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Nik Zafri's Current Status (16 August, 2014)
While we are still at peace, let's appreciate it. Do not take peace for granted.
Sometimes looking back at past history of how we got here would be the best thing to do.
Imagine, if we are now at war and being bombarded mercilessly, DO YOU STILL HAVE THE TIME :
- to think of petty squabbles you had with your neighbors?
- or the difference of views on political factions?
- or personal and financial problems?
- or racial and religious extremism?
- or who's right or wrong?
Believe me, once you see blood is spilling everywhere, you WON'T!
So, appreciate peace!
BIODATA - NIK ZAFRI
* Kelantanese, Alumni of Sultan Ismail College Kelantan (SICA), Diploma (Management), IT Competency Cert, Certified Written English Professional US. Has participated in many seminars/conferences(local/international) in the capacity of trainer/lecturer and participant. Affiliations :- Institute of Quality Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Association, Auditor ISO 9000 IRCAUK, Auditor OHSAS 18000 (SIRIM and STS) /EMS ISO 14000:2004 and Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS, CIDB (Now BCA) Singapore)
* Possesses 20 years experience/hands-on in the multi-modern management & technical disciplines (systems & methodologies) such as Knowledge Management (Hi-Impact Management/ICT Solutions), Quality (TQM/ISO), Safety Health Environment, Civil & Building (Construction), Manufacturing, Motivation & Team Building, HR, Marketing/Branding, Business Process Reengineering, Economy/Stock Market, Contracts/Project Management, Finance & Banking, etc. He was employed to international bluechips involving in national/international megaprojects such as Balfour Beatty Construction/Knigh Piesold & Partners UK, MMI Insurance Group Australia, Hazama Corporation (Hazamagumi) Japan (with Mitsubishi Corporation, JA Jones US and Ho-Hup) and Sunway Construction Berhad (The Sunway Group of Companies). Among major projects undertaken : Pergau Hydro Electric Project, KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, LRT Tunnelling, KLIA, Petronas Refineries Melaka, Putrajaya Government Complex, Sistem Lingkaran Lebuhraya Kajang (SILK) etc. Once serviced SMPD Management Consultants as Associate Consultant cum Lecturer for Diploma in Management, Institute of Supervisory Management UK/SMPD JV. Currently – Associate/Visiting Consultants/Facilitators, Advisors for leading consulting firms (local and international) including project management. To name a few – TIJ Consultants Group (Malaysia and Singapore), LSB Manufacturing Solutions Sdn. Bhd. and many others.
* Ex-Resident Weekly Columnist of Utusan Malaysia (1995-1998) and have produced more than 100 articles related to ISO-9000– Management System and Documentation Models, TQM Strategic Management, Occupational Safety and Health (now OHSAS 18000) and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14000. His write-ups/experience has assisted many students/researchers alike in module developments based on competency or academics and completion of many theses. Once commended by the then Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia for his diligence in promoting and training the civil services (government sector) based on “Total Quality Management and Quality Management System ISO-9000 in Malaysian Civil Service – Paradigm Shift Scalar for Assessment System”
Among Nik Zafri’s clients were Adabi Consumer Industries Sdn. Bhd, The HQ of Royal Customs and Excise Malaysia, Veterinary Services Dept. Negeri Sembilan, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Corporate HQ of RHB, NEC Semiconductor - Klang Selangor, Prime Minister’s Department Malaysia, State Secretarial Office Negeri Sembilan, Hidrological Department KL, Asahi Kluang Johor, Tunku Mahmood (2) Primary School Kluang Johor, Consortium PANZANA, Information Technology Training Centre (ITTC) – Authorised Training Center (ATC) – University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) Kluang Branch Johor, Kluang General Hospital Johor, Kahang Timur Secondary School Johor, Sultan Abdul Jalil Secondary School Kluang Johor, Guocera Tiles Industries Kluang Johor, MNE Construction (M) Sdn. Bhd. Kota Tinggi Johor, UITM Shah Alam Selangor, Telesystem Electronics/Digico Cable (ODM/OEM for Astro), Sungai Long Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Bina Puri Group), Secura Security Printing Sdn. Bhd, ROTOL AMS Bumi Sdn. Bhd & ROTOL Architectural Services Sdn. Bhd. (ROTOL Group), Bond M & E (KL) Sdn. Bhd., Skyline Telco (M) Sdn. Bhd.,Technochase Sdn. Bhd JB, Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM), Shinryo/Steamline Consortium (Petronas/OGP Power Co-Generation Plant Melaka), Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Association for Retired Intelligence Operatives of Malaysia, T.Yamaichi Corp. (M) Sdn. Bhd.LSB Manufacturing Solutions Sdn. Bhd., PJZ Marine Services Sdn. Bhd., UNITAR/UNTEC (Degree in Accountacy) Cobrain Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (Managing Construction Safety & Health), Speaker for International Finance & Management Strategy (Closed Conference), Pembinaan Jaya Zira Sdn. Bhd. (ISO 9001:2008-Internal Audit for Construction Industry), Straits Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. (C & S, Geotech), Malaysia Management & Science University (MSU)etc.
