Presentation on theme: "Lighthouse Club Annual Dinner"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lighthouse Club Annual Dinner Five Elements (WU Xing) of Construction Site SafetyMr. Conrad Wong JPPresident, Hong Kong Construction AssociationNovember 5, 2008
2 Natural phenomena can be classified into the Five Elements Metal (金)Wood (木)Water (水)Fire (火)Earth (土)You will get a perfect health, if you get the balance of the Five Elements.The doctrine of five elements describes two Cycles of Balance, a generating or creation cycle and an overcoming or destruction cycle of interactions between the phases.Five Safety Elements in Construction IndustryMetal (金) = Safety hardware & procedureWood (木) = Organization structureWater (水) = Money, contractual arrangementFire (火) = Enforcement, penaltyEarth (土) = People, trainingWe will get a perfect safety performance,if we get the balance of the 5 Basic Elements!
3 Metal (金) – Equipment : Safety hardware to prevent accident Usually starts with RiskRisk assessment : Power Operate Protective Safety Net is installed on the top of the bending yard.Provide a safe working environment for steel benders.Featured a good housing-keeping system, clear identification of high risk trades, provided sufficient safe working equipment and recorded a lower accident rate as well as fast construction progress.
4 Metal (金) – Equipment : Safety hardware to prevent accident Safety is an integral part of Project Management !!!Control procedure for lifting precast elements.Pilot project in using 60% by volume of precast concrete worksWeight of precast element ranged from 1.5 T to 9 T.Top management expresses their concern in safe lifting operation for precast elements.
5 Metal (金) – Equipment : Safety hardware to prevent accident Control procedure for lifting precast elements
6 Wood (木) – Organization Structure Site safety is our responsibility, not only the Safety Officer, not only the frontline Foreman, not only the Project Manager.General ManagerSafety Officer routine reporting LineSafety OfficerProject ManagerSafety ManagerManaging DirectorRMAADon’t know who they are?Cannot enforce safety effectively!A new legislation will be enacted next year!Quarterly Safety Steering Committee MeetingCommittee MemberDirectorate level of all subsidiariesGeneral ManagerContract ManagersProject ManagersChairmanManaging DirectorDesign ManagerPlant ManagerChief EstimatorSafety Managers
7 Wood (木) – Organization Structure For Yau Lee – Re-structure our safety organizationTeam-up all the safety staff in different subsidiaries into one single department! Mutual Objective ! More effective!Yau Lee : Re-structure of Corporate Health & Safety OrganizationManaging DirectorCorporate Safety ManagerSafety ManagerAll Subsidiaries(HK & Overseas)All New Works ProjectsAll Building Renovation & Fitting-out ProjectsSafety OfficersAssistant Safety OfficersSafety SupervisorsGeneral Manager
8 Water (水) - Money, Contract Arrangement Daily Morning Exercise & Briefing at 8:00 amEnsure the workers receive safety induction Training for all workers before issuing a Smart CardSmart Card Security Control System at the site entrancePrevention of arrears of wageEnsure the workers receive wage from subcontractor on time
9 Water (水) - Money, Contract Arrangement Reward to safe workerPerformance evaluation method to evaluate the safety performance of workers every month.Supermarket coupon as a minor incentiveReward to subcontractorsPriority tenderPerformance recognition in annual dinnerReward to site supervisory teamFixed amount rewards for good site safety managementReward to main contractorPay for Safety Scheme : Approx. 2% of contract sumConstruction Industry Safety Award SchemeScore Card for Assessment of Site Safety PerformanceGood safety performance with better tender opportunity.
10 Fire (火) - Enforcement, Penalty GovernmentDevelopment BureauPanel of EnquiryWarning LetterPossible SuspensionInterviews with “Authorized Signatory” to have a investigationTender Evaluation of Works, Performance Weighting, Preferential Tender Award SystemIndependent Safety Audit SchemeLabour DepartmentImprovement NoticeSuspension Notice30+ sets of Subsidiary RegulationsMain ContractorRemove & suspend subcontractors with poor safety performance.Penalty for minor offenseReduce tender opportunity against contractors with poor safety performanceSubcontractorsLegal Responsibility of SubcontractorsProprietor may go to jail due to violation of OrdinanceVoluntary registration system for subcontractorsWorkerDemerit Points system : Warning for any unsafe practice or disregarding safe working procedures
11 Earth (土) – People Training Safety starts from AwarenessMandatory Induction Safety TrainingGreen CardAll workers required to attend a refresher course every 3-year for revalidation.Competence trainingEngaged in operating high-risk plant an machinery as well as in hazardous work processPersons operating cranes, working on suspended working platforms and in confined spaces, gas welding and flame cutting work.Contractual Safety TrainingSilver CardSafety Training Course for Construction Workers of 10 high-risk tradesMandatory registration system for construction workersPainter and DecoratorCarpenterDemolition Worker (Building)PlumberBar Bender and FixerPlaster, TilerBamboo Scaffolder, Metal ScaffolderRigger / Metal Formwork ErectorCurtain Wall InstallerLift MechanicWorkers are becoming more specialized and professional !
12 Earth (土) – People Training Guidance published by Labour Department, Buildings Department and Occupational Safety & Health CouncilPromotional and Publicity : Raising safety awareness and initiating positive attitudeSafe working cycle, morning briefing, Tool box talk, prior-to-work inspection on equipment and electrical installation, hazard identification activity etc.Safe Working ProcedureHazard Identification ActivitySafety Inspection by ManagementSpecific Training
13 ResultsGOOD NEWS!5 nos. of maintenance contracts with Zero Accident Record.Now, we know how to improve. We can make it happened.We will not, should not, be complacent.BAD NEWS!The private sector has not taken up the challenge!It’s up to us. The people sitting in this room promoting these proven measures to the rest of the industry.I believe 99.99% of the accidents can be prevented!
14 President, Hong Kong Construction Association Lighthouse Club Annual DinnerThank You!Mr. Conrad Wong JPPresident, Hong Kong Construction AssociationNovember 5, 2008