We and Employees

Safety Management

We uphold the ideal of prioritising life and operational safety, and provide adequate resources to adopt the approach of ‘safety first, prevention based and comprehensive governance’ in production safety, and dedicate ourselves to improving internal organisation and communication to ensure the safety and health of all employees, sub-contractors and members of the public who are likely to be affected by the Company operations.

CSCI’s Commitment

  • Attend to safety and health matters as the first priority and to provide a high standard of safety and a healthy working environment
  • Regularly evaluate and notify safety and health hazards arising out of construction works
  • Provide safety and health training to members of the workforce
  • Establish effective channels of communication and consultation among different work groups
  • Ensure strict compliance with both statutory and contractual requirements
  • Implement safety climate survey to enhance worker safety behaviour
  • Adopt all reasonably practicable measures and innovative means to maintain continual improvement on safety and health performance
Production Safety Supervision and Management Committee

To promote various safety and health management tasks, the Group has set up a Production Safety Supervision and Management Committee (referred to as the “Safety Committee” below). Chaired by the Chief Executive Officer, the Safety Committee comprises key person-in-charge of subsidiaries, division in-charge and key person-incharge of different functional departments. The Safety Committee meet once every six months to discuss and make decisions regarding relevant issues like safety targets, establishment of a production safety system and key production safety issues, and pass down instructions for each unit for execution.

Occupational health and safety management system

The Group’s subsidiaries, CSCHK, China Overseas Building Construction Limited, China State Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Limited, Shenzhen Hailong Construction Science Co., Limited and Alchmex International Construction Limited began to develop OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system in 2002 and commissioned the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency to conduct an annual external audit every year. It enhances all employees’ awareness and management of occupational health and safety risks, actively building a working environment in compliance with health and safety regulations.

Safety policy and guidelines

The Group formulates the Safety and Health Management Policy and sets out a number of specific guidelines, including the Safety and Health Working Guidelines, the Safety Guide for Site Hoisting Signalman, the Safety Management Guidelines for Site Lifting Devices and the Safety Management Guidelines for Construction Site High-risk Processes, for employees. At the same time, subcontractors and other relevant individuals should abide by the Group’s policies and guidelines, and commission a safety officer and safety supervisors to patrol the site and ensure working environment safety.

Production safety inspection

The Group has established a safety production inspection system to identify potential safety hazards and problems in a timely manner and effectively implement rectification. While the Group conducts special safety inspections and supervision on key areas and key projects of its subsidiaries, each subsidiary shall conduct a comprehensive inspection every quarter, and each production project shall organise at least one comprehensive safety inspection every month.

Safety training and equipment

With regard to the development of employee safety awareness and skills, the Group plans various safety and health trainings each year to strengthen its awareness of hazards and safety concepts. At the same time, the Group equips its employees with appropriate protective equipment and provides fire safety equipment in each project site to reduce the risk of accidents.

Emergency management

For urgent handling of incidents, the Group requires all subsidiaries to establish an incident handling and investigation management system and set up an emergency response team to handle and investigate accidents in a more timely and effective manner. The preparation of the emergency plan also contributes to the orderly launch of the emergency procedures and reduces losses caused by accidents. At the same time, the Group conducts emergency drills every year to simulate each type of possible accident, improve the emergency response of employees, and continuously improve emergency measures and plans according to the problems spotted in the drills.

Employee Rights

We attach great importance to the protection of employees’ rights and interests. The Group has signed an employment contract with each employee in accordance with local employment laws and regulations. Through the terms of the contract and the Employee Handbook, the Group communicates with employees about employment arrangements such as recruitment and promotion, working hours and attendance, remuneration and dismissal, holidays and benefits, and employee transfer.

