4 Ways We Handle Workplace Safety

Safety Where You Work Is Imperative After All

Workplace safety is something that TKR Engineering holds in very high regard. As we often deal with high levels of hazards and similar risks, it is only normal that we have to be ready. At all times. And for a good cause too.

As we have stressed workplace safety more often than not, here are some ways that we handle workplace safety. We made it amusing while taking it seriously.

1. Periodical fire drill practice

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Fire breakouts are some of the most common workplace risks. For that very reason, we ensure that our staffs are trained and updated periodically on what to do. Just in case a fire breaks out, our staffs are trained on how to use the fire extinguisher and the fire hose.

Training and practices are done regularly on a monthly basis. Selected staffs are asked to attend for an updated practice.

While training for it, our staffs are also educated on the different kinds of “fire hazards”. They were educated on a variety of fire-related hazards while at it. At the same time, they are also taught what kinds of anti-inflammatory items to use. We made sure that just in case a fire breaks out, our staffs are well-prepared for it.

2. Slip, trip, and fall awareness

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The slip, trip, and fall awareness occasion are to guide and train our staffs about the “dangers” of slipperiness. Malaysia is a tropical country. It rains a lot here in this South-East Asian nation. It is only “standard procedure” that we take extra precautions in anti-slip and anti-trip falls.

The slip, trip, and fall awareness are just that – bringing awareness to our staffs about the possible problems caused by wetness. We have to make sure that our staffs are careful when it comes to dampness and puddling at our office areas.

We have guided them on the possible ways to reduce or eliminate wetness at our workplace. That way our workplace safety is not compromised.

3. Wearing the correct and proper fitting PPE gears

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This is by far self-explanatory. Working around hazardous chemicals and dangerous items can be life-threatening. PPE does not necessarily remove or completely protect you from the hazards and dangers. However, staffs are often advised to wear it to reduce any potential bodily harm.

At the same time, we’d also like to mention that it’s strongly advisable for staffs to wear fitting gears. Protective gears that are the right fitting size for you. No one size bigger or one size smaller. It has to be the correct size. PPE is not meant to make you feel too comfortable or look great. It’s meant to prevent and reduce any harm that comes your way.

4. Regular checkup and maintenance of company properties

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Our HSE staffs regularly check our workplace property for any damages or problems at hand. They ensure that every item, every vehicle, every area is in proper and working conditions. Any damaged vehicles or areas in the office can lead to further deterioration. Further deterioration can lead to possible workplace safety compromise.

Nobody wants to work in an office or area that is surrounded by damages. That is why our HSE staffs are constantly keeping the workplace in check. Anything to keep our workplace safe from potential risks.

Conclusion

Workplace safety definitely means a lot to TKR Engineering. It is something that we do not take lightly. We hold workplace safety in high regards. At the same time, we have taken measures in order to ensure high levels of workplace safety.

If you ever need engineering services, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be ready and more than happy to help.

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Keeping Your Boat Well Maintained Is Important

Boat maintenance is a vital part of any boat upkeep. A lot of ships from any industry will need some form of boat maintenance. When companies say that they need boat maintenance, it usually means almost anything:

Boats need maintenance and upkeep for a myriad of reasons. Here are some reasons why you need it.

4 Reasons Why You Need Boat Upkeep

1. Avoid battery and engine problems

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Battery and engine problems have been a prevalent issue in many boats. It can come from a series of pre-existing issues. Follow the simple steps below in keeping your boat well-maintained:

  • Always replace the engine’s reeling battery with another marine battery. Choose one that has thicker plates and a more robust design. Try not to choose an auto battery to withstand the strong vibration and pounding a boat can deliver.
  • Secure the marine battery with a good battery tray, which should at least have a base that is screwed or bolted to the boat. Or you can choose a rigid bracket or a locking strap to hold it to the base. You certainly do not want the battery smashing around in rough water.
  • Frequently check the battery terminal connections to ensure that they are snug and free of corrosion. If you use the boat less than frequently, then use a maintenance-type battery charger to keep the battery fully charged between trips.

