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Slope Safety Division

The Slope Safety Division consists of four sections, namely, Existing Slopes Section, Community Advice and Education Section, Public Information Unit and Safety Screening Section.

The Existing Slopes Section is responsible for updating and maintenance of the Catalogue of Slopes. The slope information in the Catalogue is stored in a computerized Slope Information System (SIS). The SIS permits fast on-line examination and analysis of the spatial relation between slopes and surrounding topography. SIS terminals are available for public access at the Slope Safety Division of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (address: 7th Floor, Civil Engineering and Development Building, 101 Princess Margaret Road, Homantin, Kowloon). Members of the public can also access slope and related information through the Hong Kong Slope Safety Website, http://hkss.cedd.gov.hk.

updating and maintenance of the catalogue of slopes photo: public access the slope information system terminals
Slope Information System
photo: providing on-site slope information The Community Advice and Education (CAE) Section has two major functions. The community advisory function is undertaken by the Community Advisory Unit (CAU). The CAU provides information and advisory services to the community through seminars and talks, roving "Meet-the-Public" sessions and discussions with private slope owners particularly on issues related to Dangerous Hillside Orders and slope maintenance works. photo: meet the public
The public can contact CAU at 2760 5800 or electronic mailbox (cau@cedd.gov.hk) for assistance and advice. The educational function of CAE primarily involves the running of a public education and publicity campaign on slope safety, targeting the general public, in particular students and private slope owners. The purpose is to promulgate the importance of slope maintenance and educate the public on personal precautionary measures to be taken during heavy rainstorms. Messages are conveyed through various means such as TV-APIs, radio, press and promotional materials including VCDs, leaflets and posters, etc. The campaign also includes activities such as school talks, exhibitions, seminars and competitions. photo: roving exhibition
photo: roving exhibition photo: school talk
photo: publicity activities

The Public Information Unit (PIU) deals with enquiries from the media and the general public related to the policy and work on slope safety and other activities of the GEO. The PIU also works with the Secretariat Press Office of the Development Bureau to disseminate timely information to the media. From time to time, the PIU coordinates visits to the GEO by LegCo members, academics, and overseas and local visitors to brief them on slope safety issues.

photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office
photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office
photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office
photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office photo: guests visit Geotechnical Engineering Office
Visitors and briefings

The Safety Screening Section (SS) manages a number of consultants to carry out geotechnical studies on pre-1977 man-made private slopes to identify substandard features for follow-up actions, such as the issue of Advisory Letters or Dangerous Hillside Orders. The studies proceed generally according to the ranked priority order but features are also grouped and studied on an area basis.