SIRIM STS perkenal standard penarafan tandas masjid dan surau melalui program CSR

Pada 19 September 2020 lalu, satu Program CSR SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd telah berlangsung dengan jayanya di ‘surau angkat’ SSTS iaitu Surau Al-Ansor Seksyen 2 Shah Alam.  Agenda utama program adalah taklimat berkenaan standard SIRIM 1, Garis panduan kebersihan tandas masjid dan surau dan SIRIM 2, Garis panduan penarafan kebersihan tandas masjid dan surau.

Seramai 16 anggota kerja SSTS diketuai YM CEO, Raja Yahya Raja Ariffin telah menghadiri program berkenaan, manakala Surau Al-Ansor diwakili oleh 10 AJK Surau diketuai Timbalan Pengerusi, Hj Safwan Zubir Ismail.

Taklimat SIRIM 1 dan SIRIM 2 telah disampaikan oleh pegawai dan jurulatih SSTS, En Mohd Hazwan Zulkefly, diikuti demonstrasi pengauditan penarafan yang membabitkan kedua-dua pihak.

Program telah berlangsung dalam suasana santai dan meriah dan kedua-dua pihak amat berpuas hati dan teruja untuk meneruskan ukhwah yang terjalin melalui pelbagai aktiviti yang bermanfaat dan menarik di masa hadapan.

SIRIM’s Best Practices Recognition Scheme – New Logo, Same Recognition

SIRIM’s Best Practices Recognition Scheme is a scheme of recognizing the successful implementation of the chosen best practices by participating organizations. The scheme which is coordinated by SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary under SIRIM Berhad, was introduced as an effort to promote the adoption of best practices amongst the Malaysian industries, in particular those organizations that have obtained ISO certification.

These best practices are important for organizations aspiring to go beyond the ISO certification in ensuring their business sustainability. Some of these best practices are needed for maintaining the ISO certification such as 5S and QCC.

Total Quality Management (TQM) Recognition Scheme was introduced in 2010 as the first recognition scheme. Other best practices schemes that were introduced in a later stage are Green 5S (2012), Customer Service Management (CSM, 2013), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM, 2014) and Lean Management Recognition Scheme
(LM, 2016).

TQM Recognition Scheme was established to promote total quality culture while Green 5S focuses on creating a safe, healthy, conducive and energy-saving working environment. While CSM emphasizes efficient and effective services to customers, TPM focusses on effective utilization of machineries and equipment. These schemes recognize that an organization has competent personnel in implementing the best practices that the organization has benefitted from.

As of March 2020, 213 organizations have been recognized under the SIRIM’s Best Practices Recognition Scheme.

Previously, each SIRIM’s Best Practices Recognition Scheme carried its own unique logo. However, SIRIM Berhad’s Management Committee has recently approved a standard logo for all its Best Practices Schemes. The logo which was designed by the Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia is in line with SIRIM Berhad’s President’s idea to standardize the logo for all its Best Practices Schemes.

SIRIM STS recognized as the Safety and Health Officer Training Provider

SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd on 26 June 2020 has been recognized as the Training Provider for Safety and Health Officers for the Occupational Safety and Health Course Program by the Ministry of Human Resources.

Recognition for the three-year period includes the following five modules:

  • Modul 1 – Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Modul 2 – Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
  • Modul 3 – Occupational Health
  • Modul 4 – Occupational Safety; dan
  • Modul 5 – ISO 45001 Lead Auditor

Five officers have been commissioned as instructors for the module; two of them are trainers from SIRIM STS – Ms Fauzan Mat Shah and Ms Hafidzah Abd Rahim, while the other three are SIRIM STS associate trainers, Ms Sharina Hanur Harith, Dr Yusof Omar and Mr Mohd Nazir Samek.

Participants with three years of experience in occupational safety and health, who successfully complete the course at SIRIM STS and pass the NIOSH-administered examinations, will be eligible to be registered with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia.

A recognition handover ceremony was held in Putrajaya on 9 July 2020, where SIRIM STS was represented by Senior General Manager, Dr Mohd Azman Idris, who received a certificate of recognition and a letter of approval from the YB Minister of Human Resources, Mr Saravanan Murugan.

May this recognition be a catalyst for the people of SIRIM STS to continue to contribute ideas and effort to the company, thereby arousing aspirations for all of us to serve more excellently.

Webinar on Go Global: Market Access Facilities and Incentives

A Webinar on Go Global: Market Access Facilities and Incentives, a collaboration effort between SIRIM dan MIDA has been held on 21 July 2020, from 10 am to 1 pm. The webinar which was transmitted via FB live platform and Zoom, had captured 2,800 views.

Three topics were presented at the event – Market Access Consultancy Program by SIRIM STS; Market Access Facilities and Incentives by MIDA; and Automation Capital Allowance (ACA) – Verification of Machines, a paper by Machinery Technology Centre, SIRIM Berhad.

The objective of the event was to share on how MIDA and SIRIM could help facilitate the Malaysian companies to expand their business towards becoming global players.

The highlight of SIRIM STS paper which was presented by Ms Salmah Mohd Nordin, was on how the company could assist businesses to increase productivity and market access through understanding of technical trade requirements and implementation of Standards, Quality and Technology. Market access services provided by SIRIM STS consist of the following components:

  • Trade Regulatory & Technical Information
  • Product Standards Compliance
  • Product Technical Consultancy
  • Advisory on Conformity Assessment

Applicants of the consultancy service can choose any of the above components or combinations thereof.

The second paper presented by Ms Zetty Hamimi Zakaria, Director of MIDA Negeri Sembilan, detailed out the following services provided by the organisation – project/product promotion, approval and implementation. Ms Zetty highlighted the investment opportunities and incentives provided by MIDA, which include domestic investments strategic funds (DISF), Industry 4WRD Intervention Fund and Automation Capital Allowance.

Ms Zuriani Usop of Machinery Technology Centre, SIRIM Berhad, detailed out on joint evaluation by MIDA and SIRIM for the application of Automation Capital Allowance for verification of machines. The ACA objectives are to encourage manufacturing companies to engage in innovative and productive activities; to encourage quick adoption of automation specifically for labour-intensive industries; to spur automation initiatives; and to enhance productivity in the manufacturing sector.

It is hoped that the joint effort by both SIRIM and MIDA could help accelerate the shift of Malaysian companies to higher value-added, high technology, knowledge intensive and innovation-based industries.