explosion at the Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya, the people must now be jittery and concerned over safety measures at shopping centres and malls. What are malls doing to ensure public safety and security? Let's look at some inputs from The Star's reporting:
Some complexes even have a team of qualified personnel trained in Liqueified Petroleum Gas (LPG) management.
Sungei Wang Plaza Management Corporation (Promotions and Public Relations) senior manager K.K. Lim said their LPG team carried out daily inspections to ensure that all their equipment were in good condition.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur - in an email to The Star:
One of the keys to this is always ensuring the safety of our tenants, visitors and employees.
“Towards this end, we continuously work with all related authorities, developing comprehensive plans, incorporating best practices and regularly conducting safety drills to ensure optimal standards of safety are met,’’ the e-mail read.
IUtama operations manager Anderson Chong said it had always been 1Utama’s policy to place safety as their priority.
“We engage competent contractors to maintain all our mechanical and electrical systems to ensure the highest safety standard is maintained at all times.
“This is via vigorous checking and periodic preventive maintenance.
Sunway Pyramid’s marketing and communications manager Darren Chear also reiterated the fact that the complex practises regular maintenance and inspection exercises to ensure that all systems are in working order.
By the way, here is another view of the mess inside the Empire Shopping Gallery after the explosion. The explosion also damaged the adjoining office block and studio apartments. Four people were injured. The mall is now undergoing round-the-clock repairs.
Source: Public nervous after blast