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"Designated Workers for Designated Skills" Provision

"Designated Workers for Designated Skills" Provision

The first phase of “Construction Workers Registration Ordinance” (CWRO) has been implemented since 1 September 2007; any person carries out construction works at a construction site should be a registered construction workers. With a more stringent quality requirement of construction works and keen demand of skilled workers in the industry, the remaining phase of CWRO, namely the “Designated workers for designated skills” provision stipulates that, except specified circumstances, only registered skilled workers or semi-skilled workers of designated trade divisions are allowed to independently carry out construction works of related trade divisions on construction sites. This aims at enhancing the quality of construction works and career status of construction workers. This provision has come into implementation starting from April 2017. For more details, please refer to the following items.


Construction Workers Registration Ordinance

“Construction Workers Registration Ordinance” (CWRO) has taken effect since 29 December 2005, any person must register as a construction worker before he/she carries out construction works on construction sites. The “Designated workers for designated skills” provision under the CWRO stipulates that, except specified circumstances, only registered skilled workers or semi-skilled workers of designated trade divisions are allowed to independently carry out construction works of related trade divisions on construction sites. This provision has come into implementation starting from April 2017.

Normally, validity of workers registration is 5 years and it is renewable.

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Last Updated: 2018-10-30 16:12:56