A Guide to the Factories and Industrial Undertakings 
(Safety Management) Regulation

Appendix III

ELIGIBILITY TO BE REGISTERED AS SAFETY AUDITOR

Subject to paragraph 3, the person should -

  1. be a registered safety officer under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) Regulations;
  2. have not less than 3 years' full-time experience, in the 5 years period immediately preceding the application for registration, in a managerial post responsible for industrial safety and health matters in respect of an industrial undertaking;
  3. subject to paragraph 2, occupy, at the time of the application for registration, the managerial post referred to in sub-paragraph (b), or a like post;
  4. have successfully completed -
    1.  a scheme conducted by a registered scheme operator6; or
    2.  before the commencement of this part on registration of safety auditor, a scheme recognized by the Commissioner; and
  5. understand the requirements under legislation in Hong Kong relating to industrial safety and health matters.
2. The Commissioner may, by written notice, exempt a person from the requirement of paragraph 1(c).

3.

In the case, but only in the case, of an application for registration made before the expiration of 6 months immediately following the commencement of this part on registration of safety auditor, the person should -
  1. have not less than 18 months' full-time experience, in the 3 years immediately preceding that commencement, in a managerial post responsible for industrial safety and health matters in respect of an industrial undertaking; and
  2. have successfully completed a scheme recognized by the Commissioner.



6"Registered scheme operator" means a person registered as a scheme operator.  A person is eligible for registration as a scheme operator if the person and his scheme comply with the requirements of Appendix IV.


 
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Duty of proprietor and contractor
3. Duty of registered safety auditor, safety review officer and scheme operator 
4. Penalty
5. Related occupational safety and health publications published by the Labour Department 
6. Useful information
Appendix