OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY SERVICE

Occupational Safety Service is provided by Occupational Safety Officers. They :

  • enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance and their subsidiary Regulations through inspection of workplaces to ensure that the requirements on safety, health and welfare are complied with
  • carry out accident investigations and give advice to employers and employees on how to reduce existing workplace hazards
  • offer free advice to owners in the planning and layout of factories and workplaces, and in-plant/in-house safety programme
  • provide support services to instil safety concepts to the public at large with a view to inculcating a safety culture among employers and employees and securing their commitment to self-regulation to bring in a safety management approach in keeping with the Occupational Safety Charter
  • operate the Occupational Safety and Health Training Centre which provides training for government and non-government personnel in occupational safety and health.