Concurrently, we are committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and discrimination-free work environment, and providing equal opportunities to current and future employees so that they are not treated differently on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, disability, family role and ethnicity in employment, dismissal, promotion, transfer and training, etc. The Group also attaches importance to the promotion of family-friendly measures. Employees are entitled to marriage leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, compassionate leave and medical benefits that are extended to family members. In addition, the Group also identified employees in need and provided assistance to their families in a timely manner.

Employee Development

We attach great importance to the development of employees’ capabilities, and let employees clearly understand the group’s training policies and arrangements through the Employee Handbook. Through developing annual training programs, conducting internal standard courses, and providing external course funding, the Group enhances employee expertise and motivates employees, thereby improving employee performance and creating higher corporate value.

CSCIICL developed PPP and project development training series

The headquarters conducted the 11th round of training covering residential industrialisation, analysis of the business model of investment development, planning construction management, taxation and contract risk management, etc. On average, each round of training attracted over 200 participants.

CSCHK developed construction site management course series

Building companies and civil engineering companies conducted a series of training covering quality management system, building craftsmanship and construction skills for corresponding businesses. Over 500 participants were trained.

CSC Macau developed the construction site ‘6+3’ management course series

Training covers areas including quality management, progress management, safety management and environmental management to help employees understand the detail of construction project management.

Trainee engineer/ apprentice scheme

Nurture civil engineering, building science or mechanical and electrical engineering graduates interested in joining the construction industry to become engineering professionals and future management of the Group.

Training on prefabricated construction, seismic retrofitting design and construction environmental protection

CSC Macau cooperated with CED School of Business, Macau Construction Association and academic institutions such as Macau University of Science and Technology to conduct external training and research into the relevant professional content; at the same time, prefabricated construction companies such as Anhui Hailong, Guangdong Hailong and Shandong Hailong provided frontline employees with training on product design, job specification, key procedures, etc.

Case Study

Safety Measures of Construction and Investment Projects

Involving many construction workers, procedures and use of equipment, the construction industry is often exposed to higher safety risks. The Group values the safety of the construction sites and that of every worker. It develops and implements safety measures in every region to prevent and mitigate potential risks.

CSCHK formulated the Safety and Health Policy, which is implemented, reviewed and supervised through the Integrated Management Committee, the Safety and Environmental Protection Department, the Company Safety Management Working Group and the Construction Site Integrated Management Working Group. Under the guidance of the policy, CSCHK sets specific safety management objectives and targets each year, and sets goals and work plans for the following year by reviewing the completion of targets and indicators. During the year, the Engineering Department and all construction sites of CSCHK signed the 2018 Responsibility Undertaking on Management of Safety Production on Construction Sites, which includes the annual safety management target of ‘eliminating serious incidents and prosecutions, reducing general industrial accidents, and limiting the annual incidence of occupational injury per thousand persons to below 8.84’.

To realise this goal, CSCHK insists on implementing the Working Procedure of Safety and Health Management. All construction sites are required to establish a corresponding safety management organisation according to the nature and scale of the project. Members of such organisation include site management personnel, engineers, safety representatives of foremen and subcontractor, and workers’ representatives to deepen the divisional responsibility system and clarify the duties of frontline management personnel. The construction sites safety management organisation coordinates the implementation of various safety measures such as construction safety and health checks, safety and health training, safety promotion and quarterly production safety monitoring, as set out in the Working Procedure of Safety and Health Management. During the year, there were no serious accidents in CSCHK. However, the incidence of occupational injury per thousand persons was 9.244, which slightly exceeds the annual target. CSCHK analysed the launch of construction safety campaigns at different construction sites. Improvement to safety management system and measures at construction sites were made in response to higher incidence of civil works projects, such as formulating the Hong Kong International Airport Construction Safety Management Precautions. In addition, CSCHK also improved the End of Quarterly Safety Management Inspection Assessment Interview Mechanism and the Construction Site Subcontractor’ Supervisors Safety Management Methods to further enhance the safety management at construction sites.

