KUANTAN, March 19 — Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL) have launched the Safety Campaign 2021 which aims to achieve zero Lost Time Injury (LTI) accidents a reality for the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project.

The launch of the campaign was held in Maran, 59km from here, last Tuesday, officiated by MRL chief executive officer Datuk Seri Darwis Abdul Razak and CCC-ECRL managing director Bai Yinzhan.

Darwish said that concerted efforts by the project owner, main contractor, and subcontractors of the ECRL project was essential to ensure a safe work environment at all times, noting that embracing positive safety culture will be key in meeting the zero LTI objective.

“MRL and CCC-ECRL have continuously cultivated high safety standards and procedures among our personnel, for workplace health and safety remains ECRL project’s number one priority.

“We have also embarked on strategies to help identify potential hazards and accidents from happening at our project sites, as we desire a safe and secure atmosphere in the construction of the ECRL alignment from Kota Bharu, Kelantan, to Port Klang, Selangor,” he said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile, Bai said safety had always been CCC-ECRL’s top priority and the campaign reiterates the importance of health and safety awareness and enforcement on all ongoing works on the ECRL project to endure undeviating progress.

He said CCC-ECRL also aspires to set a reference standard on railway construction and safety in Malaysia.

“In achieving this, the management and staff have put in relentless effort in making progressive improvement of their safety management system, which includes the training of over 1,000 personnel through simulation and reactive safety exercise in their training centres.

“These training centres are equipped with a state-of-the-art VR simulation with nearly 100 potential hazardous onsite situations and offer real-life experiences such as electric shock, safety helmet crash and retaining wall pushing-over,” he added.


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