* Has appeared for 10 consecutive series in “Good Morning Malaysia RTM TV1’ Corporate Talk Segment discussing on ISO 9000/14000 in various industries. For ICT, his inputs garnered from his expertise have successfully led to development of work-process e-enabling systems in the environments of intranet, portal and interactive web design especially for the construction and manufacturing. Some of the end products have won various competitions of innovativeness, quality, continual-improvements and construction industry award at national level. He has also in advisory capacity – involved in development and moderation of websites, portals and e-profiles for mainly corporate and private sectors, public figures etc.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Published: Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 11:39:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday August 19, 2014 MYT 12:32:04 AM
Now when the span (connected box girders) being lifted up and erected - PRIOR to construction of parapet walls, the span should be 'LOCKED' first on the piers.
The weather was fine (not inclement). So, the theory of ground movement is not possible at all.
The installation of piers with the box girders concrete span were fine in the Southern part of the project. (I've seen them)
Perhaps the issues are not about the load or engineering or even design or concrete strength or whatsover,
It is the issue of workflow breakdown - the process is also related to previous monitoring - via audit and inspection - are there any records that proper inspections (and tests - ITP) have been executed at the affected area?
Perhaps the issues are also not really about safety, it is about supervision of the implementation of the methodology and process (method statement)
I think the CEO should NOT resign (technically he's not responsible until proven guilty), the investigation should be more thorough on the issues of supervision by the Project Delivery Partner (MMC Gamuda), the C & S Consultant and the Work Package Contractor.
My guess is only about the process. Which should start from "A" - lift up, "B" - erect and lock, C - "construction of Parapet Walls"
There must a way to determine that after Process 'A' - MUST be followed by Process 'B' - it looks like Process 'A' - OK but straight jumped to Process 'C'. (the span will become flimsy - not stable, once the activity of Parapet Walls construction started, the span became imbalance because (my guess) it is not properly 'locked' although 'erected')
Thus the word 'dislodged' is right! How can it be 'dislodged' on the first place if it is properly erected and 'locked'?
Friday, July 04, 2014
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Saya tertarik dengan inisiatif perkhidmatan awam yang berhasrat mewujudkan Kumpulan Inovatif dan Kreatif (KIK) sebagai menggantikan Kumpulan Mutu Kerja (KMK) yang telah berjaya pada tahap yang baik.
Perkara yang sama berlaku di sektor swasta, apabila disebut 'Pernyataan Dasar Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan (OSH), ramai yang beranggapan secara sempit (pemikiran dua dimensi) bahawa, ini hanyalah untuk Jabatan atau Pegawai Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Syarikat (Safety Officer)
c) Adanya pula Tanggungjawab/Fungsi bersebelahan ruangan Aliran Proses dalam Manual, Pelan atau Prosedur,
Jika diletakkan sekalipun, hasil CPM ini adalah berdasarkan analisa komputer dari input yang dimasukkan oleh pengguna. Ini sebenarnya satu praktik yang kurang tepat. Apa yang penting :
Adakah terdapat sebarang perisian, sistem dan aplikasi yang digunakan itu BERBEZA dengan aliran proses yang dinyatakan dalam dokumentasi yang digunakan?
