25) Plasterer (Floor) Screeding floors, staircases and
roofs

Trade test certificate for Plasterer
(Floor) issued by Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plasterer
(Floor) issued by Council

Not applicable

(26) Mason Splitting and shaping stones,
and building and laying stone
works

Trade test certificate for Mason
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Mason issued
by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(27) Bricklayer Laying bricks and other building
blocks, except stones and
marble, for construction and
repair of walls, partitions,
arches, openings and other
structures

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Bricklayer issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
bricklayer given under section
28 of the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Bricklayer
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(28) Tiler Cutting, shaping and setting tiles
on walls, ceilings and floors

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Tiler

issued by CITA or Council;
(b) certificate of completion of an

apprenticeship in the trade of
tiler given under section 28 of
the Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Tiler issued
by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(29) Tiler (Mosaic) Cutting, shaping and setting
mosaic tiles on walls, ceilings
and floors

Trade test certificate for Tiler
(Mosaic) issued by Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Tiler (Mosaic)
issued by Council

Not applicable

(30) Tiler (Tile) Cutting, shaping and setting
ceramic tiles on walls, ceilings
and floors

Trade test certificate for Tiler (Tile)
issued by Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Tiler (Tile)
issued by Council

Not applicable

9. Demolition
Worker

(31) Demolition Worker
(Master)

(a) Demolishing, dismantling
and removing buildings and
structures, or any part of
them

(b) Demolishing, dismantling
and removing buildings
erected, or building works
carried out, in contravention
of the Buildings Ordinance
(Cap 123)

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Demolition Worker (Building)
issued by CITA or Council;

(b) trade test certificate for
Demolition Worker
(Unauthorized Building Works)
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(32) Demolition Worker
(Building)

Demolishing, dismantling and
removing buildings and
structures, or any part of them

Trade test certificate for Demolition
Worker (Building) issued by CITA
or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(33) Demolition Worker
(Unauthorized
Building Works)

Demolishing, dismantling and
removing buildings erected, or
building works carried out, in
contravention of the Buildings
Ordinance (Cap 123)

Trade test certificate for Demolition
Worker (Unauthorized Building
Works) issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

10. Metal-steel
Worker

(34) Metal-steel Worker
(Master)

(a) (i) Fitting, assembling,
welding and forging

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Metal

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

Not applicable



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metal parts
(ii) Installing nonstructural

metalwork
(iii) Operating

metalworking
machines

(iv) Making templates
(v) Repairing metal

formwork
(b) (i) Drilling, cutting and

shaping steel sections
(ii) Assembling structural

members and erecting
steel structures by
riveting or bolting

(iii) Operating power
shears, flame cutting
equipment and other
related tools

Worker issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) trade test certificate for
Structural Steel Erector issued
by CITA or Council

certificate for Metal
Worker issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for
Structural Steel Erector
issued by CITA or
Council

(35) Metal Worker (a) Fitting, assembling, welding
and forging metal parts

(b) Installing nonstructural
metalwork

(c) Operating metalworking
machines

(d) Making templates
(e) Repairing metal formwork

Trade test certificate for Metal
Worker issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Metal
Worker issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable

(36) Structural Steel
Erector

(a) Drilling, cutting and shaping
steel sections

(b) Assembling structural
members and erecting steel
structures by riveting or
bolting

(c) Operating power shears,
flame cutting equipment and
other related tools

Trade test certificate for Structural
Steel Erector issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Structural
Steel Erector issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

11. Construction
Goods Vehicle
Driver

(37) Construction Goods
Vehicle Driver
(Master)

(a) Driving, within, into or out
of construction sites, for
carrying out construction
work, medium or heavy
goods vehicles which—
(i) are within the meaning

of section 2 of the Road
Traffic Ordinance (Cap
374); and

(ii) belong to one of the
following types of body

(A) skip carrier;
(B) tanker;
(C) pressure tanker;
(D) lorry crane;
(E) gully emptier;
(F) demountable;
(G) tipper;
(H) concrete mixer

(b) Driving, within, into or out
of construction sites, for
carrying out construction
work, special purpose
vehicles which—
(i) are within the meaning

of section 2 of the Road
Traffic Ordinance (Cap
374); and

(ii) belong to one of the
following types of body

(A) mobile crane;
(B) aerial platform;
(C) works tug;
(D) mobile workshop;
(E) mobile concrete

pump;
(F) traffic warning

sign
(c) Driving, within, into or out

of construction sites, for
carrying out construction
work, articulated vehicles
which—
(i) are within the meaning

of regulation 2 of the
Road Traffic
(Construction and

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—

holder of all of items (a),
(b), (c) and (d)—
(a) full driving licence

within the meaning of
the Road Traffic
(Driving Licences)
Regulations (Cap 374
sub. leg. B) to drive a
medium goods
vehicle;

(b) full driving licence
within the meaning of
the Road Traffic
(Driving Licences)
Regulations (Cap 374
sub. leg. B) to drive a
heavy goods vehicle;

(c) full driving licence
within the meaning of
the Road Traffic
(Driving Licences)
Regulations (Cap 374
sub. leg. B) to drive a
special purpose
vehicle;

(d) full driving licence
within the meaning of
the Road Traffic
(Driving Licences)
Regulations (Cap 374
sub. leg. B) to drive
an articulated vehicle



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Maintenance of
Vehicles) Regulations
(Cap 374 sub. leg. A);
and

(ii) belong to either one of
the following types of
body—
(A) pressure tanker;
(B) tipper

(38) Truck Driver (Medium
Goods Vehicles)

Driving, within, into or out of
construction sites, for carrying
out construction work, medium
goods vehicles which—
(a) are within the meaning of

section 2 of the Road
Traffic Ordinance (Cap
374); and

(b) belong to one of the
following types of body—
(i) skip carrier;

(ii) tanker;
(iii) pressure tanker;
(iv) lorry crane;
(v) gully emptier;

(vi) demountable;
(vii) tipper;

(viii) concrete mixer

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of full driving
licence within the
meaning of the Road
Traffic (Driving
Licences) Regulations
(Cap 374 sub. leg. B) to
drive a medium goods
vehicle

(39) Truck Driver (Heavy
Goods Vehicles)

Driving, within, into or out of
construction sites, for carrying
out construction work, heavy
goods vehicles which—
(a) are within the meaning of

section 2 of the Road
Traffic Ordinance (Cap
374); and

(b) belong to one of the
following types of body—
(i) skip carrier;

(ii) tanker;
(iii) pressure tanker;
(iv) lorry crane;
(v) gully emptier;

(vi) demountable;
(vii) tipper;

(viii) concrete mixer

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of full driving
licence within the
meaning of the Road
Traffic (Driving
Licences) Regulations
(Cap 374 sub. leg. B) to
drive a heavy goods
vehicle

(40) Truck Driver (Special
Purpose Vehicles)

Driving, within, into or out of
construction sites, for carrying
out construction work, special
purpose vehicles which—
(a) are within the meaning of

section 2 of the Road
Traffic Ordinance (Cap
374); and

(b) belong to one of the
following types of body—
(i) mobile crane;

(ii) aerial platform;
(iii) works tug;
(iv) mobile workshop;
(v) mobile concrete pump;
(vi) traffic warning sign

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of full driving
licence within the
meaning of the Road
Traffic (Driving
Licences) Regulations
(Cap 374 sub. leg. B) to
drive a special purpose
vehicle

(41) Truck Driver
(Articulated Vehicles)

