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  1. Dragages digs deep for staff safety

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... safety training centre has been built to improve safety for on-site staff. The training centre, which began operations in late January this year, covers an area of 1,000 square metres near ... of the people we train are on-site, practical people,' says Tony Smith, corporate quality safety and environmental director at Dragages Hong Kong. 'Many of them have never worked ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. MTR workers say rail safety under threat

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poor communication, changes to employee benefits and an increasing reliance on contract staff have undermined the welfare of railway workers and the safety of the transport ... out services but then a common ground should be reached between workers and management before a service is contracted out.' Ms Lau said workers feared safety would be compromised. ...

  4. Date set for rail safety measures

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan New measures on rail safety are expected to be fully implemented by the middle of next month, says the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau. A bureau paper on follow-up ... of the rail network which might compromise operational safety. They were told to regard cases of 'public concern and media interest' as incidents which could pose potential safety problems ...

  5. Rail safety still gets high marks

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Benjamin Wong and Martin Wong Transport officials maintain the rail network in Hong Kong meets high safety standards despite the recent series of mechanical glitches. The Environment, ... to the Legco transport panel, the government maintained the city's railway network meets high safety standards. '[The Hong Kong Railway Inspectorate] initially felt although the incidents ...

  6. Fukushima plant crisis sparks meeting in Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong government delegation travelled to Beijing yesterday to visit the National Nuclear Safety Administration to exchange views on energy safety and development ... Committee and nuclear safety specialists from Hong Kong. Officials from the Observatory, Security Bureau, Health Department and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department also joined ...

  7. We're finally taking the road to a safer city

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com An idea first investigated more than a decade ago as a way of saving lives on Hong Kong's roads could finally be adopted. The first safety audit ... If the pilot scheme is a success, safety audits- common practice in much of the developed world- could be adopted for all new roads in Hong Kong. The first audit will be carried out on the proposed ...

  8. Should seatbelts be mandatory on all forms of transport?

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Wu, Esther Pang

    ... Dennis Wu, Esther Pang Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Dennis Wu, 17, St Joseph's College I think it's fair to say that most of us agree that seatbelts, if properly worn, could save lives in accidents. However, while ...

  9. No scrimping on support and training

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Robert Vaughan, the director of BEKK Solutions. 'Some of the tunnels are the height of two New Territories village houses.' Vaughan says that key to working underground is safety awareness and attention to detail. 'Safety is our number one priority. Through training programmes and site management protocols, we instil in the employees and the contractors we work ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... MTR escalator accidents up nearly 22 per cent The MTR Corporation- which saw a 21.5 per cent increase in escalator accidents to 474 incidents in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year- launched a four-week safety campaign yesterday. Red-shirted safety 'ambassadors' at 50 stations will remind commuters to take care. Staff, students demand say ...




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