CEDD commends contractors with outstanding safety performance (with photos)

     The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (May 16) held the 9th CEDD Construction Site Safety Award Presentation Ceremony to commend contractors of 14 contracts with outstanding safety performance at their construction sites (see the Annex for the list of awardees).
     Speaking at the ceremony, the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Lam Sai-hung, said that the CEDD has all along attached paramount importance to the safety of construction sites in order to provide a safe working environment for construction workers and to ensure the safety of people near construction sites, and to eventually attain the goal of zero site accidents.
     Mr Lam called on contractors and works supervisory teams to stay vigilant on site safety and explore the use of technologies such as adopting building information modelling technology to enhance site safety. 

     The CEDD Construction Site Safety Award Scheme was launched in 2009 and at present comprises the Construction Site Safety Award and the Innovation Award for Site Safety. The Construction Site Safety Award aims at encouraging contractors to enhance the culture and standard of safety at construction sites and to maintain good management of site safety, while the Innovation Award for Site Safety aims at encouraging contractors to adopt innovative ideas and technologies to improve the working environment and procedures to enhance site safety.

Ends/Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:15