Seminar on “Safety in Tunnelling Using Drill-and-blast Method”

Date: August 23, 2012 (Thu.) Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)

Venue: Room Y304, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon

Organisers: Health, Safety and Environment Office of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Association

Speakers: Mr. K Y Chow is a civil engineer with 30 years experience gained in the Hong Kong, China and Taiwan construction industry. He has worked on many different civil-engineering projects in Hong Kong in the capacity of engineer, site agent, safety manager, environmental and quality-assurance manager, quarry manager, deputy project director, blasting manager and executive consultant.

Mr. Chow is a Member of many professional bodies in Hong Kong, USA and Europe including Fellow of the HK Society of Blasting Engineering and Explosives Technology, a Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers, Institute of Quarrying, UK; International Society of Explosives Engineers, USA and is a qualified shotfirer.  Mr Chow has 30-year experience in blasting in site formation and tunneling works in Hong Kong.  He is responsible for blasting works at DSD Upgrading Works at Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works and previously for DSD Tsuen Wan Drainage Tunnel; MTRC Express Rail Link Tunnels; DSD Lai Chi Kok Transfer Scheme; Eagle’s Nest Tunnels; BP’s Zhuhai LPG Cavern; Aqueducts between Tai Po and Butterfly Valley; Explosives Complex at Kau Shat Wan; Routes 3 Lantau Fixed Crossing; Tseung Kwan O Areas 48, 59; Texaco Road / Tsuen Wan Bypass; Lam Tin South Areas I & II; Junk Bay Tunnels; Shek O Quarry and Castle Peak Power Station.

Abstract: This presentation will highlight safety issues in the use of drill-and-blast method for tunnelling, for example, the current explosives handling practice, supervision, requirements of protective & precautionary measures and the role of safety personnel in the context.

Language: Cantonese with power point in English

Participants: 120 maximum (on first come first served basis)

Registration: You may download the below linked file and complete the slip below via email or fax it back to the Association (Fax No.:2770 0542). Successful application will be notified in due course.   

Attendance Certificate: The seminar is free of charge and Attendance Certificate will be issued to members of HKOSHA and PolyU Staff/Student upon completion of the seminar.  If any non-members who wish to obtain an attendance certificate, please contact our secretariat office at 23329210 Mr. Timmy Wong for special arrangement in advance.  No certificate will be issued to those who arrived after 7:30pm. 

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