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“Innovative Safety Initiative Award” to promote construction safety through innovation

 “Innovative Safety Initiative Award” to promote construction safety through innovation

As one of the featured events of the Construction Safety Week, the Development Bureau, the Construction Industry Council and the Hong Kong Construction Association continue to co-organise the Innovative Safety Initiative Award 2018 (the Award) to promote excellence in construction site safety and health through innovation and creativity.

The awards are divided into three categories: Health and Welfare; Safety Management System, Training and Promotion; and Safety Operational Device. Each category awarded gold, silver, bronze and merit awards.

 

Winning Entries

Health and Welfare category

Award

Contractor

Project/ Contract Title

Gold

China Overseas Building Construction Limited

"PAIRS" & "C" Caring Programme

Silver

Able Engineering Company Limited

Innovative Caring Devices

Bronze

Gammon Engineering & Construction Company Limited

Robotic Solution

Bronze

Cheung Kee Fung Cheung Construction Company Limited

Sun Block Sky Net

Bronze

Dragages-Bouygues Joint Venture

Health & Welfare Facilities

Merit

Yau Lee Construction Company Limited

Family need you, please take care of your work

Merit

Cheung Kee Fung Cheung Construction Company Limited

Happy Farm

Merit

Yau Lee Construction Company Limited

Intimate Cooling Express

Merit

Samsung - Hsin Chong Joint Venture

Pedal Waterjet Hand Washing Basin

 

 

Safety Management System, Training and Promotion category

Award

Contractor

Project/ Contract Title

Gold

Gammon Engineering & Construction Company Limited

GamBot & VR Application

Silver

Shui On Building Contractors Limited

Floor Opening Protection Plan

Silver

China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited

Encyclopedia of SH-Pile

Bronze

Tsun Yip Waterworks Construction Company Limited

Construction with Safety and Innovation

Bronze

Leader-JEC Joint Venture

Enhanced Falsework System for Worker Protection

Bronze

Chun Wo-CRGL-MBEC Joint Venture

e-Lifting Permit App

Merit

Hsin Chong Construction Group Limited

Safety + App

Merit

China Geo-Engineering Corporation

CGC Caring Scheme - Home Visit

Merit

CRBC-Kaden Joint Venture

Safety Training Scheme

Merit

Leighton – Chubb E&M Joint Venture

Working at Ceiling PTW System

 

 

Safety Operational Device category

Award

Contractor

Project/ Contract Title

Gold

Dragages-Bouygues Joint Venture

Use of Robotic Arm to change disc cutters

Gold

China Overseas Building Construction Limited

Trenches Monitoring System

Silver

Dragages-Bouygues Joint Venture

Ergonomic Device for Thermal Barrier Installation

Silver

Gammon Engineering & Construction Company Limited

Smart Hoist, 3D Scan & Off-site Bending

Bronze

Vasteam Construction Limited

Intelligent Accident Prevention System

Bronze

Dragages-Bouygues Joint Venture

ISSG & ISIG

Bronze

China Road and Bridge Corporation

Broaden the Horizons

Bronze

CEC - CCC Joint Venture

Height Alert System & Road Work Uniform

Merit

Paul Y. Construction & Engineering Company Limited

Electric lock of Material Hoist

Merit

Hip Hing Construction Company Limited

Hoist 5000

Merit

Leader Civil - Richwell Engineering Joint Venture

QR Code - LG Checking System

Merit

Top Express Construction Engineering Limited

Trench Box

Merit

Kin Wing Engineering Limited

Moving Plants Control Measure

Merit

Hanison Construction Company Limited

Battery Powered Wheel Barrows

Merit

Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Company Limited

Tipper Safety Device

Merit

Hanison Construction Company Limited

Cyclonic Dust Collector

Merit

Wai Lap Services

Lifting Assistance and Mobile Platform

Merit

Hip Hing Construction Company Limited

Refuse Chute Alarm System

Merit

Wo Hing Construction Company Limited

Smart Charger

Merit

Teamfield Building Constructors Limited

Temporary Fire Sprinkler System


More on the winners

 

Health and Welfare Category - Gold Award

Name of Contractor: China Overseas Building Construction Limited

Project/ Contract Title: "PAIRS" & "C" Caring Programme

China Overseas Building Construction Limited dedicated to provide a safe, healthy and caring worksite for its staff. Inspired by the “P” and “N” caring programmes for workers who have newly joined the construction industry or working site, the company arranged for female workers and male construction staff aged over 55 to have a stickers imprinted with the letter “C” on their safety helmets for easy identification. They also now work in pairs on the construction site, making it easier for them to look after each other.

To deepen their safety mind-set, the company organised ‘PAIRS’ training, where they were taught to ‘Pay Attention’ (P), be ‘Active’ (A), improve their ‘Interpersonal Communication” (I), ‘Relax’ (R) and ‘Smile’ (S). The PAIRS training initiative was formulated upon the belief that a positive mind-set is integral to occupational safety among construction professionals.

 


Safety Management System, Training and Promotion - Gold Award

Name of Contractor: Gammon Engineering & Construction Company Limited

Project/ Contract Title: GamBot & VR Application

Gammon Engineering & Construction Company Limited in-house invention GammotBot, an AI software robot that automatically generates near-miss reports and safety inspection reports through a simple steps. GammotBot produces safety inspection reports immediately, supporting real-time communication with subcontractors through images and text and saving 12 man hours that were previously needed to prepare each such document. In addition, GammotBot also operates as a fatal zone alarm system, enabling the project team to predetermine the fatal zone area and monitoring workers entry into the zone. This invention applies VR technology to safety management and training. The resulting visual simulations strengthen hazard identification and elimination at design stage.



Safety Management System, Training and Promotion - Gold Award

Name of Contractor: Dragages-Bouygues Joint Venture

Project/ Contract Title: Use of Robotic Arm to change disc cutters

Dragages – Bouygues Joint Venture use robotic arms to change disc cutters installed on tunnel boring machines (TBM), which are subject to constant wear and tear. Replacing disc cutters manually is a hazardous endeavour because the worker had to operate in a hydraulic chamber with limited space. Each cutter weighs 200 to 300 kilograms, so workers were at risk of musculoskeletal injury. Other hazards included ground collapse and eye injuries from handling powerful water jets. Now its workers is able to remotely oversee the replacement of disc cutter at a safe distance inside a control room, limit human intervention under high-pressure conditions and avert several health and safety risks.


Safety Management System, Training and Promotion - Gold Award

Name of Contractor: China Overseas Building Construction Limited

Project/ Contract Title: Trenches Monitoring System

To manage a project covering 65,000 square metres with a total of 21 tunnels, China Oversea Building Construction Limited designed a “Trenches Monitoring System” for its worker. The workers required to equip a motion sensor bracelets at the site. The bracelets record the locations and physical conditions of the workers, then send the information to a real-time monitoring interface. The device also monitors the wearer’s heart rate and detects falls. Upon receiving an alert, the management team sends an emergency rescue team to reach the affected worker. The wearers can also initiate SOS signals to alert management immediately if they experience discomfort or their safety is threatened.