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E&M Safety Campaign 2005

    The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), has teamed up with key industry players from various sectors for five years in a row to organise the E&M Safety Campaign, one of the largest public education campaigns in the territory.

     The campaign aims at enhancing community awareness of electrical and mechanical safety as well as the importance of energy efficiency.

     "The campaign represents a collaborative effort of the industry players from various sectors, and has been well received by the public in the past few years," the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Mr Roger Lai Sze-hoi said.

     "Over the years, we have been actively promoting E&M safety and public education with staunch support from various sectors. Sixteen leading organisations from the public utilities, public transport, housing and trade associations have joined us in the campaign this year," he said.

     The slogan "E&M safety and energy efficiency begin with little things" remains as the theme of this year's campaign. Adopting a dynamic and interesting approach, it aims to promote positive attitude and good practices in E&M safety and energy efficiency to the younger generation and their parents.

     Mr Lai said one of the key events of the campaign, E&M Safety Carnival, attracted about 12,000 participants last year, it was therefore decided to extend the carnival into a two-day event again for maximum impact. This year the carnival will be staged at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, on October 29 and 30.

     Apart from the carnival, the campaign also features a wide range of community and publicity programmes including a snakes and ladder gameboard design competition on energy efficiency, a quiz on household electrical safety, a gas safety quiz, and a computer game design competition on lift and escalator safety.

     The campaign also includes a series of promotions on radio, newspapers and different modes of public transport to convey the messages throughout the territory.

Ends/Friday, October 28, 2005
Issued at HKT 16:25


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