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Safety training for construction workers : Malaysian experience

Ahmadon, Bakri and Mohamad Zin, Rosli and Misnan, Mohd. Saidin and Mohd. Yusof, Zakaria and Wan Mahmood, Wan Yusoff (2006) Safety training for construction workers : Malaysian experience. In: International Conference on Construction Industry 2006, 2006, Universitas Bung Hatta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the Malaysian experience in safety training for construction workers. This programme is organised and regulated by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and better known as CIDB Green Card Programme. Started since 1997, Green Card is considered as safety passport to enter construction site. Through this programme it is compulsory for all personnel that involve with construction site. They have to register and attend one-day Safety Induction Course for Construction Workers (SICW) given by CIDB accredited trainer, based on standard safety module purposely prepared by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for construction workers. Upon completion of this training, participant will be given a CIDB Green Card and safety helmet. This Green Card provides some vital information of the holder that also stored in CIDB database. This biennial renewal Green Card comes together with insurance coverage for the holder. Minimal fee, insurance coverage and simple approach of training are among the factors that make this Green Card Programme gains a good response from the construction community. This programme is considered among the successful safety training programme in Malaysia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction safety, safety training, construction industry
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:25222
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:14 May 2012 03:33
Last Modified:14 May 2012 03:35

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