Construction contractors, site supervising teams, front-line supervisors and workers with outstanding safety performance were commended at the 24th Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony today (May 29), the finale of Construction Safety Week 2018.
Officiating at the ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Hon Chi-keung, said that the setting up of the $1 billion Construction Innovation and Technology Fund could not only promote industry productivity, quality construction and environmental efficiency but also help improve site safety. Meanwhile, the Government is actively promoting the adoption of modular integrated construction, which could save construction time and the hardship of construction workers working outdoors and as a result enhance the working environment and safety at sites. Also, the Government is actively advocating the adoption of off-site manufacturing such as using steel reinforcing bar (rebar) products made by approved rebar prefabrication yards to enhance construction safety. The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund will provide funding to the industry to adopt innovative construction methods and new technologies to take forward the transformation of the industry through automation, industralisation and digitisation.
Also officiating at the ceremony, the Chairman of the Committee on Construction Safety of the Construction Industry Council, Dr Derrick Pang, appealed to all members of the construction team to be considerate in carrying out their respective construction duties in order to achieve the goal of enhancing site safety and the occupational safety and health of construction workers.
Fifty-two sites received awards under the Scheme this year, of which 28 came from the public works stream and 24 from the non-public works stream. There were several award categories, including the Considerate Contractors Site Award (New Works), the Considerate Contractors Site Award (Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition Works), the Considerate Contractors Site Award (Minor Renovation and Maintenance), the Outstanding Environmental Management and Performance Award, the Model Sub-contractor Award, the Model Frontline Supervisor Award, the Best Model Frontline Supervisor Award, the Model Worker Award and the Best Model Worker Award.
Jointly held by the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council, the Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme aims to raise awareness of safety on construction sites and promote good practices in site safety, health and environmental aspects by commending outstanding role models.
The list of awardees of the Scheme this year is available at the Construction Safety Week website (www.safetyweek.hk/web/subpage.php?lang=en&mid=145).
Ends/Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:45