New Website Launched
After months of preparation, our new website www.emsd.gov.hk was launched in August, bringing in a number of positive comments from users. The new website was completely revamped in terms of design, structure and content, not only making it as easy to use as possible but also to try and ensure that browsers would enjoy the experience. A major change from our previous website is that information has been presented from the user's point of view. The new layout and structure is more systematic, making it easier to find specific information and the entire website has a more modern and up-to-date look. With these developments, we hope that our new website will provide a convenient and accessible channel of communication between EMSD, our customers and the community.
Making sure that Hong Kong is "one of the safest and best cities
to live in", Hong Kong's largest ever campaign on electrical and
mechanical safety has been taking place over the past six months.
The Secretary for Economic Services, Ms Sandra Lee officiated at
the launch ceremony of the campaign in July. The campaign was organised
by EMSD in collaboration with 15 leading local organisations from
diverse sectors including electricity, gas and oil, public transport,
housing, estate management and trade associations.
The campaign aims to enhance community awareness in E&M safety and
good practices in energy efficiency. It consisted of three separate
"episodes" promoting Lift and Escalator Safety, Electrical Safety
and Energy Efficiency, and Gas Safety in the community. These activities
also included roving exhibitions, road shows at secondary schools,
safety seminars and quizzes, as well as a number of variety shows
Mr. Roger Lai, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, is
seen with the stars on one of our television variety shows on E&M Safety.
of MXRVS Systems
Acting as project consultants, we worked closely with the Customs and Excise
Department (C&ED) in their installation of two low energy Mobile X-ray Vehicle
Scanning (MXRVS) Systems, worth over HK$40 million. The two systems are
the first of their kind in Asia, facilitating C&ED's efforts to combat trade
fraud, drug trafficking and weapon and human smuggling in trucks, containers
and other vehicles at Hong Kong's borders and ports. In the first month
of operations, C&ED successfully seized cigarettes, clothing and shoes in
a large-scale smuggling case, with the help of the system.
Over the years, EMSD has established a close relationship with ECRI,
a non-profit international health services research agency in the
United States. This relationship, which has greatly enriched the
quality of our biomedical engineering services, was cemented even
further recently with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU). The MoU establishes our collaboration to mutually promote
the development of expertise in health care devices and technology
and the use of our experience and expertise within the industry
to improve public health.
Mr. Roger Lai, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services
Department and Dr. Joel Nobel, Founding President of ECRI at the MoU
Ceremony held in Hong Kong in September.
Mobile Environment Resource Centre
Our Vehicle Engineering Division took delivery of an LPG light vehicle the first in Hong Kong, modifying it to become a mobile environment
resource centre for the Environmental Protection Department. The mobile
centre has a range of facilities — its movable stage is ideal for making
presentations and speeches and for conducting seminars. With recycling
bins, a library corner, a model exhibition and computer games, the public
can learn about reducing waste in a number of interesting and amusing ways. The environmentally friendly design, which uses solar energy to power the ventilation fans and natural lighting, also promotes the protection of the environment in Hong Kong.
Annual Customer Reception
We held our annual customer reception on 30 November to say a personal
hello and to thank our customers for their continued help and support
both past and present.
The theme of the reception "Better Safety, Better Quality, Better
Service, Better Community" reflects our major commitment to providing
quality and constantly improving services not only for our customers
but also for the people of Hong Kong. Reinforcing our efforts in
this direction, Dr. T. L. Ng, Chairman of the Hong Kong Quality
Assurance Agency presented the OHSAS 18001 Corporate Certificate
to our Director, Roger S.H. Lai.
Dr. T.L. Ng, HKQAA Chairman, presents the OHSAS 18001 Corporate
Certificate to our Director, Roger S.H. Lai.