Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent air cargo handler – has won four awards in The 20th Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Award, organised by the Occupational Safety & Health Council (OSHC).
Hactl achieved the top honours (Gold) in both the Safety Management System Award (Other Industries) and OSH Promotion Award categories. The former – regarded as the definitive accolade for corporate safety measures – recognised Hactl’s exceptional health and safety culture, which has achieved a 70% reduction in workplace accidents since 2014.
The OSH Promotion Award meanwhile focused on Hactl’s “Safety Week 2020”, which upheld the company’s strong policy of educating staff and business partners in workplace safety. This important annual event continued in an online format in 2020, to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Hactl also secured Silver in the OSH Enhancement Program Award and Bronze in the Occupational Rehabilitation Award. Hactl’s Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Amy Lam received the Safety Management System (Other Industries) Gold Award from OSHC Chairman Dr Alan Chan Hoi-shou. The Gold Award for OSH Promotion was meanwhile presented to Hactl’s Head of Safety, Sustainability and Quality Assurance, Benny Siu. Says Amy Lam: “We are delighted that Hactl’s strong OSH focus has been publicly recognised with no less than four successes in the Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Award. For us, the most gratifying is the Safety Management System Award, which demonstrates that our OSH measures exceed the standards set out in legislation and that we have made OSH part of the DNA of every Hactl staff member.
“As a caring employer, we will continue investing in staff wellbeing since nothing is more important. Our aim is to create a culture of constant safety vigilance in which staff take care of themselves and those around them.” Adds Benny Siu: “Safety promotion is one of the critical elements in conveying OSH messages to frontline staff and across the whole organisation.
While “Safety Week 2020” could not take place in its usual live format due to social distancing requirements, we combined technology and staff creativity to stage the event online and interactively. The staff took part in online games and viewed humorous videos, using their smartphones. This resulted in record participation rates, beating all 6 previous events, and inspired others to adopt a similar online approach in their safety promotion.”