Cover of the Electricity News (17th Issue)

Feature Article




Cover Story

electicityThe shot of a scene from "Electricity Work Safety (2) - How to Conduct Periodic Inspections and Testing for Electrical Installations Properly" is used on the cover of this issue of Electricity News. The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) is producing a short publicity video to raise the electrical trade's awareness of the importance of periodic inspection, testing and certification for electrical installations (WR2), the responsibilities of registered electrical contractors and registered electrical workers and the proper procedures for conducting inspections and testing.

The short video is based on the safety measures and procedures that may be easily overlooked by electrical workers when conducting periodic inspections and testing. Through the stories of Master Wong and his apprentices Ah On and Ah Chuen, it reminds the trade of the right attitude and method in carrying out periodic inspections and testing. The short video looks at eight proper working procedures, scope of work for periodic inspection and testing, timetable for work, coordination with the estate management office and tenants, and arrangements for power suspension. It reminds registered electrical contractors of the need to arrange registered electrical workers of the appropriate grade to carry out inspections and testing. It also reminds registered electrical workers of the need to ensure that the inspection and testing results are in compliance with the safety requirements of the Code of Practice for the Electricity (Wiring) Regulations.

The video will be released before the end of the year. It can be viewed at the EMSD website with DVD copies available at the Customer Services Office of EMSD.