Monday, May 25, 2009

LEOPAD MARKS 17 YEARS AND GROWING

History have seen Leopad Group faces various trials and tribulations to build a dynamic and competitive servicing leader in Oil and Gas Industry. Leopad celebrated her 17th birthday on 12th of April 2009. The BOD’s had a three-phase plan.

Under the first phase, 2004-2006, is emphasizing on the expansion phase. “Between 2006-2008, Leopad Group went through the restructure of organization phase. From 2009 onwards, Leopad Group is emphasizing on Quality Management System. The BOD has identified core areas to be addressed and strategies to implement to achieve the company’s goal for a Quality Management System. For a start, A Single Standard System according to ISO 9001:2000 will be introduced to the Leopad Group. This is to target and define how specific activities and procedures within a system should operate. The implementation of Single Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) will integrate and align the process that will best achieve the desired results to benefit the organization and the clients. It will ensure a proper and updated relevant record for effective planning, operation and control of the establishment.

Apart from the SOP, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) will be introduced to all Leopad Group to achieve company’s goals for a Quality Management System through the measurement of progress of each branches. KPI will drive improvement and give value to the organization and business.

To enhance Leopad’s position as a key player in the local and international market - System, policy and procedure – these form the three-point work culture to be practiced by Leopad Group before embarking on any projects. Today’s tasks should be done yesterday.

The Management always emphasis in building the team, working as a team, to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than you. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or objectives of Leopad’s organization. In a team-oriented environment, you contribute to the overall success of the organization. Even though you have a specific job function and you belong to a specific department, you are unified with other organization members to accomplish the overall objectives. The bigger picture drives your actions; your function exists to serve the bigger picture.

Implementation of measures as drawn out in the SOP will encourage branches integration and resilience in withstanding the financial crisis. Quality Management System can only be achieved with coordinated efforts between the Management and staffs. These upcoming months will be an exciting time based on the unveiled Strategic Plan and implementation of the SOP. With the strategies set in accordance to the company’s policies and goal, Leopad Group is closer towards becoming one of the top Servicing leaders in Oil and Gas Industry.

Revamp project in Petronas Malacca (PPMSB) and Leopad Malacca

Revamp project in Petronas Plant at Malacca has been awarded to Malacca branch. The scaffolding and civil work order was placed by the contractors, Foster Wheel, Dialog Plant Service and Transfame.
When RM Leopad, Malacca secured a contract 3 years ago, they demonstrated that they had sound project delivery processes – project controls, change control, PETRONAS HSE requirement, delivering to schedule and budget. Having the best employees putting a lot of energy and being safety conscious at the site has provided a highly satisfying work environment. The performance of the quality system has given great confidence to their client, PETRONAS Penapisan (Melaka) Sdn Bhd, to extend 3 + 2 years contract with Malacca branch involving scaffolding, insulation, plant civil work, blasting and painting. Leopad Malacca is the first contractor to secure a 5 years contract – another achievement for the branch.


Leopad Malacca achieved the distinction as the first contractor to be accredited for HSE MS System from SIRIM for quality( ISO 9001), environmental (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety management system(ISO 18001).

An example of Malacca branch work safety was for achieving more than half million manhours worked without a lost-time accident during for CMC2 maintenance. Leopad Malacca has made their presence felt in Petronas for delivering its project ahead of its fast-track contract schedule with and adhering to Petronas requirement for HSE, KPI system.

The biggest challenge now is to keep a cap on the client’s expectation

Saturday, May 23, 2009

INFLUENZA A (H1N1)

Leopad Group Management has adopted the following measures for employees affected by the Influenza A (H1N1), or are in danger of contracting the Influenza A (H1N1).

a) Quarantine Order – In Hospital or at Home

· Employee required by Government to be quarantined either in hospital or at home, will be deemed to be on sick leave and as such the quarantine period would be treated as hospitalization leave.
· Where an employee has exhausted his/her eligibility to paid hospitalization leave, the Management will exercise its discretion and compassion whether to grant additional hospitalization leave with pay.

b) Employees requested by the Management to stay away from work without the quarantine order


· The Management may request an employee to stay away from work as a precautionary measure, especially where the employee has returned from a country affected by the Influenza A (H1N1) or has family members affected by the Influenza A (H1N1). Below are measures which shall be considered:

i) The Management will agree with the employee for the employee to take half day’s annual leave while the Management make up the other half day’s pay;

ii) The Management may agree with the affected employees to pay not less than half day’s pay during the specific period the employee is away from work

iii) The Management and employee may by agreement make some other arrangements for the employees absence due to Influenza A (H1N1)


c) Employees to work from home

· Where employee have returned from overseas or are at risk of contracting Influenza A (H1N1), and where the Management has requested the employee to work from home for a specific period as a precautionary measure, such employee will be paid full salary during such a period.

d) Employees who do not wish to work on their own accord as a precautionary measure due to Influenza A (H1N1)

· For employees who choose not to work on their won accord for fear of contracting Infuenza A (H1N1), the Management will adopt a flexible and enlightened approach by allowing the employees to take their annual leave.
· For employees who have exhausted their annual leave, the Management will consider granting unpaid leave.

e) Travel advisory

· Employees are advised not to travel on non essential work matters to countries currently affected by Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak.

Attached herewith is a copy of the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s FAQs on Influenza A (H1N1) for your further information and guidance.

For further clarification, please contact the Head of Group HR/Admin Dept at selva@leopad.com or 0125911351.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BOD Visit's East Cost Operations

19th May, The BOD visited the east coast operations, namely Gebeng, Kemaman and Paka. One of the main agenda in this visit was to view the newly completed foreign workers accommodation, development of Telok Kalung yard, Kemaman and further discussions on ongoing projects with Branch Managers. Our visit started at Gebeng, followed by Telok Kalung Yard and finally Paka.














Bird's Eye View of Leopad Gebeng Yard





View of the newly completed permanent foreign workers accommodation. This is our first permanent concept where workers are housed at our very own yard. This concepts saves cost on renting of houses and other accommodation. The accommodation on the right was also build buy our own in-house workers. Kudos to Gebeng operations for the planning and execution.


Internal view of the accommodation coupled with individual lockers. and arrangements of bunk beds. Notice the cleanliness and systematic arrangements of beds.






This is in line with Leopad's concern on facilities for foreign workers. "Better facilities, Better Work Output."




Common Dining and living area.















Coupled with washing facilities provided.







BOD with KSB staffs.










View of the new Telok Kalong Facility, Kemaman.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tengku Visits Batu Pahat Manufacturing Facility.

On 12th May, Our Appointed Chairman, YAM Tengku Baharuddin Ibni Sultan Mahmud, went on a working tour to our Batu Pahat Facility. Tenku visited and saw for himself the manufacturing of tubes, SD II, Cable Trays and upcoming set-up of DURAFlex flexitank. Tengku on this trip saw the detail manufacturing processes of the various product to understand better the modus operandi of the facility. Tengku has now a better picture of these processes and will definitely work on enhancing the related business opportunity.







Tengku viewing carefully how a tube is being produced.






Last stop at the DURAFlex manufacturing facility before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.

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