MMC Gamuda receives multiple awards from British Safety Council
08 Apr 2019 | Focus Malaysia

The Underground Package of MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture (MGJV) is proud to announce the receiving of multiple awards from the British Safety Council (BSC) at the annual International Safety Awards Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on Friday 5th of April 2019.

These awards include the International Safety Award, Best in Country Award and Sector Awards under the Construction and Property Activities Category.

The British Safety Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting workplace health, safety and environmental (HSE) excellence for over 60 years all around the world.

MGJV Underground Package has engaged the BSC since 2015 in order to fine tune its HSE management systems and benchmark itself globally. In 2015, the Underground package of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line was honoured with Distinction under the International Safety Award.

The award is graded based on a standardized assessment with only those scoring 59 and above out a total 60 marks entitled for Distinction honours.

At the same time the project received the Sector’s award which recognizes the overall ‘best in class’ submission according to industry. Echoing the same spirit of excellence, the Underground Package of Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line upped the game by securing the same awards for the year 2018. This marks MGJV as one of the top 10% of companies with Distinction honours in the International Safety Awards out of the 590 applications received worldwide.

On the other hand, receiving this year’s Sector Awards ranks MGJV above other commendable award finalists such as Bechtel and John Holland Zhen Hua Joint Venture in industry HSE best practices. Closer to home, MGJV secured top placing in the Best of Country award, a new category just introduced. This places MGJV Underground top out of the 12 Malaysian companies that participated.

MGJV Director, Datuk Ir Paul Ha Tiing Tai, who was present to receive the award said, “winning these awards is exciting but it is also a testament to our priorities and commitment to bring nothing less than the best in our HSE practices. This is our legacy in Malaysia and our trademark wherever we go globally”.

He adds, “the awards are a motivation for every member of the MGJV community to cultivate a “safety first” DNA as a matter of culture and to reap collective benefits for ourselves and the organisation while maintaining the top spot we are in now.”

As an industry first to receive such a staggering string of achievements, MGJV hopes to inspire the construction industry as they continue to pave the way in HSE excellence.