CSC Macau formulated the Safety and Health Policy, the implementation of which is achieved, evaluated and supervised through its Production Safety Commission, the Project Contract Department and each construction site, to meet the goals of preventing occupational hazards and improving the working environment. To continuously improve the safety management standard in construction, during the year, CSC Macau improved its safety measures as below:

Safety management system

In addition to formulating the Management Measures for Comprehensive Management Reward Scheme of Sites, cross examination of the overall safety performance of construction sites led by the CSC Macau, the Engineering Department and construction site managers was organised for assessment every month. At the same time, the occupational health and safety assessment of the Labour Affairs Bureau was introduced to take into consideration the monthly incidence of wokrelated injury. A safety ranking of construction sites was compiled to encourage continuous improvement.

Safety equipment
  • Platform work fall prevention layer: in positions with five metres of height, a compact fall prevention layer is set up about 1.7-1.8 metre below the floor to effectively prevent falls from working at height.
  • Central wireless electric tools charging station: prevent fires caused by overloading.
  • Qualified lifting platform operator fingerprint recognition unlock system: fingerprint identification is required before operation of lifting platform to prevent hazards to workers resulting from unauthorised operation.
Safety training
  • Virtual reality: allow workers to experience the hazards of incidence without being on the construction site. It can help participants stay vigilant and alert of unsafe behaviour.
  • Safety experience zone: the equipment set up in the construction site gives workers a first-hand experience before entering the site to promote stronger safety awareness. At the same time, enhanced training for specific roles can be provided.
Emergency response

Formulated code of practice during typhoons in advance. When typhoon information is available, the Project Department should immediately announce work guidelines to each construction site and formulate a typhoon prevention plan. Tiered risk control and typhoon prevention measure checks should be conducted in each construction site. It will assist the Group’s Safety Department exchange experience in typhoon prevention, increase the typhoon alertness of platforms in affected areas and formulate the relevant typhoon prevention measures, in order to significantly reduce the level of damage and loss, and to shorten the time of recovery.

CSC Macau allocated sufficient budget for employee health and safety facilities, and formulated a series of management methods and safety promotion training measures to enhance the safety awareness of construction workers to improve construction site safety protection according to the formulated safety plan. During the year, the accumulative incidence of occupational injury per thousand persons of CSC Macau was lower than the safety indicator of 6.5 (including contractor workers).

In relation to the Group’s investment businesses in the Mainland China, CSCIICL formulated the Safety and Health Management Method to develop a comprehensive production safety management system. CSCIICL has established a Production Safety Commission and requires subsidiaries to establish their own production safety commissions, responsible for leading production safety efforts and the decision-making in important issues. The independent Production Safety Commission supervises the management organisation to implement the Production Safety Supervision Management System to urge subsidiaries to implement production safety and supervise the launch of the relevant safety work.

Objectives, targets and plan

Evaluate the project before commencement, establish safety management objectives and targets, and prepare an implementation plan that includes safety cost management, education and training, operational procedures, and emergency plans.

Identification and assessment of hazards

Organise experienced personnel to form a working group to compile the List of Major Hazards of the Company and the Occupational Health and Safety Management Plan of the Company, and assess the risk factors of the project based on the documents before commencement of new project, and control major hazards and prepare remediation plan in a timely manner.

Assessment of safety technical solutions

Review safety technical measures regarding on-site conditions, construction features and surrounding environment in each construction plan to prevent possible dangerous situations during construction.

Safety technical briefing

The technical director and safety director of the general contractor shall explain the technical requirements of the operation and the safety matters to be followed to the subcontractors and worker teams to ensure that the frontline workers are aware of the technical characteristics, dangers and preventive measures of the construction operations.

