A total of 100 ShopeeFood riders in Selangor participate in the programme.
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ShopeeFood riders now have access to formal education on road safety as well as first aid response and emergency practices through Rakan Penghantar, a pilot programme organised by ShopeeFood.
The main objective of the Rakan Penghantar CSR initiative is to encourage close cooperation between the relevant ministries and Government agencies as part of ongoing efforts by ShopeeFood to educate food delivery riders on being safe and obeying traffic regulations.
This additional training will empower food delivery riders not just with good safety habits but also with emergency skills to help reduce road incidents.
A total of 100 ShopeeFood riders in Selangor were the first food delivery riders in Malaysia to participate in the programme.
ShopeeFood Malaysia Head of Operations Kwa Yin Leng said that the education programme is specifically aimed at food delivery riders.
P-hailing riders have a tough job of driving hundreds of kilometres every day to ensure food is delivered to our customers. Protecting our ShopeeFood riders’ safety and well-being is our utmost priority. It helps to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure their safety while at work.hopeeFood Malaysia Head of Operations Kwa Yin Leng
In total, five Rakan Penghantar workshops were conducted at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) by experienced trainers from both MIROS and Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM).
Each workshop was conducted for four hours and hosted up to 20 ShopeeFood riders. The modules included three main areas covering:
- Definitions and factors of road accidents.
- Risk analysis of motorcyclists and the competency requirements of safe riders.
- Hazard perception and situational analysis training.
- Safe riding methods for motorcycles.
- Motorcycle inspection routine.
- Safe motorcycle gear.
- Safest riding position.
- Emergency braking performance of motorcycle riders.
- Emergency situation management and motorcycle damage on the road.
- First aid training for emergency situations on the road.
Participating ShopeeFood riders who successfully complete the workshop also received additional incentives from ShopeeFood including a full gear starter pack and vouchers.