As a part of ArchSD's commitments to maintaining workplace safety, we required our contractors to strictly adhere to applicable site safety requirements while inducing industry best practices. To raise the safety awareness of our contractors, contractors are encouraged to access comprehensive guidance materials in our knowledge bank, including site safety checklists, briefing notes, safety audit results, and other relevant documents, alongside with the regular dissemination of information regarding Work Safety Alerts issued by Labour Department and other safety reminders.
To safeguard occupational health and safety of contractors, members of our Departmental Safety & Environmental Advisory Unit visit project locations to perform surprise inspections in relation to specific site safety issues that have been brought to our concerns and to ensure corrective actions are taken in a timely manner.
In 2019, we completed a total of 123 site inspections on selected site safety topics or issues and surprise site safety inspections for new work sites, including:
- Site cleanliness and mosquito control (33 nos. of inspection)
- Site housekeeping (33 nos. of inspection)
- Electrical safety (13 nos. of inspection)
- Lifting safety (16 nos. of inspection)
- Surprise site safety inspection (28 nos. of inspection)
In addition, we arrange regular project progress meetings to keep track and review on contractors' environmental and safety performance. To rectify any short performances, ArchSD conscientiously discuss with the contractors for the formulation of action and improvement plans.