Lendlease commits to help raise industry safety standards as it marks 2mil safe working hours

  • 27 Jun 2018

This milestone, besides being an indication of the collective effort and commitment to establishing an incident-free construction site, is further proof of Lendlease’s commitment to improving overall safety standards in the broader industry and its continued effort in helping to train future safety leaders in Malaysia. 

“At Lendlease we are dedicated to safety, not only within our projects, but also the construction industry as a whole. We have a proven track record of working with relevant authorities, governing bodies and industry peers to ensure that our knowledge and global expertise in safety can benefit all within the industry,” said Brendan Walker, TRX Lifestyle Quarter Project Director.   

“Safety is one of Lendlease’s ‘Pillars of Value’ and we are committed to operating Incident and Injury Free and instilling a culture of care. We strongly believe that each and every one of our more than 600 workers on Lendlease’s TRX Lifestyle Quarter site, has the right to go home to their families safely at the end of the day,” he added

Lendlease celebrated the 2 Million safe working hours milestone by hosting an ‘Awards & Recognition’ night to mark this achievement. The event, saw the awarding of Team of the Month, Safety Worker of the Month and Employee of the Month. Winners took home gifts including mobile devices and shopping vouchers. 

Lendlease’s broader contribution to improving safety standards is rolled out through various initiatives. In 2015, Lendlease was amongst the first batch of industry players to sign the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) 2020, which is an industry effort to achieve higher productivity levels through the adoption of improved standards and processes amongst its international on-site workforce, as well as adopting new technologies and modern practices.  

Since 2016, Lendlease and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) have been collaborating in the Safety Supervisor Apprenticeship Programme (SSAP), the first formal apprenticeship partnership between the public and private sectors in Malaysia. This 12-month programme provides theoretical and on-site training to Malaysians and aims to groom future generation of safety leaders in the country. The apprentices are sent for a fully funded training courses with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and graduates are certified by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). To date, Lendlease has trained 34 apprentices and four have been appointed various roles on the TRX Lifestyle Quarter site. Currently the programme is training its third intake and aims to have a total 150 apprentices certified over a five-year period. 

Mr. Mohd Azmer Abdul Rahman, who was from the first SSAP intake and is today, the programme coordinator said, “The SSAP is a great initiative for those who are interested in becoming site safety supervisors, as it provides apprentices with the knowledge and on the job experience necessary to take on this demanding role.”

Apprentice EHS Safety Supervisor Ms. Fittryyana Mohd Zazir, who graduated from the programme in 2017, explained how the SSAP has helped prepare her for a future role in construction safety. “My confidence in my own skills, knowledge and ability grew throughout the programme and this is due to the various training and experiences we were exposed to during the programme,” she said. 

Aside from SSAP, Lendlease has also participated in many CIDB seminars on construction safety practices, worked to enhance work site safety training in all six CIDB-owned Malaysian Construction Academy (Akademi Binaan Malaysia – ABM) and will continue to participate in key events to promote the adoption of international best practices in construction safety methods for the industry. 

The Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) Lifestyle Quarter is being developed by Lendlease through a joint venture with TRX City Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance. It will be a central part of the overall TRX new financial district masterplan and the TRX Exchange Lifestyle Quarter includes lifestyle retail, F&B offerings, hospitality, leisure offers, residential condominiums and a 10-acre city park.


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