During the year, the construction and investment projects of multiple regional companies including the Anhui, Shanxi, Zhejiang and Shandong companies received a total of 32 national, provincial, city-level and district-level safety recognitions. For example, the Anhui International Women and Children Medical Center Project, Changgang Elementary School, the Airport Initiation Area, the Water Source Protection Area Resettlement Point Project Section 2 Project and the Tri-medical Innovation Centre (Phase 3) of Chengdu Medical City all received the recognition of National Construction Project Construction Safety Production Standardisation Demonstration Site. Besides, CSCIICL actively undertook to organise six provincial, citylevel and district-level safety demonstrations during the year. For example, Shaanxi company’s Xixian Economic Exchange Center Project hosted a dust prevention onsite observation meeting in Xi’an Xixian New District; Guizhou company Zhengxi Expressway Project organised the Guizhou Province Traffic Construction Quality Engineering Promotion Conference; the municipal project of Zibo High-tech Zone of Shandong company hosted the on-site observation meeting of the government of Zibo City, Anhui company undertook the safety production knowledge competition in the construction field under the Production Safety Month activity of the Economic Development Zone of Hefei City in 2018. Through these activities, CSCIICL hopes to drive the whole industry to strengthen production environment safety and establish a safety culture.

Safety and Health Management in Prefabricated Construction Production Plant

Guangdong Hailong Construction Technology Company Limited (hereafter referred to as “Guangdong Hailong”) under CSCIICL is mainly engaged in the development, design, production and construction business of prefabricated construction products and owns two production plants in Shenzhen and Zhuhai. Abiding by the approach of ‘safety first, prevention based and comprehensive governance’, Guangdong Hailong actively promotes safety production inspection in the factory area, and corrects problems spotted and hidden dangers to prevent incidents in accordance with the ‘five fixed’ principle (fixed responsible persons, fixed time limit, fixed funds, fixed measures, fixed plans).

In addition, in response to emergencies, Guangdong Hailong compiled the Production Safety Emergency Response Plan and familiarised all employees with the training procedures through regular training and regular drills, in order to effectively control the impact and reduce the loss of personnel and equipment during the accident.

To arouse attention to safety among personnel in the production plant, Guangdong Hailong actively implemented the Project Production Safety and Civil Construction Reward Scheme and the Methods of Safety Coupon Reward Scheme. At the same time, Guangdong Hailong also attaches great importance to the health of employees. It continuously improves the responsibility system for occupational disease prevention and control, identifies and detects hazards on site, and regularly arranges general medical examinations and occupational disease examinations for employees, and establishes health monitoring files. In addition, through posters, leaflets, health training, etc., Guangdong Hailong publicises health knowledge and ideas to employees and strengthens their own health management.

Safety Management in Thermal Plant

Shenyang Huanggu Thermal Power Plant (hereafter referred to as “Huanggu Thermal Power”) under CSCIICL is principally engaged in electric power, heat production, sales and energy development. As a cogeneration thermal power enterprise, production safety is the basis for ensuring stable heating and power supply, affecting the lives of tens of thousands of households.

In order to strengthen production safety, fire safety management, and clear management responsibility, Huanggu Thermal Power revised the safety production organisation structure this year to improve its three-level safety management network and implement safety management responsibilities at each level. At present, Huanggu Thermal Power has a Production Safety Commission, and its office is located in the Safety Supervision Department, headed by Huanggu Thermal Power’s General Manager. There are five leading groups under the committee. The groups perform production safety tasks under the guidance of Huanggu Thermal Power’s Safety Supervision Department.

