DSD is committed to providing a variety of training for its staff, enhancing their capabilities and knowledge while fostering their career and personal development. At the same time, we also place great emphasis on providing a safe and joyful working environment, alongside a variety of recreational activities to allow our colleagues to get to know each other, and cultivate a sense of belonging across DSD.
Staff Training and Development
Professional expertise and knowledge held by our staff are vital to our departmental operations and development. We held a total of 654 training activities in 2015-16, improving staff competence through induction courses, internal training, duty visits, overseas conferences, etc. During the year, the average number of training hours of our staff was 33 hours, significantly higher than the city-wide average according to the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management 1.
|(1)||18.5 hours, as published in the “2015 Training and Development Needs Survey”|
Average number of training hours per member of staff
Occupational Safety and Health Training
To raise safety awareness and nurture a culture of safety amongst our staff, we organised and participated in a variety of OSH promotion drives, campaigns, and incentive programmes.
- 26 DSD projects participated in the Development Bureau’s Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme 2015;
- 47 projects participated in the DSD’s Construction Sites Housekeeping Award Scheme 2015; and
- One safety talk and three site visits were organised for DSD colleagues, resident site staff and contractors’ staff.