Kone Elevator (M) Sdn Bhd held a Safety and Health Working Week to inculcate safety awareness among its employees, .
Its managing director Edward Loy said, “Without our workers, the company does not exist because the employees are the ones who go out to fix the elevators.”
The company also invited the Road Safety Department (JKJR), Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) and Social Security Organisation (Socso) to talk on the importance of road safety for two days.
JKJR deputy director-general Datuk Roslan Eusoff said an estimated 20 people die on Malaysian roads, every day, due to accidents.
Twelve out of 20 are motorcyclists.
“It is vital to plan your journey ahead before riding and follow the speed limit when driving. Small steps like these can save lives,” said Roslan.
He also advised attendees to get enough rest before driving, make sure their motorcycle was in good condition, not to take medication deemed harmful when driving, to avoid riding in between cars and to always be focused when on the road.
“Undeniably, every driver has a different attitude when it comes to driving.
“One must always prioritise your own safety as well as the safety of other users on the road in order to prevent any unwanted incidents from happening,” he said.
In conjunction with the programme, a flagging-off ceremony for motorcyclists was held at the newly built Kone Academy.
The event was launched by Roslan.
To protect its employees from danger when on the road, the company presented them with helmets and storage compartments.
A basic motorcycle inspection was conducted by JKJR to ensure employees’ motorcycles were in working order.
Socso also sponsored a seminar and training on how to drive cautiously, stressing on the importance of being a good driver.