|Formed||1948 (as Electrical and Mechanical Office)|
1982 (as Electrical and Mechanical Services Department)
|Headquarters||3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Employees||5,566 (March 2019) |
|Annual budget||HK$1,518.4m (2020-2021) |
|Deputy Minister responsible|
|Parent department||Development Bureau|
Politics and government|
of Hong Kong
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The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD; Chinese: ) is a Hong Kong government department responsible for inspection and enforcement of operation and safety of many electricity and gas installations; railways and trams; lifts and escalators; amusement rides; working platforms on building sites, and many other diverse areas. The department has two main branches: Regulatory Services and Trading Services. The department falls under the purview of the Development Bureau. The incumbent Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services is Pang Yiu-hung. The two deputy directors are H. C. Lai and T. H. Tai.
There are three branches under the Trading Services and each branch is led by an assistant director.
In 2018, EMSD has setup an Interactive Learning Center in 4/F, EMSD HQ. The learning center has introduced the latest VR (Virtual reality) Learning systems for Electrical and Mechanical industry including the first LED Immersive CAVE in Hong Kong by combining the technologies of immersive VR and BIM (Building information modeling)  and the VR training system for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Passenger Boarding Bridges.