and Industrial Undertakings
The Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) (Amendment) Regulation 2001 has come into full operation on 2 January 2004.
The main provisions of the Amendment Regulation are:
In addition to construction sites and shipyards, the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) Regulations has been extended to cover container handling workplaces with effect from 2 January 2004. Proprietors of container handling workplaces who employ 100 or more persons in these workplaces are required to employ a registered safety officer. They are also required to employ a safety supervisor in each container handling workplace where the number of employees is 20 or more.
Safety practitioners serving full time in the container handling industry
without a scheduled qualification specified in the Amendment Regulation
can also apply to become a registered safety officer. They should apply
within the 12 months immediately following 2 January 2004. The Labour
Department will consider each applicant whether he is fit and proper to
be registered as a safety officer by his education, training, professional
experience and skill in industrial safety.