Safety Initiatives

 

12 HEALTH & SAFETY BASICS

 

  1. 1. Alcohol and drugs

Possession, distribution or working under the influence is forbidden. Random tests may be carried out.

 

  1. 2. Personal Protective Equipment

6 pieces of PPE to be in possession at all times.

Wear as minimum at all time:

  • Safety helmet

  • Hi-visibility vest or uniform

  • Safety footwear

Wear as necessary:

  • Gloves

  • Eye protectors

  • Ear Protectors

 

  1. 3. Traffic

Clear segregation of road access between vehicles and pedestrians with hard barriers, signage and adequate lighting.

 

  1. 4. Pre-task briefing

The workers start their day with a warm-up and daily briefing. They will formally share any experiences from the previous day whilst being allocated new tasks for the day ahead (including potential risks identification).

 

  1. 5. Risk analysis

No work to commence without an approved method statement or risk assessment and task launch meeting with simple work procedure.

 

  1. 6. Ergonomics

Eliminate manual handling operations during design process (ergonomic approach) and specify mechanical means where possible.

 

  1. 7. Stability

To be identified and checked by appointed temporary works coordinator and certified as necessary before loading.

 

  1. 8. Hazardous energy control

All live panels, distribution boxes, switch rooms etc. to be locked at all times. Lock out tag out procedure must be adopted for work on any live apparatus.

 

  1. 9. Tools

Beware of pinch points and expect the unexpected. Appropriate gloves to be used for handling and carrying equipment. Use correct well maintained tools for the task.

 

  1. 10. Collective protection

Edges, floor openings, shafts, stairs etc must be protected with fall protection system on all sides by metal tubes or approved systems.

 

  1. 11. Work at height

All around fall protection system must be used where possible, must be rigid and fit for purpose to prevent fall of persons/ materials/ tools. Ladders are NOT to be used as working platforms.

 

  1. 12. Intervention

You have a duty to stop work if you have any concerns for your own or the safety of others. If you see an unsafe condition: fix it or report it to supervisor.

World Health & Safety Day
  • Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Hong Kong Link Road project colleagues

  • Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Sub-sea Tunnel Section project colleagues

  • Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point – Site Formation and Infrastructure Works – Contract 2 project colleagues

  • MTR Shatin to Central Link – Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter to Admiralty Tunnels – Contract No. 1128 project, Morpheus project and Head Office colleagues

  • Mr Jean-Philippe Trin, Deputy CEO of Bouygues Construction, emphasised that SAFETY was our priority and such was the responsibility of all individuals

  • Mr Wes Jones, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong said, “I am personally very determined to improve our safety performance and you will always be supported by the company for genuinely making safety your priority.”

  • Mr Michel Bonnet, Director of Operations (Civil Works) of Dragages Hong Kong introduced the “12 HEALTH & SAFETY BASICS” while our QSE Director provided live translation in Chinese

A global event held in some 80 countries on the same day since 2011, reflecting our commitment to put safety as our priority. Employees of the Group all attended this half-day event to review our safety performances and work processes. Through presentations of management, workshops and task launch meetings, all employees shared their views openly with the objective to achieve “zero accidents”.

JOINING HANDS WITH THE INDUSTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT FOR ZERO ACCIDENT SITES
  • Shatin to Central Link project was selected as one of the model work sites of the Site Visit Programme to share our good safety practices with practitioners

  • Shatin to Central Link project was selected as one of the model work sites of the Site Visit Programme to share our good safety practices with practitioners

  • Young engineers and our safety officers participated in Relay Competition and management of a game booth in the Construction Safety Week Carnival

  • Young engineers and our safety officers participated in Relay Competition and management of a game booth in the Construction Safety Week Carnival

  • Young engineers and our safety officers participated in Relay Competition and management of a game booth in the Construction Safety Week Carnival

  • Young engineers and our safety officers participated in Relay Competition and management of a game booth in the Construction Safety Week Carnival

Safety has always been on the top of our agenda. To promote zero accidents and to provide a healthy work environment for all employees, Dragages has fully participated in the annual Construction Safety Week since its launch in 2012. All of our work site staff, including front line site colleagues and top management, takes part in this annual public pledge jointly organized by the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council. The broad participation at all levels of the Company symbolises our determination to promote health and safety in every aspect of our business, as is also reflected in our safety slogan: “The Safe Way is the Only Way”.

Safety Incentive Scheme

Dragages places heavy emphasis on on-site safety. In partnership with all staff, a Foreman and Supervisor Safety Incentive Scheme was developed to raise awareness of safety and to reward individuals and teams that maintained high levels of site safety. Incentive schemes include individual and team rewards that can be allocated on an immediate, monthly or quarterly basis.

 

A no-blame culture of reporting accident ‘near misses’ on site has also led to a strong rise in staff raising safety issues before they develop into more serious hazards.

 

The issue of safety on site is supported at the highest level, with the Managing Director and other senior management overseeing and endorsing achievements on individual sites.

Top