Employees essential to brewing and logistics were kept to a bare minimum on the factory floor to maintain “operational idle” during the first MCO period in 2020. These were personnel essential to processes such as yeast cultivation and machinery maintenance, in order to prepare for resumption of operations when permission was granted by authorities in May 2020.
In accordance to social distancing best practices, we instructed all employees not involved in brewing and warehousing operations to work from home during the MCO and CMCO periods. We also introduced alternating Team A / Team B workflows to further reduce the risk of infection when office attendance resumed during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia.
To further reduce risks, all pre-approved employees and contractors were subjected to temperature checks at the gate. We also introduced stricter SOPs for the brewery, including shift changeovers and sanitisation schedules, to prevent cases of infections spreading among our people.
We performed a complete disinfection of the office prior to most employees returning to work during the RMCO. Hand and surface sanitisers were supplied at all locations. We increased the frequency of sanitising public surfaces, such as handrails and work surfaces, to every two hours throughout the working day.
Common equipment like forklifts, shared computers and machine control panels were sanitised before the next shift started. We increased the frequency of sanitising public surfaces, such as handrails and work surfaces, to every two hours throughout the working day.
As such, we are happy to report zero COVID-positive cases in 2020.