OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE

Training Courses

The Occupational Safety and Health Training Centre provides the following training courses for personnel in public and private sectors.  Employers who wish to send their employees to attend the courses should apply for enrolment in a standard application form.  The Programme Booklet with enclosed application form can be obtained from the Occupational Safety and Health Training Centre or downloaded from this homepage (Acrobat Reader software is required).  The training courses are provided free-of-charge.

Legislation - Related Safety and Health Courses for Trainers

  • Major Safety Regulations related to Industrial Accident Prevention
  • Major Health Regulations related to Industrial Accident Prevention
  • Safety Management Regulation and Safety Inspection Programme and Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Legal Requirements related to Risk Assessment
  • Major Safety Regulations related to Accident Prevention in Office Work

Briefing Sessions on Safety and Health Legislation

  • Legal Requirements on Working in times of Inclement Weather and Hot Environment
  • A Brief Introduction to Safety Regulations related to Working on Construction Sites and A Brief Introduction to Codes of Practice related to Working on Construction Sites
  • Legal Requirements related to Electric Work Safety and Working at Height
  • Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear Regulations and Codes of Practice for Safe Use of Cranes
  • Major Safety Regulations related to Renovation, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition Works
  • Major Safety Regulations related to Working in the Catering Trade
  • Occupational Safety & Health Ordinance and Regulation
  • Legal Requirements on Manual Handling Operations
  • Dangerous Substances Regulations
Talks on Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health for Office Workers
  • Occupational Stress
  • First Aid Care in the Workplace
  • Work & Healthy Life Style Workshop

Mandatory Safety Training

The Centre is responsible to recognise mandatory safety training courses under a number of occupational safety and health legislation administered by Labour Department. Prospective training course providers shall go through a recognition process before they are approved to provide mandatory safety training courses. The following documents set out the application procedures and approval conditions (including Operation Code and Course Design and Specifications) for course providers of recognised mandatory safety training courses:

The following mandatory safety training courses are accredited.
  1. Mandatory Basic Safety Training Courses (commonly known as 'Green Card')
    a. Construction Work
     Tutorial Materials for persons intended to enrol in the course (PDF)
    b. Container Handling
     Tutorial Materials for persons intended to enrol in the course (PDF)

  2. Confined Spaces Safety Training Courses
    a. Certified Worker Safety Training Courses
    b. Competent Person Safety Training Courses

  3. Training Courses for Crane Operators

  4. Loadshifting Machinery Safety Training Courses
    a. Loadshifting Machines used on construction sites
    b. Fork-lift Truck
    c. Fork-lift Truck (Front Loader)

  5. Training Courses for Persons Working on Suspended Working Platforms

  6. Gas Welding Safety Training Courses

  7. Approved training courses provided by the Construction Industry Council # under regulation 4A of the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations :

    a. One-year full-time Basic Craft Courses
    b. Two-year full-time Basic Craft Courses
    c. Two-year full-time Diploma Courses / One-year full-time Certificate Course

    # It was called the Construction Industry Training Authority before 1 January 2008.

Approval and Registration

The Centre is responsible for the approval of Cartridge-Operated Fixing Tools under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Cartridge-Operated Fixing Tools) Regulations administered by the Labour Department.

The Centre is also responsible for the approval of specifications for eye protectors, shields and fixed shields under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Protection of Eyes) Regulations administered by the Labour Department.

Besides, the Centre is also responsible for the registration of safety officers, safety auditors and safety auditor training scheme operators.

  1. Scheduled Qualifications for Registration as a Safety Officer

  2. List of Recognized Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees in Occupational Safety and Health by Local Institutions as Academic Qualifications for Registration as a Safety Officer (PDF)

  3. How to apply for registration as a Safety Officer (PDF)

  4. How to apply for Renewal / Revalidation as a Safety Officer

  5. Lists of Typical Courses in Occupational Safety and Health accepted as Continuing Professional Development Programmes for Renewal / Revalidation of Registration as a Safety Officer (PDF)

  6. Eligibility to be Registered as Safety Auditor

  7. How to apply for Registration as a Safety Auditor (PDF)

  8. Guidance Notes on Registration as a Safety Auditor Training Scheme Operator (PDF)

  9. Registered Safety Auditor Training Scheme Operators (PDF)