Friday, 16 March 2018, Kuching: Thirty-two personnel from three works packages attended a one day “Crane Inspection Technique” workshop on Tuesday at Sungai Tangap-Pujut Link Road (TPL) site office in Miri.
The three works packages which took part in the workshop are TPL, Bakun Junction-Sungai Tangap (BJT) and Sungai Arip Bridge-Bintulu Airport Junction (ABJ).
The workshop was the second series of Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP) organised by QAQC Department after the first workshop on pavement works was conducted at the end of January this year at Sematan-Sungai Moyan (SSM) site office for works packages in southern region.
The topic on crane inspection technique came timely as more machineries are currently being mobilised to all the 11 works packages due to the earthworks activity that has started since last year and is expected to end by November this year.
Educating on the proper and right way in handling crane operation is thus essential to ensure safety aspects are fully adhered to by those who take charge of crane operation.
Mobilisation of machineries to the sites will reach its peak in April when all works package contractors (WPCs) are in full swing in carrying out earthworks.
During this peak period, an estimated 3,000 machineries will be mobilised to the whole construction stretch with an average of 300 machineries for each WPC.
“An estimated 1,100 dump trucks and 600 excavators will be mobilised to the sites during the peak period besides other type of machineries.
“The dump trucks and excavators are the most needed machineries during earthworks and hence, these two are the top usage when it comes to machineries.
“We plan to complete the earthworks by end of 2018 before we move on to other works such as drainage, structural and roadworks,” LBU planning manager, Azilla Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying before.