Alba pledges zero-accident work environment
Manama, March 9, 2013
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) said its employees renewed their pledge to continually maintain a zero-accident work environment across the organisation during a recent ceremony held to mark the conclusion of the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Zero Accidents Week.
The HSE Zero Accidents Week was organised from February 25 to March 4 to boost greater awareness of health, safety and environment related issues amongst employees and contract staff; provide opportunity for employees and management to learn how to uphold safety goals; and ensure safety remains a priority at all times.
The closing ceremony was held at the Alba Club on Monday in the presence of Alba’s chief executive Tim Murray and labour union chairman Ali bin Ali and other senior officials from the company.
The week-long event included lectures on how to work safely; presentations on safe behaviour, anti-smoking, road safety, oral and dental care; evacuation drill; competitions and a film session to highlight how safety is critical to Alba’s operations.
A tent was set up where safety equipment was displayed, medical personnel checked blood sugar level and blood pressure, and a daily tent quiz competition was held.
Murray said, "We were quite thrilled to see the response amongst employees towards the various activities that were held as part of the HSE Zero Accidents Week. We are now actively considering making this event twice a year so that safety awareness gains greater momentum and continues to remain a priority."
"At Alba, the importance of safety is paramount, and we expect all employees to take personal ownership of safety," he added.
During the HSE Zero Accidents Week, prominence was given to the three principles, namely, ownership of safety is everyone’s responsibility; working safely is a condition of employment; and all work related injuries and illnesses are preventable.-TradeArabia News Service