Production Safety Commission
  • Implements national production safety policies, laws and regulations and rules
  • Wholly responsible for the supervision and management of Huanggu Thermal Power’s production safety
  • Research and formulation of internal production safety management standards and guidelines and, organisation of various safety activities.
  • Safety Director
    • With direct leadership responsibility for production safety
    • Responsible for the planning and implementation of production safety management
    • Responsible for development of a sound safety production management system
    • Hosts production safety meetings and inspections
  • Production Safety Office
    • Responsible for assess to and keeping up with changes in national, regional and industry laws and regulations, standards and rules on safety and to amend Huanggu Thermal Power’s safety management system in due course.
    • Responsible for developing a comprehensive occupational health and safety management system and organisation of occupational disease prevention campaigns
    • Responsible for approval of the safety qualifications of external construction teams and production safety measures, and supervision and inspection during the process of production
    • Responsible for inspection and monitoring of implementation and progress of tasks of various subsidiary groups
Production Equipment Safety Leading Group
  • Responsible for the production safety of heat and power generation system
Heating Safety Leading Group
  • Responsible for the inspection and repair of heating equipment, operation of heat networks and daily maintenance and management
Construction Safety Leading Group
  • Responsible for safety management of new projects and expansion of projects
Materials Safety Leading Group
  • Responsible for the safe acceptance, storage and distribution of materials
  • Responsible for purchase of employee protective equipment for manual work
Comprehensive Safety Leading Group
  • Responsible for motor vehicle, archive room, employee canteen and dormitory, and full management of information security

At the same time, Huanggu Thermal Power adopts the approach of ‘safety first, prevention based and comprehensive governance’ to implement the Safety Management System according to the national laws and regulations to ensure the safety of employees, and maintain the safety and reliability of electricity generation of the thermal power plant. The system is applicable to all production departments of Huanggu Thermal Power. Each department has clear duties to ensure production safety.

The Safety Management System covers the following aspects:

Labour Relations Management at Construction Site

There had been repeated cases of deduction of wages or request of referral fees by intermediaries in the construction industry, which seriously jeopardise workers’ rights and interests, and weaken the overall competitiveness of the industry. The Group does not tolerate such actions and has taken a number of measures to protect construction site workers.

The Group appoints a labour relations commissioner at each site to handle employee labour relations matters. The Group encourages workers at their construction sites to report any unfair treatment and, through regular questionnaire surveys, proactively checks with workers for any infringement of their interests, such as wage arrears. The Group also posts declarations in public areas at each site to emphasise the importance of safeguarding employee rights and lists means of remedy.

The Group’s site labour officers are required to have monthly labour relations review meetings with all subcontractors. In the event of unpaid wages, late payment of wages and Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) contributions, the site labour officer is responsible for requesting rectification from the subcontractors and notifying the site managers and representatives so that all parties can carry out effective response measures.

Talent Acquisition Scheme

The Group has developed different recruitment methods in response to the needs of each business, ensuring that it can attract talents with diverse backgrounds from multiple channels, support business development, and provide employees with targeted career development directions to encourage employees to grow continuously.

Haina Professional Recruitment Program

Haina scheme is the Group’s recruitment platform tailored for hiring professionals with working experience. In 2018, the Human Resources Department of the Anhui company organised a joint recruitment campaign in six cities, to recruit talent for project management, business contracts, finance, human resources, etc.

The Human Resources Department used a variety of channels, including recruitment platforms, WeChat, internal referral, and self-screening, to promote the recruitment and collect resumes. The recruitment day attracted more than 150 applicants. After a series of interviews, Anhui company successfully recruited 20 new employees.

Haizhizi Graduate Recruitment Program

The Group focuses on cultivating management talents as part of its corporate responsibility. It conducted recruitment activities at universities across the country to introduce the Group’s culture to graduates and to arouse their interest in joining CSCI.

The recruitment activities in 2018 included Wuhan, Nanjing, Changsha, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The COHL’s Haizhizi Graduate Recruitment Program 2019 extended to Hong Kong for the first time, further expanding the channels for recruiting talents and laying a solid foundation for the Group’s future development.

The campus recruitment programme is themed ‘Build your dream with unlimited possibilities’ and highlights the Group’s emphasis on talent and corporate culture. We tailor made training programs for management trainees, preparing them to meet every stage of their careers and grow with the Group.

The Haizhizi program is divided to four key stages in paving a sound way to success for management trainees. The Human Resources Department will regularly summarise the work of management trainees to report to the Group’s management to monitor their adaptation and development.