Under the SPAD act (5.2.4), the (SPAD) licensee is obliged to provide each and every driver of at least 1 safety relevant training every year as part of the company’s ICOP (Industrial Code of Practice) compliance.
First ICOP Training Launched by Johor Trucking Association
The Johor Trucking Association (JTA) took the initiative on assisting members and operators with this ICOP compliance, and on 15th Oct, 2017, it collaborated with SPAD, Puspakom, ECO World and Bukit Pasir Shell to launch the very first ICOP training in Johor Bahru that focused on the drivers’ on-the-road behaviour.
The programme was designed to let the participants (management, supervisor or hands-on operators and drivers) understand that the responsibility of road safety actually lies on everybody’s shoulders.
Since then, JTA continued to organise 1 training session per month to focus on drivers’ behaviours, highlight the fundamental importance of safety awareness, such as pre-departure checking, speeding, fatigue driving, blind spots and the countermeasures, improper parking of vehicle, among others. It says that by conducting training and education to the drivers (be it trucks or other motorists), the level of safety awareness would be upgraded over time and improve the overall safety level for all road users.
In 2018, the association invited other associates such as FMM, AMH and other state members of PMLOA to join the training. The aim is to promote the programme and duplicate (the training) in other parts of the country beyond the reach of the JTA.
“The challenge of conducting the training is that there are a limited number of qualified, experienced and equipped trainers available, who are able to bring the positive and accurate messages to our audience. Hence, we are very grateful that both SPAD and Puspakom are willing to commit to the task,” said JTA President Novan Hing.
柔佛罗厘同业公会（JTA）主动协助会员和运营者符合该规定，并于2017年10月15日，与陆路公共交通委员会、电脑验车中心、ECO World、Bukit Pasir蚬壳，在新山推介第一场工业行为准则培训，将重点放在司机的行车行为上。