By Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
On 9 November2018, a discussion session about the safety precautions on using high voltage equipment was held by Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) and IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter with the Energy Commission (EC), Malaysia, at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The conglomerates joining the discussion include staff from UPM, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia(UPNM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research Sdn. Bhd. (TNBR).
The discussion, carried out along with hands-on safety demonstrations by Prof. Ir.Dr. Mohd. Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir (Chairman of MyHVnet), is in line with Malaysian high voltage community’s awareness in addressing safety and the competency requirement issues related to high voltage laboratories in Malaysia. Through the discussion, it is hoped that MyHVnet, DEIS Malaysia and EC would continue to work closely and better communicate in issues relevant to high voltage laboratory safety and competency requirement in Malaysia.