Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

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.

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department logo
Department overview
Formed 1948 (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]
Jurisdiction Hong Kong
Headquarters 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
22°19′35″N 114°12′14″E / 22.326387°N 114.203949°ECoordinates: 22°19′35″N 114°12′14″E / 22.326387°N 114.203949°E
Employees 5,283 (March 2017) [4]
Annual budget HK$915.8m (2018-19) [5]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Alfred Sit Wing-hang, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services
Parent department Development Bureau
Website www.emsd.gov.hk

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

See also


  1. ^ a b "12th Issue (April 2008) (533)". www.emsd.gov.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  2. ^ "Welcome Message (4)". www.emsd.gov.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  3. ^ "Senior appointment announced". Hong Kong's Information Services Department. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  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)

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