2. Prevent fuel problems

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Using the wrong fuel may destroy your boat and its engine. Here are some tips when it comes to fuel problems:

  • If possible, fuel your boat with gasoline that does not contain ethanol. If only ethanol-blend fuel is available, then make sure to only use fuel with up to 10% ethanol (E10). No marine engine is certified to operate on fuel with more than 10% ethanol. Try to by fresh gas from a busy fuel dock or gas station where you can.
  • Use a fuel stabilizer additive if you don’t forestall using most of the fuel in your boat within a couple of weeks. Modern gasoline can begin to oxidize and form problem-causing deposits in the fuel system in just a few weeks. This is especially true in older engines fitted with a carburetor rather than fuel injection.
  • Install a 10-micron water-separating fuel filter between the fuel tank and the engine. This can have a spin-off filter element. Many newer boats are already equipped with these filters. This can in turn keep water and very fine particles of debris out of the engine. Carry a spare filter element on the boat where you can.

3. Have a solid maintenance plan

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It’s all in having a solid maintenance plan. Lack of a coherent plan makes it impossible for many marine operators to enjoy maximum satisfaction from their watercraft. Regardless of how prudent you are, a boat is an expensive transaction.

Buying one without having a plan on how to maintain and run it without spending so much money is a recipe for disaster. You will want to have as much information as you can get on the best boat for your budget range. Part of your investigation should include shopping for brands with a reputation for being trustworthy and easy to maintain.

There are boat brands that deliver optimal utility with light maintenance with OEM and off-the-market spares. Don’t buy a boat without thinking properly about the maintenance and other related costs. It’s the best way to avoid any costly mistakes.

4. Price as an indicator for long-term maintenance

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Remember that selling a boat a few years after buying may end in a loss. Buy a boat you can own for at least 10 years so you can get the maximum value. The price of a boat usually gives a clue about the cost of maintaining it. If you wish to save money on maintenance, get a boat you or your company can afford. That way, it becomes easier to pay for any expenses that come your way.

The higher the price of a boat, the more expensive its parts and maintenance costs. It’s like owning a Porsche versus a Toyota Corolla car. The premium price of the former means every product and service attached to its maintenance will command high prices to reflect the vehicle class.

So, before you sign that contract to finance that boat, think about the accessibility of spare parts. Also, think about the technical knowhow. If you are going for the best boat on the market, make sure to budget for top dollar maintenance.

Conclusion

Remember that boat maintenance is as important. We are very sure that you do not wish to pay for an expensive boat upkeep long term. Therefore, remember to do really good research before committing. After all, you do not wish to get your hands on a lemon boat either!

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TKR Engineering is one of the engineering firms in Miri that provides civil engineering services. Civil engineering is definitely one of the most common engineering services you can find. Many industries need civil engineering for various reasons.

You can find industries that commonly need civil engineers and their services. Especially in the oil and gas sector, construction sector, and many more. It’s one of the most sought-after engineering categories across many industries.

However, keep in mind that the supply and demand of each engineering categories differ from country to country. It also depends on the supply and demand internationally, regionally, and locally. That means, sometimes there may be a spike in needing a civil engineer. Some other time, the country or region may not need any civil engineers at all.

What Civil Engineers Do

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Civil engineering is not all about fancy buildings. Although it’s true that civil engineers are responsible for some of the most jaw-dropping infrastructures in the world. Infrastructures such as the Sydney Opera House, The Shard, among other famous landmarks.

However, civil engineering is also about maintaining and adapting the infrastructure that we use on a daily basis – our roads, railways and bridges; energy and water supply; waste networks and flood defences. Civil engineers have to maintain those infrastructures running effectively and adapt it to meet challenges, such as population growth, climate change and natural disasters.

They must also find creative ways to deliver the infrastructure as needed when there is little money in the bank to pay for it. In simple words, civil engineers have to come up with solid solutions to complex problems and implement them accordingly. They literally shape the planet we live in. There are many different specializations within civil engineering, including environmental, structural, municipal, transport and geotechnical.

There are two kinds of civil engineering within the various specialisms:

  • Civil engineering consultants who emphasise on design work and generally spend more time in the office or working with their clients.
  • Civil engineer contractors who are more involved with keeping an eye on the physical construction and are usually based on-site.

