The Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council jointly organized the eighth Construction Safety Week in May. Under the theme “Innovation in Safety,” this year’s Construction Safety Week focused on improving safety when working at height, so as to encourage the industry to adopt innovation and technologies and to work together in creating a working environment with “zero accidents”.
Officiated by Mr Michael Wong, Secretary for Development, and Mr Chan Ka-kui, Chairman of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the Construction Safety Week Kick-off Ceremony took place on 20 May.
The Construction Safety Week Conference, following the kick-off ceremony, aims to glean support from industry stakeholders, and work together to achieve the goal of “Zero Accidents” in construction sites. The Conference invited a number of local and oversea industry experts, including Mr. Donald CHOI,
Chairman of Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre, Construction Industry Council, Dr. GOH Yang-miang, Associate Professor of National University of Singapore and Mr. Marc McLaren, Director of Art of Work to share the emerging technologies and good practices uplifting site safety. The morning session of the Conference was mainly geared towards government officials from different departments, employers, consultants, as well as executives from contractors and subcontractors while the afternoon session targeted the safety officers and site supervisors. It attracted over 800 practitioners.
Also, it is the second year to organise the Safety Video Competition. The competition is divided into different categories, including Working at Height, Lifting and Plant Operation, and Confined Space Works etc., to appeal industry stakeholders the importance of safety practices, as well as encourage them working together to promote and share good safety practice in the construction industry.
This award ceremony took place on the same day. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit awards were selected from over 100 entry submissions to laud the creative approaches demonstrated in promoting construction site safety.
In addition, the shortlisted videos were uploaded to the website of safety week for public voting, attracting over 3,229 voters in total. “Tower Crane Lifting Safety” won the Most Popular Safety Video Award which received 458 votes. Click here to check out the winner video.