Press Release



Road show to promote home safety


The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (Sunday) launched a new series of road show as part its continuous effort in promoting public awareness of the safe use of electrical appliances and installations, gas appliances, lifts and escalators, as well as the importance of energy efficiency.

The roving road show will be held at shopping centres of housing estates or during fire safety carnivals in ten districts from January to March this year with the first of the series staged today at Tin Wan Shopping Centre, Tin Wan Estate, Aberdeen.

The road show features, among other things, display panels and interactive computer games which were designed to enable members of the public to have a better understanding on the safe use of household electrical appliances

Staff of the EMSD were also be on hand to answer questions from residents on new safety legislation of gas water heaters, the proper way to use lifts and escalators, and how to choose energy efficient electrical appliances.

In addition, souvenirs carrying home safety messages were distributed.

The road show will be staged in the following locations in the coming Sundays:

Date and Time Location

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January 16 Kowloon City District Fire Safety

2-5 pm Carnival, Carpenter Road Park,

Kowloon City

January 23 Lai Kok Estate Shopping Centre,

11 am - 6 pm Kowloon

February 13 Eastern District Fire Safety

2.30 pm - 4.30 pm Carnival,Chai Wan Park, Chai Wan

February 20 Wan Tau Tong Estate Shopping Centre,

11 am - 6 pm Tai Po

February 27 On Yam Estate Shopping Centre,

11 am - 6 pm Kwai Chung

March 5 Wo Che Estate Shopping Centre, Sha Tin

11 am - 6 pm

March 12 Oi Man Estate Shopping Centre, Kowloon

11 am - 6 pm

March 19 Butterfly Estate Shopping Centre,

11 am - 6 pm Tuen Mun

March 26 Cheung Fat Estate Shopping Centre,

11 am - 6 pm Tsing Yi

Ends/ Sunday, January 9, 2000