Driving, within, into or out of
construction sites, for carrying
out construction work,
articulated vehicles which—
(a) are within the meaning of

regulation 2 of the Road
Traffic (Construction and
Maintenance of Vehicles)
Regulations (Cap 374 sub.
leg. A); and

(b) belong to either one of the
following types of body—
(i) pressure tanker;
(ii) tipper

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as
registered skilled
worker—
holder of full driving
licence within the
meaning of the Road
Traffic (Driving
Licences) Regulations
(Cap 374 sub. leg. B)
to drive an articulated
vehicle

12. Rigger/Metal
Formwork
Erector

(42) Rigger/Metal
Formwork Erector

(a) Setting up lifting apparatus
and equipment for lifting
and lowering materials

(b) Fixing and dismantling large
panel metal formwork

Trade test certificate for
Rigger/Metal Formwork Erector
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Rigger/Metal
Formwork Erector issued
by CITA or Council

Not applicable

13. Marine
Construction
Plant Operator
(Lifting)

(43) Marine Construction
Plant Operator
(Lifting) (Master)

Operating derricks, boom-grab
buckets or boom-hooks for
construction work at sea

All of items (a), (b) and (c)—
(a) trade test certificate for Marine

Construction Plant Operator
(Derrick) issued by CITA or

All of items (a), (b) and (c)

(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Marine

Not applicable



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Council;
(b) trade test certificate for Marine

Construction Plant Operator
(Boomgrab Bucket) issued by
CITA or Council;

(c) trade test certificate for Marine
Construction Plant Operator
(Boomhook) issued by CITA
or Council

Construction Plant
Operator (Derrick)
issued by Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Marine
Construction Plant
Operator (Boom-grab
Bucket) issued by
Council;

(c) intermediate trade test
certificate for Marine
Construction Plant
Operator (Boom-hook)
issued by Council

(44) Marine Construction
Plant Operator
(Derrick)

Operating derricks for
construction work at sea

Trade test certificate for Marine
Construction Plant Operator
(Derrick) issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Marine
Construction Plant
Operator (Derrick) issued
by Council

Not applicable

(45) Marine Construction
Plant Operator
(Boom-grab Bucket)

Operating boom-grab buckets
for construction work at sea

Trade test certificate for Marine
Construction Plant Operator
(Boomgrab Bucket) issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Marine
Construction Plant
Operator (Boom-grab
Bucket) issued by Council

Not applicable

(46) Marine Construction
Plant Operator
(Boom-hook)

Operating boom-hooks for
construction work at sea

Trade test certificate for Marine
Construction Plant Operator
(Boomhook) issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Marine
Construction Plant
Operator (Boom-hook)
issued by Council

Not applicable

14. Asbestos
Abatement
Worker

(47) Asbestos Abatement
Worker

Skills for asbestos abatement
works

Trade test certificate for Asbestos
Abatement Worker issued by CITA
or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

15. Welder (48) General Welder General welding and cutting by
electric arc, oxy-acetylene flame
or other welding processes

Trade test certificate for General
Welder issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for General
Welder issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable

(49) Structural Steel
Welder

Cutting or joining structural
steel sections, steel water mains
and steel gas mains by electric
arc, oxy-acetylene flame or
other welding processes

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
(whether subsisting or
expired) of passing of a
welder test which is in
conformity with BS EN
287-1:1992 standard
including its amendments
issued by a welding
inspection body
accredited by the Hong
Kong Accreditation
Service under Hong Kong
Inspection Body
Accreditation Scheme

16. Concrete and
Grouting
Worker

(50) Concrete and Grouting
Worker (Master)

(a) (i) Mixing, placing and
compacting concrete
using vibrating
machines

(ii) Curing, levelling and
smoothening of
concrete

(b) Repairing substandard or
spalled concrete or
reinforcement bars using
concrete or other materials

(c) Operating spraying
machines to apply shotcrete
or gunite

(d) Mixing cement or other
materials to carry out
underground grouting work

All of items (a), (b), (c) and (d)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Concretor issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) trade test certificate for
Concrete Repairer (Spalling
Concrete) issued by CITA or
Council;

(c) trade test certificate for
Shotcretor issued by CITA or
Council;

(d) trade test certificate for
Grouting Worker issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(51) Concretor (a) Mixing, placing and
compacting concrete using
vibrating machines

(b) Curing, levelling and
smoothening of concrete

Trade test certificate for Concretor
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Concretor
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(52) Concrete Repairer
(Spalling Concrete)

Repairing substandard or spalled
concrete or reinforcement bars
using concrete or other materials

Trade test certificate for Concrete
Repairer (Spalling Concrete)
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(53) Shotcretor Operating spraying machines to
apply shotcrete or gunite

Trade test certificate for Shotcretor
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(54) Grouting Worker Mixing cement or other
materials to carry out
underground pressure grouting
work

Trade test certificate for Grouting
Worker issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

17. Marble Worker (55) Marble Worker (a) Setting out, measuring, Either item (a) or (b)— Either item (a) or (b)— Not applicable



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(Master) cutting and setting marble
slabs, granite slabs or
similar stones on walls,
floors, or other surfaces

(b) Grinding and polishing
marble, granite or similar
stones

(a) (i) trade test certificate for
Marble Worker (Polishing)
issued by Council;

(ii) trade test certificate for
Marble Worker (Dry
Fixing) issued by Council;
and

(iii) trade test certificate for
Marble Worker (Wet
Fixing) issued by Council;

(b) trade test certificate for Marble
Worker issued by CITA or
Council

(a) (i) intermediate trade
test certificate for
Marble Worker
(Polishing) issued
by Council;

(ii) intermediate trade
test certificate for
Marble Worker
(Dry Fixing) issued
by Council; and

(iii) intermediate trade
test certificate for
Marble Worker
(Wet Fixing)
issued by Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Marble
Worker issued by
CITA or Council

(56) Marble Worker
(Polishing)

Cutting, grinding, repairing and
polishing marble slabs, granite
slabs or similar stones

Trade test certificate for Marble
Worker (Polishing) issued by
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Marble
Worker (Polishing) issued
by Council

Not applicable

(57) Marble Worker (Dry
Fixing)

Setting marble slabs, granite
slabs or similar stones on walls
or other surfaces by dry fixing

Trade test certificate for Marble
Worker (Dry Fixing) issued by
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Marble
Worker (Dry Fixing) issued
by Council

Not applicable

(58) Marble Worker (Wet
Fixing)

Setting marble slabs, granite
slabs or similar stones on walls,
floors or other surfaces by wet
fixing

Trade test certificate for Marble
Worker (Wet Fixing) issued by
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Marble
Worker (Wet Fixing)
issued by Council

Not applicable

18. Window Frame
Installer

(59) Window Frame
Installer

Installing window frames and
sash (including associated water
proofing works) for buildings or
other structures

Trade test certificate for Window
Frame Installer issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Window
Frame Installer issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

19. Scaffolder (60) Scaffolder (Master) (a) Erecting and dismantling
bamboo scaffolding required
in construction, repair or
decoration work and in other
forms of structures

(b) Erecting, dismantling and
repairing metal scaffolding
required in construction
work

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) (i) trade test certificate for

Bamboo Scaffolder issued
by CITA or Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion
of an apprenticeship in the
trade of bamboo scaffolder
given under section 28 of
the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47);

(b) trade test certificate for Metal
Scaffolder issued by CITA or
Council

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Bamboo
Scaffolder issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Metal
Scaffolder issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

