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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

Project visit to Malaysia

30 January 2023

As part of our project Design for Safety in Construction, TAI colleague Dr Patrick Manu recently visited research partners in Malaysia to provide project updates and explore future opportunities, as the project nears completion.

Collage of images from the visit of Malaysia

The project, funded by British Council Malaysia and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), is a collaboration between academics at The University of Manchester and Universiti Teknologi MARA .  

The project aims to promote the exchange of research and practitioner expertise and experiences on design for safety in construction, through multi-dimensional scholarly activities.

Day 1 included visits to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and MIGHT, to present outcomes from the project and discuss potential future collaborations to support the implementation of OSHCIM - the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry.

On Day 2, Patrick and the UiTM team presented the work of the project at a workshop with construction industry stakeholders.

Day 3 included visits to the School of Civil Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi MARA where researchers had the opportunity to discuss strengthening collaborations in occupational safety and health research and across civil engineering.

On the final day, Patrick had the opportunity to visit the British Council to present project findings, share knowledge and discuss future work and the sustainability of the research environment links collaboration.

With thanks to UiTM team for the wonderful reception, and for organising the visit.

Project Team

Dr Patrick Manu, The University of Manchester

Dr Clara Cheung, The University of Manchester

Dr Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo, The University of Manchester

Prof. Che Khairil Izam Che Ibrahim, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Belayutham, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Dr Mazlina Zaira Mohammad, Universiti Teknologi MARA

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