Bid to boost construction practices to prevent loss of lives

Bid to boost construction practices to prevent loss of lives

PETALING JAYA - A team of experts has completed its first report on improving construction practices to prevent further tragedies and loss of lives.

Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof said the findings would be tabled in the Cabinet before a possible meeting next month with the relevant industry players.

The team, he said, was looking at the overall ecosystem of the construction industry to ensure that best practices are followed and weaknesses addressed,

"We hope to sit with all the stakeholders to present the findings and address the weaknesses that have been outlined.

"We are looking at how best to improve the industry. We want to ensure guidelines are adhered to and there are good construction practices and proper enforcement," he told The Star.

Fadillah set up the committee this year to tackle a wide spectrum of issues, including design, implementation of projects, materials, legal framework, safety, weaknesses in standard operating procedures and enforcement or the lack of it.

There have been a spate of construction accidents from falling cranes into buildings to the fatal collapse of the Second Penang Bridge ramp.

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