Ir. Thomas K C Wong
MSc CEng FIStructE FHKIE RPE AP RSE
Ir. Thomas Wong brings in his 47 years’ extensive experience in both consultancy, construction and demolition works. He has directed and managed across a broad range of engineering disciplines in design and construction, civil and building works for famed projects in Hong Kong and PRC.
Having expertise in demolition works, he takes opportunities whenever possible to demonstrate industry-leading capabilities both as a consultant and contractor in sustainable demolition of dangerous structures after collapse and accidents.
To commit the social responsibility, Ir. Wong actively promotes the use of environmental approach in the construction industry. In addition, he regularly attends meetings at universities and organizations for discussing the consideration of Health, Safety and Environment issues for Good Practice including the intelligence and benefit of green technologies.
In sharing his valuable experience with others in the construction sector, he has been invited as speaker for numerous talks organized by different government departments, professional institutions and universities, including Buildings Department, Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, HKIE Structural Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction, Business Environment Council, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Hong Kong.
Ir. Wong has served in the following committees of the construction industry:
|1. Joint Structural Division Committee, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – member||2010 – Present|
|2. Advisory Committee on Certification of Operators of Specified Plants and Equipment (ACCOSPE), Labour Department – member||2015 – Present|
|3. Task Group on Strategy for Management and Reduction of Construction and Demolition Waste in Hong Kong, Construction Industry Council (CIC) – member||2015 – Present|
|4. Hong Kong Branch sub-committee, Institution of Structural Engineers – member||2006 – Present|
|5. Appeal Board Panel under Construction Workers Registration Ordinance (CWRO), Development Bureau – Community Service Committee (CSC) – member||2013 – Present|
|6. AP, RSE and RGE Disciplinary Board Panel, Buildings Department – member||2012 – Present|
|7. Task Force on Review of Major Construction Method Statements, Construction Industry Council (CIC) – Construction Site Safety Committee – member||2011 – Present|
|8. Asbestos Consultant Assessment Sub-committee, Environmental Protection Department – member||2010 – Present|
|9. Conduct Professional Review Interview to membership applicants, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers – Joint Structural Division – reviewer||2009 – Present|
|10. Technical Committee for the Code of Practice for Demolition of Buildings, Buildings Department – member||2008 – 2014|
|11. Conduct Professional Assessment Interview in Structural (STL) Discipline, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers – Joint Structural Division – assessor||2008 – Present|
|12. Structural Discipline Advisory Panel, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – member||2006 – 2012|
|13. Ad-hoc committee on the drafting of the Handbook on the Code of Practice for Demolition of Buildings, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Joint Structural Division – chairman||2006 – 2011|
|14. Contractors Registration Committee Panel and Contractors Registration Committee, Buildings Department – member||2007 – 2008|
|15. Professional Assessment Interview, Reciprocal Recognition Agreement between Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and National Administration Board of Engineering Registration (Structural) of the Ministry of Construction, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – assessor||2004 – 2008|
|16. Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee, Independent Commission Against Corruption – Engineer Discipline – member||1988 – 1991|
|17. Hong Kong Polytechnic – External Examiner||1988 – 1991|
|18. Structural Division Committee, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – member||1985 – 1989|
Alvin Y K YU
MSc PgD (OSH) Dip(OH) Asso(Noise & Vibration) RSA RSO
Mr. YU started his OSH profession when he joined Labour Department (LD) in 1981. After 34 years of service, he retired in 2013 in the rank of Deputy Chief Occupational Safety Officer.
During his services in LD, he received all round departmental trainings from policy formulation, strategic planning, negotiation and communication skills, leadership, corporate management, legal system, expert witness, safety management, inspection techniques, accident investigation and even down-to-earth trainings such as scaffold erection, earth moving equipments operation, cable detection techniques etc. Through his past working experience in inspection of workplaces and investigation of workplace accidents, he is very familiar with all kinds of industrial technologies/process in particularly their strengths and weaknesses in protecting workforce while at work.
Regarding his legal experience, he had been posted to Prosecution Division for 3 years as a court prosecutor to conduct trial cases for LD. He is fully conversant with various sets of regulations, their interpretation and rationales behind the words. In order to discharge the duty as an expert witness on the prosecution side, he received internal trainings as court expert witness by experts coming from UK.
In 2007, while holding the position as Senior Divisional Occupational Safety Officer, he was assigned a special office overseeing the OSH performance of the entire mega infra-structure projects of Hong Kong such as the Express Rail Link, MTRC extension projects, HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link etc. He is tactful in dealing with complicated projects and sizable contractors in Hong Kong.
In 2011, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Occupational Safety Officer of the Kowloon East and New Territories Region. He had to oversee the overall administration of that region and was the approving officer to approve summonses for prosecutions, issuance and revocation of suspension notices etc for the entire region. He is well conversant with the requirements for revocation of a suspension notice so as to render the continuation of the process without risk to safety and health of the workforce.
Mr. YU is now serving the following posts after his retirement:
|1. Committee member of The China Occupational Safety and Health Association||2008 – present|
|2. Honorable Advisor of The Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations||2013 – present|
|3. Adjunct Lecturer of HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education||2003 – present|
|4. Visiting Lecturer of CityU School of Continuing and Professional Education||2000 – present|
|5. Visiting Lecturer of Occupational Safety and Health Council||1997 – present|
|6. Visiting Lecturer of Construction Industry Council||1997 – present|
Cecilia S C Ho
MSc BSSc(AS) RSA RSO
Ms. Ho graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor Degree in Social Science (Architectural Studies) in 2001. Immediately after her graduation, she started her occupational safety and health (OSH) profession when she joined Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited, an Australian based international contractor in Hong Kong, as Safety Officer Trainee. After 14 years of service, she left the company in 2015 in the position of Head of Health, Safety & Security Functional Support.
Throughout her career, she received a wide range of trainings from leadership development, corporate management, behavioral management, negotiation and communication skills, safety management, inspection techniques, accident investigation as well as practical trainings such as rigging, scaffold erection, lifting operation etc. On top of these, she also attained a Master Degree in Applied Science major in Safety Management. Ms. Ho is a Registered Safety Officer and Registered Safety Auditor.
Regarding her working experience, apart from working at various civil and building construction projects as safety officer, she has also been working at corporate office of the company for years. In 2014, she was appointed as Safety Business Partner and was leading the Company’s Safety Department which comprised of approximately 100 safety professionals and healthcare personnel. She was responsible for managing all OSH issues of all projects in Hong Kong and Macau and was familiar with various sets of local OSH regulations and best OSH solutions.
In mid-2014, she was further promoted to Head of Health, Safety & Security Functional Support of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore and was leading a team of safety professionals to continuously review and develop the company’s safety management system and strategy for implementation across all operating countries in Asia, including Hong Kong, Macau, India and various Southeast Asian countries. She was also responsible for monitoring all projects’ compliance with both legal and company requirements through conducting site inspections and in-house audits. She was fully conversant with the design and the application of a safety management system to enhance a company’s safety performance.
With all these backgrounds, our professional team pledge to provide premium services to our clients who need advice from us in helping them to solve their corporate issues in the context of OSH.