ZERO Lost-time Accidents
We are proud to record 770 consecutive days without lost-time accidents at the brewery as of 31 December 2019, beating the previous record of 405 days in 2018. As of 13 March 2020, we have surpassed 860 days with an expectation to achieve the next milestone of 1,000 days before the end of 2020.
Visibility on our health & safety targets, which reports safety concerns and near-misses upwards to fatalities, is presented as the first item of the agenda at every bi-weekly management meeting and is likewise cascaded at the monthly employee town halls.
Employees are required to don high-visibility safety vests when entering the brewery or logistics areas within the Shah Alam brewery. This applies to administrative staff as well as visitors, where first-time contractors are required to attend a safety briefing detailing on-site safety regulations before entering.
In 2019, we introduced the Enablon Safety App to all employees. This provides easy, instantaneous reporting access for near-misses and safety concerns – the cornerstone of accident prevention. It replaces manual submissions of safety concerns.
In 2020, it is our target for each employee to submit at least two near-miss incidents or safety concerns throughout the year, regardless of function or location.
Mandatory online and classroom trainings on LSR awareness and integration for all employees were conducted in 2019, comprising e-Learning for sales and administrative employees as well as practical training for Supply Chain employees. Other workplace-related H&S training included fire-fighting training, first-aid response, and chemical spillage and hazardous material (HAZMAT) training.
Following the threat of H1N1 and Covid-2019 infections from December 2019, non-contact infrared thermometers were deployed to check the body temperature of all employees, contractors and visitors entering the Shah Alam brewery. Individuals exceeding the body temperature of 38°C are denied entry into the brewery and are directed to the nearest clinic for a medical check-up to prevent the spread of contagions within brewery premises.
A standard response procedure is in place for the unlikely event that any employee is suspected to have contracted an epidemic-level contagion.