SAFETY COMPLIANCE STUDY FROM THE ASPECT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSET MAINTENANCE

Ts. Muhammad Faez bin Abd Rahman1 *, Mohamad Fikhri bin Nor Azman1 Ts. Muhammad Azri Izani bin Mohamad Halim 

1Jabatan Kejuruteraan Petrokimia, Politeknik Kuching Sarawak




ABSTRACT

Safety issues are usually neglected by personnel until incidents occur at a site or workplace. Based on statistics provided by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), incidents occurring in 2022 show an increment of 0.5% compared to 2021. Most of these incidents happened due to several factors. Among the factors are negligence of safety procedures, lack of maintenance activities and not following standard operating procedures. This study was conducted in Jabatan Kejuruteraan Petrokimia, Politeknik Kuching Sarawak to achieve the objectives of this study. The objective is to study the maintenance management of teaching and learning assets in the department. The next objective is to identify the awareness of staff in departments towards safety aspects in laboratories and workshops. Lastly, the objective is to suggest an improvement regarding asset maintenance safety compliance. The first objective was achieved through the qualitative method. The survey was conducted on-site which a laboratory and workshop in Jabatan Kejuruteraan Petrokimia by using the checklist to identify which safety had not been complied with. There are some findings categorized as Opportunities for Improvement. For the second objective, the method used was quantitative where questionnaires were distributed among staff. Based on the data obtained, most of the staff agreed that maintenance activities would extend the lifespan of the equipment. Hence, increases the efficiency of machines' working conditions. Besides, refreshment training is needed to refresh the standard operating procedure for staff to operate the machines during teaching and learning sessions. The last objectives were achieved by comparing results from qualitative and quantitative based on the DOSH Factories and Machine Act 1967, the Safety and Occupational Health Act 1994, and Government Moveable Asset Management Procedures by the Malaysia Treasury. The results of this study used as improvement needed in Politeknik Kuching Sarawak asset management as most of the staff in the department isn’t aware of documentation of the asset management and only rely on the department asset coordinator 


Keywords:

 Safety Maintenance, Asset Management