Wednesday, 11 April 2018, Kuching: The Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project has another 73,477 hours to achieve before it reaches 20mil safe man hours by the end of the year.
This good news is reflected in the latest report where all the 11 works packages have achieved a total cumulative of 19,926,523 safe man hours as at March 25.
With this latest figure, the project is set for a smooth sailing to achieving its targeted 20mil mark by end of this year.
This raises the question whether the 20mil target will be raised higher since it has only 73,477 hours to achieve from now until December and this translates into an average of 6,680 hours for each of the 11 works package.
LBU health, safety and environment (HSE) officer Abdul Rahman Kadir said with the overall safe man hours now hovering at 19.9mil, the 20mil target is just within reach with another nine months to go.
“I’m sure we can achieve the 20mil mark real soon. With our great emphasis on work safety, I am sure we can reach beyond that.
“We may be looking at something higher than the 20mil, perhaps 30mil,” he said, adding that the management would be making a decision on this.
On November 30 last year, the project which started in 2015 celebrated its 10mil safe man hours in a big do at Telok Melano-Sematan (WPC01) works package.
During the event, LBU chief executive officer Ir. Safuani Abdul Hamid threw the challenge to all the 11 works packages to achieve the 20mil mark.
He said safe work culture should not be compromised and neglected and should be taken seriously by contractors to ensure their workers are safe and being protected.
No job, he stressed is worth a single life and hence, every contractor must play a role to ensure it adheres strictly to good HSE practises.