Member Forum on "Raising Penalties of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation"

"Raising Penalties of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation"

Organized by
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

3 April 2019 (Wednesday)

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm




HKICM Conference Room
(Rooms 801-2, 8/F., On Lok Yuen Building,
25 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong)



The current legislations regulating Occupational Safety and Health (“OSH”) are mainly the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance (“OSHO”) (Cap. 509), the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (“FIUO”) (Cap. 59) and their subsidiary regulations. The FIUO was enacted in 1955 to regulate the industrial safety and health at industrial undertakings (including factories, quarries and construction sites, etc). The Government amended and raised the penalties of the FIUO and its subsidiary regulations in 1994. It enacted the OSHO in 1997, the scope of which also covers OSH at non-industrial workplaces (including workplaces like offices). The penalties of OSHO have remained unchanged since its enactment.
Labour Department is drastically strengthening penalties from HK$200,000 to HK$6 million, or 10 per cent of the offending company’s turnover, whichever is higher, to fall more in line with international standards, in a bid to deter construction safety violations. The proposed amendments will affect not just construction companies as senior management who will be subject to maximum 3 years imprisonment for safety related charges. We aim to collect view from members then form a standing to advice Labour Department as a Construction Manager and Professional Institute.

The registration fee: 

Free of Charge (HKICM Member Only)

To register:  

First come first serve due to limited seats. No reservation is needed.

or more information about the forum, please refer to the flyer. For enquiries, please contact the HKICM secretariat Office at Tel: (852) 2523 2081 or e-mail:


HKICM Secretariat
26 March 2019