Izatul Farrita Mohd Kamar, Asmalia Che Ahmad, Mohmad Mohd Derus, Mohd Yusof Kasiron and Mohd Afandi Abu Bakar
Keywords: Safety, Safety Cost, Design Phase, Construction Phase, Rail Infrastructure Project.
Abstract: The Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) System is set to be one the most important and largest transport infrastructure projects in Malaysia. The other rail infrastructure project which is currently in construction progress is Light Rail Transit (LRT) Bandar Utama to Klang line or known as LRT 3. These projects as an Entry Point Project(EPP) under the Economic Transformation Programme’s Greater Kuala Lumpur/KlangValley National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) and will provide a major boost in the efficiency of urban public transport. On 15 December 2016, Malaysia and Singapore signed a consensual agreement to jointly develop the 350km HSR project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Then in the 2017 Budget, the Malaysia Prime Minister announced the intention of the government to build the East Coast Rail Project (ECRL). With the vigorous development of the rail infrastructure project, fatalities, serious injuries and damage to properties at recent of this project sites occurred every year. Work injuries create significant economic and humanitarian consequences to our society especially to this project where they involve billion of Malaysian Ringgit (RM). The awareness of accident cost especially the payment cost is absent because the contractors, clients and the consultants leave the matters to the insurance company. They always ignorance on the cost of an accident without realizing the greatness of its impacts to the industry and the country. Therefore, a correctly developed Rail Safety Costs Allocation (RaSCA) Calculator is an essential part to come out the specific costs and calculations for each cost component. This calculator allows contractors to estimate, during the design phase and the safety costs that might occur in the execution phase of a construction project at the work site. The most logic amount of safety costs allocation can be achieved in the future project, as efficiency cost of doing this infra-rakyat project can be improved and creating the awareness of safety costs allocation to the client and contractors.