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Training Courses
Safety Auditor Training Scheme (29th Intake) - Application closed
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The objective of the Course is to provide participants with theoretical and practical training as a foundation for them to acquire the competence and skills required for conducting safety audits efficiently and effectively under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Management) Regulations. After completing the course, participants will be able to put their knowledge into practice in their workplace.   PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The course is divided into three stages. Part A: Safety Management (Total 33 hours/11 lectures) Part B: Safety Auditing (Total 27 hours/9 lectures) Held on every Tuesday & Friday evening (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm).   The lectures will be presented in Cantonese with English terms.Handouts will be in English. Part C: Audit Project (45 hours)   To be completed within 6 months including the preparation of audit plans, audit reports and an oral presentation of the audit findings. Course Examination (3 hours) Total Duration 108 Hours   ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND AWARD The passing mark for the project and examination shall be at least 60 percent. Students who have satisfactorily completed the programme with an attendance of not less than 75% of the lectures and have fulfilled the above examination and project requirements will be eligible for the award of a Certificate of Attainment in Safety Auditing Training Scheme. Students who fail the abovementioned requirement please note “Other Information”   COURSE CONSULTANT Dr. Y Y Wong PhD, Master App. Sc (Safety Mgt), GDAS(OHS), B.Sc.(Civil Engg) DMS, FIOSH, FRSH, FHKOSHA, CMHKIE, RSP, CSP, RSO, ASA, RSA   DATE OF COMMENCEMENT 8 th January 2019 (Tuesday) Part A – 8 th January 2019 to 19th February 2019 Part B – 22nd February 2019 to 29th March 2019   COURSE FEE HK$12,500 (Divided into 3 installments) 1st installment HK$4,000 On or before 8th January 2019 2nd installment HK$4,000 Before 19th February 2019 3rd installment HK$4,500 Before 15th March 2019   The payment for the course fee will be divided into 3 instalments. Please complete the enroll form and return it with enclosed cheque for 1st instalment at the amount of HK$4,000 payable to “Occupational Safety & Health Management Institute”. Full refund will be made for unsuccessful applicants.   OTHER INFORMATION To obtain an award of Certificate of attainment, students are required to pass both Examination and Audit Project and with 75 % lectures attendance.   If any student fails the course examination, he/she can apply for a re-examination in the next intake. A re-examination fee HK$800 will be charged for administration cost. If the student fails the reexamination, he/she will be disqualified.   If the student still fail the safety audit plan and/or safety audit report, the student will be disqualified or he/she may apply for deferral to next intake. A re-assessment fee HK$4,000 will be charged for administration cost. If the student fails the re-assessment, he/she will be disqualified.
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Mandatory Basic Safety Training (Green Card)
Training Focus The Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance regulates every persons carrying out construction work shall attend a safety training course.  The objective of the course is to provide general basic safety training to people on construction site to enhance their safety awareness and prevent work accidents.   Award  “Construction Industry Safety Training Certificate” will be issued to student who have 100 % attendance and with 60% of the total marks in the test.   Date & Time Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm     Fee HK$160.00   Medium of Instruction  Cantonese is the primary medium. Teaching materials and examination paper will be in Chinese.    Lecturer Labour Department Approved Trainers   Venue OSH Management Institute – Training Centre 4/F, Tai Shing Commercial (Yau Ma Tei) Building, 498-500 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei ( Closed to Exit C of Yau Ma Tei MTR Station)   For enquiry, please contact us at 2786 9009 or at e-mail <pansy@yywongsafety.com.hk>
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Competent Person & Certified Worker of Confined Space Operation
Training Focus The F&IU (Confined Spaces) Regulation regulates no workers shall enter or work in the confined space other than certified workers and regulates a proprietor or contractor shall appoint a competent person to carry out an assessment of the working conditions and nature of tasks to be performed in the confined space.  The objective of the course is to provide specific OSH training to persons who are to work as certified worker or competent persons in connection with confined space activities.   Award “Certificate of Certified Workers and Competent Person” will be issued to student who have 100 % attendance and with 75% of the total marks in the test.   Date & Time Every 1st or 3rd Sunday of each month.   Fee HK$420.00 per person    Medium of Instruction Cantonese is the primary medium. Teaching materials & examination paper will be in Chinese.  English is also provided as medium of instruction with English terminology of handout. Please contact us for more details.   Admission Requirements Possess a “Certificate for Certified Worker” which will be expired within 6 months or expired for not more than 3 months.   Lecturer Labour Department Approved Trainers   Venue OSH Management Institute – Training Centre 4/F, Tai Shing Commercial (Yau Ma Tei) Building, 498-500 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei ( Closed to Exit C of Yau Ma Tei MTR Station)   For enquiry, please contact us at 2786 9009 or at e-mail <pansy@yywongsafety.com.hk>
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January
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Labour Legislation - The Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, Chapter 59
The Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance provides for the safety and health protection to workers in the industrial sector.    The Coverage This ordinance applies to industrial undertakings, i.e. factories, construction sites, catering establishments, cargo and container handling undertakings, repair workshops and other industrial workplaces.    General Duties This ordinance imposes general duties on proprietors and persons employed at industrial undertakings to ensure safety and health at work.    Every proprietor should take care of the safety and health at work of all persons employed by him at an industrial undertaking by:  providing and maintaining plant and work systems that do not endanger safety or health;  making arrangement for ensuring safety and health in connection with the use, handling, storage or transport of plant or substances;  providing all necessary information, instruction, training, and supervision for ensuring safety and health;  providing and maintaining safe access to and egress from the workplaces; and  providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.  Every person employed at an industrial undertaking should also contribute to safety and health at work by:  taking care for the safety and health of himself and other persons at the workplace; and  using any equipment or following any system or work practices provided by the proprietor.   Notification of Workplaces A person having the management and control of a factory or other industrial establishment (but excluding a construction site) should notify the Commissioner for Labour in a prescribed form (obtainable from various district offices of the Occupational Safety Operations Division) before commencement of operation.  Any subsequent changes in the particulars of the workplace, e.g. its name, location or the industrial processes, should also be notified to the Commissioner for Labour in a prescribed form (obtainable from various district offices of the Occupational Safety Operations Division).  A contractor should notify the Commissioner in writing within 7 days after commencement of any construction work under the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations.   Subsidiary Legislation Under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, there are 30 sets of subsidiary regulations covering various aspects of hazardous work activities in factories, building and engineering construction sites, catering establishments, cargo and container handling undertakings and other industrial workplaces. The subsidiary regulations prescribe detailed safety and health standards on work situations, plant and machinery, processes and substances.    Click here for the full list of the 30 sets of regulations
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January
21
Employers and workers of construction industry urged to observe work-at-height safety
The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the recent spate of serious accidents related to work-at-height in the construction industry and reminds those working at height to pay special attention to work safety.A spokesman for the LD said today (January 21), "Four workers fell and unfortunately died while working at height in the past few weeks. The LD is highly concerned about the situation. Apart from issuing Work Safety Alerts and Suspension Notices to stop the related work processes, the LD has launched a special enforcement operation focusing particularly on high-risk operations such as scaffolding work." "The LD, jointly with the Occupational Safety and Health Council and other stakeholders of the industry, is actively organising a seminar on work-at-height safety. We will invite various stakeholder groups from the construction industry to take part in order to alert them to the potential risks involved in work-at-height and remind them of the necessary safety measures. Furthermore, the Department will continue to promote work-at-height safety messages through various media channels and platforms," the spokesman added.To prevent workers from falling from height while working, employers shall appoint a competent person to conduct task-specific risk assessments to identify all potential hazards associated with the work, taking into account the nature of work and the work environment and, according to the results of the risk assessments, formulate safe systems of work which comply with the relevant safety legislation. Main considerations include:           Ladders should generally be used for ascending and descending only. Using them for other work is unsafe and should be avoided;  Provide workers with suitable working platforms and ensure their proper use by workers. Use of boatswain's chairs is strictly prohibited;  Workers should put on suitable safety harnesses, which shall be attached continuously to a suitable and secure anchor point, an independent lifeline or a fall-arresting system, when erecting, dismantling and using a truss-out bamboo scaffold; and  Safeguard all unprotected floor openings or other void spaces at construction sites by erecting suitable guard-rails or placing coverings to prevent workers from falling through them inadvertently. Both employers and employees are responsible for ensuring work safety to prevent accidents from happening. Employers are required to comply with the relevant safety regulations and implement safety systems of work, including providing workers with sufficient safety equipment and ensuring its proper use by workers. At the same time, workers are also required to follow the safety work procedures as stipulated by employers, including proper use of safety equipment. Workers should report any unsafe working condition to the LD (telephone number: 2542 2172) as soon as possible.  The LD will take follow-up action as soon as possible to ensure workers' safety.    Source: Press Release of The Labour Department - 21 Jan 2019  
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