Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Construction 101

There's a building under construction right next to the building where I work, and being blessed with a window means that I can look out and see the construction workers as they toil day and night to get that building up fast. It's really quite amazing to see how each floor goes up day by day - first they were below me, then they were on eye level with me and now they're above me. And all those heavy machinery! I wonder how the crane operator knows when to stop, when to lift, when to lower... he's so high up there and separated from his colleagues below.

I found this Heavy Equipment Operator School website from US and it got me to thinking if we have a similar type of school here in Malaysia or if they just learn "on the job". How many of our construction workers are properly trained and certified? There are numerous small reports in the papers of accidents that occur at construction sites but unless it involves a death, most go unreported and unnoticed. Could this accident rate be reduced with a good certified training program?

And as a matter of fact, how many of the workers in the local construction industry are locals and not migrant workers from other countries? Food for thought.

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