Alba achieves historic safety milestone

MANAMA: Alba, on course to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter with Line 6, touched 10 million working hours without any lost time injury (LTI) last Tuesday for the first time in the history of its operations since 1971.

A celebration was held at the Oasis Hall yesterday to mark the occasion, which was attended by acting chief executive Ali Al Baqali, executive management team, employees and contractors across the plant.

Alba chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa said: “Achieving 10m working hours without any LTI in the smelting industry is a rare feat, especially as we progress with the full ramp-up of Potline 6. Alba could not have achieved this without a strong leadership emphasis on safety and health as well as collective ownership to maintain a zero-accident work environment.”

Addressing the gathering, Mr Al Baqali said: “This proud landmark is the outcome of our pro-active commitment, and I thank everyone, employees and contractors, for thinking and adopting ‘safety first and always’.

“While 10m working hours was an almost impossible target to achieve especially as 2019 was brimming with all kinds of activities relating to Line 6 Expansion Project, we have done it and outperformed ourselves thanks to our uncompromising approach towards safety.”

Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/595897

 

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