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Signboard Validation Scheme

Signboard owners are encouraged to join the Validation Scheme by appointing the Prescribed Building Professionals (PBP) and/or Prescribed Registered Contractors (PRC) (i.e. the Appointed Persons) to inspect, strengthen (if required) and certify the structural safety of the existing signboards that are relatively small in scale, pose less potential risk and already existed before 2 September 2013.

This is a voluntary scheme implemented since 2 September 2013, and the safety check is required to be carried out again every 5 years or the signboards should be removed. See Legal Status of Validated Signboards.

About Signboard Validation Scheme

What are unauthorised signboards?

What are unauthorised signboards?

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Persons eligible to be appointed

Persons eligible to be appointed

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Signboards eligible for validation

Signboards eligible for validation

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Validation Procedures

Overall workflow

Overall workflow

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Checklist for Signboard Owners

Checklist for Signboard Owners

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Checklist for the Appointed Persons

Checklist for the Appointed Persons

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Specified Forms

Corresponding Minor Works - Class I

  • SC01 Form
    For inspection or commencement of strengthening works
  • SC01C Form
    For completion of strengthening works

Corresponding Minor Works - Class II

  • SC02 Form
    For inspection or commencement of strengthening works
  • SC02C Form
    For completion of strengthening works

Corresponding Minor Works - Class III

  • SC03 Form
    For inspection or commencement & completion of strengthening works

Safety Inspection Check List for Validation Scheme

Further Information

Pamphlet
Introduction to the validation scheme with examples

General Guidelines
Background information about the validation scheme

Technical Guidelines
Specifications and sample checklists and application forms

Need more help

Need more help
You may contact Buildings Department:
Hotline 2626 1616 (handled by "1823")
Email sbcs@bd.gov.hk
Visit Our Enquiry Counter Room 1102-3, 11/F, AIA Kowloon Tower, Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Postal Address 12/F Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Room 1104-6, 11/F, AIA Kowloon Tower, Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
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