(61) Bamboo Scaffolder Erecting, dismantling and
repairing bamboo scaffolding
required in construction work

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Bamboo Scaffolder issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
bamboo scaffolder given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance (Cap
47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Bamboo
Scaffolder issued by CITA
or Council

Not applicable

(62) Metal Scaffolder Erecting, dismantling and
repairing metal scaffolding
required in construction work

Trade test certificate for Metal
Scaffolder issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Metal
Scaffolder issued by CITA
or Council

Not applicable

20. Prestressing
Operative

(63) Prestressing Operative (a) Laying and fixing
prestressing tendons and
ducts

(b) Assembling prestressing
couplings and anchorages
and performing prestressing
operations and grouting of
ducts

Trade test certificate for
Prestressing Operative issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

21. Curtain Wall
and Glass Panes
Installer

(64) Curtain Wall and
Glass Panes Installer
(Master)

(a) (i) Measuring, cutting and
fixing glass panes with
silicone plastic or beads

(ii) Grinding or rounding
edges of glass panes

(b) Installing metal frames, and
fixing glasses or other
material panels, for curtain
walls

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Glazier

issued by CITA or Council;
(b) trade test certificate for Curtain

Wall Installer issued by CITA
or Council

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Glazier
issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Curtain
Wall Installer issued
by Council

Not applicable

(65) Glazier (a) Measuring, cutting and
fixing glass panes with
silicone plastic or beads

(b) Grinding or rounding edges
of glass panes

Trade test certificate for Glazier
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Glazier
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(66) Curtain Wall Installer Installing metal frames, and Trade test certificate for Curtain Intermediate trade test Not applicable



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fixing glasses or other material
panels, for curtain walls

Wall Installer issued by CITA or
Council

certificate for Curtain
Wall Installer issued by
Council

22. Diver
(Construction
Work)

(67) Diver (Construction
Work)

(a) Performing underwater
operations related to
inspection, construction and
repair of structures and
demolition

(b) Preparing reports on the
operations mentioned in
item (a)

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification and
requirement for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
(a) holder of any one of

items (i), (ii) and (iii)


(i) diving certificate
for the class of
Advanced
SCUBA Diver or
above issued by
the National
Association of
Underwater
Instructors of the
United States of
America;

(ii) diving certificate
approved by the
Health and Safety
Executive of the
United Kingdom;

(iii) diving certificate
issued by the
Ministry of
Communications
of the People’s
Republic of
China; and

(b) the Registrar must be
satisfied that a
person registered for
this trade division is
certified by a
registered medical
practitioner to be
medically fit to dive

23. Floor Layer (68) Floor Layer (Master) Laying timber, PVC, linoleum
and similar flooring materials to
floors, stair threads and skirtings

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Floor

Layer (PVC Flooring) issued
by CITA or Council;

(b) trade test certificate for Floor
Layer (Timber Flooring) issued
by CITA or Council



Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Floor
Layer (PVC Flooring)
issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Floor
Layer (Timber
Flooring) issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

(69) Floor Layer (Timber
Flooring)

Laying timber and similar
flooring materials to floors, stair
threads and skirtings

Trade test certificate for Floor
Layer (Timber Flooring) issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Floor Layer
(Timber Flooring) issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

(70) Floor Layer (PVC
Flooring)

Laying PVC, linoleum and
similar flooring materials to
floors, stair threads and skirtings

Trade test certificate for Floor
Layer (PVC Flooring) issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Floor Layer
(PVC Flooring) issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable

24. Trackworker (71) Trackworker Laying and maintaining
trackworks for railways or other
vehicles

Trade test certificate for
Trackworker issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

25. Tunnel Worker (72) Tunnel Worker Carrying out general
construction work inside
tunnels, including installing
temporary supports and working
platforms, ventilation ducts,
packers and protective fencings

Trade test certificate for Tunnel
Worker issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable Not applicable

26. Plant and
Equipment
Operator

(73) Ground Investigation
Operator/Driller/ Borer

(a) Setting up and operating
drilling plants for ground
investigation purposes

(b) Taking and storing soil, and
rock samples or specimens,
for inspection and logging
by engineers or technicians
or geologists

(c) Performing in situ field tests
in the company of
geotechnical field
technicians

Trade test certificate for Ground
Investigation Operator issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Ground
Investigation Operator
issued by CITA or Council

Not applicable

(74) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Fork-lift
Truck)

Operating fork-lift trucks Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as



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defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable
to fork-lift trucks

(75) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Mini-loader)

Operating mini-loaders Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable
to mini-loaders

(76) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Mini-loader
(with Attachments))

Operating mini-loaders with
attachments

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable
to mini-loaders (with
attachments)

(77) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Grader)

Operating graders Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable
to graders

(78) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Piling)
(Master)

Operating piling machines
percussive or bored piles)

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Plant

and Equipment Operator
(Bored Pile) issued by CITA or
Council;

(b) trade test certificate for Plant
and Equipment Operator
(Percussive Pile) issued by
CITA or Council

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Plant
and Equipment
Operator (Bored Pile)
issued by Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for Plant
and Equipment
Operator (Percussive
Pile) issued by Council

Not applicable

(79) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Percussive
Pile)

Operating piling machines
(percussive piles)

Trade test certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator (Percussive
Pile) issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator
(Percussive Pile) issued by
Council

Not applicable

(80) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Bored Pile)

Operating piling machines
(bored piles)

Trade test certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator (Bored Pile)
issued by CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator (Bored
Pile) issued by Council

Not applicable

(81) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Suspended
Working Platform)

Operating suspended working
platforms

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
referred to in section
17(1)(b) of the Factories
and Industrial
Undertakings (Suspended
Working Platforms)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AC)

(82) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Demolition)
— Excavator

Operating excavators to
demolish, dismantle and remove
buildings or structures, or any
part of them

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of both items (a)
and (b)—
(a) trade test certificate

for Plant and
Equipment Operator
(Demolition)—
Excavator issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) certificate as defined
by section 2(1) of the



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Factories and
Industrial
Undertakings
(Loadshifting
Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59
sub. leg. AG) and
applicable to
excavators

(83) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Excavator)

Operating excavators (except
demolishing, dismantling and
removing buildings or
structures, or any part of them)

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
excavators

(84) Builder’s Lift
Operator

Operating builders’ lifts
(passenger hoist) on
construction sites

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
competent operator for
builder’s lift within the
meaning of the
Builders’ Lifts and
Tower Working Platforms
(Safety) Ordinance (Cap
470)

(85) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Bulldozer)

Operating bulldozers Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
bulldozers

(86) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Truck-
mounted Crane)

Operating truck-mounted cranes Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
referred to in regulation
15A(1)(b) of the Factories
and Industrial
Undertakings (Lifting
Appliances and Lifting
Gear) Regulations (Cap
59 sub. leg. J) and
applicable to Truck-
mounted Cranes

(87) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Dumper)

Operating dumpers Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
dumpers

(88) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Loader)

Operating loaders Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
loaders

(89) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Tower
Crane)

Operating tower cranes Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
referred to in regulation
15A(1)(b) of the Factories
and Industrial
Undertakings (Lifting



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Appliances and Lifting
Gear) Regulations (Cap
59 sub. leg. J) and
applicable to tower cranes

(90) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Crawler-
mounted Mobile
Crane)

Operating crawler-mounted
mobile cranes

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
referred to in regulation
15A(1)(b) of the Factories
and Industrial
Undertakings (Lifting
Appliances and Lifting
Gear) Regulations (Cap
59 sub. leg. J) and
applicable to crawler-
mounted mobile cranes

