The Safety Steering Committee in Hong Kong, which is chaired by our Health and Safety Manager and our Safety Working Groups, meets periodically to monitor and evaluate the Company’s safety performance. In the Chinese mainland, the Safety Working Group, chaired by the Director of Technical Services and Sustainable Development, holds regular meetings to monitor and evaluate the Company’s safety performance. Our Safety Working Groups in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland include employee representatives from our technical and building management teams in each portfolio.
In accordance with the Safety Management System ("SMS"), all our employees are required to immediately report any workplace hazards to their supervisors. We regularly conduct inspections to identify potential workplace hazards and assess risks. Follow-up actions are then carried out to prevent accidents and maintain safe workplace conditions in our buildings, equipment and facilities. The results of our inspections are reported to the Safety Steering Committee and we monitor the progress of any follow-up actions.
We have also implemented accident investigation programmes to identify the causes of accidents so that we can adopt preventive measures to avoid reoccurrence. Managers of our business units at a supervisory level or above issue accident reports once formal investigations are completed.
As at 31st December 2020, the SMS in six of our properties in Hong Kong portfolio and four properties in our Chinese mainland portfolio comply with the new and more stringent ISO 45001:2018 standard.