Multinational companies in SIP urged to do part to uphold safety

Hamdan inspects Bintulu fire brigade personnel during his working visit to Bintulu on Dec 10, 2018.

By Nancy Nais

SAMALAJU, Dec 11: All multinational companies in Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) are advised play their part and be equally responsible for their own properties.

In making the call, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Malaysia director general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said now that there is a fire station in the vicinity, it does not mean that these companies can shrug off their part.

The newly completed RM4.598 million Samalaju fire station was officially handed over to Bomba by the Public Works Department (JKR) yesterday.

The event was witnessed by Hamdan, Samalaju assemblyman Majang Renggi, Bomba director of safety and fire Edwin Galan Teruki, state Bomba director Khirudin Drahman, officials and various personnel from JKR and Bomba.

“We need to work together. You have to be responsible of your own — your staff and the assets in your building. Hence, it is important to have a fire safety organisation in every high risk or hazardous building,” Hamdan said.

He added that industrial areas usually house a high risk industry or industries, so there is a need to have a fire safety team, improve their safety culture and build their safety culture further.

“With a strong safety team, and safety culture through these regulations that monitors the safety and health of employees and assets, everyone will also remain accountable to the environment and community.”

However Hamdan said these measures are not limited to just industrial companies.

He said Bomba is calling on all including government departments to form their own team of fire safety officers who know what to do when an emergency happens, as with a team in place, it can help minimise damages or losses. — DayakDaily