Friday, 17 January 2020, Kuching: The Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project surpassed its target of 30mil cumulative safe manhours at year-end 2019 by registering an additional 2mil safe manhours.
To be exact, it hit 32,499,183 safe manhours by end December 2019, with a total manhours of 61,459,355 since the start of the project. The good news came early for the team as the 30mil target was achieved by the first week of December last year.
Despite having achieved the target, the team did not relent on its safety efforts but continued to persevere until they hit the 32mil mark eventually.
“This is very good news for all team members who have been working hard at all the sites across the project from Sematan to Pujut Link Road in Miri to construct this first highway in Sarawak.
“It definitely serves as a morale booster to everyone. Achieving 32mil safe manhours shows that safety is part of the culture in this project. Everyone is aware of his or her responsibilities. When it comes to safety, there can be no shortcuts. This is what we want to inculcate at every site,” said LBU Health and Safety Manager, Abdul Rahman Kadir.
To recap, in the Q3 of 2019, it achieved 26,229,058 cumulative safe manhours with 55,189,230 manhours clocked in.
If not for the LBU top management’s decision to reset the safe manhours to zero following a first fatal accident in March 2018 at Sungai Awik Bridge to Bintangor Junction (Works Package 06), the safe manhours would have been much higher by now.
As harsh as this seems, the reset to zero demonstrates LBU’s commitment to ensure the strictest compliance to health, safety, environment and traffic (HSET) practices on this highway project.