Occupational Safety and Health Seminar: Safe Operations of Hong Kong International Airport and Ramp Safety

To: All Staff and Students
From: Head, Health, Safety and Environment
Date: 16 Jan 2018


Dear Colleagues and Students,

The Health, Safety and Environment Office (HSEO) and Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Association (HKOSHA) will jointly organize a seminar on “Safe Operations of Hong Kong International Airport and Ramp Safety” with details as follows:



29 Jan 2018 (Mon)


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration starts at 6:30 pm)


TU101, PolyU




Mr Lawrence K L Law



Aviation is a safety demand industry. Through on-going effective control and safety management from industry players, there have been dramatic safety improvements in recent years. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been operating since July 1998. As one of the world's busiest international passenger airports and most active worldwide air cargo operations, HKIA handled 70.5 million passengers and 4.52 million tonnes of air cargo. It is connected to 220 destinations, including over 50 in the Mainland, through around 1,100 daily flights by more than 100 airlines. To meet HKIA's long-term growth demand, the Airport Authority has been planning to expand the airport into a three-runway system, which will allow HKIA to handle future air traffic demand. Given the uniqueness and complexity of aviation working environment, the attainment of a safe aviation system remains the utmost importance. This seminar provides a glance on ramp operation and the associated safety measures implemented by HKIA. 

About the speaker:
Mr Lawrence Law started his career in Kai Tak Airport since 1970.  He was the Building Services Officer responsible for Cargo Terminal Building’s repair and maintenance. Lawrence joined the Provisional Airport Authority as the Safety Adviser during the construction phase of the new airport in Chek Lap Kok in 1992. He became the Safety Manager of Airport Authority when the new airport was put into full operation. After more than 22 years of service with the Authority, Lawrence retired in 2016 and started to be a part-time lecturer of HKU SPACE and the Occupational Safety and Health Council. Lawrence is the assessor of the Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme.

Interested colleagues and students please reserve your seat via HSEO homepage online enrolment system on or before 23 Jan 2018 (Tue) at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hseo/training-news/training-enrollment. PolyU members who wish to obtain an attendance certificate please write “Attendance certificate is needed” in the “Remarks” entry of the on-line enrolment form.  After the seminar, certificate will be issued to each participant who has attended the entire seminar.

This seminar is free of charge for PolyU staff and students.  Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.  Successful enrolment will be notified by email.

Remarks :
Prevention of influenza pandemic
To prevent the spread of influenza, any participant who has symptom(s) of flu, e.g. fever, cough and runny nose, is not recommended to attend the seminar.

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning

  1. The seminar will be cancelled if Typhoon Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted/forecasted at 4:30 pm.
  2. The seminar will be dismissed immediately if Typhoon Signal No. 8 or higher warning signal is hoisted.
  3. If Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted during the seminar, participants should stay in the venue until the end of the event and the condition is safe to leave.


You are required to bring your PolyU student/staff card for verification at the registration counter.  For further enquiries, please contact Ms Aimee NI at 3400-8351 or HSEO General Office at 3400-8386.

Y K Kam
Head, Health, Safety and Environment