Off-site Levy Scheme (OLS)

Off-site Levy Scheme for Construction Work Permit Holders (WPHs)

In tandem with the revised Construction levy framework from 01 Jan 2024, BCA will be introducing the Off-site Levy Scheme to support the Built Environment sector’s transformation and adoption of more productive technologies such as Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA). Construction WPHs who are employed by eligible DfMA facility operators and are predominantly working in their off-site facilities will be able to benefit from the lower levies.

Eligibility of Operators for Off-site Levy Scheme

The Off-site Levy Scheme will recognise operators of DfMA facilities with higher level of automation, as defined by the following accreditation schemes:

Firms which have committed to invest/setting up any of the above automated DfMA facilities within the next 3 years to be approved by BCA on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility and Verification of Workers

  • Full-time workers i.e. at least 80% of working hours in DfMA facility in the automated DfMA facilities would be eligible for the off-site levy
  • Firms are required to have worker management system that provides location-based information e.g. geofencing which provides:
    • un-editable records of the workers’ locations and;
    • view the “live” location of the worker

Localisation Requirement

Participating firms to use Human Capital Diagnostic Tool (HCDT) to show the level of the company’s HR capabilities to demonstrate effort in localization, e.g. employ local, improve in HR, etc.

Application for Off-site Levy Scheme

Operators of DfMA facilities accredited under the eligible tiers can apply to BCA for the Off-site Levy Scheme from 1 Oct 2023.

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