(91) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Wheeled
Telescopic Mobile
Crane)

Operating wheeled telescopic
mobile cranes

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
referred to in regulation
15A(1)(b) of the Factories
and Industrial
Undertakings (Lifting
Appliances and Lifting
Gear) Regulations (Cap
59 sub. leg. J) and
applicable to wheeled
telescopic mobile cranes

(92) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Locomotive)

Operating locomotives Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
locomotives

(93) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Gantry
Crane)

Operating gantry cranes Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate
referred to in regulation
15A(1)(b) of the Factories
and Industrial
Undertakings (Lifting
Appliances and Lifting
Gear) Regulations (Cap
59 sub. leg. J) and
applicable to gantry
cranes

(94) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Compactor)

Operating compactors Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
compactors

(95) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Scraper)

Operating scrapers Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of certificate as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Factories and
Industrial Undertakings
(Loadshifting Machinery)
Regulation (Cap 59 sub.
leg. AG) and applicable to
scrapers

(96) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Tunneling)
—Jumbo Drilling

Operating jumbo drilling
machines inside tunnels

Trade test certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator (Tunneling)—
Jumbo Drilling issued by CITA or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator
(Tunneling)—Jumbo
Drilling issued by Council

Not applicable

(97) Plant and Equipment
Operator (Tunneling)
—Segment Erection

Operating segment erection
machines inside tunnels

Trade test certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator (Tunneling)—
Segment Erection issued by CITA
or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator
(Tunneling)—Segment

Not applicable



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Erection issued by Council
(98) Plant and Equipment

Operator (Tunneling)
—Tunnel Boring
Machine

Operating tunnel boring
machines inside tunnels

Trade test certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator (Tunneling)—
Tunnel Boring Machine issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Plant and
Equipment Operator
(Tunneling)—Tunnel
Boring Machine issued by
Council

Not applicable

27. Bar Bender and
Fixer

(99) Bar Bender and Fixer Cutting, bending and fixing
reinforcement steel bars

Trade test certificate for Bar
Bender and Fixer issued by CITA
or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Bar Bender
and Fixer issued by CITA
or Council

Not applicable

28. Painter and
Decorator

(100) Painter and Decorator
(Master)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings
and other structures for
painting and decorating

(b) Applying paints or similar
protective and decorative
materials

(c) Laying out and writing
letters, characters and other
signs

Any one of items (a), (b) and (c)—
(a) trade test certificate for Painter

and Decorator issued by CITA
or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
painter/decorator/sign writer
given under section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47);

(c) (i) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Roller Painting) issued
by Council;

(ii) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Surface Filling) issued by
Council;

(iii) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Emulsion Painting) issued
by Council;

(iv) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Brushing Lacquering)
issued by Council;

(v) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Synthetic Painting)
issued by Council;

(vi) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Clear Lacquering) issued
by Council;

(vii) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Texture-spray) issued by
Council;

(viii) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Metal Paint Spray)
issued by Council;

(ix) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Paperhanging) issued by
Council; and

(x) trade test certificate for
Painter and Decorator
(Sign Writing) issued by
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Painter and
Decorator issued by CITA
or Council

Not applicable

(101) Painter and Decorator
(Roller Painting)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for roller
painting including colour
separation lines

(b) Applying roller painting at
interior and exterior walls
including colour separation
lines

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Roller Painting) issued
by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(102) Painter and Decorator
(Surface Filling)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for surface
filling

(b) Applying surface filling

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Surface Filling) issued
by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(103) Painter and Decorator
(Emulsion Painting)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for emulsion
painting including colour
separation lines

(b) Applying emulsion painting
including colour separation
lines

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Emulsion Painting)
issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(104) Painter and Decorator
(Brushing

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Brushing Lacquering)

Not applicable Not applicable



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Lacquering) other structures for brushing
lacquering

(b) Applying brushing
lacquering

issued by Council

(105) Painter and Decorator
(Synthetic Painting)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for synthetic
painting including colour
separation lines

(b) Applying synthetic painting
including colour separation
lines

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Synthetic Painting)
issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(106) Painter and Decorator
(Clear Lacquering)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for clear
lacquering

(b) Applying clear lacquering

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Clear Lacquering)
issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(107) Painter and Decorator
(Texture-spray)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for texture-
spray

(b) Applying texture-spray

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Texture-spray) issued
by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(108) Painter and Decorator
(Metal Paint Spray)

(a) Preparing surfaces, iron or
metal materials for metal
paint spray

(b) Applying metal paint spray

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Metal Paint Spray)
issued by Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(109) Painter and Decorator
(Paperhanging)

(a) Preparing surfaces, fittings
and fixtures of buildings and
other structures for surface
filling, synthetic painting
and paperhanging

(b) Applying surface filling
(c) Applying synthetic painting
(d) Performing paperhanging

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Paperhanging) issued by
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(110) Painter and
Decorator (Sign
Writing)

Laying out and writing letters,
characters and other signs

Trade test certificate for Painter and
Decorator (Sign Writing) issued by
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

29. Asphalter
(Road
Construction)

(111) Asphalter (Road
Construction)

(a) Mixing, placing and
compacting bituminous
materials using vibrating
machines

(b) Levelling and smoothening
bituminous materials
according to specified level
marks

Trade test certificate for Asphalter
(Road Construction) issued by
CITA or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Asphalter
(Road Construction) issued
by Council

Not applicable

30. Blasting worker (112) Shotfirer Calculating, preparing, loading
and detonating explosive
charges in mines, quarries, civil
engineering and building sites

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
holder of mine blasting
certificate issued under
the Mines (Safety)
Regulations (Cap 285
sub. leg. B)

(113) Rock Breaking
Driller

Operating pneumatic or
hydraulic drills to make holes
and openings or break up
concrete, rocks or other hard
materials

Trade test certificate for Rock
Breaking Driller issued by CITA or
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

Part B—Electrical and Mechanical Works
31. Lift and

Escalator
Mechanic

(114) Lift and Escalator
Mechanic (Master)

(a) Installing, adjusting,
maintaining and repairing
lifts

(b) Installing, adjusting,
maintaining and repairing
escalators

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
both items (a) and (b)—
(a) registered lift worker

as defined by section
2(1) of the Lifts and
Escalators Ordinance
(Cap 618);

(b) registered escalator
worker as defined by
section 2(1) of the
Lifts and Escalators
Ordinance (Cap 618)

(115) Lift Mechanic Installing, adjusting,
maintaining and repairing lifts

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
registered lift worker as
defined by section 2(1) of
the Lifts and Escalators
Ordinance (Cap 618)

(116) Escalator Mechanic Installing, adjusting,
maintaining and repairing
escalators

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
registered escalator



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worker as defined by
section 2(1) of the Lifts
and Escalators Ordinance
(Cap 618)

32. Refrigeration/
Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation
Mechanic

(117) Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/Ventilat
ion Mechanic
(Master)

Fitting, assembling, erecting,
installing, commissioning,
maintaining and repairing—
(a) air-conditioning systems

including refrigerating, air-
handling and ventilation
equipment and the
associated electrical
controls;

(b) cold stores, ice-making and
other refrigerating
equipment;

(c) air-conditioning and
ventilation equipment
forming part of fire service
systems

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) certificate of completion of an

apprenticeship given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47) in the trade of—
(i) refrigeration/ air-

conditioning mechanic;
(ii) refrigeration mechanic; or
(iii) air-conditioning mechanic;

