Seminar on "Safety in Crane Lifting Operations”

Dear Colleagues and Students, 

The Health, Safety and Environment Office and The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Association will jointly organize a safety seminar on "Safety in Crane Lifting Operations ". 

Details of the seminar are as follows: 

Date:           February 18, 2012 (Saturday)
Time:          2:15 pm – 5:00 pm (Registration at 2:00 pm)

Venue:        Y302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon 

Steve Carter, Senior Plant Inspector for Leighton Contractors Hong Kong Ltd, is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of construction plant and in particular cranage. He was a Construction Industrial Training Board [CITB] instructor in the UK for over 15 years. Steve has been in construction for 45 years and has in-depth experience in all aspects of plant and machinery management, inspection, testing and maintenance. He has advised a number of overseas manufacturers on aspects of equipment design. 

Mark Gibbons, Senior Safety and Security Manager for Leighton Contractors Hong Kong Ltd, has been working in the field of safety for over 10 years in Hong Kong and been involved with numerous overseas projects in Asia in the capacity of safety auditor. He has helped develop the course materials and deliver the Leighton Crane Appreciation Training Course since its inception in 2011. Mark has been a Registered Safety Officer since 2006.

In Hong Kong, and indeed the world, there are still far too many serious accidents relating to crane and lifting operations. Whilst a great deal of preventative effort is being made to help ensure awareness of risks, including through training, there still exists a large gap in knowledge amongst many people within the construction industry. Being an abridged version of the Leighton’s “crane appreciation course”, this seminar is aiming at plugging these gaps and at enhancing awareness of some of the main risks and controls relevant to crane and lifting operations. The seminar will run for around 2 ? hours and include a case study. 

Language: English

Registration: Please reserve your seat via HSEO homepage on-line enrolment system on or before 6 February 2012 at .Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful enrolment will be notified. 

Attendance Certificate: The seminar is free of charge and attendance certificate will be issued to members of HKOSHA and PolyU Staff/Student upon completion of the Seminar.  No certificate will be issued to those who arrived after 2:30 pm.  

For further enquiries, please contact the HSEO General Office at 3400-8386.