Safety Is Sarawak Energy’s Top Priority With Major Projects In The Funnel

MIRI, 30 OCTOBER 2017, TUESDAY:  Sarawak Energy's Miri and other regional teams joined Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili and members of the management team in renewing their commitment to safety at the corporation's annual Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Week.

Speaking at the launch today, Sharbini asserted that safety was of critical importance as the organisation worked towards meeting the energy demand for Sarawak and beyond, with major projects that include the 1,285MW Baleh hydroelectric project and the planned extension of the transmission grid into the northern region of Sarawak.

“Safety must always be our number one priority as we embark on projects that will see up to thousands of people working together at our project sites such as during the peak of our Baleh Hydroelectric project construction. Our theme for 2018 is ‘raising standards, nurturing culture, saving lives’. If we focus on embedding these values in our organisation and with full compliance to our Life Saving Rules, I believe that we will naturally move up the Safety Culture ladder and achieve a proactive and generative safety culture in the organisation,” Sharbini said.

A recent safety achievement was the 275kV Balingian-Selangau Transmission Line project which saw zero recordable incidents over the projects despite an extended completion time as a result of land-related issues.

He continued, “Our Life Saving Rules – mandatory rules governing how we work – are being communicated to our 5,000 employees across our businesses and locations. There will be strong consequences for employees or contractors who choose not to observe the rules.”

The event was also attended by Sarawak Energy’s senior management team including Marconi Madai, Group Vice President for Health Safety Security and Environment; Pramod Kumar, Executive Vice President for Project Execution; Haji Yusri Safri, Vice President for Retail; and Polycarp Wong, Vice President for Hydro as well as representatives from Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Department of Environment (DOE), Royal Malaysian Police and other agencies.

Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony, Marconi said, “In order to achieve zero work-related fatalities and serious injuries, we are instilling a strong safety culture within the organisation, starting from the individual.”

The state-owned energy development company and power utility is committed to developing a steadfast safety culture within the organisation through embedding safety values in its operations as well as in its employees and contractors. Activities and games organised in conjunction with HSE week include fire-fighting, first aid and CPR, and safety quizzes.

Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer, Datu Sharbini Suhaili delivering his address.

The launch of Sarawak Energy HSE Week was attended by almost 200 employees from across the corporation.

Datu Sharbini Suhaili, lighting the torch to launch Sarawak Energy’s HSE Week 2018.

Marconi speaking at the prize giving ceremony of Sarawak Energy’s HSE Week 2018.

Participants taking part in a fire-fighting competition at the Miri Regional Office today.