Life Long Learners Take the Leads
EMSD recognizes the importance
of its staff to keep pace with technological
development. This is especially true in
the area of biomedical and clinical engineering
technology which is constantly evolving.
The staff are specifically required to
grasp the changing needs of the customers,
and even proactively predict the customers'
future needs, thereby making timely recommendation
of technical and operational solutions
which can cater for such needs. This truly
reflects EMSD's customer-driven philosophy.
In the past year, over 30 engineering and technical
personnel from the Health Sector Division have
succeeded in acquiring professional qualifications
from various professional bodies, including
Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer(CMLSO),
Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician(CBET),
Certified Clinical Engineer(CCE) and Member
of the Institute of Physics and Engineering
The division is committed to cultivating a
life long learning culture among its staff.
Experts are often invited from overseas to
organize training courses and give special
lectures to help staff in adopting the latest
technology to upgrade customer service and
safeguard the health of the Hong Kong people.
Bestowed Full Recognition
EMSD is extremely fortunate to have the
support of staff members who are not only true
professionals in their daily work, but also great
enthusiasts in community service. Earlier this
year, on 31 March, Mr Poon Kwok Ying, Raymond,
an electronic engineer of the Health Sector Division
received the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2005
from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Raymond
is the first government engineer granted such prestigious
title. Whilst the award's principal aim is to recognize
outstanding young engineers who have made contributions
to the local engineering profession and the community
at large, it also seeks to encourage more young
engineers to participate in community work.
Raymond thinks the award carries extra significance
since it recognizes the achievement of government
engineers in the profession and lets the public
get to know more of the capability of government
personnel. He values very much the knowledge and
experience gained through community service, which
could invariably be applied in his daily work,
ultimately benefiting the customers.
Raymond is truly a role model for colleagues in
EMSD. It is hoped that his distinguished accomplishment
will help encourage more of our staff to participate
in community work and to contribute to the Hong
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Climb Every Mountain,
Ford Every Stream
Since the Hong Kong Observatory
(HKO) transferred a number of maintenance
services to EMSD, the department has played
a pivotal role in providing much needed
technical support to the client, enabling
HKO to focus on weather forecast and developing
new service for better financial benefits.
A 29-member team of the Airport Engineering Services Sub-division (Civil Aviation),
offers one-stop service for the Civil Aviation Department and HKO, shuttling
between the airport island, various outlying islands, and even radar, navigational
and meteorological stations located on mountain tops across the territory.
In carrying out routine inspection, maintenance services and emergency repair
of on-site equipment, the team members not only demonstrate excellent professional
skills, but have to constantly face challenges posed by nature and unpredictable
climatic conditions, which demand both physical and mental competence. Landing
in rough terrain by helicopter and locating remote facilities on foot are just
some of such challenges. Yet these never deter the men from fulfilling their
duty of safeguarding uninterrupted service of client equipment.
Prior to rolling out each major
work process, the team
would perform thorough
safety evaluation and take
measures to minimize risks.
Indeed, through the
years, the management has endeavoured to cultivate a culture of safety and
increase staff's awareness of safety issues. The sub-division may well be
exposed to work conditions
of the highest risk level
amongst all EMSD divisions,
it has succeeded in maintaining excellent safety record, thanks to the effort
of all stakeholders. The department would like to take this opportunity to
reiterate total support for this dedicated group of staff.
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