(b) (i) trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Water System)
issued by VTC or Council;

(ii) trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Air System)
issued by VTC or Council;

(iii) trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Thermal
Insulation) issued by VTC
or Council;

(iv) trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Unitary System)
issued by VTC or Council;
and

(v) (A) trade test certificate
for Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation Mechanic
(Electrical Control)
issued by VTC or
Council; or

(B) certificate of
registration as an
electrical worker
issued under section 30
of the Electricity
Ordinance (Cap 406)
on which the Director
of Electrical and
Mechanical Services
specifies that the
holder is entitled to do
electrical work on an
air-conditioning
installation

Not applicable Not applicable

(118) Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation
Mechanic (Water
System)

Fitting, assembling, installing,
commissioning, maintaining and
repairing water systems for air-
conditioning systems (including
air-handling and water
condensing equipment)

Trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/Ventilation Mechanic
(Water System) issued by VTC or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Water System)
issued by VTC or Council

Not applicable

(119) Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation
Mechanic Air
System)

Fabricating, installing and
repairing sheet metal assemblies
and products (including
ventilation ducting, dampers,
fire resistant board and fittings)

Trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-conditioning/
Ventilation Mechanic (Air System)
issued by VTC or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Air System)
issued by VTC or Council

Not applicable

(120) Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation
Mechanic (Thermal
Insulation)

Preparing, fitting, fixing and
repairing thermal insulations of
air-conditioning and
refrigeration plants

Trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-conditioning/
Ventilation Mechanic (Thermal
Insulation) issued by VTC or
Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Thermal
Insulation) issued by VTC
or Council

Not applicable

(121) Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation
Mechanic (Electrical
Control)

Fitting, assembling, installing,
commissioning, maintaining and
repairing electrical control for—
(a) air-conditioning systems

including refrigerating, air-
handling and ventilation
equipment;

(b) cold stores, ice-making and
other refrigerating

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Electrical Control)
issued by VTC or Council;

(b) certificate of registration as an
electrical worker issued under
section 30 of the Electricity

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Electrical
Control) issued by VTC or
Council

Not applicable



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equipment;
(c) air-conditioning and

ventilation equipment
forming part of fire service
systems

Ordinance (Cap 406) on which
the Director of Electrical and
Mechanical Services specifies
that the holder is entitled to do
electrical work on an air-
conditioning installation

(122) Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/
Ventilation
Mechanic (Unitary
System)

Fitting, assembling, installing,
commissioning, maintaining and
repairing—
(a) unitary air-conditioning

systems including
refrigerating, air-handling
and ventilation equipment;

(b) unitary cold stores, ice-
making and other
refrigerating equipment

Trade test certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-conditioning/
Ventilation Mechanic (Unitary
System) issued by VTC or Council

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Refrigeration/ Air-
conditioning/ Ventilation
Mechanic (Unitary System)
issued by VTC or Council

Not applicable

33. Fire Service
Mechanic

(123) Fire Service
Mechanic (Master)

(a) Installing, testing,
inspecting, maintaining and
repairing fire service piping
systems, automatic fire
alarm systems, manual fire
alarm systems, mechanical
or electrical or electronic
parts of fire service systems

(b) Maintaining, inspecting and
repairing portable fire
service equipment

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
all of items (a), (b) and
(c)—
(a) fire service

installation
contractor class 3
registered under the
Fire Service
(Installation
Contractors)
Regulations (Cap 95
sub. leg. A);

(b) (i) trade test
certificate for
Fire Service
Electrical Fitter
issued by VTC
or Council; or

(ii) certificate of
completion of an
apprenticeship
given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap
47) in the trade of

(A) building

services
mechanic
(related to
fire service
electrical
fitter); or

(B) fire service
mechanic;

(c) (i) trade test
certificate for
Fire Service
Mechanical
Fitter issued by
VTC or Council;
or

(ii) certificate of
completion of an
apprenticeship
given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap
47) in the trade of

(A) building

services
mechanic
(related to
fire service
mechanical
fitter); or

(B) fire service
mechanic

(124) Fire Service Portable
Equipment Fitter

Maintaining, inspecting and
repairing portable fire service
equipment

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—
fire service installation
contractor class 3
registered under the Fire



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Service (Installation
Contractors) Regulations
(Cap 95 sub. leg. A)

(125) Fire Service
Electrical Fitter

Installing, testing, maintaining,
inspecting and repairing
automatic fire alarm systems,
manual fire alarm systems, and
electrical or electronic parts of
fire service systems

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Fire

Service Electrical Fitter issued
by VTC or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47) in the trade of—
(i) building services mechanic

(related to fire service
electrical fitter); or

(ii) fire service mechanic

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Fire Service
Electrical Fitter issued by
VTC or Council

Not applicable

(126) Fire Service
Mechanical Fitter

Installing, testing, maintaining,
inspecting and repairing fire
service piping systems and
mechanical parts of fire service
systems

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Fire

Service Mechanical Fitter
issued by VTC or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance (Cap
47) in the trade of—
(i) building services mechanic

(related to fire service
mechanical fitter); or

(ii) fire service mechanic

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Fire Service
Mechanical Fitter issued by
VTC or Council

Not applicable

34. Gas Installer (127) Gas Installer Installing, commissioning,
maintaining and repairing
domestic and non-domestic gas
appliances, gas fittings, and gas
flow control and meters
connected to gas cylinders or
gas supply points

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as
registered skilled
worker—
gas installer registered
to carry out gas
installation work under
regulation 7(1)(a) of
the Gas Safety
(Registration of Gas
Installers and Gas
Contractors)
Regulations (Cap 51
sub. leg. D)

35. Electrician (128) Overhead Linesman Constructing, maintaining and
repairing overhead line systems
of voltages not exceeding 11 kV
on tubular steel, concrete, lattice
girder or wood supports

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) certificate of completion of an

apprenticeship in the trade of
overhead linesman given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance (Cap
47);

(b) trade test certificate for
Overhead Linesman issued by
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(129) Control Panel
Assembler

Fitting, assembling, installing
and repairing low voltage
switchboards, and control
panels, for electrical plants and
equipment

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for Control

Panel Assembler issued by
VTC or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
electrician given under section
28 of the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Control Panel
Assembler issued by VTC
or Council

Not applicable

(130) Cable Jointer
(Power)

(a) Joining low voltage cables
either with the circuits dead
or with one or both cables
energized

(b) Joining dead cables of
voltages not exceeding 11
kV

Certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of cable
jointer (power) given under section
28 of the Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Not applicable Not applicable

(131) Cable Jointer (Low
Voltage)

Joining dead cables of voltages
not exceeding 1 kV

Trade test certificate for Cable
Jointer (Low Voltage) issued by
Council

Not applicable Not applicable

(132) Electrical Wireman Installing and laying wiring for
electrical systems and
equipment

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Electrical Wireman issued by
VTC or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
electrician given under section
28 of the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Electrical
Wireman issued by VTC or
Council

Not applicable

(133) Electrical Fitter (a) Installing, testing,
commissioning and
repairing electrical

Not applicable Not applicable Qualification for
registration as registered
skilled worker—



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installations and wiring
(b) Fitting, assembling,

installing, testing,
commissioning and
repairing electrical systems
and equipment

holder of certificate of
registration as an
electrical worker for
Grade A, B, C or H
electrical work issued
under section 30 of the
Electricity Ordinance
(Cap 406)

