The safety and health of employees is an important pillar in the foundation of an organization.
Recognising the importance of this, the Ipoh City Council (MBI) Fire Safety Committee organised a building evacuation exercise and a fire exercise, yesterday.
Ipoh Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said, the training aims to provide training and exposure to MBI staff on the actions to be taken in the event of an emergency or disaster.
“It is important to ensure that MBI staff are always alert and sensitive to emergency warnings as well as knowing the immediate action that needs to be taken, besides just taking note of the emergency routes that need to be taken in the event of any fire incident.
“The exercise is also aimed at ensuring that the Fire Safety Team and the assisting Floor Marshal are able to carry out their respective responsibilities in helping MBI staff evacuate the building,” he said.
He said this after officiating the MBI 2022 Occupational Safety and Health Week Celebration, here on Thursday.
The programme also received cooperation from the Ipoh Fire and Rescue Station.
In the meantime, the mayor said that today’s programme was one of the activities in conjunction with Occupational Safety and Health Week.
It is an annual event celebrated nationwide in the 2nd week of July each year.
“Various programmes and activities have been, are and will be implemented to make the celebration a success.
“The celebration aims to disseminate the latest information on safety and health issues as well as promote the formation and maintenance of a safe and healthy work culture among employers, employees and the public,” he said.
This year, the theme or concept of OSH Week is “Enliven OSHMP25: OSH Inclusive Togetherness and Commitment”.
The Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan 2021-2025 (OSHMP25) is a strategy and programme designed to raise the level of occupational safety and health in the country to a higher level of excellence.
It aims to protect the well-being of employees, who are important players in the success of national development programmes to realize the goals of the Vision for Common Prosperity 2030 (WKB 2030).
by Rosli Mansor