Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), ranked as one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, has introduced a new safety initiative for contractors as part of its commitment to inculcate safety culture amongst its employees.
The new Contractors Safety Management (CSM) is part of the AlbaSafeWay initiative to achieve zero harm across the organisation, said Alba in a statement
As a key component of the Alba SafeWay initiative, the CSM programme provides the key building blocks in ensuring ‘zero harm’ is achieved for all contractors in every area of the company’s operations.
Consequently, safety induction will be made mandatory for anyone entering Alba’s operational areas – including drivers and other personnel from contracting companies. Contracting companies that maintain a good safety record at Alba and are able to provide audited safety records will be Alba’s preferred partners, said a top official.
“Alba has achieved remarkable success in developing a safety culture amongst its employees, and remains committed in ensuring safety remains an intrinsic element in the way day-to-day tasks are accomplished at the plan," remarked chief executive Laurent Schmitt.
"CSM is a vital component of Alba SafeWay, a safety improvement plan being implemented in coordination with the Health, Safety & Environment Department and leading global consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions," he explained.
"The need to include contractors in Alba’s safety initiatives was prompted to broaden the scope of goals outlined for achieving ‘zero harm’ across the organisation, and thereby strengthen Alba’s reputation as a safe work environment," he added.
On the new programme, CSM team leader, Paul Otteson, the manager (Expansions & Engineering) said, “Alba hopes that more contractors take a proactive and responsible position, such as Delmon Ready Mix. Nick Davies, the Technical Manager at Delmon Ready Mix facilitated this session and was keen to comply with Alba’s requirements.”