Sarawak Energy Highlights New Safety Initiatives for Health, Safety and Environment Week

KUCHING, 14 NOVEMBER 2019, THURSDAY: The launch of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Week at energy development group Menara Sarawak Energy was powered up with the attendance of Malaysia’s safety icon, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye who was invited as guest speaker.

Lee delivered a strong message on the importance of a safety culture at the workplace, stressing that commitment towards embracing a safety culture in their daily routine was crucial for Sarawak Energy staff.

“A better understanding and appreciation regarding workplace safety will allow issues to be shared and addressed. When you do something and turn it into a passion, it will become empowerment,” he added. He also lauded Sarawak Energy’s workforce safety culture.

“A great example is Sarawak Energy’s driver immediately reminded me to put on my seat belt when I entered their car,” said Lee, who attributed this to a strong safety awareness at every level of Sarawak Energy.

At the launch attended by Sarawak Energy’s senior management and invited guests, Sarawak Energy also unveiled its HSE Culture Slogan- Access, Comply and Empower or ACE to reinforce safety principles among its workforce.

Sarawak Energy Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili in his welcoming speech emphasised the importance of continuing efforts to raise and cultivate a safety culture. He added that employees should be constantly on alert for safety risks in how they operate and recognise potential hazards to mitigate the risk.

“Careless acts must be stopped as this brings harm towards yourself and others. Refusing to hold the rails when using the stairs, not using the back-seat safety belts in a car, driving in the basement with the car lights off and being inattentive while walking across the road can all result in injury or worse,” Sharbini said.

“It is only with strong and committed safety leadership that we will achieve a sustainable safety culture and behaviour at the workplace,” added Sharbini, while reminding the staff to comply with Sarawak Energy’s 11 Life Saving Rules (LSR), which includes always wearing seat belts in the car and never using the handphone whole driving.

Keeping to the recurring theme of Raising Standards, Nurturing Culture and Saving Lives, this year has seen Sarawak Energy continue its campaign amongst employees, contractors, and stakeholders in its operations to strengthen safety culture with the aim of achieving zero harm to people.

Sharbini highlighted Sarawak Energy’s achievements including recording a total of 5 million manhours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) for Tanjung Kidurong Combined Cycle Power Plant Project and 13 million manhours without LTI and Fatality for the Balingian Coal-Fired Power Plant.

Other activities outlined for the HSE Week included a series of talks on Health, Safety and Environment and a blood donation charity. An exhibition on safety equipment and operation was also held.

Presentation of memento from Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili to Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

Group photo to commemorate the event

Sharbini handing out a token of appreciation to a representative from 3M. They were joined by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (left), Sarawak Energy’s Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment Marconi Madai (second right) and Group’s Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung (right).