Sarawak Energy Recognises Contractors For Safety Performance

KUCHING, 23 November 2018, FRIDAY: The Contractor Transformation Programme (CTP) introduced by Sarawak Energy in 2017 has seen a significant improvement in the commitment of those involved to a stronger safety culture.

Aimed at ensuring compliance with Sarawak Energy’s Life Saving Rules and to encourage safety self-regulation in the contracting community, the primary objective is to prevent accidents at the work place by promoting health, safety and environmental or HSE best practices.

At an event tonight, Sarawak Energy recognised contractors from the programme for having successfully embedded safety culture in every aspect and level of their work processes and for their initiatives in protecting the environment.

The nineteen contractors form the pioneer CTP batch and are from the company’s distribution arm. The programme will be expanded in in different phases and batches.

Congratulating the contractors for complying with the requirement, Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili said he hoped for their continuous commitment in striving towards HSE excellence by safeguarding their people, asset and environment.

“We embarked on the Contractor Transformation Programme in 2017 with the primary focus on developing partnerships to promote self-regulation and continuous improvements, as well as enhance professionalism and discipline amongst our people. This will build a shared sense of ownership of safety and an environment that encourages people to intervene when there is an unsafe act or unsafe conditions, in line with Sarawak Energy’s core values of courage, unity, respect, integrity and accountability,” he said.

“While our safety culture is growing stronger, there is much left to be done to promote a stronger safety structure. Safety is fragile - a single lapse in safety compliance can have far reaching and long-term consequences on our people, their families and our business,” he stressed.

Sarawak Energy also used the programme as a platform to benchmark the contractors’ commitment to and participation in HSE excellence. It is also in line with the National Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan 2016-2020 “Transformation toward Preventive Safety,” he continued- ENDS

Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili presents the Gold award to Ir Dr Hj Abang Hatta Abang Taha, Managing Director of Gabungan Binaan Jurutenaga Sdn Bhd at the event.

Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datu Sharbini Suhaili emphasised that for Sarawak Energy, safety is top priority.