Welcome from the Chair
Firstly, welcome to the Hong Kong branch it is a great honour for me to take on the role and support the Hong Kong branch and our members. The COVID Pandemic in 2020 forced us into new ways of working and I must thank the previous executive committee for delivering a full but virtual programme of professional development events. In 2021/2022 as vaccination uptake improves and COVID safe restrictions reduce allow us to meet again in person and I look forward to welcoming as many of you as I can our branch events.
The outlook for the Hong Kong industry and particularly construction remains very strong with infrastructure development, Lantau tomorrow vision, Third Runway System, New MTR extensions and very important hospitals and residential housing looking very positive. The construction sector however has real challenges in terms of serious and fatal accidents and this will be a focus area under my term where I intend that we will forge closer relationship with the IOSH Singapore branch to not only build a relationship of collaboration but also to share knowledge, processes, and systems. Design for Safety in Singapore, CDM in the UK provide opportunities for us to review and make recommendations to the industry. Under my tenure we will set up working research and development team together with our Honourable Advisors to lead this work.
Health is often given less focus and this term I also plan to arrange and number of sessions to consider health and wellbeing. Long hours, hot weather and high humidity are major heat stress factor and we will plan events to engage with experts and ISOH professionals on how we can improve the health of our workforce.
Finally, with CPD for our members we will be putting together an action plan of events and seminars and will publish in September 2021.
IOSH Hong Kong
Contact the Hong Kong Branch:
Branch correspondence, to Mr Raymond Man:
P. O. Box 84480
Hung Hom Bay Post Office
Telephone: (852) 9025 6767
Fax: (852) 2773 0550
Hong Kong member benefits
There are lots of readily available benefits for IOSH members and in addition to this you can enjoy the following discounts by presenting your membership card in Hong Kong:
- 10% discount at Swindon Book Co. Ltd.
- 10% discount at Hong Kong Book Centre Ltd.
- 10% discount at Kelly & Walsh Ltd.
- Discount and special offers at Chanti Wine Ltd. with completed special postal order form
To find out more about these benefits and any restrictions that apply, please download this document.
Safety Training Certificate
The branch has successfully been authorised by the Labour Department to issue Mandatory Basic Safety Training Certificates (Green Cards) to our eligible members under Section 6BA(4) of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance.
Chartered Fellows, Chartered, Graduate and Technical Members can apply for the Green Card free of charge provided that they have undertaken no less than 5 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes in the immediate past 12 months. They also need to have updated their relevant knowledge through CPD programmes from time to time.
Members who wish to apply for the Green Cards should submit a completed application form, and send it together with one copy of a valid CPD certificate with a recent photograph to the Administrative Officer, Mr Raymond MAN via email or by post.