WORKING TOWARDS A SAFER WORKPLACE
OUR APPROACH TOWARDS ZERO
Our Health and Safety (H&S) Policy defines how health and safety performance is managed across the business to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses and industrial accidents while also protecting people in the communities where we operate.
We regularly engage with external partners and contractors to raise health and safety awareness issues in our value chain.
A ZERO accidents culture requires strong and credible leadership.
Managers at all levels are expected to lead by example and to motivate their staff to participate in H&S initiatives.
While managers are responsible and accountable for managing workplace health and safety, all employees are expected to take personal responsibility and to engage in H&S activities while also looking out for their fellow colleagues.
We have systems in place for employees to log any observations, suggestions and near-misses to prevent potential accidents and mishaps.
To ensure H&S compliance, our Malaysian operations ran several monitoring and compliance surveys in 2017.
A Chemical Health Risk Assessment was completed in the first quarter of the year by a DOSH (Department of Occupational Safety & Health Malaysia) by approved consultant, as required by OSHA USECHH 2000 Regulation.
As a follow-up action, a Medical Health Surveillance was conducted, where 11 supply chain employees were examined and found to be in compliance.
While employees working in the noise zone are provided with hearing protection, we wanted to ensure that their hearing remains intact. A total of 106 Supply Chain employees
underwent audiometric testing, of which six employees were found to have hearing impairment and were sent for further checks by an Occupational Health Doctor.
Other assessments conducted during the year include chemical exposure monitoring and local exhaust monitoring, both of which complied with provided guidelines.
In line with legal requirements by our local fire authority, we upgraded our Fire Fighting Computerised Monitoring System (CMS) panel with iScada, a web-based Bomba Operating Safety System.
Together with the Fire Department and Ambulance services, we also conducted a fire drill at our production plant in Shah Alam, to ensure all employees are aware of the evacuation steps, as well as basic first-aid treatment.
At our brewery in Shah Alam, we are committed to ensuring the safety and health risks are observed.
These include constructing dedicated walkways for pedestrian and vehicle separation measures in our logistics area, signage for forklift forward height limit as a guide for reverse driving, roll-up messages and safety banners to increase H&S visibility, bi-monthly safety topic to highlight potential brewery risks such as slip, trip and fall, hand safety, manual handling, chemical safety, fire safety and traffic.
An external assessment was also carried out on OHSAS 18001:2007 surveillance audit, in which the brewery attained full compliance.
In 2017, we have a total of 516 near miss incidents reported, which was 21% higher than 2016. The higher engagement from employees continued to help putting proactive measures in place to mitigate risks observed in our day-to-day activities.