36. Electronic
Equipment
Mechanic
(Construction
Work)

(134) Electronic
Equipment
Mechanic
(Construction
Work) (Master)

(a) Installing, maintaining and
repairing building security
systems, including building
doorphone systems, closed
circuit television systems,
public address systems,
security alarm systems,
access control systems, and
building control and
monitoring systems

(b) Fitting, assembling,
installing, maintaining and
repairing communication
equipment and systems,
including block wiring
systems, private automatic
branch exchange systems,
intercom systems, in-
building coaxial cable
distribution systems, and
other wired or wireless
signal transmission and
reception systems

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) (i) trade test certificate for

Building Security System
Mechanic issued by VTC
or Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of building services
mechanic (related to
building security system
mechanic) given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47);

(b) (i) trade test certificate for
Communication System
Mechanic issued by VTC or
Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of audio-visual and
radio-frequency mechanic
given under section 28 of
the Apprenticeship
Ordinance (Cap 47)

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for Building
Security System
Mechanic issued by
VTC or Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for
Communication
System Mechanic
issued by VTC or
Council

Not applicable

(135) Building Security
System Mechanic

Installing, maintaining and
repairing building security
systems, including building
doorphone systems, closed
circuit television systems, public
address systems, security alarm
systems, access control systems,
and building control and
monitoring systems

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Building Security System
Mechanic issued by VTC or
Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
building services mechanic
(related to building security
system mechanic) given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Building
Security System Mechanic
issued by VTC or Council

Not applicable

(136) Communication
System Mechanic

Fitting, assembling, installing,
maintaining and repairing
communication equipment and
systems, including block wiring
systems, private automatic
branch exchange systems,
intercom systems, in-building
coaxial cable distribution
systems, and other wired or
wireless signal transmission and
reception systems

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Communication System
Mechanic issued by VTC or
Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
audio-visual and radio-
frequency mechanic given
under section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for
Communication System
Mechanic issued by VTC
or Council

Not applicable

37. Plant and
Equipment
Mechanic
(Construction
Work)

(137) Plant and
Equipment
Mechanic
(Construction Work)
(Master)

(a) Maintaining and repairing
building and civil
engineering plants and
machinery

(b) Fitting, assembling,
erecting, installing,
maintaining and repairing
mechanical plants and
equipment, including
emergency generators

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) (i) trade test certificate for

Construction Plant
Mechanic issued by CITA
or Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of construction plant
mechanic given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47);

(b) (i) trade test certificate for
Mechanical Fitter issued by
VTC or Council; or

(ii) certificate of completion of
an apprenticeship in the
trade of fitter given under
section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Both items (a) and (b)—
(a) intermediate trade test

certificate for
Construction Plant
Mechanic issued by
CITA or Council;

(b) intermediate trade test
certificate for
Mechanical Fitter
issued by VTC or
Council

Not applicable

(138) Construction Plant
Mechanic

Maintaining and repairing
building and civil engineering
plants and machinery

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Construction Plant Mechanic
issued by CITA or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Construction
Plant Mechanic issued by
CITA or Council

Not applicable



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construction plant mechanic
given under section 28 of the
Apprenticeship Ordinance (Cap
47)

(139) Mechanical Fitter Fitting, assembling, erecting,
installing, maintaining and
repairing mechanical plants and
equipment, including emergency
generators

Either item (a) or (b)—
(a) trade test certificate for

Mechanical Fitter issued by
VTC or Council;

(b) certificate of completion of an
apprenticeship in the trade of
fitter given under section 28 of
the Apprenticeship Ordinance
(Cap 47)

Intermediate trade test
certificate for Mechanical
Fitter issued by VTC or
Council

Not applicable



(Replaced 22 of 2014 s. 35)

Schedule: 2 Specified Body E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


[sections 2 & 65]

1. Airport Authority
2. CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
3. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
4. The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited
5. Hong Kong Housing Authority
6. The Hong Kong Housing Society
7. Hong Kong Tramways Limited
8. Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation
9. MTR Corporation Limited

(Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)

Schedule: 3 Structures and Works E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


[sections 2 & 65]

1. Any building, edifice, wall, fence, or chimney, whether constructed wholly or partly above or below ground

level.
2. Any site formation, street works, road, motorway, railway, tramway, cableway, aerial ropeway, or canal.
3. Any harbour works, dock, pier, sea defence work, or lighthouse.
4. Any aqueduct, viaduct, bridge, or tunnel.
5. Any sewer, sewage disposal works, or filter bed.
6. Any airport or works connected with air navigation.
7. Any dam, reservoir, well, pipeline, culvert, shaft, or reclamation.
8. Any drainage, irrigation or river control works.
9. Any structure designed for the support of machinery, plant or power transmission lines.
10. Any slope works or earth-retaining structure.

(Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)

Schedule: 4 Registration Board, its Subcommittees and Other Boards* E.R. 1 of 2013 25/04/2013


[sections 11A, 12, 14 & 65]
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


Part 1


Registration Board

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


1. Composition of Registration Board



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(1) The Registration Board is to consist of 19 members appointed by the Council as follows—

(a) a chairperson;
(b) 4 public officers;
(c) 2 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Council, a person from a training institute in the

construction industry in Hong Kong;
(d) 3 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Council, a person from a professional body connected

with the construction industry in Hong Kong;
(e) 2 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Council, a person from a contractor in the

construction industry in Hong Kong;
(f) 3 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Council, a person from a trade union, registered

under the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332), that represents workers in the construction industry in
Hong Kong;

(g) 1 person who is, in the opinion of the Council, a person from a real estate developers association in
Hong Kong; and

(h) 3 persons, each of whom is, in the opinion of the Council, a person connected with the construction
industry in Hong Kong.

(2) An appointment under subsection (1) must be notified in the Gazette.
(3) If, for any period, the chairperson of the Registration Board is absent from Hong Kong or is, for any other

reason, unable to perform the functions of the office, the other members of the Registration Board may elect
from among themselves a person to act as chairperson of the Registration Board during that period.

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 42)

1A. Tenure of office

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(1) An appointed member of the Registration Board shall hold office for such periods, and on such terms, as the

Council may specify in the document by which the member is appointed.
(2) An appointed member of the Registration Board, not being a public officer, shall be appointed for a term

not more than 3 years.
(3) An appointed member of the Registration Board shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) hold and vacate his office in accordance with the terms of his appointment; and
(b) be eligible for reappointment on ceasing to be a member.

(4) If the Council is satisfied that an appointed member of the Registration Board—
(a) has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors;
(b) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;
(c) has ceased to be of the capacity by virtue of which he was appointed; or
(d) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a member,
the Council may declare his office as a member of the Registration Board to be vacant, and shall notify the
fact in such manner as the Council thinks fit; and upon such declaration the office shall become vacant.

(5) An appointed member of the Registration Board, not being a public officer, may at any time resign his
office by notice in writing to the Council.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


2. Proceedings of Registration Board
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


(1) The chairperson of the Registration Board may appoint the time and place for the Registration Board to

meet.
(2) The Registration Board shall not transact business at a meeting other than to adjourn unless there is a

quorum of 10 members of the Registration Board present.
(3) At a meeting of the Registration Board, the following shall preside— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) the chairperson of the Registration Board;
(b) if a person acts as chairperson of the Registration Board under section 1(3), that person; or



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(c) if neither the chairperson of the Registration Board nor the person acting as chairperson of the
Registration Board under section 1(3) (if any) is present, such other member of the Registration Board
as the members present elect.

