SIMANGGANG: Factories in Sri Aman Division are being monitored and inspected by members of the Civil Defence Force (Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia: APM) to compel compliance with the conditional movement control order (CMCO).
Sri Aman District APM Officer, Captain Huzaimah Ibrahim, said the monitoring carried out daily since the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) had been going on smoothly.
“For the past two months, no fault has been identified. The operators and workers of the 11 factories have been law-abiding,” he told Suara Sarawak, yesterday.
Huzaimah pointed out that monitoring the factories was easier when the management and workers were cooperative.
“Only on the first two or three days were they rather awkward when we told them about the directives. But once they understood the rules, they were okay,” he said.
Huzaimah acknowledged that factory owners were trying to buy personal protective equipment such as disinfectants, face masks, and digital temperature gauges to keep every employee healthy and clean.
“In addition, we also advised factories to prohibit outsiders from entering their premises and to freeze new hires, especially foreign workers,” he said.
The factories were also told not to allow their workers to gather or do activities in large groups,” he said.
Huzaimah also advised the owners to isolate workers who have a fever or have flu symptoms, and then get them to undergo urgent screening.
“We also advised them to check the body temperatures of their workers every day and record their coming and going.
“Most importantly, ensure that all employees are hygienic and their workplaces clean,” he added.
Among the areas where the factories are checked are Lachau, Melugu, Klauh and Simanggang town itself.