Our employees are crucial to our businesses, and ensuring their safety and wellness is critically important to us. Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) goes to great lengths to ensure on-the-job safety implementing environmental and occupational health and safety programmes to provide a safe and healthy working environment, and to help protect the environment and communities in which we operate.

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Cahya Mata Sarawak launches Group Corporate Wellness Programme

Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) launched its in-house Health Surveillance Programme – Corporate Wellness Programme (CWP) on 1 July 2019. In collaboration with Rehab Concept, CMS CWP will be first rolled out to its 1,500 employees in the southern region, including Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Serian and Lundu before extending it to employees in the central and northern regions.

Speaking at the event, Mr Goh Chii Bing, Group Chief Executive Officer-Operations said, “At CMS, we take the health and well-being of our staff seriously. A large number of them are breadwinners and as a responsible employer, we have a part to play in ensuring that their health is well managed. One can never underestimate the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. When our staff are healthy, they and their families are happy and of course, our productivity goes up, which is a bonus for CMS!”

Being the first of its kind in Sarawak, CMS takes the lead in offering an in-house health management programme for the benefit of employees’ health and wellness. The programme includes scheduled health screening for employees, health survey, and an on-going education programme to promote a healthy lifestyle among the workforce. During the health screening, a few parameters such as blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage will be monitored by the team from Rehab Concept. The team will be also look into health interventions where necessary, such as weight and stress management. CMS CWP programme will run from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The CMS CWP is yet another testament to the quality of the company and its people first ethos, further proof as to why CMS deservedly picked up gold at CSR Asia and ranked in the top 10 Sarawakian companies to work for in the recent LinkedIn polls. CMS is a company you can truly admire.

CMS 6th Safety Month

Safety Starts With Me!

For the 6th year running, CMS held the launch of its CMS Safety Month today to roll out the month-long programme which includes safety related activities such as trainings/talks by internal and external speakers, site walkabouts to project sites/plants, gotong-royong and recycle day.

During the launch held at Wisma Mahmud, CMS Group Chief Executive Officer – Operations, Mr Goh Chii Bing reminded everyone not to take their health for granted. He said, “We need to control our food intake, exercise and address any stress-related issues. Not only should we be careful at the workplace, we should also practice safety at home.” He also cautioned for us to be vigilant with the recent dengue and rabies cases which are on the rise in the State. The two unfortunate fatalities (in April and June) which involved our staff (flagman) at our Pan Borneo Highway project site is a glaring reminder that safety starts with us (me).

5th Safety Month

5th Safety Month 2017

Introduced in 2013, CMS organised its annual Safety Month in October every year and it was launched by Group Managing Director, Dato’ Richard Curtis together with newly appointed Group CEO-Corporate, Dato Isaac Lugun and Group CEO-Operations, Mr Goh Chii Bing at Wisma Mahmud, Kuching. Witnessing the launch were the Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) Sarawak’s Assistant Director, Sadiyuk Henry Rigit, Deputy Director of PERKESO Sarawak, Dundang Udong and CMS senior management and employees.

Every Friday in October, employees would don the orange-coloured safety polo-shirt, participating in several activities that depicted the 2017’s safety theme ‘A Better You, Today!’. Sessions such as safety talks, training and health screenings were conducted by DOSH, BOMBA, National Resources and Environment Board Sarawak, Ministry of Health, Sarawak Government Hospital, PERKESO and Borneo Medical Centre.

To close the Safety Month, a “Heart Run” was organised at the CMS Cement Mambong plant, emphasising this year’s focus on a healthier lifestyle.

Safety Month 2016

Safety Month 2016

Introduced in 2013, CMS organised its annual Safety Month throughout October with its official ceremony launched by Group Managing Director, Dato’ Richard Curtis held at BCCK on 4 October 2016.

Throughout the month, employees were dressed in orange participated in several activities that depicted the 2016’s safety theme ‘Safe Workplace, Safe Environment’. Sessions such as safety talks and health screenings were conducted by the Department of Safety and Health, Department of Environment, BOMBA, National Resources and Environment Board Sarawak, Ministry of Health, PERKESO and Borneo Medical Centre. Employees also collected 3 metric tons of recyclable items and planted 85 pine trees throughout the worksites in Sarawak. Site visits were also conducted and a surprise fire drill was sprung at Wisma Mahmud on 28 October 2016.

Launching of Safety Month

Safety Begins with Teamwork

It is time to repair broken steps, clean out the medicine cabinets and install lighting at dim hallways – October is CMS Safety Month! Running consecutively for three years, this year’s event aims to increase awareness to prevent accidents.

The theme for this year – ‘Safety Begins with Teamwork’ – focuses on Behavioral Safety, which is the application of behavioral research on human performances to the problems of safety in the workplace.

The launching held in the first week of October was successfully conducted by the respective Heads of Divisions, with a symbolic handover of banners and buntings to the Divisional Managers and Safety Representatives.

During the Safety Month, participants were given trainings on appropriate mediums and awareness presented by our in-house safety officers and invited speakers, on the ways to prevent injuries and accidental deaths by calling attention to common safety and health risks. Each week was dedicated with promoting a specific safety risk; among the topics presented were Falls Prevention, Chemical Handling, Working in Confined Spaces, Psychosocial and Managing Stress at Workplace, Proper Donning of PPE and Fit Test of its Components.

Embrace the Safety slogan UCUX, You See You Act!