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Towards A Zero Accident Culture

People are our key asset. We strive to implement a zero-accident work culture that sees our employees thrive in a safe and secure environment. On 26 September 2016, we reached a new milestone in our brewery’s Lost Time Accident (LTA) Free Days journey, when we achieved 257 days without any LTAs in our operations. There was positive progress on the near miss accidents and safety concern reporting from all levels of employees. Once a potential workplace hazard was highlighted, we took prompt and necessary measures to mitigate the risk. This accomplishment attests to the effort that our team has put in to ensure that the safety and health of our employees remains a priority. In 2015, the Carlsberg Group’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Council developed the SHAPE (Safety and Health Assessment Program Excellence) standard. The SHAPE standard serves as a continuous improvement tool for different sites to track their progress and to plan improvements in their Safety, Health and Environment programmes. The standard comprises the following areas: Management of EHS, Safety & Health, Environment and Culture & Mindset. During the first quarter of 2016, Carlsberg Malaysia completed its first SHAPE self-assessment. Prior to this our ESH manager underwent a web training programme to familiarise himself with the SHAPE programme and completed a formal SHAPE Assessor Champion Training Programme at Lithuania Utenos brewery in June 2016. Our EHS Manager is now an accredited Lead SHAPE Assessor. 

On 16 December 2016, we completed the stage 2 OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Safety and Health Management System) audit by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and have been recommended for certification, under the scope of Production and Packing of Beer, Stout, Malt drink, Shandy and Cider. The results of the assessment showed that our Malaysia production plant met the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard and satisfactorily demonstrated the implementation of its OHS management system. Both SHAPE and OHSAS 18001 have laid a solid foundation for Carlsberg Malaysia to continuously improve its operations and achieve zero accidents at our workplace.

In line with our goal of cultivating an accident-free workplace, we hosted the annual Health and Safety Day at our brewery in Shah Alam from 18 to 19 August 2016. The programme, launched at the Visitor’s Lounge, featured several talks by health and safety experts who spoke on topics that ranged from having a healthy and balanced worklife to firefighting skills and having the corresponding equipment in place. There was also a safety talk conducted by our EHS Manager and a blood donation drive which saw 32 donors responding.

Other key activities conducted in 2016 were:

  • Chemical Health Risk Assessment
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Noise Prevention Program
  • Monthly safety topic campaign
  • Bottle pressure test on the packaging line to reduce falling bottles and breakage