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Background and Categories of Award

1. Since 1995, Development Bureau (DEVB) has been organizing the Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme (the Scheme) to promote a considerate attitude and good site safety, health and environmental practices for both Public Works and non-Public Works sites. Starting from 2011, the Scheme is co-organised by DEVB and the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

2. The categories of award for Public Works and Non-Public Works sites under the 24th Scheme are as follows :

  1. Considerate Contractors Site Awards for:
    1. New Works Contracts (further divided into Group A1 and Group B2 contracts for Non-Public Works sites);
    2. Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition (RMAA) Works Contracts;
    3. Minor Renovation and Maintenance (MRM) Works Contracts; New.
  2. Outstanding Environmental Management and Performance Awards (OEMPA) for:
    1. New Works Contracts (further divided into Group A1 and Group B2 contracts for Non-Public Works sites);
    2. Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition (RMAA) Works Contracts;
  3. Model Worker Awards and the Best Model Worker Award;
  4. Model Frontline Supervisor Awards and the Best Model Frontline Supervisor Award; and
  5. Model Subcontractor Awards.

Participation in the OEMPA is optional. Participants shall indicate whether they wish to be considered for this category of award.

The appraisal period of the 24th Scheme will be between 1 April and 31 December 2017.


1 Group A contracts are those developments associated with the public bodies such as Airport Authority, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hospital Authority, MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong Electric Company Limited, Urban Renewal Authority, etc.

2 Group B contracts are those other than Group A.


Nomination for Entries

3. Nomination for entries shall be on contract basis except for MRM Works which shall be on contractor basis. Main contractors of all construction sites in Hong Kong are welcome to join the 24th Scheme.

For New Works, the nominated contracts shall have active construction works undertaken during the appraisal period (from 1 April to 31 December 2017). For RMAA Works, the construction period shall last for at least 6 months in the appraisal period. For MRM Works, the contractors shall be registered as “Registered Minor Works Contractors” recognised by the Building Department, and each contractor can only submit one entry for a site involving no more than 10 workers and with active works within the appraisal period (no restriction on the duration of works).

The Guidelines and nomination forms for Public Works Site Participation and Non-Public Works Site Participation are available- below, as well as Construction Safety Week website at http://www.safetyweek.hk/.

Assessment Criteria

4. Assessment of the site performance shall be conducted by the site representative of the client/employer, and representatives from the Works Departments, DEVB or CIC based on the following criteria: -

Considerate Contractors Site Awards

  1. Safety
    Site safety performance including the effectiveness of the implementation of safety management system and accident statistics;

  2. Complexity/Constraints of Site
    Different aspects of site constraints such as environmental or human constraints (e.g. complicated site works involving multiple parties or the site is surrounded by noise sensitive receivers such as dense residential buildings or heavy traffic flow), encountered by contractors should be adequately reflected;

  3. Site Management (including Tidiness and Hygiene)
    Performance of site management including resources allocation, site organisation structure and establishment, competence of management and front line supervisory staff, effectiveness in the delivery of company policy and the effort to maintain the site in clean and tidy conditions;

  4. Environmental Consciousness
    Site environmental performance and environmental awareness including the effectiveness of nuisance abatement and waste management control measures and implementation of environmental management system;

  5. Being Considerate to Neighbourhood and Passers-by
    Performance including the cleanliness and tidiness around the site, the effort to mitigate nuisance and protect the environment, provisions to safeguard the public, e.g. hoardings, barriers, traffic cones, directional signs, lanterns etc.;

  6. Care of Workers and Others
    Performance including provision of sufficient welfare facilities to workers and care of utilities etc.;

  7. Adoption of Guidelines issued by the Construction Industry Council
    Performance including the effective implementation of the Guidelines on Safety of Tower Cranes; Site Safety Measures for Working in Hot Weather; Safety of Site Vehicles and Mobile Plant; Administration Charges for Reporting of Site Accidents; Safety of Lift Shaft Works (Volumes 1, 2 & 3); Handling Construction Work Injury and Fatal Accident Cases; Design, Installation & Maintenance of Cast-in Anchors at External Walls of New Buildings; Trip Ticket System for Disposal of Construction & Demolition Materials in Private Sector Works; Planking Arrangement for Providing Working Platforms on Bamboo Scaffolds; Fabrication of Reinforcement Cages of Bored Piles; and

  8. Innovativeness and Creativity of Safety Measures
    Innovative and creative safety strategies, installations and measures adopted in the works.

Outstanding Environmental Management and Performance Awards

  1. Innovativeness, creativity and effectiveness of specific and “appropriate” measures and strategies in the environmental management; and

  2. Environmental management performance, in particular the performance of the specific and “appropriate” measures and strategies on environmental nuisance abatement, green construction, green purchasing and waste management.

Model Worker Awards and the Best Model Worker Award

If a contractor is granted a Considerate Contractors Site Award, its nominated model worker will be given a Model Worker Award who will also be eligible for selection for the Best Model Worker Award.

Model Frontline Supervisor Awards and the Best Model Frontline Supervisor Award

If a contractor is granted a Considerate Contractors Site Award, its nominated model frontline supervisor will be given the Model Frontline Supervisor Award who will also be eligible for selection for the Best Model Frontline Supervisor Award.

Model Subcontractor Awards

The nominated subcontractor must have executed substantial amount of works during the appraisal period.

Assessment Panels

5. Upon the expiry of the appraisal period, DEVB/ CIC will form assessment panels to evaluate the performance of each entry.

Award Ceremony

6. An award ceremony will be organised by DEVB and CIC to present the awards to the winning entries.

Briefing

7. A briefing session on the 24th Scheme has been scheduled for 7th March 2017 in Leighton Hill Community Hall, 133 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong at 3:30 pm. Interested parties are welcome to attend the above briefing session.

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