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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Electrical hair straighteners, curlers fail safety tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 01:15pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei The Consumer Council on Tuesday warned consumers about  the dangers of burning and electrical accidents while using electrical hair straighteners and curlers – after some failed safety tests. Council vice-chairman Ambrose Ho Pui-him 12 such devices were tested by the council. Five were found to have inadequate insulation. Test results, published in the latest issue ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Safety fears over use of draft horses to pull wedding carriages at Hong Kong's Discovery Bay

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Discovery Bay hotel, which opens on December 12. Local vets and animal welfare groups are concerned about the suitability of the living environment and public safety. Jill Robinson, founder ... For your safety: DO NOT feed, touch poke, tease, pester, annoy, harass, disturb or bother the horses." Keeping farm animals is usually banned in urban areas, but HKR was granted a HK$3,810 ...

  3. New policy to push stricter ship safety

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Hong Kong shipowners and ship managers will have to pay more attention to the safety of their vessels under a quality-improvement programme announced by the Marine Department yesterday. The launch coincides with US Coast Guard figures showing Hong Kong-flagged ships had more safety detentions in US ports last year than mainland-registered ships. Chan ...

  4. Russian train safety firm plans Hong Kong listing

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Russian rail safety systems supplier TVEMA says it hopes to list in Hong Kong in a few years' time. The private firm aims to list in Asia when its ... in 2011. The safety of China's high-speed railways has again become a major concern, with a 300-metre section of track in Hubei province due to open soon collapsing last week. Two high-speed ...

  5. Sunday crush threatens safety, councillors say

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com With Hong Kong now hosting more than 300,000 foreign domestic helpers, two district councillors have raised concerns about public safety as the workers ... safety issues with the landlords of buildings where large groups of domestic workers gathered. 'When there is a fire, I think there could be a problem,' she said. An Eastern District ...

  6. There still must be room for safety

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... tighter checks on illegal guest houses, but embarrassingly found that a flat he owns had been converted into one by a tenant without his knowledge. For the safety of occupants, guest houses have ... groundbreaking the idea or others like it are in the future, safety has to always be put first. Our licensing and inspection regime has to be beefed up. While, finding creative ways to boost the supply ...

  7. Safety off the rails

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the rail authority is, to most people, too close for comfort. As for technical scrutiny, international practice demands third-party certification to ensure safety standards are met and to prevent ... wasn't even mentioned. Common sense dictates that this would ensure safety and quality. It also makes the contract-awarding process more or less corruption-proof. So, the nagging question ...

  8. Public taken for dangerous ride on escalator safety

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Twenty-five people were injured when an escalator of the same model suddenly reversed in Shenzhen in December. But city authorities did not issue a safety alarm or suspend use of the model after ... direction and shook. But the subsidiary of Hong Kong's MTR Corp that operates the Shenzhen Metro insisted the escalator met the authorities' safety requirements, and another 70 along ...

  9. Safety measures have been implemented at Nathan Road

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the reports ('Safety put on hold for 'deadly' Nathan Road' and 'Danger all way on most accident-prone road in Hong Kong', May 9). Road safety has ... and have been proactive all along, identifying measures to enhance road safety. The 2005 consultation document put forward safety improvement proposals for public discussion. Various parties were ...

  10. Levy won't be imposed for MTR safety doors

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Passengers will not have to pay more for work to install safety doors on MTR's East Rail line, transport minister Eva Cheng says. She said she was confident the public ... for the rail link and safety doors were separate issues, she said. ...




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