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Towards A Zero Accident Culture

TOWARDS A ZERO ACCIDENTS CULTURE


The safety and welfare of our employees is of utmost importance to us.

By pre-empting the potential risks of our operations, we provide a safe working environment for our workforce.
Essential to a safe working environment is a ZERO accidents culture. This mentality is fundamental to the way we run our business. Ultimately, we believe that all accidents are preventable.

Our Ambition
A ZERO accidents culture is fundamental to the way we run our business as ultimately, we believe that all accidents are preventable.

Our Targets

We aim to reduce the number of accidents year-on year, with the aspiration to reach ZERO lost-time accidents by 2030. 

Woking towards there targets, some of the key health & safety (H&S) initiatives our Malaysian operations undertook in 2017 were:

  • Formalised a new approach to safety leadership training;
    Internal business reviews and in-house events now begin with H&S
    briefing;
  • Implemented the action plans focusing on traffic risk and Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO); and
  • Developed new standards for the visual communication of H&S

Supporting The Global Goals
The ZERO accident culture is in line with SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth.
In particular, we focus on target 8.8 – promoting a safe and secure working environment for all workers.

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.

H&S Compliance

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.