KUCHING: A number of Sarawak Energy’s contractors were recognised for their commitment to and compliance with safety requirements at a recent Contractor Transformation Programme (CTP) Award 2020.
“The focus of the programme is the development of strategic partnerships aimed at promoting self-regulation and continuous improvement as well as enhancing professionalism and discipline among the contractors,” said group chief executive officer Datuk Sharbini Suhaili.
According to him, the 2020 edition of the awards assessed thirty six (36) contractors where six contractors received gold, nine given silver and another ten for bronze awards for successfully cultivating health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) excellence in projects and enabling a generative HSSE culture, compliance with the corporation’s life-saving rules, and proactiveness in building safety compliance at the workplace.
“I congratulate the winning contractors especially on the role that they played in combating Covid-19 at project sites with their compliance with the company and government’s directives to keep people safe,” he said during the CTP award, noting that the programme has enabled the continuous improvement of contractors’ safety performance.
He also added that the CTP has enabled them to identify gaps in health, safety and environmental performances for Sarawak Energy and their contractors, facilitating the development and implementation of remedial measures.
Senior vice president for health, safety, security and environment, Marconi Madai, highlighted the programme’s alignment with the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Master Plan 2016-2020 (under the Department of Occupational Safety and Health — DOSH) which inculcates a preventive culture at the workplace, and guided self-regulation to lead contractors towards HSSE self-regulation under the Department of Environment (DOE).
“Our CTP Awards are aimed at encouraging closer engagements with contractors, as well as to identify and establish remedial measures for addressing issues related to accident prevention, regulatory compliance and best practices for continuous improvement towards HSSE excellence,” Marconi explained.
The gold awards recipients were Gabungan Binaan Jurutenaga Sdn Bhd, Highline Electrical Works, Hii Brothers Electrical Co, Kejuruteraan Powerpoint Sdn Bhd, Metro Glide Sdn Bhd, and Timor Kencana Sdn Bhd.
The silver awards this year went to Aik Loung Land & Marine Electric Motor Works Sdn Bhd; Avid Ventures Sdn Bhd; AZ Enterprise, Ciri Kuasa Sdn Bhd; Hankong Electrical Sdn Bhd; Hii Hua Chuon Electrical Works, John Ho & Company; Phang Yeu Fatt & Paul Phang Contractors Sdn Bhd; and Yamaco Engineering Sdn Bhd.
The recipients of the bronze awards were Glorious (NG) Electrical Engineering Sdn Bhd; Mega Electrical Engineering Service; Aura Mutiara Sdn Bhd; Lim Aik Chai Electrical Sdn Bhd; Hing Lee Electrical & Air-Condition Works; Promace Engineering Sdn Bhd; Sun Enterprise & Services Co; Selamat Jaya, Setia Yara Electrical Works; and Yong Kiong Aircond & Electrical Sdn Bhd.
Sharbini noted that the said programme is held annually since 2017 as part of the corporation’s ongoing effort to instill HSSE excellence at project sites towards making a safe place to work. The contractors were from the generation, distribution, and fuel resources arms of Sarawak Energy.
Last year, Sarawak Energy recognised fifteen contractors for successfully complying with every safety aspect in their work processes and environmental protection.
The event was also attended by the Director of DOSH Sarawak Ir. Dr Nor Halim Bin Hasan; Director of DOE Sarawak Hamzah Mohamad; Controller of Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) Sarawak Peggy Ronin EdinSarawak along with 800 others who dialled in to the virtual event, including Sarawak Energy and contractors senior management and personnel.