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Introduction
APC / ATC
CPD-HKIS
CPD by Others
 
Code : 2014055
Event Name : As Project Team Members, How to Execute Their Safety Duties to Fulfil Statutory Words of “So Far As is Reasonably Practicable”?
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr Danny Sham, registered Safety Officer (H.K.), registered Safety Auditor (H.K.), registered Safety Practitioner (U.K.),
Accredited Safety Consultant (OSHC H.K.), Member of IOSH (U.K.), holder of a Master Degree in Occupational Hygiene (qualified
as BOH in the U.K.), Professional Diploma in Health Education, ISO Lead Auditor certificates in Quality Management System,
Environmental Management System, Occupational Health and Safety Management System and Food Safety Management
System.
Danny is the Managing Director and principal consultant of the EnviroSafe Professional Consultancy Limited with more than
25 years of safety, health, hygiene, environmental, ISO management systems and security experience in logistics, construction,
manufacturing, health care and food industries including management systems, site monitoring, promotion, course curriculum
development and training in PRC, Shanghai, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. Danny has had direct hand on professional
experience in training, developing, implementing, maintaining and auditing services for multi-disciplines corporations. Danny’s
past and current involvements in the Course Advisory Committee on Assistant Safety Officer of Construction Industry Training
Authority, CITA (the name is now called as CICTA), the Steering Committee for Construction Industry of Hong Kong Workers’
Health Centre, the Former Vice President of the Institute of Crisis and Risk Management, Chairman of Professional Managers
Association, part-time lecturing and tutoring experience in the Construction Industry Training Authority, CITA (the name is
now called as CICTA), the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC), the Hong Kong College of Technology, the Open
University of Hong Kong, the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the
Hong Kong Productivity Council, Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center.
Event Date : 08/07/2014
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 120712/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : 07/07/2014
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese
Details :

 In pursuance of the duties as laid down in Sections 6A and 6B of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance, the

Regulations define general duties on employers, employees, contractors, suppliers of goods and substances for use at work,
persons in control of work premises, and those who manage and maintain them, and persons in general.
 
Statutory duty is qualified by the words of “so far as is reasonably practicable”, the risk of incident or accident has to be
weighed against the measures necessary to eliminate the risk, including the cost, time, additional risk involved. If, for example,
the employer establishes that the risk is small, but that the measures necessary to eliminate it are great, he may be held to
be exonerated from taking steps to eliminate the risk on the ground that it was not reasonably practicable for him to do so.
However, the positioning of the term within the legislation can dramatically shift the balance from one of “innocent until
proven guilty” to the reverse, as is often the criticism of the legislation and the courts have on numerous occasions noted that
what is “reasonably practicable” is to be determined objectively.
 
The speaker has experienced in the trial as an Expert Witness for some industrial accident cases. He will share the idea on the
topic.