Press Release

CEM organizes “Safety Training for Contractors” to promote culture of occupational safety

15 December 2016, Macau

In order to promote the safety culture, and reinforce the awareness of occupational safety and health towards CEM contractors, CEM organized a two-day “Safety Training for Contractors” on 14 and 15 December at The Plaza Restaurant, attracting over hundreds of employees from CEM’s contractors to participate actively.

Simon Young, CEM Transmission and Distribution Department Cable & Distribution Equipment Maintenance Manager said in his welcoming speech, “CEM concerns about occupational safety and health, and always strives to enhance awareness of work safety in avoiding occupational injuries. We believe that the ultimate goal of ‘zero accidents’ is achievable, and crucially depends on the corresponding workplace practice and awareness of safety. Through the concerted efforts of all employees and the industry, together we can construct a healthy and safe working environment. Therefore, CEM must join hand with contractors and support each other in marching towards the same safety culture.” He expressed his sincere gratitude to the contractors for the enthusiastic support and recognition of the training working.

CEM introduced the safety training for contractors for the first time in 2014, which has been recognized by the industry. EnviroSafe Professional Consultant Danny Sham and CEM Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Office Engineer Kou Sio Wai were the main speakers of the training course.

Danny Sham pointed out that other than meeting the construction schedule, it is more important to monitor the quality of the entire project. He reminded the industry employees to prioritize their safety and health.

During on-site work, they should always use a proper personal protection equipment in order to avoid occupational accidents. On the other hand, Kou Sio Wai introduced to the attendees the necessary safety requirements for trench work such as excavation and cable laying works. He explained that apart from extra precautions and care for safety at trench works, contractors’ employees should also concern about the construction impact towards surrounding environment and safety of the citizens. Thus, they should take effective precautions during the construction, in a bid to reduce sand and dust, as well as noise pollution.

CEM organizes different trainings targeted to employees and the industry each year, to drive the development of occupational safety and health in Macau. In 2015, 2,988 hours of safety training were provided to its employees. “Safety Training for Contractors” helps to extend and promote CEM safety culture to the contractors, and ultimately ensure all employees and contractors are clear about the company’s occupational safety and health policy.