Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 11:36pm
An industrialist's initiative to convert part of his factory into a cheap rehearsal studio for artists has failed to win the support of the Planning Department.
The project has the support of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Arts Development Council, but does not satisfy fire safety requirements, the department said yesterday.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
A luxury hotel in North Point remains partially closed a week after a rooftop blaze forced the evacuation of hundreds of guests and sparked fears about the safety of light-emitting diode (LED) displays on buildings.
But Hongkongers had no need to worry, Professor Choi Hoi-wai from the University of Hong Kong's Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department said.29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The fire at a Mong Kok market in November, which left nine people dead after spreading to six blocks of flats, has prompted a crash programme of safety inspections by the Buildings Department of 339 similar buildings at markets across the city.6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The Mong Kok fire that killed nine people and left 34 injured sends a strong message to improve safety standards. And while much has been said about improving fire safety within residential buildings that have partitioned flats, it's worth noting that children are often not at home.28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The tendency for people to turn a blind eye to safety rules concerning property is one area in which the rule of law in Hong Kong is not sufficiently respected. Owners may have the wrong impression that what they have fitted inside and out is of no concern to anyone as long as there are no complaints.4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Two things precious to a densely populated city of high-rise buildings are an efficient power supply and awareness of fire safety. Thankfully, the worst-case scenario of a power blackout while people are fleeing a serious fire alert is most unlikely in Hong Kong, thanks to our dependable supply of electricity. But awareness of fire safety could do with a short, sharp jolt.8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Fire safety is the first rule of high-rise living and working. So it is a matter of concern when a coroner's jury looking into a fatal blaze can find 11 things that need to be done to improve safety and help prevent a similar tragedy.7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
The owner of a warehouse that caught fire on Wednesday may be prosecuted for illegal storage of a flammable liquid. It took more than 100 firefighters nearly four hours to put out the fire in Kam Pok Road, Yuen Long. Twenty-one drums of the suspect liquid were found. A Fire Services Department spokesman said the warehouse did not have a licence to store dangerous liquids.5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am