Saturday, March 3, 2012

SPOT HAZARD & BE REWARDED ( SHBR ) PROGRAM - MANAGEMENT ROLE

BY: MAGENDRAN R.                                                                                          DATE: 1.3.2012
      GHSE MANAGER


It is recognised that Safety & Health management system requires sustained and multiple efforts that thrive on mutual trust and cooperation.  It is gratifying to note that our management group is supporting the Group SHE Department to implement safe and healthy working environment at their branches and departments.  Despite this, challenges still exist, especially with many unreported Near Miss incidents.  We must eradicate this low awareness on this which could lead to potential accidents.  The most encouraging aspect of Safety and Health is that prevention is better than cure.  We as the management group must take every possible initiative to act before a risk kills or maims the workers or employees.


Group SHE Department has introduced the ‘ Spot Hazard & Be Rewarded ‘ or SHBR program as a way to arrest this low awareness among our employees.  This program not only encourages reporting hazards and near misses, but awards incentives too to those who submit good findings.  We strongly feel this can in a way reduce or even eliminate near miss incidents and hazards at workplace.  While this SHBR program is for all level of our employees, the management will have to play a crucial role in the implementation and success of the program.  A change is required in the mindset of employees or workers who hesitate to report such incidents.  It is up to the management to create this change by leading the way and also by educating the employees.


The process of reporting and awarding incentives is not the end.  The management must accept every report as a problem that must be solved.  They must, with their selected team, review the reports and find ways to overcome, control, minimize or even eliminate the hazards and near miss incidents.  Analyse the findings, make good judgements and come out with a solid solution.


I call upon all of us to work together for a safer workplace and the well being of our employees.






                   

PROJECT NEWS


Lumut Branch has successfully completed the Deen Dayal West Field Development (DDW 1) for Blasting & Painting and Thermal Spray Application (TSA). Been  a new scope of work with unique requirement, it was an achievement for the branch for overcoming challenges faced by their  team.


PROJECT : DEEN DAYAL WEST FIELD DEVELOPMENT ( DDW1)              BRANCH : LUMUT

JOB SCOPE :  BLASTING & PAINTING AND THERMAL SPRAY APPLICATION ( TSA )

                     PROVISIONAL 
CONTRACT AREA                       : 2,000m²

ACTUAL WORK DONE AREA        : 3,223.52m²

DURATION                                : 3.5 Months

TSA APPLICATION SPEED           : 10 ~ 15m²/hour per Applicator



WHAT IS A THERMAL SPRAY:

  •  Melted or softened particles of materials, typically starting from a solid form (wire powder) on to a substrate.
  • Thermal energy is supplied using flame or electricity to melt or soften the materials.

  • Gas/air jets accelerate the particles toward surfaces where they impact to produce dense and adherent coatings.



ADVANTAGES:

   No curing or drying times                 ●  Coating and job are immediately  
                                                                   ready for use.

●    Varied thicknesses can be applied     Crucial parts or areas can be masked

   No size restrictions or limitations     ●   Excellent adhesion for paints



PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED:
  • Stringent ISO Standard.
  • Stringent QA/QC  Requirement.
  • Frequent Test Panel & Bend Test  @ 50m²  Prior to Application.


EFFORT TAKEN TO ENCOUNTER:
  • Used “Trichloromethane Chemical “ for degreasing of grease and oil from the substrates instead of wash-down.
  • Surface contamination rating were achieved & maintained at Dust Level 1.
  • Wire and Test Panel send randomly to SIRIM to conduct the purity Grade as per BS1475 (Results Achieved above 99.86%  @ Requirement is 99.50% and above).
  • 1 Test Panel for every 50m² of Production Area @ 4 Nos. of  Dolly attached to achieve average bonding more than 2,000psi.


MILESTONE IN TSA

ü  Project completed as per Client’s fast track schedule.

ü  Directly lead the entire process resolving all the issues arise before, during & after the work execution with minimum guidance from Kencana, L&T and EIL Client.

ü  Manage to create profile >90 ~ 110 microns with  G20/40 instead of using Client recommended mesh size G10/20.

ü  Manage to produce 2,200psi Bonding Strength on Test Panel which is greater than International Standard (1,500psi).

ü  Client(L&T) assigned 3 PhD Expertise(R&D)involved in TSA from India to monitor the quality and our compliance. All 3 experts are very satisfied with our performance.





                                                                              





 
 


























YOUR BLOOD IS SPECIAL AND WILL HELP SAVE LIVES.

BY : KULIM BRANCH
DATE : 25.02.2012


"As part of our continuous effort in strengthening our CSR program, Leopad Kulim have successfully organized Blood Donation Drive in collaboration with NUR Power Plant and Kulim Hospital on the 16th February 2012. This program is very important in educating the public on importance of donating blood which in some cases can save life. According to Dr. Gopinath of Kulim Hospital, they need about 500 bags of blood on yearly basis. On the event day, pathology department from Kulim general hospital have conducted the process of blood donation from 0900 to 1530 hrs. Total registration was 47 but eligible donors were only 28 including 15 donors from Leopad itself. 


Donors are screened for health risks and if a potential donor does not meet the criteria, they are deferred. The blood donation campaign was not only for Leopad and NUR but also open to other contractors who was involved for Block 2 re-commissioning project at NUR.





Branch Manager of Kulim, Mr. MJ Logaa S was also a part of the team who participated in donating blood to encourage other staffs in doing the same."












LATEST EVENT REPORT


HQ BOWLING TOURNAMENT
BY : Padma Vishnu
DATE: 25.02.2011

HQ organized a sport event, bowling tournament to provide our members with the possibility to strengthen team spirit of our company’s staff. The Bowling tournament was a perfect team-buiding event which fastens our players on the lanes and created a great feeling of synergy that positively projects on their day-to-day work.  
February 18, 2012, Leopad HQ held a Bowling Tournament with the teams of Leopad members in Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort. 10 teams participated in the tournament and each was determined to stand for the team they represented.
The tournament was indeed intense and the three teams that gained the title of winners are:
  • 1st place – Ridwan, Hareeraja, Thiagarasan and Mageswari
  • 2nd place – Mr. Loganathan, Anand, Azman and Gangga
  • 3rd place – Jay, Nurul  and Zunaidah.
The winners received Hampers. There were also two nominations winners of which were also named.
  • Best Male results – Selvanathan Padmanathan
  • Best Female results – Zunaidah Ahmad
Everybody enjoyed a good team spirit and a healthy competition. I  sincerely congratulate the winners and hope to see everyone very soon at the upcoming events of Leopad HQ.




The 1st place winner team receiving the hamper from Mr. Sunderaj
(From left Mr. Sunderaj, Hareeraja, Mageswari, Thiagarasan and Ridwan)








(From left) Anand, Mr. Loganathan and Azman (extreme right), 2nd place winners 








All smiles on the 3rd winner team players  when Mr. Sunderaj presented the hamper to(from right) Jay, Nurul  and Zunaidah







Mr. Loganathan presenting prizes to the Best Bowler - Male & Female 


Mr. Selvanathan
Puan Zunaidah
 The supporters and players had  lots of excitement, fun and joy!! 



 

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