Shell, UMS promote safety culture among UMS engineering students
Shell Malaysia Gas & Power and the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) held a two-day workshop for 50 final-year engineering students on the importance of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) in the workplace on March 15 and 16. This capacity building programme, known as PRESTIGE or Practical Environmental, Safety and Industrial Guidance for Engineers, is now in its second year. “Our objective is to share the importance of health and safety in the workplace with these future engineers using Shell’s HSE tools and best practice to enable them to not only see its importance in the workplace but make it part and parcel of their work culture,” said Mark Pattenden, General Manager - Manufacturing, Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The workshop was run in collaboration with the Department of Environment (DOE) and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) in Kota Kinabalu. It was designed to be interactive, covering practical Shell HSE knowledge, tools and best practice to help these future engineers identify HSE risks present in the workplace and manage them accordingly. The 50 students were divided into small groups and were given a case study that required them to apply the HSE knowledge, tools and best practice that they were taught over the weekend to various real life scenarios. The event also featured speakers from the DOE, the DOSH, UMS and Shell Malaysia.