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Thursday, October 19, 2017 

UBL declares zero tolerance for injuries at workplace

KAMPALA, UGANDA- Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has  launched a safety campaign aimed at creating awareness and promoting safety at the workplace.  

The one week campaign that will run until 20th October 2017 is being held under the theme “EXECUTING SAFELY EVERYDAY.” The campaign is part of a celebration to mark five and ten years of “No Lost Time Accident” at Uganda Breweries Limited and its spirits plant; International Distillers Uganda respectively.

An LTA (Lost Time Accident) is a type of accident that causes an employee to skip work for a day or more to pursue treatment. These kinds of accidents are common place in plants where heavy machinery is operated such as a brewery.

Commenting on the milestone, Ronaldly Miti the Health and Safety Manager at UBL said, “We are extremely proud of our employees for working safe every day. This milestone is not only a testimony to our individual and collective effort on the journey to safety excellence but also a daily concern for our teams to execute safely. Further, it’s an indication of growing personal safety and engagement through leadership at all levels of the business.”

“This is even more impressive considering the employees took it upon themselves and kept their safety focus while operating and working around heavy equipment, flammable and hazardous materials at the brewery.” He added.

The safety week, according to Miti, is in line with the company’s year-on-year improvements of workplace safety. We know that safety at work not only affects employees, but also those closest to them. It is for this reason that UBL works to continuously keep its staff safe by introducing new and better safety measures.

“This year we are working on automating many of our processes so that we reduce on the interface of the employees and machines. The brewery is also working on a significant investment that will see us separate the roadways and footpaths. Once this 3 year project is completed, pedestrians around the brewery will not be able to interface with vehicle traffic making the site safer.”

“During the week, we shall showcase our staff relentless effort, infectious passion and personal accountability that is driving the development of their safety culture. We shall also reward individuals that are challenging the status quo and inspiring our teams through leadership and exceptional passion in driving the ZEROHARM safety culture. “ Miti said.

Other activities for the safety week will include a health camp that will have Lung-function test, Audiometry, Cancer Screening, and vitals medical checkups, Wellness health and fitness sessions, health screening, and Defensive Driving awareness session.

By EABW REPORTER, Thursday, October 19th, 2017