coordination of conflicting above and underground utilities/structures with the planting plan, etc. The Contractor shall employ qualified landscape professionals/field officers in connection with the preparation and implementation of the greening and landscape works. 4.6 EMPLOYMENT OF LABOUR RELATION OFFICER (LRO) A set of contract measures to prevent non-payment of wages was introduced by the SDEV under SETW’s memo ref. (0126S-01-6) in DEVB(W) 510/17/01 dated 26.4.2006, SETW’s letter ref. (015YP-01-5) in ETWB(W) 510/17/01 dated 27.7.2006, SDEV's memo ref. (01TAM-01-7) in DEVB(W) 510/17/01 dated 17.7.2008 and SDEV's memo ref. (023Q5- 01-7) in DEVB(W) 510/17/02 dated 23.11.2009. Parts of the measures require the Contractor to employ a LRO to assist the Resident Engineer in monitoring and maintaining records for
Project Administration Handbook for Civil Engineering Works 2016 Edition Chapter 7 (Rev. 0) 30 payment of workers in in-house administrated projects (other than maintenance contracts and E&M supply and installation contracts). For projects administrated by a consultant, the LRO would be employed by the same consultant as part of its resident site staff establishment. The LRO is a general officer responsible for collecting, maintaining and checking payment of wages to the workers on site. He or she should be conversant with the existing labour regulations and be prepared to explain to the workers their rights under the Law. Depending on the size of the contract and the labour force, the LRO establishment may be more than one person. The LRO reports directly to the Resident Engineer on site who will follow up with the Contractor and the Labour Department, if necessary, on incomplete records or matters requiring investigation. The LRO has no statutory or contractual authority viz-a-viz the Contractor as well as the workers. Para. 9.11 of PAH Chapter 5 has set out in detail the measures to prevent non- payment of wages in which the contract provisions in relation to the employment of the LRO are also included. As the site staff including LRO would have access to personal data when monitoring payment of wages and Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) contributions, they should be required to handle the data in compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) and the relevant Data Protection Principles. They should observe and follow the principles and guidelines on complying with the PDPO set out under DEVB WB Internal Circular No. 9/2007 at Appendix 7.54. (Ref.: SDEV’s memo ref. (01TAM-01-7) in DEVB(W) 510/17/01 dated 17.7.2008) 4.7 QUALITY SITE SUPERVISION PLAN (QSSP) The Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works promulgated the requirements of Quality Site Supervision Plan (QSSP) in memo ref. () in ETWB(W) 925/50/01 dated 29.1.2003. The relevant paragraphs have also been subsumed in Annex A of Appendix 4.6 of the EACSB Handbook. The project office should ensure its compliance by their consultants and that the site staff manual gives details on authorities, duties, responsibilities and contract management and works supervision procedures for the guidance of all grades of the site establishment.
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