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Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:58:31

Introduction
APC / ATC
CPD-HKIS
CPD by Others
 
Code : 2018015
Event Name : Contract Administration Series (2) - Handling Health and Safety Prosecutions: Trends, Challenges and Solutions
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Alvin Ho
Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

Mr. Hinson Cheung
Associate, Pinsent Masons
Event Date : 11/04/2018
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Closing Date : 28/03/2018
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability).
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

About the Speakers

 

Alvin's practice focuses on the contentious aspects of infrastructure projects and regulatory actions in the construction sector concerning Health and Safety, Environment and Disciplinary issues.  He provides client with advices on all aspects of investigations and proceedings commenced by the Labour Department, ICAC and other law enforcement agencies.  Alvin's extensive experience acting on disputes arising from infrastructure projects for both contractors and employers gives Alvin an excellent insight of what is required to defend contractors and individuals in these regulatory proceedings. 

 

 

Hinson specialises in contentious construction law and health and safety proceedings. Before joining the legal profession, Hinson was a quantity surveyor. After being admitted as solicitor, Hinson acted in major infrastructure and building disputes. He is experienced in working with experts of various fields. Hinson regularly advises both international and local contractors, from the accident investigation stage, up to conclusion of the subsequent legal proceedings. He has handled many large and complex health and safety proceedings and is experienced in advising clients how to handle on the relevant statutory enforcement departments, such as the Labour Department and the Environmental Protection Department.

 

 

Abstract

 

 

 

Following the recent spate of high-profile industrial accidents, the employers, contractors and the public are becoming more concerned with protection of the health and safety ("H&S") of workers in the construction industry. The Labour Department and other law enforcement agencies have also stepped up and taken vigorous enforcement actions to punish violation of occupational safety and health by issuing suspension notices and initiating prosecutions.

 

As a result, handling H&S and other regulatory prosecutions has become an indispensable part of those working in Hong Kong building and construction industry.  Given the profound effect that H&S prosecutions and convictions had on a contractor's reputation and ability to tender for new public projects, effective measures to defend and manage these prosecutions are essential.

 

This CPD will provide an overview of the Hong Kong H&S regime; the workflow from accidents to prosecutions and the challenges commonly faced by employers and contractors in defending these summonses. It will also provide the practical dos and don’ts in dealing with the enforcement agencies during the investigation stage. As a construction professional handling Hong Kong projects, you should attend this talk to understand these summonses and their impact.