此外，機電署積極透過各種管理工具，在營運上不斷求進，多年來取得多項國際管理體系認證，包括早前取得的 ISO 37001 反賄賂管理體系認證。今年，機電署又獲香港品質保證局嘉許為「多元體系管理機構」和「整全體系管理機構」，對部門不斷提升服務水平的工作予以肯定。
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) has been providing innovative electrical and mechanical (E&M) engineering solutions to our clients and working with them to maximise public value for the society. The innovative solutions we developed have received several awards in the Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme, and the EMSD, as one of the innovative institutions, was also commended by other professional organisation.
Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme
Gold Prize: Training Beyond Innovation
Our “Training Beyond Innovation” measures have greatly enhanced trainees’ learning interest and achieved satisfactory results. In 2018, the number of our I&T training sessions continued to increase, while the number of technician trainees has gone up by more than 60% in just three years. Besides, we encourage our trainees to enhance their skills through competitions, and finalists have been arranged to receive joint trainings with the China national team. In August this year, two trainees from the EMSD won Medallions for Excellence in the WorldSkills Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia, which proves that their skills are among the best in the world. Not only were their horizons broadened, but their confidence was also significantly boosted.
We are happy to share with client departments our relevant experience in training. Between July and October this year, representatives from the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, Fire Services Department and Drainage Services Department (Land Drainage Division) visited the I&T facilities in our headquarters building, and explored the feasibility of applying innovative technologies to enhance simulation training and facility automation. They personally experienced the new generation training solutions displayed in the ILC and showed great interest in the virtual reality and augmented reality training facilities.
Please visit http://bit.ly/emsd_ilc to view the 360-degree photos of the ILC and learn more about its innovative facilities.
Meritorious Awards and Special Citation Award
EMSD Wins Recognition
Moreover, the EMSD actively strives for continuous operational improvement through various management tools, and has obtained several certifications of international management systems over the years, including the ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems Certification received earlier this year. Besides, we were commended this year by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) as the Outstanding Organisation with Comprehensive Management Systems and the Outstanding Organisation with Holistic Management Systems, which serve as recognition of our efforts in continuously enhancing our service standard.
客戶如欲了解更多關於區域供冷系統的資訊，歡迎致電 3757 6244 與我們的高級工程師盧潔瑩女士聯絡。另外，《城市100》可於 https://www.cities100report.com 瀏覽和下載。
District Cooling System Featured in Cities100,
The project titled “District Cooling System (DCS) in Hong Kong” submitted by the EMSD was recognised by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in 2019 and successfully featured in its publication, Cities100, as one of the 100 solutions for climate actions, recognising the example we set in tackling climate change crisis, achieving sustainable development and ensuring a better quality of life for the people in Hong Kong. The C40 World Mayors Summit and the C40 Steering Committee meeting were held in October this year in Copenhagen, Denmark, bringing together global decision makers for cities, business executives, scientists and other stakeholders to share their strategies to tackle the climate crisis, including decarbonisation actions.
“DCS in Hong Kong” presents the benefits (e.g. sea water cooling systems achieve a higher energy efficiency of up to 35% than standard air cooling systems, tackling climate change, reducing carbon emissions and pollution, increasing green spaces, etc.) and the service charging mechanism of the DCS project at the Kai Tak Development, as well as DCS planned for other new development areas (such as Tung Chung New Town and Kwu Tung North). Furthermore, it was encouraging that the DCS project was shortlisted among the three finalists in the Green Technologies category of the 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards. Under the theme “The Future We Want”, the awards ceremony this year aims at recognising cities which play a leading role in climate actions, and inspiring other cities by showcasing awardees’ success stories.
If you would like to know more about the DCS, please contact Ms. Denise Lo, Senior Engineer, at 3757 6244. Also, please visit https://www.cities100report.com to view and download Cities100.
The EMSD assisted the Marine Department (MD) to set up the first Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) System in Hong Kong in 1989, and has all along been providing upgrade services and maintenance support for the system. Mr. Sunny Pang, who has just retired from his position as Senior Engineer with the EMSD, had been responsible for the upgrading works for the second and third generations of the VTS System since 1998. His efforts in successfully enhancing the system’s performance have won client’s trust and appreciation.
Over the years, we have been working closely with the MD and continuously offering quality services, which have made client deeply aware of the EMSD’s customer-oriented service objective. “We greatly appreciate Mr. Pang’s contribution to the upgrading works of the VTS System. Mr. Pang and his team actively introduced innovative technologies and studied various solutions and technical features to meet our requirements for new product functions,” said Mr. Leung Wing-shun, Marine Officer/Training. For instance, the Automatic Identification System and the VTS simulators were introduced to the second generation of the VTS System, which was later upgraded to the third generation of a fully digitised VTS System. Also, we were able to respond quickly even in the event of an emergency. For example, during the strike of super typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong in 2018, part of the microwave communications system was damaged. Mr. Pang and his team arranged emergency repair and reconfigured the back-up facilities to maintain normal communications and services of the VTS System.
It was indeed a great challenge to achieve a seamless migration from the old generation of VTS System to the new one, for which Mr. Tse Wing-chung, Senior Marine Officer/Training, expressed his sincere gratitude to the EMSD team. “The successful completion of the VTS System’s upgrading works relies very much on Mr. Pang and his team’s excellent expertise and project management skills, as well as the mutual trust and close co-ordination between the MD and the EMSD,” he said.
The EMSD launched mobile applications (apps) in December this year, which enable members of the public to access various electronic services and obtain latest updates from the EMSD anytime, anywhere with functions on their smart phones, bringing convenience to their life.
The E&M Carnival 2020, which is jointly organised by the EMSD and 14 organisations, will be held on 22 and 23 February 2020 at the Cheung Sha Wan Playground. The Carnival features various activities, including games and exhibition booths, parent-child workshops and group performances, etc., through which members of the public can learn more about E&M safety, energy saving and environmental protection as well as technology application in a relaxing ambience. You are most welcome to join.
Meanwhile, the E&M Carnival 2020 online quiz is running until 31 January 2020. Simply visit the website at https://www.emsd.gov.hk/minisites/carnival2020 to take part in the quiz, and you may win attractive prizes if you answer the questions on E&M safety and energy efficiency correctly.