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CPD by Others
Code : 2016094
Event Name : Duty of care of occupational safety & health of employees in Hong Kong & sharing of judgements from the Court of Final Appeal cases on fatal accidents in construction sites
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr. Wong Yum Yin, Managing Director, YY Wong Safety Consultant Ltd.
PhD, Master App. Sc(Safety Mgt), GDAS (OHS), B.Sc.(Civil Engineering), DMS, FIOSH, FHKOSHA, CMHKIE, RSP, CSP, RSO, ASA, RSA

Dr. Y Y Wong, who has had over 45 years of experience in occupational safety & health, has worked in various sectors including Government, Contractors and Clients. He was appointed as the first Executive Director of the Occupational Safety & Health Council when it was set up in 1988. Dr. Wong is active in promoting safety and health and is a member of a number of local and overseas safety and health institutions. He has been the Chairman of the HK Occupational Safety & Health Association and was the founder President of the Society of Accredited Safety Auditors.
Event Date : 01/06/2016
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Organizer : YSG
Closing Date : 30/05/2016
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability).
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Most accidents are caused by lack of safety precautionary measures or safety procedures.  Employers and occupiers who are responsible for these provisions may face the risk of prosecution against failure to exercise duty of care to their employees or other persons, and possible hefty civil claims.  These duties are clearly stipulated in legislation in Hong Kong.


The seminar will address the duty of care of occupational safety & health for employers and occupier of industry. Two judgements from the Court of Final Appeal cases on fatal accidents in construction sites will be used as illustration and be discussed.


Prior identification of hazards can also reduce the chances and consequences of accidents. This seminar will also help to identify hazards, and to conduct risk assessments to develop controls to mitigate the risk of accidents.