SUBICCON joins DOLE’s training on labor relations

SUBICCON Corporation joined other agencies, offices, companies and stakeholders in Region 3 during the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) and Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Pamcham) Project Share-Wave 4 at the Heroes Hall in the City of San Fernando recently.

King Bryan Mendoza, SUBICCON’s human resource personnel, said Project Share is DOLE’s training for effective labor relations. The project also covers the department’s initiative to address jobs and skills mismatch through DOLE’s online jobsearch job, the Phil-jobnet, Skills Registry System (SRS), and the TESDA’s Dual Training System (DTS), among others.

“We’ve invited our various industry partners, partner agencies, as well as our program implementers to this forum with the goal of coming up with new strategies and approaches in addressing jobs and skills mismatch through the convergence of our programs,” DOLE officers said.

Meanwhile, DOLE Statistician Lindsay Gando presented the highlights of the 1st to 4th Wave Implementation of the Skills Registry Systems (SRS) in the province of Pampanga highlighting the top five (5) major occupation of registrants’ work experience namely Service Workers and Shop and Market Sales Workers (2,645), Clerks (1,447), Laborers and Unskilled Workers (1,202), Trade and related workers (1,135), and Professionals (737).

SUBICCON: Safety is a Moral Imperative

SUBICCON Corporation General Manager Alfredo I. Viacrusis Jr. recently announced that they are currently conducting safety assessment and systems modification to improve their employees’ working conditions and safety standards.

Although the company is implementing regular internal inspections of tools, equipment and personal protective gear, Viacrusis said that the company closely works with the ISO certification groups to keep abreast of the latest programs and technology for safety protocols.

“For us, safety is a moral imperative and a moral obligation. It is not only a legal requirement but we follow protocols by heart when it comes to the safety of our personnel, especially those on site,” the general manager said.

According to the management, workers on the jobsites are furnished with adequate mechanical safeguards and personal protective equipment (PPEs). They also conduct periodic fire drills and earthquake drills while a safety orientation for all employees is being twice a month.

The management also conducts equipment maintenance at least twice a week, before and after operation.

SUBICCON has a very low accident report, even posting a zero accident for the month of July 2015. The company also initiated a comprehensive safety program designed to prevent major work hazards. Likewise, visitors and guests to the concrete batching plant are properly oriented for safety.

SUBICCON is ISO 9001 Certified

The SUBICCON Corporation, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, continues to be the preferred partner of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 3 and the Private Infra Development Corp. (PDIC) in most of their projects in Central Luzon.

According to Nelia M. Mostales, representative of SUBICCON management, the company has been implementing and maintaining quality management system for construction services and supply of ready mix materials since its accreditation with the International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) in 2013. Michael Drechsel, president of the International Certification Network (IQNet) and Gotz Blechschmidt, managing director of DQS GmbH, signed the ISO certificate for SUBICCON.

Under the ISO standards, the company is committed to deliver excellent service and materials to its customers compliant to the specifications and standards of the international business community. It should also continuously improve its systems, policies and procedures in administrative management, operations and manpower management.

The company, under strict guidelines of the ISO, has also committed to prevent pollution, provide safe working conditions for its personnel, provide social responsibility initiatives and comply with relevant regulations, codes and standards.

“Being an ISO certified company gives us more credibility in the construction industry. It is not easy complying with the ISO standards but we are happy and proud that we passed their audit. We have just completed the audit for certificate’s maintenance. We reiterate our commitments. We are strong and sustainable because of our ISO principles,” Mostales said.

SUBICCON has completed major infrastructure projects for DPWH Region 3 as well as PIDC, the main contractor for the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Tollway (TIPLEx). SUBICCON completed a P430-million asphalting contract with PIDC.