Perodua and Socso to collaborate on staff’s road safety training syllabus

Perodua values the importance of its employees’ safety and wellbeing because it believes that safety is everyone’s right, says Zainal

By AZALEA AZUAR

PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) is collaborating with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) on road safety for its staff who commute to and from its headquarters (HQ) in Sungai Choh, Rawang.

Perodua yesterday hosted the launch of Socso’s national ‘Safe Driving to Workplace’ campaign for 2019.

It was attended by Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran, his chief secretary Datuk Amir Omar, Socso CEO Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed and Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

Zainal said Perodua has executed many initiatives under its long-term road safety programme.

Kulasegaran (third from right) fastens a rider’s helmet strap as National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health ED Ayop Salleh, Takahashi, Zainal and Mohammed Azman (from left 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th respectively) look on

“After carrying out many staff-wide awareness activities to great effect, we are now ready to progress to the Kiken Yochi stage, where we teach our staff to anticipate potential hazards,” he said.

Perodua’s HQ consists of about 8,500 staff.

“We express our utmost gratitude to Socso for imparting useful road safety pointers and knowledge, parts of which will be incorporated into Perodua’s own road safety training syllabus. We aim to cascade this syllabus through all our HQ staff in the span of two years.

“Being Malaysia’s biggest carmaker by volume and one of Selangor’s biggest employers, Perodua feels it is its duty to contribute significantly to efforts to reduce work commute accidents. We are totally committed to safety, and hope our efforts can serve as example to the rest of the nation,” Zainal said.

He added that Perodua values the importance of its employees’ safety and wellbeing because not only they are a people-first company, but they also believe that safety is everyone’s right.

Socso trainers delivered a talk to around 150 staff from Perodua, which included 40 of its trainers, entitled “Vision Zero” before the launch.

One of the topics covered was Kiken Yochi, which means the importance of regularly inspecting one’s vehicle, as well as careful driving.

Also present was Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief assistant director Supt Dr Bakri Zainal Abidin who gave a talk regarding road rules and safety awareness.