GEG and Shanghai Construction Group (Macau) Limited (SCG), the main contractor for GEG’s new development in Cotai, recently signed a Safety Charter formalising both companies’ commitment to creating a safer work environment, the gaming operator’s statement said on Thursday.
According to the statement, the signing ceremony was attended by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) Director Wong Chi Hong.
Signed by GEG Vice President of Construction Management of Project Development Ling Kwai Chu, and SCG Project Director Zhou Yidong.
During his speech, Wong said that the signing of the safety charter would enhance the occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness of all related stakeholders at the construction sites, encourage them to fulfil their responsibilities, and protect the safety and health of workers, pointing out that it would help promote the OSH spirit in the industry.
The Safety Charter defines practices and values, which underpin occupational health and safety, with the objective of continually optimising safety measures.
In addition, the charter defines all stakeholders’ commitment to maintaining open communications on safety and maintaining a safe workplace, the statement said.
Under the witness of DSAL representatives, GEG’s flagship properties Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel signed the Occupational Safety and Health Charter in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
In addition, GEG has a DSAL Workplace Safety Training Programme which its staff members will complete by next year.
The statement said that GEG’s Occupational Safety and Health Committee has implemented a long list of safety measures to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff members. Among these measures is a system that encourages staff to report potential hazards before problems arise.