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Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
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Department overview
Formed1948 (as Electrical and Mechanical Office)[1]
1982 (as Electrical and Mechanical Services Department)[1]
Preceding agencies
  • Electrical Office [1]
  • Mechanical Office [2]
  • Transport Office [3]
JurisdictionHong Kong
Headquarters3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
22°19?35?N 114°12?14?E / 22.326387°N 114.203949°E / 22.326387; 114.203949Coordinates: 22°19?35?N 114°12?14?E / 22.326387°N 114.203949°E / 22.326387; 114.203949
Employees5,566 (March 2019) [4]
Annual budgetHK$1,518.4m (2020-2021) [5]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Eric Pang Yiu-hung, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services
Parent departmentDevelopment Bureau
Websitewww.emsd.gov.hk
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Politics and government
of Hong Kong
Related topics Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong portal

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.

Regulatory Services

Trading Services

There are three branches under the Trading Services and each branch is led by an assistant director.

  • Engineering Services Branch 1
  • Engineering Branch 2
    • General Engineering Services Division
    • Municipal Sector Division
    • Health Sector Division
  • Corporate Support and Business Development Branch

Innovation and Development

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) [4] and the VR training system for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Passenger Boarding Bridges.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "12th Issue (April 2008) (533)". www.emsd.gov.hk. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ EMSD Message from the Director 2007 Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Transport LC Paper No. CB(1)263/07-08(04)
  4. ^ "Immersive VR with immense commercial benefits - Motive Force". www.hkstp.org. HKSTP.
  5. ^ EMSD. "Care, Serving and Co-Creating for 70 Years and Beyond" (PDF). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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