Saturday, April 17

SDMC to write to companies for submission of SOP strategies

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KUCHING: Construction companies, manufacturing and plantations will be required to provide their in-house standard operating procedures (SOPs) to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to assist enforcement agencies monitoring compliance.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said SDMC will be writing to these sectors in the near future regarding this matter.

“During a meeting with the National Security Council (NSC) earlier, a proposal has been made where we (SDMC) will be writing to companies in the construction sector with ongoing projects, manufacturing and plantation companies to ask them to present to us their in-house SOP enforcement strategy.

“We were informed that there is one company that has been very successful in this, in Kuala Lumpur. It is very much due to their management enforcement plan which is safely formulated and enforced,” Uggah said in a press conference yesterday.

He said this was very much like how the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) at various longhouses and villages have been empowered to come up with a safe enforcement plan at their respective jurisdiction.

“Because we cannot expect the police to monitor all of these factories, plantations and longhouses,” Uggah added.