There is a serious mismatch between the supply of land and the needs of society in Hong Kong. Local housing demand amounts to 47,000 homes per year, so construction sites are seen all across the city. Under the Regulations, a registered safety officer must be employed on a full time basis when the total number of persons employed on a construction site is over 100. Hence, registered safety officers are sought after on the job market. The monthly salary of a middle-aged man you see at a construction site might have exceeded HK$30,000. Even those at the entry level can have a starting salary of up to HK$20,000 per month.
Many relevant courses are now available for enrollment. Cheung Siuqiu, a mentor at the Management and Safety Training Center of Construction Industry Council, said that applicants with relevant experience of no less than a year and a recognized degree, advanced diploma, diploma or certificate are qualified to be a registered safety officer. Besides, good communication skills are essential for a successful registered safety officer. Cheung added that safety officers should be outgoing as they have to face different groups of people at work and convey the significance of safety and health, and methods and principles of execution to them. Good communication skills can definitely enhance their persuasiveness as well as work efficiency.
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