Public Consultation on the
Proposed Amendments to the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance
(Cap. 572)


The Government has put forward the proposal to amend the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance (Cap. 572) (“the Ordinance”) to empower the enforcement authorities to carry out fire safety improvement works for owners of old composite and domestic buildings, who have failed to comply with the requirements of the Ordinance (to be referred to as “default works”), and to recover the relevant fees from them afterwards.  The Government launched a 10-week public consultation on 5 July 2022, during which public’s views on the proposals as set out in the consultation paper were invited. The public consultation period ended on 13 September 2022.  The Government would consolidate, analyse and take the views collected as reference, and then formulate a suitable proposed default works mechanism, with a view to empowering the relevant departments to carry out the related works, upgrading the fire safety of target buildings holistically.

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