Construction industry inspects the epidemic control measures at construction sites
Amid the severe COVID-19 epidemic situation, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA), with the support of the Development Bureau, will enhance inspection of construction sites.
"The new round of site inspection will start from tomorrow (January 25). The inspection teams of the CIC and the HKCA will proactively review the preventive measures adopted at various construction sites, such as management of site entrances (including the situation of vaccination and regular testing of construction workers), provision of ventilation facilities and rest area arrangement, and will offer recommendations for improvement as necessary, with a view to enabling contractors to continue to strengthen the precautionary measures on site, and at the same time raise the workers' awareness of COVID-19 prevention", a spokesman for the Development Bureau said today (January 24).
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, construction sites have been implementing various epidemic control measures to keep the site hygienic. The CIC and the HKCA have also been reviewing the preventive arrangement on site, and encouraging all site personnel to receive vaccination as soon as possible.
In addition, the works departments have reminded contractors of public works projects again to ensure strict compliance with the precautionary measures at construction sites and will continue to carry out site inspections regularly.
Ends/Monday, January 24, 2022
Issued at HKT 23:08