Construction industry players have been reminded to ensure that their construction personnel have valid Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) registration certificates and are accredited in their specialised trade.
CIDB Chief Executive Dato' Ir. Ahmad 'Asri Abdul Hamid warned that failure to do so will result in errant companies and their personnel being fined under the CIDB Act 1994 (Act 520).
He said this after an integrated enforcement operation (OPB) aimed at monitoring and enforcing the relevant acts and regulations in the construction industry at a construction site in Putrajaya on June 25.
Also present at the operation was Minister of Works YB Tuan Baru Bian. A total of 118 personnel from CIDB, Department of Safety and Health (DOSH), Department of Environment, Ministry of Health, Volunteers Department of Malaysia, Perbadanan Putrajaya and Royal Malaysia Police participated in the operation.
During the operation, it was found that 58 of the 92 construction personnel inspected have not registered with CIDB, and 75 of the 92 were also not issued accreditation according to their skills.
At the same time, 4 out of the 13 sub-contractors checked were also not registered with CIDB.
On the positive side, the contractor was found to have fulfilled requirements of Act 520 in using building material which complied with CIDB’s Certificate of Standard Compliance or ‘Perakuan Pematuhan Standard’ (PPS).
The contractor, who was properly registered with CIDB, had also made a declaration on the project to the Board.
Following the inspection, CIDB urged all construction industry players to prioritise safety and quality in construction works.
This includes registering all construction workers with CIDB, ensuring that the construction materials and products they use meet standards and carry the certificate of standard compliance issued by the board.
“CIDB is ready to work with construction players in ensuring the appropriate registration and accreditation process are effectively done,” said Ahmad 'Asri while reminding industry players to ensure their employees are registered with CIDB and possess accreditation certificates in their specialised skill field.
Failure to comply may result in a fine up to RM5,000 to both employer and employees alike.
For companies found operating construction activities unregistered with CIDB can be fined a minimum of RM10,000 and a maximum of RM100,000.
Meanwhile in the same operation, DOSH issued two Notices of Improvement (NOI) and one Notice of Prohibition (NOP) to the contractor.
Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) also issued three reminder notices to the contractor, including one to remind about not using the construction site as a workers hostel.
[June 27, 2019]