Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

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Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department logo.png
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
Employees5,283 (March 2017) [4]
Annual budgetHK$915.8m (2018-19) [5]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Alfred Sit Wing-hang, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services
Parent departmentDevelopment Bureau
Politics and government
of Hong Kong
Related topics Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong portal

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD; Chinese: 機電工程署) 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 Alfred Sit.[2][3] The two deputy directors are H. C. Lai and T. H. Tai.

Regulatory Services[edit]

Trading Services[edit]

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[edit]

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 combing the technologies of immersive VR and BIM (Building_information_modeling) [6] and the VR training system for Kai_Tak_Cruise_Terminal Passenger Boarding Bridges[7].

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "12th Issue (April 2008) (533)". www.emsd.gov.hk. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome Message (4)". www.emsd.gov.hk. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Senior appointment announced". Hong Kong's Information Services Department. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ EMSD Message from the Director 2007 Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Legislative Council Panel on Transport LC Paper No. CB(1)263/07-08(04)
  6. ^ "Immersive VR with immense commercial benefits - Motive Force". www.hkstp.org. HKSTP.
  7. ^ EMSD. "Care, Serving and Co-Creating for 70 Years and Beyond" (PDF). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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