Fatal industrial accidents have occurred frequently, with one case almost every other week in recent months, which is a worrying situation. According to the source, the construction industry plans to set up a platform to upload information on illegal workers for reference by various construction groups when hiring, and if workers refuse to authorize the upload of illegal records, they will be refused to enter the construction site and stop work in disguise, with the goal of launching the platform as soon as this month. In the next stage, the industry will consider introducing a workers' demerit system, whereby workers who have been deducted full points for violating site safety rules will have the opportunity to stop work for retraining, admitting that "the pain comes first, if it doesn't hurt you, it hurts even more".


The Hong Kong Construction Association, which represents the vast majority of builders, is also said to support the proposal. In an interview with HK01, Ng Sun-wa, President of the Construction Industry Subcontractors Association, agreed that the joint implementation of the demerit system by the industry is effective, emphasizing that "it is not harmful to them" and that personal privacy issues should not be put on the list. The Hong Kong Construction Industry General Union, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, hopes to have a deterrent effect on the part of the Hong Kong Construction Industry General Union, so that everyone will automatically follow the rules and pay attention to whether the suspension of unions will cause unfairness.


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News: It is planned to open a platform to exchange information on illegal workers, and those who refuse to be authorized will be suspended from work

Last year, 22 fatal industrial accidents occurred in Hong Kong, resulting in the death of 27 workers, and fatal industrial accidents continue to occur frequently this year. According to sources, the construction business community plans to introduce two tricks in the hope of reducing industrial accidents. In the first phase, a platform will be set up to upload the information of workers who have violated safety rules, including their names and other personal information, for reference by various construction groups when hiring, and the platform will be launched as soon as this month, and workers who refuse to disclose their violation records will be refused entry to the construction site and suspended work in disguise. The industry revealed that it will refer to the measures to force workers to be vaccinated before entering the construction site during the epidemic, "the pain comes first, if it is not more painful for you, and if it is not signed (authorized) to be directly unwilling to enter, it is not necessary to drive".

News: In the next stage, we will jointly promote the workers' demerit system and deduct full points for suspension and retraining

In the next stage, the industry plans to jointly introduce a demerit points system for workers, which will be implemented with reference to the experience of individual contractors such as Hip Hing Construction, which is like a driving demerit system, which is divided into three levels: mild, medium and severe. However, there are penalties and rewards, and if workers voluntarily participate in safety courses, they can also be offset with extra points, and watch OSH videos and exchange them for gifts. The industry hopes to work together to improve the effect of occupational safety and health, and frankly admits that "everyone will consider not having enough workers, but I hope that everyone will be willing to do it slowly and do less, and insist on implementing it first".

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It is learnt that it is imperative for the builders to support the exchange of information and the new measures of the demerit system

It is understood that the Hong Kong Construction Association, whose members are responsible for 70% of the bank's project value, also supports the proposal that the Hong Kong Construction Association also launched a "security passport" as early as 10 years ago, but due to environmental constraints, it has not achieved much effect. The Builders' Association, representing the vast majority of builders, is expected to implement the two new OSH proposals once they are in favour of implementation.

In an interview with Hong Kong 01, Ng Sun-wa, president of the Construction Industry Subcontractors Association, said that in the event of industrial accidents or safety violations, contractors are often punished, and workers are rarely prosecuted. (File photo/Photo by Luo Junhao)

The Association of Subcontractors hopes that workers will cooperate: personal privacy can not be put on the platform

In an interview with Hong Kong 01, Wu Xinhua, president of the Construction Industry Subcontractors Association, said that in the event of industrial accidents or violations of safety measures, contractors are often punished, and workers are rarely prosecuted. He said that at present, some companies have set up their own demerit system, but they have never been able to prevent serious industrial accidents, and the results are not as effective as the implementation of the whole bank, stressing that the new measures "do not harm them".

Huang Ping, chairman of the Hong Kong Construction Industry General Union, said in an interview with Hong Kong 01 that any measures conducive to occupational safety and health should be tried, including the workers' demerit system. (File photo/Photo by Lu Yiming)

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKF) endorses the demerit system as a deterrent: it will make everyone consciously obey the rules

Huang Ping, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions and chairman of the Hong Kong Construction Industry General Union, said in an interview with "Hong Kong 01" that the number of industrial accidents remains high, and many measures introduced by the industry earlier have not achieved much effect. Everyone's mistakes are not corrected, and the (demerit system) has a deterrent effect, so that everyone will automatically and consciously abide by the rules." However, as for the establishment of the exchange of illegal workers' information, Huang Ping said that the privacy of workers should be handled carefully, as long as it does not violate the privacy ordinance, and the union will be concerned about whether the suspension of workers will cause unfairness, and hopes that the measures will be reviewed two to three months after they are implemented.

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