Safety Seminar on "Tunnelling Safety in Hong Kong"

The Health, Safety and Environment Office and The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Association will co-organize a safety seminar on "Tunnelling Safety in Hong Kong".

Details of the seminar are as follows: 


Date:           19 July 2012 (Thursday)
Time:          7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue:        Y302, Lee Shau Kee Building, PolyU 


Speaker: 
Mr. Andy Lo, a retired safety advisor of MTR Corporation, is extremely experienced in all areas of construction process and knowledgeable in OSH profession. Andy is a Fellow of HKOSHA, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, and has accumulated more than 40 years’ industry experience – 10 years in civil engineering work; 15 years of higher education and training experience including lecturing in occupational safety and health for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Occupational Safety and Health Council, and 16 years in a senior construction safety management position in MTR Corporation. 

Andy has substantial construction safety management experience and related nature of work including rock blasting in tunnels, TBM, soft ground tunneling excavation, bridge and viaduct construction, railway stations and depot construction, track work and rolling stocks, E&M and BS installation. 

Abstract:
In UK, we had the hand-dug pedestrian tunnel built under the River Thames in 1843 and the first TBM in 1898. In HK, we are now at the peak for a number of railway constructions in which tunnelling is one of the main theme of the site activities. In this seminar, the speaker will share his tunnelling experience, in particular, about the current legal implications; the confined spaces issue in a tunnel under construction situation; the difference in OSH requirements between the BS 6164 – COP for Safety in Tunnelling in Construction Industry and the F&IU Regulations; the methods of tunnelling construction in hard rock; the use of TBM; the safe operation in soft ground. The seminar will also cover the major hazards in rock fall and collapse; the ingress of water; lighting and ventilation; muckingout and plant movement; fire fighting and rescue. The seminar will end with a few accident case studies.

Language: Cantonese with PowerPoint in English

Registration: Please reserve your seat via HSEO homepage on-line enrolment system 
on or before 13 July 2012 at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hseo/EnrolmentList.php .Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful enrolment will be notified in due course. 

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 7:30 pm.  

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