DSD wins the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013
10 April 2013
The Drainage Services Department (DSD) won the Gold Award under the category of Best Public Service Application (Small Scale Project) in the Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology Awards 2013 organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The award for the project “Safety Measures for Working Personnel in Confined Spaces” was presented in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8 April 2013.
In most of DSD's daily work, working in confined spaces is not uncommon. Workers face various hazards in the confined spaces and risk level of the confined space works is relatively high. However, a fixed communication platform inside confined spaces is usually not available and wireless communication is probably hindered. The new system we developed serves as an effective tool to tackle communication problem and protect workers’ lives by building a portable communication platform inside confined spaces so that online surveillance of works and exchange of vital information become possible in remote control centres. Through the use of smart mobile devices, the system can be accessed anytime and anywhere for surveillance and information exchange.
The system really moves a significant step forward for the safety of confined space works and it also sets up a good role model for other works carried out in dangerous or high risk environment.
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The Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr. TSUI Wai (first from left) and Assistant Director/ Electrical & Mechanical, Mr. SHE Siu Kuen (first from right) received the award for DSD
Group photo of the Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr. TSUI Wai (second from right of second row) and Assistant Director/ Electrical & Mechanical, Mr. SHE Siu Kuen (first from right of second row) and the project team at the Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology Awards 2013 Presentation Ceremony
DSD wins the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013 - Best Public Service Application (Small Scale Project)Gold Award