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The industry in Hong Kong has over the years suffered many serious failures of temporary works, from scaffold falsework collapses to workers falling through openings in platforms.
Many of the failures have resulted in death and disabilities, and significant disruption and have also lead to tendering suspensions. These costs are ffunacceptable and almost always avoidable.
The cause of TW failures are many but key factors include:-
The temporary works forum (TWf) is an industry lead response to these problems. The HK-TWf is a registered not for profit organisation.
The HK-TWf has already developed strong links with the UK-TWf. The UK TWf was set up in 2007 due to the lack of TW knowledge in the industry and the lack of codes of practice. It publishes papers and best practice guides, and arranges training relevant to the TW challenges the industry there faces, challenges not too dissimilar from those we face in Hong Kong (though there are significant differences too).
The HK-TWf now wants to raise its profile in Hong Kong, explain what it will focus on and, in particular, encourage more membership from the wider industry. To kick this off the HK-TWf will hold an introductory seminar. At the seminar the TWf will be properly introduced, the individual working groups will present their work so far and will highlight priorities for the future.
Please join us…the HK-TWf needs your help and support to make a difference to the safety and efficiency of the industry in Hong Kong. The HK-TWf is also supported by the ICE Hong Kong Association, and intends to support the ICE HKA in future.
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