MASS Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) hosted 20 distinguished delegates from the Royal Institution Surveyors of Malaysia (RISM) to various MRT Project stations on 27 April 2016.
To begin proceedings before heading over to the selected MRT stations, Encik Hairil Izwan from the Health, Security, Safety and Environment department presented a short safety briefing to the delegates. He informed them of the safety practices that MRT Corp incorporates and potential safety precautionary measures to be taken if a fire was to break out at either the MRT stations or whilst in MRT offices.
Upon the conclusion of the safety briefing, the delegates were then requested to put on their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before heading over to the bus for the visit to begin.
At 9.30am, the contingent boarded the bus to MRT Cochrane station, the first destination for the visit. They were led by MRT Corp Commercial and Land Management Director Dato’ Haris Fadzilah Hassan and MRT Corp Company Secretary, Mr David Loo.
When the delegates arrived at Cochrane station, led by RISM Geomatic and Land Surveying Division Vice President Dato’ Sr Mohd Noor Isa , they were briefed by the station officer Encik Syed Nur Aizuddin about the safety hazards whilst at the station. After the information was conveyed to the visitors, he then gave a tour of the underground station. He explained the station features and the functionality of certain equipment.
An hour was spent at the station and the delegates were then advised to head over to the Taman Pertama station, the next MRT station to be visited in the itinerary.
Another safety briefing was given out to the delegates, this time by Encik Muhammad Rozi, the safety officer of the Taman Pertama station. He highlighted that there are different precautionary measures to be taken at an elevated station compared to an underground station.
For this station visit, Assistant Project Manager of the Taman Pertama station, Mr Tarun Deep Bhatia took over proceedings and led the delegation to a walkabout of the station. He explained about the different floors of the station and that the station will not be equipped with air-conditioners. Instead he pointed out the functionality of the big fans that would be installed at the station.
The visit ended with the delegates heading back to the MRT Corp Headquarters where lunch was served.