KUCHING: Sarawak Energy has called on its contractors to continue upholding high health, safety, and environment (HSE) standards.
Its group chief executive officer Datuk Sharbini Suhaili said an exceptional HSSE performance provides the company with credibility to operate on the world stage.
“The positive partnership between Sarawak Energy and its contractors is best exemplified by their compliance with the Sarawak Energy Life-Saving Rules and other relevant environmental regulatory laws when operating our projects.
“This has helped to achieve a 53.1 per cent decrease in work-related accidents and 57.9 per cent decrease in lost time injury between 2016 and 2021.
“We have also recorded 100 per cent compliance with all relevant environmental regulations and legislation at our main power stations since 2020.
“Apart from that, we have zero penalty or stop work orders from environmental authorities for all project developments since 2018,” he said.
He said this during Sarawak Energy’s HSE Excellence Award presentation ceremony at Pullman Hotel here, yesterday evening.
Sharbini added such milestones have been essential to progressing health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) Excellence and a generative HSSE culture across the entire organisation, encouraging everybody, regardless of their role, to take ownership of HSSE matters within Sarawak Energy.
“However, there is still room for improvement. Sarawak Energy and our contractors must continue working together to enhance HSE management, scheduled waste management as well as erosion and sedimentation processes at our project sites,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, to mark excellence in safety and environmental performance for 2021, the event saw 11 projects awarded for Contractor Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Compliance Award (CECA) and 34 contractors awarded for Contractor Transformation Programme (CTP).
For CECA 2021, one contractor was awarded gold, four received the silver award, four received the bronze award and two satisfactory ratings for successfully fulfilling the CECA assessment criteria. The gold award recipient was EPC Synergy Sdn. Bhd and P.E.S.B Engineering Sdn Bhd.
As for CTP 2021, eight contractors were awarded gold, 19 received the silver award, six received the bronze and one certificate of participation was also presented.
The gold award recipients were Ciri Kuasa Sdn Bhd, EPC Synergy Sdn Bhd, Gabungan Binaan Jurutenaga Sdn Bhd, Kejuruteraan Powerpoint Sdn Bhd, Metro Glide Sdn Bhd, Promace Engineering Sdn Bhd, Sri Datai Mining Sdn Bhd, and Timor Kencana Sdn Bhd.
Sarawak Energy introduced the CECA and CTP in 2017 to promote a culture of self-regulation in HSE compliance among its contractors while implementing the energy developers’ projects and operations.
Its contractors in Sarawak Energy are evaluated for various levels of compliance with statutory HSE requirements.
For CECA and CTP 2021, contractors were assessed by Sarawak Energy’s internal assessors jointly and guided by experienced officers from the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB), the Department of Environment (DOE) Sarawak, and the Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH).