As Nigerian Breweries Plc Marks 1002 Days Of Accident Free Operations
Nigerian Breweries, on Wednesday, 27th November, 2019, marked 1000 days of accident free operation.
Speaking with members of Arewa Online Publishers’ Association, AOPA, the Brewery Manager, Abbey Ajayi, disclosed that the last accident occurred on 2nd March, 2017 after the company had already marked 2360 days of accident free operations .
The Brewery Manager said ” We do a lot of things to ensure that our environment is safe for everybody to work. Safety of our workers is our priority, and that has reflected in our productivity.
” We always encouraged behavioural based safety”, Ajayi explained.
While urging Nigerian Beweries staff remain and maintain high safety spirit, the Brewery Manager, asserted that it has been observed that people behaving in unsafe manner are usually not the victim but, those closer are always the victims.
The Head of Brewery operation for Nigeria, Bolu Obawole said, marking of 1000 days of accident free operations was a confirmation of what the Kakuri Breweries is known for.
” It is on record that Kakuri Breweries had earlier celebrated 2360 days without accident, and we are hoping to move beyond that.
” We have the facility and manpower to ensure that our workplace is completely safe. As we all know that safety for one is safety for all”, he said.
A staff of NB Plc, Uduak Edem who was the safety star for the month of October 2019, lauded the safety guidelines of the company.
” Nigerian Breweries, Kakuri always emphasized the need for safety of its staff. The priority of the company is safety and that has always been the watchword of NNigerian Beweries”, he said.
The factories Act and Labour Laws have provided that employer is required to protect the health and safety of its workers, as it is obligatory for the employer, under employment contract to provide safe system and place of work and take measures to ensure the safety of the workers.
Edem who was the safety star for the month of July 2019 said, the safety standard is encouraging, as he was optimistic of winning more safety star prices.
In his remarks, the General Coordinator of Arewa Online Publishers Association, AOPA, Chief Dominic Eze Uzu, who led other members to grace the occasion, applauded the safety guidelines of the Nigerian Breweries.
Chief Dominic said ” From what we have seen today, we need to appreciate the fact that NB Plc has given its workers a sense of belonging.
” If Nigerian Breweries continue in this direction of catering for its staff, we the Arewa Online Publishers’ Association would have no option than to honour you with an award, as we are ready to partner with NB Plc”, he said.
The event saw several staff carting away prizes for other recreational competitions during the November end of month turnup.