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. The two deputy directors are H. C. Lai and T. H. Tai.
|Electrical and Mechanical Services Department|
|Formed||1948 (as Electrical and Mechanical Office)
1982 (as Electrical and Mechanical Services Department)
|Headquarters||3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
|Employees||5,283 (March 2017) |
|Annual budget||HK$915.8m (2018-19) |
|Deputy Minister responsible||
|Parent department||Development Bureau|
There are three branches under the Trading Services and each branch is led by an assistant director.