Sarawak Energy Collaborates with Cats FM to Spread Awareness on Safety

KUCHING, 18th NOVEMBER 2014, TUESDAY : Sarawak Energy is teaming up with local radio station Cats FM in a bid to spread awareness on proper electrical usage and safety procedures.
This will see Sarawak Energy disseminating information and advisory messages on electrical safety via Cats FM for a duration of six months beginning now till April 16 next year.

The message will reach out to different target groups ranging from contractors, residents and even plantation workers in the rural areas.

In a recent simple ceremony at Menara Sarawak Energy, a contract on the collaboration was signed between Sarawak Energy General Manager for Corporate Risk and HSE Marconi Madai and Cats FM General Manager Hj Mohd Iskandar Hj Mohd Nawawi.

Commenting on the collaboration, Marconi stressed the importance of educating the people on electrical safety as it could save lives.

“One of the most common accidents involves excavation activities nearby our underground cables. These are high voltage cables and once struck, not only would this interrupt power supply but workers doing the excavation can be seriously hurt or worse, cause fatality.

“Part of the safety messages also targets oil palm plantation workers who are at risk of being electrocuted if they are harvesting fruits nearby low lying power lines,” he said.

He said the people should not take these important messages and should be more alert when it concerns electrical safety.

Even at home, he said attention ought to be given to electrical safety rules to avoid untoward incidences such as an electrical shock or even a fire.  

This collaboration is in addition to the ongoing initiatives comprising a series of safety programmes like safety awareness talks in schools, to public contractors such as JKR, Water Board, Telekom, local councils and even at longhouses. The company also organises electrical safety awareness programmes at Palm Oil Estates as well as distribute electrical safety rules book, pamphlets, leaflets and brochures to name a few.

Aside from this, Sarawak Energy from time to time organises corporate safety week, exhibitions as well as conduct safety audit and inspection on site at its electrical installation and power stations.

Although Sarawak Energy actively goes to the ground to educate the target groups on electrical safety, Marconi said the company intends to strengthen this effort through other means as well and one of them is via radio.

He hopes listeners tuning in would heed the advice and help pass on the message.

CATS FM can be heard on the following frequencies:

Kuching & Serian (99.30 MHz) / Sri Aman (99.30 MHz) / Saratok & Sarikei (96.70 MHz) / Betong (99.30 MHz) / Mukah (99.90 MHz) / Sibu (88.40 & 99.90 MHz) / Bintulu (88.30 MHz) / Miri (93.30 MHz) / Limbang (88.70 MHz)

Sarawak Energy General Manager for Corporate Risk and HSE Marconi Madai presents CATS FM General Manager Hj Mohd Iskandar Hj Mohd Nawawi (right) with souvenirs. Looking on from left are Sarawak Energy Corporate Communications Manager Ahadiah Zamhari, CATS FM Sales and Marketing Manager Mohd Alvin Justin, CATS FM Sales Executive Mohd Zarifi Hj Mohd Razali and Sarawak Energy Safety and Health Officer Patrick Sibat.