Occupational Safety and Health Management Courses
(DFS)Design for Safety Workshop for Construction Industry

Safety is one of the key considerations at the design stage of a construction project in modern project management. In Hong Kong, the guidance on design for safety had been established, the construction industry should consider the health and safety problem when construct or maintain the building in the design stage. In particular, designers are responsible to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase. Designer should also prepare or modify the designs to eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during construction, the maintenance and use of a building with relevant dutyholders.

Keeping abreast of the development of design for safety definitely will help to sustain the safety performance of the construction industry. In this regard, the Occupational Safety and Health Council organizes the 2-day Workshop on Design for Safety for Construction Industry. The workshop will introduce the Hong Kong experience in implementing design for safety in construction projects; the roles and responsibilities of the key dutyholders; the influence of design for safety on building structure life cycle and the principal tools. Case studies and worked examples in Hong Kong will be used for illustration of the practical application during the workshop. The workshop will be combined with group discussion and exercise on the key elements relating to design for safety. The aims of the workshop are to provide participants with the knowledge on design for safety concept as well as OSH hazards identification and risk assessment techniques in early design stage.

1.Introduction of design for safety
- How design for safety is implemented in HK
- Roles and responsibilities of duty holders in design for safety
- Application of design for safety under different key project stages
2.Risk assessment and development of safe design in early design stage
3.Safe design in practice
- The principal tools used by construction industry to assist the application of design for safety
- Illustrate how principles of design for safety were applied to the projects in the “worked examples of design for safety”
4.Group discussion and exercise
Duration (Hour): 14 hours
Instructor: Professional or OSHC Consultant
Language: Cantonese supplemented with English notes
Prerequisites: General education with relevant working experience and ability to read and write Chinese and English
Remark: ● Award of Certificate: 100% attendance and pass the examination.
● Students who do not have sufficient attendance are not allowed to attend the examination.
● Students who are absent from the class, late or leave earlier for more than 30 minutes in class will be regarded as absent for that session.
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Course Code Original Fee
GCG Member Fee/
OSH Ambassador Fee
Venue Start Date
Class Date Time Apply individual
DFS/23/B 1950 1755 975 North Point 14/06/2023 14/06,16/06,21/06,23/06/2023
(Exam Date:23/06/2023)
Not Appropriate
DFS/23/C 1950 1755 975 North Point 14/06/2023 14/06,16/06,19/06, 21/06/2023
(Exam Date:21/06/2023)
Not Appropriate
DFS/23/D 1950 1755 975 North Point 13/09/2023 13/09,15/09,20/09,22/09/2023
(Exam Date:22/09/2023)