DSD works closely with its partners, leveraging their expertise and experience to assist us in implementing various projects. During the year, we continued to nurture a culture of cooperative partnership by holding various site visits, experience sharing sessions, and incentive programmes.
Promoting Occupational Safety and Health
The Steering Group on Safety was formed to monitor DSD's safety performance. A major task under its purview is to encourage contractors' participation in the improvement of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) performance at our project sites. As in previous years, we rolled out multiple safety measures and activities in an effort to raise the overall safety levels across our sites.
Site Visits and Experience-sharing Sessions
In the second quarter of 2015, we arranged a site visit to the Tuen Mun Village Sewerage and Trunk Sewers at Pillar Point. DSD colleagues, site supervisory staff and representatives of contractors, were guided to learn about the safety and environmental practices adopted at the site.
Construction Sites Housekeeping Award Scheme 2015
We have organised the Construction Sites Housekeeping Award Scheme annually since 2004, encouraging DSD colleagues, project consultants and contractors to work together to improve site tidiness and cleanliness. This year, all 47 participating teams scored a rating of “Good” performance or above.
Adopting New Engineering Contract
In the past seven years, DSD has issued 18 NECs covering civil engineering projects, electrical and mechanical engineering projects, maintenance works and consultancy services, as well as actively promoting the NEC to the construction industry. In January 2016, DSD issued the first electrical and mechanical maintenance contract for sewage treatment facilities under NEC, through which inspections, repairs and testing will be carried out for the electrical equipments in sewage treatment works and pumping rooms under the Department's remit.