Kuching (Sarawak), Monday, 2 October 2017 – This year marks the 5th anniversary of CMS’ group-wide Safety Month Campaign. The campaign, which kicks off every October of the year since its inception in 2013 aims to create awareness among its employees and stakeholders on Occupational Safety & Health, as well as environmental and sustainability values.
“Safety is an attitude, a frame of mind, an awareness of our environment, our actions and activities all day; put simply, safety is a way of life at CMS and is central to all of our activities,” said CMS Group Managing Director, Dato’ Richard Curtis during the launch of the CMS Safety Month 2017 at Wisma Mahmud in Kuching, today. This year’s campaign is themed “A Better you, Today!” and carries the slogan “Your Life’s Matters!”. Witnessing the launch were DOSH Sarawak’s Assistant Director, Sadiyuk Henry Rigit, Deputy Director of PERKESO Sarawak, Dundang Udong and CMS senior management and employees.
CMS incorporated Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) performance criteria into its staff KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) from 2009 and the company has since endeavoured to ensure excellence in OSH management, group-wide.
Among the activities organised during the Safety Month are safety talks and training from DOSH, PERKESO, BOMBA, Health Department, and the Sarawak Government Hospital, private clinics, PPE suppliers and invited speakers from local companies. A compulsory site walkabout is also included in the program whereby selected employees will have the chance to visit other subsidiary companies within the CMS group to observe and input on other group of companies’ OSH practices and standards. A “Heart Run” to emphasise this year’s focus on a healthier lifestyle, will be organised to close the campaign in the final weeks of October 2017.