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    Lesson on safety for telecom employees

    Unified National Networks (UNN) held its second Safety Day event for its employees at Dewan Sejahtera 2, Sumbangsih Bahagia yesterday.

    Participating agencies from Safety, Health, and Environment National Authority (SHENA), Department of Electrical Services (DES), Brunei Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), National Road Safety Council (MKKJR), SRS Emergency and Rescue Solutions Sdn Bhd, KMST Sdn Bhd, Aewon Brunei and Megamas Training Company Sdn Bhd (Megamas) were invited to participate in the exhibition and impart relevant information about health, safety, and environment (HSE) at workplaces throughout the event day.

    UNN Chief Executive Officer Dr Steffen Oehler officiated the second UNN Safety Day.

    “UNN is the infrastructure company of the telecommunications industry in Brunei. Our colleagues work in data rooms, install power and telco equipment, roll out infrastructure in the field, climb towers.

    “We want to keep our colleagues, and the people and neighbourhoods around, safe and healthy. That means that knowledge and adherence of HSE guidelines is an important part of our business culture,” said Dr Steffen.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show visitors viewing exhibitions. PHOTOS: UNN

    ABOVE & BELOW: Attendees during the event; and in a group photo

    Visitors to the event learned from SHENA about the Workplace Safety and Health Order (WSHO) which outlines the duties of persons at workplaces, powers of the commissioner, guidelines for investigations, inquiries and reporting of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases, and arrangements of safety and health management at workplaces.

    DES provided insights on safe work practices when handling electricity and outlined the types of training and competencies that employees should obtain to further their knowledge on handling electricity at workplaces.

    Also useful for UNN field technicians were information provided by the FRD about the Fire Safety Order, evacuation procedures and safety practices during an emergency; MKKJR about road safety and the emergency services to contact for different types of road incidences; and SRS Emergency and Rescue Solutions about safe practices whilst working at height as their daily work tasks involve climbing telecommunication towers to carry out maintenance.

    Exhibitors from KMST, Aewon and Megamas provide information about PPE standards and HSE-related training to UNN employees as part of their refresher and continued learning.

    The one-day knowledge-sharing and exhibition event was organised by UNN HSE team to raise awareness on the importance of HSE in day-to-day operations at the workplace and to cultivate a health and safety culture across the company.

    “UNN Safety Day is an opportunity for our HSE team and colleagues from different departments and teams to learn more about HSE in the workplace, the best practices, requirements and standards as part of our company’s continuous improvement initiative,” said UNN Head of HSE Mohamad Khairil Fadlillah Said.

    He added, “Compared to last year, we have identified more exhibitors we believe are relevant to UNN and hope that this second UNN Safety Day will not only help improve our outlook on HSE but build a positive health and safety culture for individuals and as a company.”

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