"ICT Lain" - "Proses lain".
Dalam pengalaman saya mencadangkan kepada sektor swasta sistem 'Consolidated ERP' dan pernah menerima anugerah ICT di peringkat kebangsaan - ialah setiap perisian atau sistem atau aplikasi yang hendak diperkenalkan perlulah mengambilkira :
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To assist in understanding and implementing a formal management system of Offshore Marine Support Vessel benchmarked to :
- The International Safety Management Code (ISM) – an International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention,
- Others as necessary such as : IMCAM 149 Issue 7 – March 2009, Standards of Certification, Training & Watchkeeping (STCW) OHS Act 1994, OHSAS 18001:2007 and applicable safety standards and codes of practice. Where necessary the QMS ISO 9001:2008 (ISO 19011) and EMS ISO 14001:2004 requirements shall also be applied.
- The system shall be customized to the scope and services by the client as far as if practicable.
- Hazards and risks associated with this scope via Assessment, Inspections, Audits are required to identify the risks
- typical – fire & explosion, emergency response, maintenance, modification, waste management, marine life etc. (see contigency plan and emergency scenarios)
- if involved in supporting or involved directly in design and construction – rigs = jackups, semi-submersibles, dynamic positioning , ballast system, mooring, derrick etc. including Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.
- Adequate RELEVANT documentation associated with this scope for audit benchmark
- Documentation – Standards/Codes, OHSE Protection Policy, Objectives, Plan, Manual, Procedures (OHSE related – reporting accidents & NC, emergency situations, internal audit & reviews etc), Instructions, Handbook/Guides, etc.
- Records – Minutes of Meeting (including TBM), Statistics, Reports, Minutes of Meeting, JSA or JHA, Human Resources/Safety/Environment Depts -Training Records, Competency Certs, Licences, Job Description – Responsibility & Authority,
- provide for safe practices in ship operation and a safe working environment;
- establish appropriate safeguards against all identified risks; and
- continuously improve safety management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies related both to safety and environmental protection.
- compliance with mandatory rules and regulations; and
- that applicable codes, guidelines and standards recommended by the Organization, Administrations, classification societies and maritime industry organizations are taken into account.
- OHSE protection policy, instruction, procedures (for ship safe operation & protecting environment)
- Authority and communication defined – shore & shipboard
- Procedures – accident reporting, nc, emergency preparedness, internal audit and MRM
- Consistent with the scope of OHSE Management System
- Appropriate to the nature, scale and risks in its services
- Commitment for :
- Continual Improvement – (get revised when new updates received, e.g. CI upon closing NCR, discussion in annual review meeting, inspections, audits etc.)
- Prevention (injury related & ill health)
- Comply to relevant legislation and regulations in handling OHSE hazards.
- Provide framework for setting/reviewing objectives
- documented, implemented, maintained and communicated
- readily available for assessment
- periodical review
- training and resource management
Engineer / Deck Officers
Bosun / CPO
Sample of Deck / Engine / Catering Ratings
Other Office Staff
Cook & Galley Staff
NOTE TO AUDITORS
- Manage the operation of the vessel systems at department level through supervisors and subordinate staff.
- Exercise appropriate authority with regard to career development, providing training and support in terms of competence assurance system.
- Ensure probationary and annual appraisals are completed fairly and consistently in timely manner.
- Manage welfare and disciplinary issues at departmental level with appropriate reference to Captain and HR.
- Efficient operation of unit systems having due regard for Health and safety.
- Ensure full compliance with PTW system, and Risk assessment and verification.
- Ensure full compliance with Class, Flag and Port State requirements, preserving the vessel's operational status.
- Effective supervision of project, sub contract and vendor personnel.
- Efficiency improvement and pursuance of company goals.
- Responsible for condition monitoring, maintenance and repair of vessel and process systems.
