Site Safety Handbook for Maintenance and Improvement Works
This handbook is an updated version to the last edition in 2008 to include new safety management measures, new or revised codes, enhancement to foster safety culture, etc. for site operations in the Hong Kong Housing Authority maintenance and improvement works.
This new edition updates reference to safety standards,with photos of good practices as well as new lift safety recommendations. We hope to, in plain language and by illustrative pictures, highlight the key points of industrial safety in building maintenance and repair works so as to fortify frontline supervisory staff to regulate on the safety of building maintenance and repair works as well as increase maintenance workers’awareness on industrial safety when carrying out such works.
Site Safety Handbook
This handbook is an updated version to the last edition in 2008 to include new safety management measures, new or revised codes, enhancement to foster safety culture, etc. for site operations in Hong Kong Housing Authority new works construction projects.
The handbook covers broadly on the general hazards and safety measures of site operations in Hong Kong Housing Authority new works construction projects. It is bilingual—Chinese and English—with illustrations, graphics and photographs delivering key site safety messages. References, relevant ordinances and regulations, safety standards, code of practices and guidance notes are also extracted for ease of reference.
Pictorial Guide to Planning and Design for Safety
This publication is a handy guide sharing worldwide best practices distilled from presentations at the workshop in March 2010. It marked a milestone in our efforts in promoting the concept of our ‘Safety DNA’ among industry practitioners including contractors, professional service providers and staff members. The guide highlights the importance of good safety practices throughout the entire project life cycle: from planning to design, construction, occupation, subsequent maintenance and demolition stage.
This new edition is compiled to include more examples of Housing Authority projects on planning and design of safety built up in past few years and to present the latest practice of our safety considerations for a development throughout the stages of design, construction, hand-over for intake and occupation, management and maintenance.
The Good Practice Promotion Kit — Lifting Operation of Tower Crane
This promotion kit is a product of partnership between the Housing Authority and industry experts and practitioners to promote best practices and safety awareness in connection with tower crane lifting operations. It comprises a video and booklet giving practical information on safe lifting when using tower cranes, with contents covering management and planning of tower crane lifting operations. The kit details practical examples from the Housing Authority's construction sites and shares industry best-practices on safe lifting techniques for a wide variety of construction materials. The kit covers general hazards to look out for when operating tower cranes, and also gives advice on site planning and how to coordinate tower crane personnel, etc.
Practical Guide to Working at Height: Ensuring Safe Work Practices
Working at height in construction and maintenance works or activities involving temporary or transient working environments which entail inherent hazards can always be made safer with necessary safety measures. Safety experts agree that with proper planning and design of safe methods together with effective control, communication and supervision, it is possible to effectively reduce, and in many cases, eliminate such work hazards.
With the expert advice from the Housing Department Site Safety Sub-committee Task Group, the Guide has been compiled to reinforce critical safety messages and promote best practices. Readers are suggested to use the Guide as a handy reference and a ‘safety companion’ in their daily work.
A Guide to Safety in Lift Addition and Modernization Works (Available in Traditional Chinese only)
This Safety Guide aims to enhance the safety awareness of site management staff and frontline workers involved in lift Addition and modernisation works so as to prevent accidents. Site photos are shown to highlight the contrast malpractice and between the good safety practice that should be adopted. This can enable the readers to master the message more easily and have a deeper impression.