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March 29, 2011

Basic Maslow’s Hierarchy, Safety!

Today’s group meeting I was assigned to deal with Health & Safety and Environmental Management. It’s quite interesting topics and with no prior knowledge about these two subjects make me fire up to look supportive information. Yet, what surprise me that event I only deal with two things, the subject still can be categorized as huge topic. There are so many aspects that should be considered in order to achieve excellence organization that implement these principles. For instances, the responsible of organization to its environment and people start from procuring materials to developing communities in order to satisfy every single stakeholders related.

In the context of Health & Safety, I recalled my memory when I was asking by HSE manager in my previous organization to find appropriate supplier that can provide comprehensive training in subject of driving skills. You might curious that, why multinational company wants to spend hundred thousand pound in annual basis to give adequate training to its employee while they already passed test when get driving license? HSE manager said, at that time, that it’s becomes company responsible to ensure its employee to drive safety on the road because they provide corporate vehicle as part of their benefit. Thus, it parts of morale and social obligation from company to ensure that their valuable asset, people, are safe!

After having that such a conversation, I realize that a good or excellence organization should have comprehensive set of Health & Safety policy that cover everything in order provide assurance for its employees to feel safe. Thus, it parts of basic needs in Maslow’s hierarchy!

Complexity of Asset Management

After reading some material in KBAM website in order to make myself familiar with asset management, I can say this subject is huge! It covers almost every aspect of organization from end to end. Yet, my working experience provides preliminary insight following several things in facilities management such as; contract management, HSE, and Facility service. Thus I realize these things should be approached in practical manner since it’s exactly what professional organization deal with. I’m quite interest in contract management since it’s very related to my previous job description and it shows organization capabilities to manage its internal and external assets. External assets on this context is third party suppliers that organization should think as extension of their internal asset in order to foster creation of competitive advantages.

Nevertheless, I don’t want to limit my understanding only on contract management and hopefully I can gain valuable knowledge from other aspect of facilities management throughout this in module week.

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