The public and students took part in showcases, talks and games revolving around workplace safety and health standards in the Temburong District yesterday.
It was the first of a series of Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) roadshows to highlight the agency’s initiatives to create and sustain a safe, healthy and productive working environment, such as the use of virtual reality (VR) technology and website, to provide user-friendly access to SHENA’s resources and information.
There was a showcase on radiation safety with several equipment such as hand-held detectors. There were also presentations, such as an overview of the regulations and guidelines enforced by SHENA; review of the safety and health performance of workplaces in 2022; enforcement actions taken by SHENA on cases of non-compliance; an emphasis on the necessity for accurate and prompt reporting of workplace incidents; and protocols for managing and controlling accidents in high-risk industries.
The event concluded with a prize presentation for winners of games – Cheong Sui Lan, Maz Khairuddin bin Mohidin and Siti Nabilah binti Haji Abu Nipah.
SHENA credited yesterday’s roadshow success to the support and commitment of stakeholders including Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC) Secretariat, JobCentre Brunei, Lifelong Learning Centre (L3C), Brunei International Air Cargo Centre (BIACC), SynergenOG (B) Sdn Bhd and EX-TG Zones Consultant & Services.
Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Haji Sulaiman bin Haji Nasir, Temburong District Officer Pengiran Muhammad Ameer Mubaarak bin Pengiran Haji Hashim and Director of SHENA Investigation and Response Division Mohd Yusof bin Haji Mohd Taufik were present.
The event marked the World Day for Safety and Health at Work celebrated on April 28.