- Manage parts control, inventories storage record keeping, shipping and receiving by use of maintenance plan or maintenance software application.
- Manage operations in conjunction with all department heads to maximize efficiency and uptime.
- Maintain effective cost control and promote cost awareness in others.
- Maintain awareness of key issues relating to client and sub contractor relationships.
- present ISM matters to the highest level of management and gain sustained
- support for safety management system improvements;
- determine whether the safety management system elements meet the requirements of the ISM Code;
- determine the effectiveness of the safety management system within the Company
- and the ship by using established principles of internal audit and management
- review to ensure compliance with rules and regulations;
- assess the effectiveness of the safety management system in ensuring compliance
- with other rules and regulations which are not covered by statutory and
- classification surveys and enabling verification of compliance with these rules and regulations;
- assess whether the safe practices recommended by the Organization,
- Administrations, classification societies, other international bodies and maritime
- industry organizations to promote a safety culture had been taken into account; and
- gather and analyse data from hazardous occurrences, hazardous situations, near misses, incidents and accidents and apply the lessons learnt to improve the safety management system within the Company and its ships.
- implementing the safety and environmental-protection policy of the Company;
- motivating the crew in the observation of that policy;
- issuing appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner;
- verifying that specified requirements are observed; and
- periodically reviewing the SMS and reporting its deficiencies to the shore-based management.
The Master has full responsibility and command of the vessel and all its personnel. His/Her lawful orders must be strictly and promptly obeyed by all officers, crew, and any others onboard. The Master shall require a high degree of professional competence from his officers and seaman-like conduct from all onboard.
The Master is the Company representative, and their actions and decisions are generally binding upon the Company.
Master will supervise the preparation, execution, and documentation required and necessary to conduct ship’s business. Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position are:
- Thorough familiarity with all applicable governmental regulations and Company policies and shall ensuring strict compliance by all parties onboard
Implementation of safe practices and promotion of “safety-mindedness” in all hands onboard
- Administration of health and welfare of the crew, their training, and employee relations
- Ensuring good appearance & condition of the vessel
- Overseeing & supervising safe navigation and cargo/ballast operations of the vessel
- Efficient transportation of vessel's cargo
- Ensuring that the vessel is adequately provided with sufficient spares, stores and bunkers.
- Ensuring that the necessary training required by flag state, port state, class society, or Company is obtained by the crew
- Taking prompt and necessary actions in the event and for the prevention of any environmental pollution or spill
Safeguarding vessel’s documents and narcotics stores
Implementation and management of Company’s ISM safety management system
- Successful performance in vettings and customer inspections
This position requires minimum of International Merchant Mariners Master's License for motor vessels with radar endorsement or STCW or equivalent, Good communication skills, experience in various vessels, good bridge management, Ship Handling training,Experience with computerized planned maintenance system (NS5/Safenet) Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and in close quarters with international crew
- Ensure ship (vessel) is manned with qualified, certificated and medically fit seafarers in accordance with national and international requirements.
- Establish procedures to ensure that new personnel & personnel transferred to new assignments related to safety and protection of the environment are given proper familiarization with their duties. Instructions which are essential to be provided prior to sailing should be identified, documented and given.
- Ensure that all personnel involved in the SMS have an adequate understanding of relevant rules, regulations, codes and guidelines.
- establish and maintain procedures for identifying any training which may be required in support of the SMS and ensure that such training is provided for all personnel concerned.
- establish procedures by which the ship's personnel receive relevant information on the SMS in a working language or languages understood by them.
- ensure that the ship's personnel are able to communicate effectively in the execution of their duties related to the SMS.
1.6 DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS FOR SHIPBOARD OPERATIONS (ISM Code Clause 7)
- identify potential emergency shipboard situations, and establish procedures to respond to them.
- establish programmes for drills and exercises to prepare for emergency actions.
1.9 MAINTENANCE OF THE SHIP AND EQUIPMENT (ISM Code Clause 10)
- COMPANY VERIFICATION, REVIEW AND EVALUATION