Work safety and quality are critical considerations in home renovation and various RMAA projects.
Generally, owners, owners’ corporations and property management companies will engage engineering or decoration companies to perform building maintenance and home renovation works, however, very often qualification and skills levels of the engaged workers may be overlooked.
The skill levels of workers have a direct influence on productivity and quality of work. Poor quality of works, including insufficient tile bedding, leaking window frames, uneven plastering and paint coverage and work delay, etc., would lead to disputes and conflicts, which in turn would cause difficulties and troubles to the users.
Therefore, owners, owners‘ corporations and property management companies are encouraged to consider the followings while planning renovation or RMAA projects:
So as to assure that workers possess qualified skills and knowledge in relevant trade area, and to safeguard the quality and safety of works.
The HKCITTC resembles the "examination authority" of the construction industry, which provides workers skill assessments with over 150 different trades. The HKCITTC provides independent and creditable trade testing services to comprehensively assess the skill levels of workers by written tests and practical tests, wide-ranging assessment areas including safety, preparation works before commencement of work, working procedures, accuracy and quality, handling and use of materials and equipment, and housekeeping after work, etc.
Workers, who pass both of the written test and the practical test with sufficient proven work experiences in relevant trades, are qualified to be awarded the corresponding trade test certificates. Therefore, certified workers with trade test qualifications are guaranteed to possess qualified technical skills as well as are widely recognised by the industry.
Common problems of installing window frames, including vertical/ horizontal or dimension misalignments, incorrect fixing positions, etc., severe cases may lead to safety issues.
To ensure the workers' skill levels, it is suggested to employ workers with “Intermediate Trade Test Certificates for Window Frame Installer” to install aluminium windows.
During tiling, you might always encounter some common quality-related issues, including uneven tile surfaces, insufficient tile bedding, non-uniform joint width, etc., which may lead to poor appearance or even works delay.
To ensure the workers' skill levels, it is suggested to employ workers with “Intermediate Trade Test Certificate for Tiler” to perform tiling works.
Professionalism is crucial for painting works. As long as the workers leak skill levels of painting and plastering, it may cause wall cracks or peeling off of paint, etc. Professional painters are able to perfectly control works quality and enhance the interior design of your home.
To ensure the workers' skill levels, it is suggested to employ workers with “Intermediate Trade Test Certificate for Painter and Decorator” to renovate the wall.
In view of the pandemic situation of COVID-19, the issue of drainage system installation has drawn wide public attention. Incorrect pipes connection not only affects daily usage, but also leads to serious hygiene problems.
To ensure the workers' skill levels, it is suggested to employ workers with “Intermediate Trade Test Certificate for Plumber” to connect water supply and drainage pipes.
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Last Updated: 2022-05-05 21:33:12