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Drainage Services Department

Sustainability Report 2014-15

Care for Our Staff

Over the years, we have arranged various training for our staff not only to develop their strengths and careers but also contribute to the community as much as possible. We endeavour to provide a safe working environment and various recreations for the sake of staff health.

Occupational Safety & Health

We attach great importance to OSH and arrange proper training for our staff on a regular basis, enabling them to complete the work safely and effectively.

Internal OSH Affairs

To safeguard the health and safety of our staff, we have formed a number of supervisory committees, including the Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Electrical and Mechanical Branch Safety Management Committee, the STW Safety and Health Management Committee, and the Direct Labour Force Safety Management Committee. The members of these committees are of various grades and ranks, accounting for about 3% of the total DSD staff. Respective regular meetings will be convened to review the existing OSH management systems for continuous improvement.

In addition, we will monitor the safety of our sites by collaborating closely with our working partners. For instance, we will require the contractors to establish Site Safety and Environmental Management Committees to coordinate the safety issues for both DSD staff and resident site staff.

In 2012, DSD obtained the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification

In 2012, DSD obtained the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification

Better Supervision of OSH Work

In order to monitor our OSH performance effectively, we have set up the Safety Steering Group chaired by our Deputy Director. The Group holds regular meetings with the division heads to report and review internal safety policies and procedures as well as to formulate safety guidelines.

OSH Promotional Activities

To raise staff awareness on OSH and foster a safety culture, we organised and joined various OSH campaigns and award schemes during the year, including: