Materia Medica Malaysiana

April 12, 2008

Safety audit for NS training camps

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Star: KUALA LUMPUR: The National Service Training Department will relook the safety standards of the facilities and equipment at all its 84 training camps nationwide.
Its department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said this was to ensure the camps adhered to the best safety standards.
“The department has enlisted the services of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) to conduct an audit on the safety of the facilities and equipment,” he said.
“If there is a need to make changes, then the camp operators will be notified to do the needful,” he said after the signing of the RM1mil agreement between Niosh and the department yesterday.
Among others, the agreement would allow Niosh to conduct an audit to ensure the safety of facilities and equipment in the camps for 18 months.
Abdul Hadi said the department wanted to be doubly sure with regards to safety although private firms engaged by the camp operators had certified that the facilities and equipment were safe.
“We want to provide a form of assurance to parents that their children are in a safe environment,” he said.
Abdul Hadi signed the agreement on behalf of the department while Niosh was represented by its executive director Amir Yahya.
Present was NS Training Council chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, who is also the Niosh chairman.

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