MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN OF SAFETY SPECIALIST COMMITTEE (SSC), HKIE

Chairman’s Message

 

It is my great honour to be elected as the Chairman of Safety Specialist Committee (SSC) for the Session 2017-2018. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the leadership of our Past Chairman and the contributions of the Committee Members to the very successful session last year.

 

Safety Engineering has been one of the most widely discussed topics in Hong Kong over the last few years. The importance is not only in construction industry, manufacturing engineering and property & facility management, but also recently in hospital development and food production industry. In order to promote safety & health information and knowledge transfer, enhance safety and health education & training, improve safety and health engineering design practices and offer advisory services on safety and health matters, it is a need to establish a discipline in Safety Engineering.

 

A working group, which is composed of local practitioners and academicians, has been established since 2012 to study the feasibility for the establishment of Safety Discipline.  The Safety Engineering Professionals (i.e. Safety Engineer) will work with government departments, developers, owners and stakeholders on all safety and health aspects, from planning, design and implementation, to improve the current situation in the industry and to contribute for the achievement of zero accident. A draft paper is being prepared and the same will be submitted shortly to HKIE Headquarter for consideration.

 

In order to maintain a healthy growth of SSC, we shall continue to organize high quality CPD activities, including seminars, technical visits and joint symposiums, to our members and local practitioners. We shall also continue to assign our Committee Members as Ex-officio to other Divisions and Committees in order to contribute and promote more in Safety Engineering.   

 

With the support of a team of highly dedicated and energetic Committee Members, I am confident that we can have another fruitful and successful year.

 

Your support is of vitally important to SSC. I look forward to your active participation in our upcoming events. Your valuable comments and encouragement to us will be much appreciated.

 

Ir Dr. LIU, Yuk Shing

Chairman (Session 2017/2018)

Safety Specialist Committee

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers