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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should building inspections be compulsory every seven years? The recent spate of window failures highlights yet again the need to introduce mandatory regular building inspections. Buildings should be inspected initially about six months after completion and then about seven years later. After 10 years they may require an annual inspection. Tile-clad render surfaces and cast ...

  2. 10 fire warnings issued as safety checks start

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... two firefighters- that safety equipment in all karaoke venues in old buildings would be inspected within a month. The alarm No5 fire, which broke out in a nightclub on the mezzanine floor ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Ten fire safety warnings were issued yesterday on the first day of a month-long inspection during which more than 100 karaoke bars in old residential-commercial ...

  3. 4 clubs caught in fire-safety blitz

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Four karaoke nightclubs in old buildings have been prosecuted for lacking operating permits, the government has said. The clubs were caught in a safety inspection held following ... built before 1987. The inspections by a taskforce from the fire services, home affairs, environmental hygiene and buildings departments were continuing. 'The officers will complete ...

  4. School hit by bug to be closed for cleaning

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... for a full clean-up of the buildings after they inspected the Sacred Heart Canossian School in Caine Road yesterday. They decided to suspend all classes today- affecting 1,869 pupils- based ...

  5. Kitchens at centre of shabby flats row

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Quinton Chan

    ... to have smoke detectors and sprinklers. The Buildings Department said staff inspected one of the flats yesterday and found no illegal alteration works done so far. 'The department will continue to contact other flat owners to inspect more flats. Should any unauthorised building works be found, we will take appropriate action,' it said in a press release. It added ...

  6. Legionella discovered in dirty shower water

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... the validity of the test results. The complainant [Mr Schmidt] had been so advised before we handed over the remaining water sample.' The department did inspect Mr Schmidt's building when ... Robinson Road, was not aware that workers were cleaning out the water tank on the roof of his building. A day later he felt as if he were coming down with flu. His eyes were itching and burning. ...

  7. Danger from above

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... is the Housing Society's free window inspection service for old buildings. But they are far from enough. We cannot rely on private flat owners and contractors to suddenly wake up to their civic ... and photographers crowded into my building soon after a repairman, while trying to fix the corrosion-worn frame, accidentally pushed out the window. Luckily, no one was injured. The Institution of Engineers ...

  8. WHO urges Beijing to establish code of ethics on food safety

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland earlier this year left at least 12 babies dead. 'China should build up its national food-control system, with basic elements like laws, inspections and an understanding ... 'We even send officials to mainland farms to carry out inspections before importing.' ...

  9. Beijing orders lower level officials to stamp out construction graft

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of building a harmonious society'. In the next two years, the statement said, officials at all levels of government would be ordered to start inspecting all construction projects under their watch to ensure none of these problems would be repeated. It said an inspection team comprising officials from many ministries would tour the country to check the results of the inspections ...

  10. Who's responsible?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of requiring buildings to pass regular safety inspections, but the proposal was withdrawn after most buildings were found to lack the basic management structure to assume the responsibility of carrying ... In moving to provide assistance for private flat owners to maintain buildings, the government has missed the point, writes C.K. Lau. The real solution of mandatory owners' ...




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