(4) All matters for determination at a meeting of the Registration Board shall be decided by a majority of votes
of the members present and voting, and if there is an equality of votes, the chairperson of the Registration
Board or any other member presiding shall have a casting vote in addition to his or her original vote.

(5) The validity of any proceedings of the Registration Board shall not be affected by any defect in the
appointment of any person purporting to be a member of the Registration Board or by any vacancy in the
membership of the Registration Board.

(6) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Registration Board may regulate its own procedure
including the manner in which decisions of the Registration Board may be made by a quorum of its
members otherwise than at a meeting of the Registration Board.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


3. Members of Registration Board to disclose interests
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


(1) A member of the Registration Board who is in any way directly or indirectly interested in a matter being

considered made by the Registration Board shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting of the
Registration Board.

(2) The Registration Board shall record the disclosure in the minutes of the meeting of the Registration Board.
(3) A member of the Registration Board who has an interest in a matter referred to in subsection (1)—

(a) shall not, without the permission of the chairperson of the Registration Board or any other member of
the Registration Board presiding, take any part in any deliberation of the Registration Board with
respect to that matter; and

(b) shall not in any event vote on that matter.
(4) A member of the Registration Board need not attend in person at a meeting of the Registration Board to

make a disclosure which he is required to make under this section if he takes reasonable steps to secure that
the disclosure is made by a notice in writing which is brought up and read at the meeting.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


3A. Estimates of Registration Board

(1) In every financial year, the Registration Board must submit to the Council, before a date determined by the

Council, a programme of its proposed activities and estimates of its income and expenditure for the next
financial year.

(2) The Registration Board must, as soon as practicable after the commencement date# of this section, submit
the programme and estimates for the first financial year.

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 42)

3B. Accounts of Registration Board and submission of reports, etc. to Council


(1) The Registration Board must maintain proper accounts and records of all its income and expenditure.
(2) The Registration Board must, as soon as practicable after the end of a financial year, cause to be prepared a

statement of accounts of the Registration Board in respect of the financial year.
(3) The statement of accounts is to include an income and expenditure account and a balance sheet.
(4) The Registration Board must submit to the Council, before a date determined by the Council, a report on the

activities of the Registration Board during the financial year and a copy of the statement of accounts.
(Added 17 of 2012 s. 42)


3C. Delegation of Registration Board’s functions and powers


(1) The Registration Board may appoint any subcommittee that it considers appropriate.
(2) The Registration Board may delegate in writing any of its functions or powers (including any functions or

powers delegated to it under section 16 of the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap 587)) to a



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subcommittee appointed under subsection (1).
(3) The Registration Board may not delegate under this section any of the following—

(a) the power to appoint a subcommittee under subsection (1);
(b) the power to delegate under subsection (2);
(c) the Council’s function under section 52(5) of this Ordinance;
(d) the power to approve programmes of its proposed activities, estimates of its income and expenditure,

its statement of accounts or report on its activities;
(e) the power to authorize the preparation of its accounts or other financial records.

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 42)

4-5. (Repealed 17 of 2012 s. 42)


Part 2


Subcommittees Appointed by Registration Board and Members of Subcommittees

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


6. Members of subcommittees
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


The Registration Board— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) may appoint members of the Registration Board, and persons who are not such members, to be
members of a subcommittee; and

(b) shall appoint the chairperson of a subcommittee and determine the number of members of a
subcommittee.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


7. Functions and powers of subcommittees
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


A subcommittee— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) shall perform such functions and may exercise such powers as are delegated to it by the Registration
Board under section 3C(2); and

(b) may, subject to any directions of the Registration Board, regulate its own procedure.
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


Part 3


Qualifications Board and its Members

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


8. Tenure of office

(1) A member of the Qualifications Board shall hold office for such periods, and on such terms, as the

Registration Board may specify in the document by which the member is appointed.
(2) A member of the Qualifications Board, not being a public officer, shall be appointed for a term not more

than 3 years.
(3) A member of the Qualifications Board shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) hold and vacate his office in accordance with the terms of his appointment; and
(b) be eligible for reappointment on ceasing to be a member.

(4) If the Registration Board is satisfied that a member of the Qualifications Board—
(a) has become a member of the Review Board or a member of the Appeal Board panel;
(b) has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors;
(c) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;



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(d) has ceased to be of the capacity by virtue of which he was appointed; or
(e) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a member,
the Registration Board may declare his office as a member of the Qualifications Board to be vacant, and
shall notify the fact in such manner as the Registration Board thinks fit; and upon such declaration the
office shall become vacant.

(5) A member of the Qualifications Board, not being a public officer, may at any time resign his office by
notice in writing to the Registration Board.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


9. Proceedings of Qualifications Board
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


(1) The chairperson of the Qualifications Board may appoint the time and place for the Board to meet.
(2) The Qualifications Board shall not transact business at a meeting other than to adjourn unless there is a

quorum of 7 members of the Board present.
(3) At a meeting of the Qualifications Board, the following shall preside— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) the chairperson of the Board;
(b) if a person acts as chairperson of the Board under section 12(5) of this Ordinance, that person; or
(c) if neither the chairperson of the Board nor the person acting as chairperson of the Board under section

12(5) of this Ordinance (if any) is present, such other member of the Board as the members present
elect.

(4) All matters for determination at a meeting of the Qualifications Board shall be decided by a majority of
votes of the members present and voting, and if there is an equality of votes, the chairperson of the Board or
any other member presiding shall have a casting vote in addition to his or her original vote.

(5) The validity of any proceedings of the Qualifications Board shall not be affected by any defect in the
appointment of any person purporting to be a member of the Board or by any vacancy in the membership of
the Board.

(6) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Qualifications Board may regulate its own procedure
including the manner in which decisions of the Board may be made by a quorum of its members otherwise
than at a meeting of the Board.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


10. Members of Qualifications Board to disclose interests
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


(1) A member of the Qualifications Board who is in any way directly or indirectly interested in a matter being

considered made by the Board shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting of the Board.
(2) The Qualifications Board shall record the disclosure in the minutes of the meeting of the Board.
(3) A member of the Qualifications Board who has an interest in a matter referred to in subsection (1)—

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)
(a) shall not, without the permission of the chairperson of the Qualifications Board or any other member

of the Board presiding, take any part in any deliberation of the Board with respect to that matter; and
(b) shall not in any event vote on that matter.

(4) A member of the Qualifications Board need not attend in person at a meeting of the Board to make a
disclosure which he is required to make under this section if he takes reasonable steps to secure that the
disclosure is made by a notice in writing which is brought up and read at the meeting.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


Part 4


Review Board and its Members
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


11. Tenure of office





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(1) A member of the Review Board shall hold office for such periods, and on such terms, as the Registration
Board may specify in the document by which the member is appointed.

(2) A member of the Review Board, not being a public officer, shall be appointed for a term not more than 3
years.

(3) A member of the Review Board shall— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)
(a) hold and vacate his office in accordance with the terms of his appointment; and
(b) be eligible for reappointment on ceasing to be a member.

(4) If the Registration Board is satisfied that a member of the Review Board— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)
(a) has become a member of the Qualifications Board or a member of the Appeal Board panel;
(b) has become the Registrar; (Replaced 17 of 2012 s. 42)
(ba) (if the Registrar is a body corporate) has become a member, officer or employee of the Registrar;

(Added 17 of 2012 s. 42)
(bb) (if the Registrar is a body unincorporate) has become a member of the Registrar; (Added 17 of 2012 s.

