21 notices, compounds issued to errant contractors – CIDB
Borneo Post Online, 30 November 2013
The workers queuing up for GC checking.
The operation team pose for a photo at a construction site here.
TAWAU: The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) and four enforcement agencies issued 21 notices and compounds to contractors at two construction sites in Ranggu and the town area here during Ops Penguatkuasaan Bersepadu (OPB) on Wednesday.
CIDB Tawau branch manager Rozaiman Bin Hj Hassan said it was the first operation carried out this year in collaboration with Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) and the Health, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), and Environment departments.
He said 18 personnel were involved in seven-hour operation from 9am, which was aimed at creating awareness among the industry players on the importance of compliance with regulations.
Rozaiman said CIDB issued two notices to the contractors whose workers did not have the Green Card (GC).
Only 14 workers of a total of 50 workers were found to be in possession of GC and the rest did not have it, he added.
“The contractors have been given 14 days to process the GC for their workers and report to CIDB about the progress,” he said.
He added that CIDB also issued five notices to the contractors for carrying out work without valid CIDB registration certificate and they were given seven days to do so.
“Every contractor must have a valid CIDB registration certificate before being allowed to carry out any work,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Tawau Occupational Safety and Health Department chief Muhammad Najib Bin Jaafar, said five prohibition notices were issued to the contractors during the operation.
The prohibition notices were issued for not appointing a competent site supervisor, not installing safety net, using scaffolding without a competent operator to supervise, and non-partitioned open floor edge.
He said his department also issued three improvement notices to the contractors for not providing personal protective equipment to employees, failure to provide written statement about safety and health, and failure to set up a safety and health committee at the construction site.
He said the contractors concerned should respond to the department within one week and one month or action would be taken against them.
The District Environment Department Assistant Senior Officer (Environmental Control), Ali Abdul Fata B Khalid, said they had issued a compound under Section 29 (a) of Environmental Quality Act 1974 which carries a fine of RM2,000 for open burning at the construction site.
Ali Abdul Fata said a follow-up visit would be held anytime and the contractor would be fined RM5,000 or imprisonment or both, if convicted for the second time.
He said contractors are prohibited to carry out open burning at construction site without referring to the department.
The District Health Department which was led by its Assistant Officer, Rahim Nur Bin Musa issued two notices under Insecticide Carriers Act 1975 to the contractors.
Meanwhile, the Council which was led by its enforcement officer, Abdullah B Ismail, issued a compound notice under Section 4(c) and Section 4(g) of the Anti-Rubbish Offence 2010 to a contractor in the operation.