Safety, Health & Quality

Our Expertise

From holistic and sustainable townships to innovative public infrastructure solutions, our expertise grows along with the needs of the industry.

Explore one of our three competency pillars below.

Advocating safe work environment

At Gamuda, the management of health, safety, environment and quality is an integral part of our operations.

Safety is one of our core values, and part of who we are and what we do every day. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we strive to safeguard all our employees, contractors, customers, suppliers, local communities and other stakeholders. 

Steered by a robust Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (QSHE) management system, we strive to achieve zero fatality through continuous management, monitoring and improvement of the Group’s health and safety performance. 

We are certified with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 / ISO 45001 (similar to AS4801) and MS 1722:2011. 

Our consistent excellence beyond international safety standards has resulted in an impressive track record of  achieving industry-leading safety performance for underground tunnelling works. Since 2018, we have been  recognised for maintaining a Five-Star rating by the prestigious British Safety Council. 

We have also enhanced the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standard by adopting the Australian standard which meets the requirement beyond Malaysia. Our efforts resulted in Gamuda becoming the first Malaysian-based company to achieve accreditation from the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, Australia which is the highest federally audited accreditation for work health and safety in the Australian construction sector. 

The British Safety Council has recognised Gamuda with the following:

  • Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit (Five Stars) for MRT Putrajaya Line (Underground) - 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018
  • Sword of Honour for MRT Putrajaya Line – 2020 and 2019
  • International Safety Award (with distinction) in 2015 and 2019

Achieving quality excellence

We strive to meet compliance requirement, whilst producing excellent product finishes on all our workmanship and this is reflective across the Group and Gamuda Land townships. Gamuda’s projects that are using digital IBS for example, is committed to quality finish by aiming to score at least 80% in the Quality Assessment System for Building Construction Works (or QLASSIC).

Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC) is a voluntary third party assessment with CIDB to evaluate the workmanship of a building construction based on the Construction Industry Standard (CIS7:2014).

KVMRT Safety Training Centre 

Our KVMRT Safety Training Centre is a testament of the Group’s paramount importance to place safety and elevate the standards of the whole MRT Putrajaya Line project. It was set up as part of the plan to reduce risks and practices that are deemed hazardous to address rising public concerns and scrutiny over the construction industry

In line with its establishment objective, the KVMRT project, especially the Putrajaya Line, was made an example by the government to set the benchmark for best practices for the construction industry in Malaysia. With increased training and tighter safety strategy, the number of fatalities and injury-related accidents has declined during MRT Putrajaya Line's construction compared with MRT Kajang Line. 

The purpose-built construction competency and safety training centre covers OSH training and skills involved in specific high-risk jobs and electrified rail infrastructure construction. Contractors for KVMRT projects must send their workers for safety induction courses.

As a leading construction company, having a safe work environment has contributed to safeguarding project reputation. Our emphasis on safety and health also boosted the morale of our employees, helped us retain our pool of skilled manpower, and contributed towards developing a safe work culture.

Pandemic Preparedness

As a Group, we have navigated the economic and social challenges to become an agile organisation to sustain business continuity.  

Gamuda is among the private sector that has responded quickly to the global pandemic with early and proactive measures beyond regulatory requirements. Through our in-house PCR testing facility, CLQ and CQQ, we have managed to bring down the number of Covid-19 infection cases within our project workforce and ensured they remained low ever since (based on Sistem Informasi Makmal Kesihatan Awam  database, as of 31 May 2021). As a result, we are on track to deliver MRT Putrajaya Line despite the nationwide prevalence of Covid-19 cases and disruptions caused.  

We have adjusted our approach to business continuity, system availability, accessibility, resilience and security. At the same time, ensuring our most vital resource, the heart of Gamuda's operations- our people's welfare, health and safety are protected. 

Our crisis management plan was set in motion to meet government requirements and maintain business resilience in the long run, increase our ability to recover rapidly should a Covid-19 case occur, and provide the highest level of protection to our workforce. 

State of the art PCR testing laboratory

Gamuda embarked on an ambitious undertaking usually reserved for government institutions – having its own PCR testing facility in November 2020. 

We have set up a bespoke laboratory with state-of-the-art PCR testing equipment and has doctors and lab specialists onboard who have undergone up to date training provided by WHO. The lab is a concerted effort by the Group to allocate sufficient control measures to prevent infection and mitigate the risk of spreading the virus, which will support our larger objective of ensuring business continuity. 

  The lab provides fortnightly testing for the Group's 20,000 workforces, playing a crucial role in increasing the rate of COVID-19 screening.  This reduced the risk of health deterioration and the burden on the public healthcare system. 

A safe workers accommodation

Our COVID-19 crisis management response is also extended to the four centralised labour quarters (CLQ), housing almost 6,000 workers throughout the Klang Valley.  

To prevent the possible spread of Covid-19, the Group acted fast to tighten the perimeters of its CLQs with controlled access and segregation. Not only are workers from different shifts segregated, but efforts are put in to ensure that those with the same skillsets or specialisation are not put together in the same place to mitigate against having the entire team falling sick or placed under quarantine all at once. 

There is a sundry shop, barber, and clinic set up there to minimise the need for movements, while laundry services have always been free. 

Quarantine blocks (CQQ) were also constructed within each of the four CLQ to allow workers to self-isolate when required under the supervision of medical professionals. Thus, by managing our asymptomatic cases, we simultaneously reduce the burden on the public healthcare system. 

Gamuda Clinics 

We also set up Gamuda Clinics in two locations to offer our employees and the public affordable outpatient medical services, including vaccination.