Quality Assurance Policy
Occupational & Environmental Safety Policy
provide trainees with a practical understanding of engineering activities
and practices, materials, tools, machines, plant and equipment,
including where appropriate process control and quality assurance
aspects, and the organisation of production, testing, installation,
commissioning, maintenance and servicing facilities.
provide an appreciation of technological, financial and commercial
influences on the processes of design and industrial production,
the legal and contractual aspects of engineering endeavour and the
importance of meeting market needs and customer requirements.
provide a simulated industrial environment in which Engineering
Applications, occupational safety and health awareness and the rules
of conduct of professional engineers are regularly emphasized and
nurture creativity and innovation in product and industrial process
conduct CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and other specialist
academic programmes in practically-based subjects.
provide advisory, manufacturing support, prototype production and
technology transfer services for staff and students engaged in applied
research and development. Additionally, to undertake applied research
and development projects jointly with the academic departments and/or
liaise with and provide technical consultancy, training and specialist
manufacturing support services for industry in order to foster industrial
partnerships and augment the Centre's technological facilities and
capabilities. Whenever possible such client-oriented projects will
be used to supplement and enrich training opportunities within a quasi-commercial
Learning Factory environment.
to become a knowledge-creating organization interacting with and
serving Hong Kong's knowledge-based industrial community.
Industrial Centre is committed to conducting its education and training
business in a professional and socially responsible manner, consistent
with its vision statement and mission objectives. Quality is perceived
as the presence of value rather than the absence of defects.
pursuit of excellence, we commit ourselves to:
our programmes in response to the changing needs of industry and
appropriately with other closely related Institutions, Departments
and Units in planning, designing, implementing and reviewing our
training and teaching activities;
that programme aims are explicit and relevant in every case;
that our products, services, operations and off-Centre activities
comply with all applicable statutory regulations and requirements;
and deliver our educational and training programmes in the most
effective way to facilitate learning and technology transfer;
a novel 'learning factory' environment to foster innovation, creative
thinking and value-added learning;
our operations in a manner that minimises risk, prevents pollution,
conserves resources, and proactively addresses occupational and
environmental issues in the workplace;
and implement an interactive Web-based Quality Management System
(QMS) that provides both a communication channel for staff on QA
matters and a vehicle for monitoring continuous improvement;
and implement an effective trainee assessment system consistent
with the prevailing assessment regulations of the University;
effective mechanisms to solicit advice of external experts and ensure
a Total Quality Management (TQM) concept into our business and decision-making
processes, and regularly monitor our performance for ongoing improvement
our staff adequately in the QMS and other Quality Assurance matters,
and foster the evolution of a quality culture within the Centre;
regular internal audits to ensure that all of the above are actively
pursued by everyone concerned.
& Environmental Safety Policy
is the policy of the Industrial Centre to provide a safe and environmentally-friendly
workplace and to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the
health and safety of all concerned, including its staff at work,
trainees in the course of training, visitors and others who may
be affected by the activities of the Centre.
with all occupational and environmental safety (OES) measures required
by Law shall take precedence over other matters. Specifically, criteria
involving OES shall take precedence in all decisions concerning
research and development projects, including project work undertaken
Units within the Centre shall ensure that effective safety training
is provided regularly for both staff and trainees in those areas
Centre will aim at a maximum practicable level of safety performance
by implementing an effective OES management system to assure that:
occupational and environmental safety practices shall be developed,
promoted and actively pursued by all staff and trainees;
potential incidents, occupational or environmental safety risk shall
be identified, assessed and controlled as low as reasonably practicable;
contractors, working partners, temporary staff or visitors shall
also meet the same OES standards and requirements of the Centre.
of staff are required to exercise their designated authority, to
take the appropriate level of safety responsibility for their actions,
and to contribute proactively towards the Centre's OES management
departmental Policy should be implemented and regularly reviewed
in conjunction with the University Health and Safety Policy.
a trainee we want your IC experience to be stimulating, memorable,
purposeful and safe and we will do everything we can to make sure
that you get the best out of the time you spend here. If you are
an industrial partner or client we believe that you are entitled
to expect an efficient, high added-value service at reasonable cost.
In either case, all we ask is that if you are not happy about something,
please let us know immediately.
will do our utmost to meet your expectations. If we don't
please tell us now.
staff are all fully trained professionals with the authority
and responsibility to help you acquire the best from your
IC experience or service. If you are dissatisfied about something
please tell us now.
from some Sundays and Public Holidays the IC is open all year
round and also has its own Web Page at http://www.ic.polyu.edu.hk/index.htm.
If you need us please contact us now.
are here to provide all the information and advice you require.
If we can be of assistance please ask us now.
you have a problem, we aim to solve ittoday. To do this we
must know about your problem now.
safety is our topmost priority. If you have any concerns please
tell us now.
will do everything we can, whenever and however we can, to
make your IC experience or service the very best it can be.