Construction contractors, supervising teams, site supervisors and workers with outstanding safety performance were commended at the 21st Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony today (May 29), the finale of Construction Safety Week 2015.
Officiating at the ceremony, the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, said the Scheme has received tremendous support from the industry over the years with the number of participating projects rising from 28 in the first year to 307 this year, which is an encouraging result.
"This year, we hope to help workers develop a proper attitude and avoid unsafe practices. We will mainly draw their attention to their daily habits and help them build up a healthy lifestyle. I hope you will join us to work towards the goal of zero accidents," he said.
Another officiating guest, the Chairman of the Construction Industry Council, Mr Lee Shing-see, said, "The increasing number of new recruits in the industry in recent years has posed challenges to maintaining construction safety. The Council will provide various channels to enable the new recruits to grasp safety information more easily."
Fifty-nine sites received awards under the Scheme this year, of which 34 came from the public works stream and 25 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 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's website (www.safetyweek.hk/web/subpage.php?lang=en&mid=76).
Ends/Friday, May 29, 2015
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