Both are challenging environments, and all civil engineers are needed to be innovative and logical individuals. Other indispensable attributes civil engineers need include: creativity, versatility, a problem-solving mind, and the ability to understand the bigger picture and to cooperate with a number of other professionals.

Civil Engineering Characteristics

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Civil engineers need a broad skill set. One of the most critical rudiments to succeeding is project management. Some plans can be drawn in relative remoteness; however, it is bringing plans to life that needs a team. A civil engineer is the leader of such a team. Where team members’ individual work encounters with that of others, the civil engineer makes sure it all fits together.

All the skills that have to be taken to any project have to be applied to public works projects. Civil engineers hold others accountable while making sure that a public works project is completed on time, on budget and up to quality expectations. 

Civil engineers are supposed to be good problem solvers. When documented plans do not go hand in hand with reality, civil engineers will then devise solutions that keep within a project’s framework. They answer questions about the ongoing project when those performing parts of the project need clarification.

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The ability of advanced mathematics is essential to civil engineering. Geometry and calculus are clear necessities. For obvious reasons, computer programs can solve equations in a matter of a few seconds. However, civil engineers must know what those figures entail and apply them to plans. Laymen and regular people outside the core group working on a public works project do not understand these mathematical areas to the extent any civil engineers do. However, those who make conclusions about a public works project’s direction understand business math.

Civil engineers offer cost estimates and devise budgets. They need acceptance from decision-makers on the finance side of things. This is so that they can actually put their geometry and calculus skills to creative use.

Engineering projects often have many governmental units involved. Work on an interstate highway can involve entities in federal, state and local governments. On some projects, there can be more than one government organization that provides financial support. Designated officials and public administrators pay more attention to projects they support financially than to those merely occurring in their geographical proximity. For example, a city council is aware of road projects going on in the county, however, they are involved in road projects within the city limits.

Conclusion

Civil engineering is definitely one of the most important engineering branches in the engineering sector. People need them to build infrastructures, buildings, and much other construction works. If you ever need civil engineering services in Miri, TKR Engineering is ready to help, provide, and work with you accordingly.

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Is Marine Engineering Ever Important?

Marine engineering is perhaps one of the less-talked-about engineering categories. However, that does not mean it does not exist. A lot of people may think that marine engineering isn’t as important or common as some other engineering categories. Well, they are obviously wrong!

Marine engineering has played many vital and substantial roles across many sectors. We are here to enlighten you on what marine engineering is, and what it is for. Read on to find out what it is.

Why You Need Marine Engineers

Marine engineers are people who make and repair boats, underwater crafts, offshore platforms, and drilling equipment. They also design, build, and test ships, boats, and other marine entities.

At the same time, it is normal for them to work closely with naval architects to design small yachts, fishing boats, submarines, and aircraft carriers.

They may sometimes even have to work closely with ocean engineers. In quick summary, marine engineering is a lot like ocean engineering, but with a mix of other engineering types. It is a combination of classical engineering types like civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. What separates marine engineers is their ability to solve complicated problems. These include hydrodynamics, marine acoustics, offshore engineering, marine robotics and naval architecture.

Common Skills Used By Marine Engineers

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Marine engineers are expected to know and learn a wide range of skills to stay relevant in the market. Here are some of the core skills your typical marine engineer should have:

  • Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • IT skills (so they can use AutoCAD design software)

Soft skills that are good for marine engineers to have to stay in their field:

  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Leadership

Where Do Marine Engineers Usually Work At?

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Marine Engineers stereotypically work offshore – oilrigs and ships mostly. That stereotype may be true, but it doesn’t mean that there are no offshore jobs for them.

Here are some common marine engineering jobs you can find:

  • Merchant vessels
  • Navy vessels where you are able to combine your naval career with your technical experiences
  • Shipping equipment manufacturers
  • Oil industries

People generally can understand that not everyone wants to work offshore. To some people, going offshore is a complete put off to them. That being said, here are some onshore jobs that marine engineers can work at:

  • Hotels that have sea vessels in their services
  • Government organizations
  • Shipping companies
  • Training other marine engineers
  • Marine engineering firms
  • Boatbuilders

Conclusion

Marine engineering is an important aspect of engineering. It may not be the most popular aspect, but still is important nonetheless. Its salary is relatively high, albeit not as high as what some other engineering aspects.

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