Adam Anand Row
As the MRT Putrajaya Line project nears completion, the MMC Gamuda KVMRT (MGKT) team has once again been recognised with an impressive result in the British Safety Council (BSC) Five-Star Audit, recording a resounding score of 98.1 percent for 2021. It marks an impressive four year run of maintaining a Five-Star rating in the BSC audit, starting from back in 2018, and caps a track record of industry-leading safety performance for the underground works of the project.
Internationally recognised, the BSC audit requires the organisation to undergo a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its occupational health and safety policies, processes and practices. An organisation’s performance is measured against key health and safety management best practice indicators with a detailed review of over 60 component elements.
To put further this achievement in perspective, a Three-Star rating is equivalent to attaining the ISO 45001:2018 standard while Five-Star requires ‘International Best Practices’ to be met year–on–year, making it hard enough to achieve in the first instance and even harder to maintain every year. Much praise is, therefore, due to the MGKT team for consistently setting, maintaining and going beyond international safety standards at every level throughout the life of the project.