42)
(c) has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors;
(d) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness;
(e) has ceased to be of the capacity by virtue of which he was appointed; or
(f) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a member,
the Registration Board may declare his office as a member of the Review Board to be vacant, and shall
notify the fact in such manner as the Registration Board thinks fit; and upon such declaration the office
shall become vacant.

(5) A member of the Review Board, not being a public officer, may at any time resign his office by notice in
writing to the Registration Board.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


12. Proceedings of Review Board
(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)


(1) The chairperson of the Review Board may appoint the time and place for the Board to meet.
(2) The Review Board shall not transact business at a meeting other than to adjourn unless there is a quorum of

4 members of the Board present.
(3) At a meeting of the Review Board, the following shall preside— (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(a) the chairperson of the Board;
(b) if a person acts as chairperson of the Board under section 14(6) of this Ordinance, that person; or
(c) if neither the chairperson of the Board nor the person acting as chairperson of the Board under section

14(6) of this Ordinance (if any) is present, such other member of the Board as the members present
elect.

(4) All matters for determination at a meeting of the Review Board shall be decided by a majority of votes of
the members present and voting, and if there is an equality of votes, the chairperson of the Board or any
other member presiding shall have a casting vote in addition to his or her original vote.

(5) The validity of any proceedings of the Review Board shall not be affected by any defect in the appointment
of any person purporting to be a member of the Board or by any vacancy in the membership of the Board.

(6) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Review Board may regulate its own procedure including the
manner in which decisions of the Board may be made by a quorum of its members otherwise than at a
meeting of the Board.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)
13. Members of Review Board to disclose interests

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)

(1) A member of the Review Board who is in any way directly or indirectly interested in a matter being

considered made by the Board shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting of the Board.
(2) The Review Board shall record the disclosure in the minutes of the meeting of the Board.
(3) A member of the Review Board who has an interest in a matter referred to in subsection (1)— (Amended 17

of 2012 s. 42)



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(a) shall not, without the permission of the chairperson of the Review Board or any other member of the
Board presiding, take any part in any deliberation of the Board with respect to that matter; and

(b) shall not in any event vote on that matter.
(4) A member of the Review Board need not attend in person at a meeting of the Board to make a disclosure

which he is required to make under this section if he takes reasonable steps to secure that the disclosure is
made by a notice in writing which is brought up and read at the meeting.

(Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)
(Format changes—E.R. 1 of 2013)

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Note:
* (Amended 17 of 2012 s. 42)
# Commencement date: 1 January 2013.

Schedule: 5 Transitional and Saving Provisions Relating to

Registration of Construction Workers
L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015



[section 50A]

1. Interpretation of this Schedule

In this Schedule—
*commencement date (生效日期) means the day on which section 28 of the Amendment Ordinance 2014

comes into operation;
corresponding designated trade division (對應指定工種分項), in relation to a designated trade, means a

designated trade division with the same name as the designated trade;
designated trade (指定工種) has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the pre-amended Ordinance;
pre-amended Ordinance (《原有條例》) means the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance (Cap 583)

as in force immediately before the commencement date*;
pre-existing registration (既有註冊) means a registration under the pre-amended Ordinance that was in force

immediately before the commencement date*.

2. Saving of pre-existing registration

(1) A pre-existing registration as a registered skilled worker for a designated trade has effect as a registration as
a registered skilled worker for the corresponding designated trade division.

(2) A pre-existing registration as a registered skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade has effect as a
registration as a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the corresponding designated trade division.

(3) A pre-existing registration as a registered semi-skilled worker for a designated trade has effect as a
registration as a registered semi-skilled worker for the corresponding designated trade division.

(4) A pre-existing registration as a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade has effect
as a registration as a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the corresponding designated trade
division.

(5) This section is subject to section 3 of this Schedule.


3. Supplementary provisions to section 2 of this Schedule
(1) A pre-existing registration as a registered skilled worker for a designated trade set out in column 1 of

Schedule 6 has effect as a registration as a registered skilled worker for the designated trade division
specified in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the designated trade.

(2) A pre-existing registration as a registered skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade set out in
column 1 of Schedule 6 has effect as a registration as a registered skilled worker (provisional) for the
designated trade division specified in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the designated trade.

(3) A pre-existing registration as a registered semi-skilled worker for a designated trade set out in column 1 of
Schedule 6 has effect as a registration as a registered semi-skilled worker for the designated trade division
specified in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the designated trade.

(4) A pre-existing registration as a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for a designated trade set out in
column 1 of Schedule 6 has effect as a registration as a registered semi-skilled worker (provisional) for the



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designated trade division specified in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the designated trade.
(5) A pre-existing registration as a registered semi-skilled worker for the designated trade of painter

(texturespray) has effect as a registration as a registered skilled worker for the designated trade division of
painter and decorator (texture-spray).

(6) A pre-existing registration as a registered semi-skilled worker for the designated trade of builder’s lift
operator has effect as a registration as a registered skilled worker for the designated trade division of
builder’s lift operator.


4. Expiry of pre-existing registration

A pre-existing registration having effect as a registration under section 2 or 3 of this Schedule expires on the day
on which it would have expired if that section had not come into operation.


5. Saving of registration card for pre-existing registration

(1) This section applies if a pre-existing registration has effect as a registration under section 2 or 3 of this
Schedule.

(2) A registration card issued under the pre-amended Ordinance for the pre-existing registration has effect as a
registration card issued for the registration under section 46.


6. Application, request for review and appeal under pre-amended Ordinance

(1) If an application under section 39, 44 or 45A of the pre-amended Ordinance remained pending immediately
before the commencement date*, the application is to be regarded as an application under section 39, 44 or
45A respectively.

(2) If a request for review under section 51 of the preamended Ordinance remained pending immediately before
the commencement date*, the request is to be regarded as a request under section 51.

(3) If an appeal under section 52 of the pre-amended Ordinance remained pending immediately before the
commencement date*, the appeal is to be regarded as an appeal under section 52.

(4) For the purposes of subsections (1), (2) and (3), section 2 or 3 of this Schedule applies to the registration to
which the application, request or appeal relates, as if—
(a) the registration were a pre-existing registration; and
(b) each reference to “has effect” in that section were a reference to “is to be regarded”.

(5) If—
(a) an application is, under subsection (1), to be regarded as an application under section 45A; and
(b) the Registrar is satisfied that a specified ground within the meaning of section 45A(8) or (9) of the pre-

amended Ordinance existed before the commencement date* in relation to the application,
a specified ground within the meaning of section 45A(8) or (9) is to be regarded as existing in relation to
the application.


(Schedule 5 added 22 of 2014 s. 37)
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Note:
* Commencement date: 1 April 2015.

Schedule: 6 Saving of Registration under Pre-amended Ordinance L.N. 14 of 2015 01/04/2015


[section 50A & Schedule 5]


Column 1 Column 2
Designated Trade Designated Trade Division

1. Piling Operative Piling Operative (Master)
2. Asphalter (Waterproofing) Waterproofing Worker (Master)
3. Marble Worker Marble Worker (Master)
4. Floor Layer Floor Layer (Master)
5. Plant and Equipment Operator (Piling) Plant and Equipment Operator (Piling)

(Master)



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6. Painter and Decorator Painter and Decorator (Master)
7. Refrigeration/Air-conditioning/

Ventilation Mechanic
Refrigeration/Air-conditioning/Ventilation
Mechanic (Master)

8. Fire Service Mechanic Fire Service Mechanic (Master)
9. Diver Diver (Construction Work)


(Schedule 6 added 22 of 2014 s. 38)

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