Curtin Malaysia organises health, safety and environment webinar for students and staff

Miri – 31 May 2021 – The Faculty of Engineering and Science of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently organised a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) webinar for 21 of its students, mainly from its Department of Civil and Construction Engineering who are taking the Bachelor of Science in Health, Safety and Environment. Also attending were a number of academic staff of the department.

Two guest speakers, who are highly experienced safety and health officers in industry, were invited to share their knowledge and experiences in HSE legislation and practices with the participants.

One of the speakers, Mohd. Fazillah Raduan, who is a Safety and Health Officer with Kuching-based Gerbang Timur Jaya Construction Sdn. Bhd., briefed the participants on HIRARC (Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control), accident and incident investigation and reporting, and workplace inspections.

A graduate of Curtin Malaysia, Mohd. Fazillah has extensive experience in supervising and managing safety-related issues in the workplace, mentoring and coaching HSE programmes, and establishing work instructions and procedures. He is also involved HIRARC development and is an ISO45001 lead auditor.

Head of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Dr. Wong Kwong Soon, remarked that the knowledge and insights imparted by the two guest speakers would be useful to the students not only in their current studies, but also when they work in industry.

He said that Curtin’s Bachelor of Science in Health, Safety and Environment, which is still a relatively new course at Curtin Malaysia, offers an opportunity for those interested in HSE to prepare for a diverse career in the expanding area of occupational health and safety. They will specialise in identifying and managing workplace risks to ensure safe and healthy work environments, and develop professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and technology.

“HSE is also important for students pursuing the Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering and the Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, as well as the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at Curtin Malaysia,” he added.

According to Dr. Wong, these courses are very industry-focused and have extensive support and input from industry players, and is thus are highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers. The qualifications, which are widely recognised nationally and internationally, also offer a high level of job mobility.

Some of the students and staff who participated in the webinar.

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