Alba launches summer safety drive
Manama, June 22, 2014
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has launched the ‘Summer Safety Blizzard Campaign,’ a plant-wide safety, health and environment week to promote a safe and healthy working environment during the summer months.
The five-day campaign, which ends on June 26, is a demonstration of Alba’s commitment to promote a zero accident work environment across the organisation and help employees beat the heat and work safely, said a statement.
Alba’s chairman Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa inaugurated the event, in the presence of high ranking officials from Bahrain’s leading public and private sector and board members, executive management and senior officials, and Alba Labour Union representatives.
“Alba values its employees the most. Increasing summer safety awareness and knowledge about precautionary measures is imperative to protect our employees. I am positive that through this campaign, we will reinforce the values that Alba believes in and further strengthen initiatives to continue making safety, health and environment a priority,” said Shaikh Daij.
Each day of the campaign will be held with a different theme and will include ‘Heat Stress’, ‘Home Safety’, ‘Conservation of Energy’, ‘Water Activities’ and ‘A Health Ramadan.’
The topics will integrate the three Zero Accident Principles - ownership of safety is everyone’s responsibility; working safely is a condition of employment; and all work related injuries and illnesses are preventable -- into a broader framework for understanding how safety can be achieved during summer.
Tim Murray, CEO, said: “At Alba, employees and their safety are our topmost priorities. While the hot summer months can be difficult for anyone working in a plant, we consider safety a non-negotiable component of our work. This campaign has been organised with the specific objective of increasing awareness on staying safe and healthy during the summer months, and remaining productive despite the challenges posed by the weather.”
The campaign will take place at the Alba Oasis Hall and include lectures, presentations, safety demonstrations, competitions, film sessions, and community outreach programmes. - TradeArabia News Service