Danish brewer Carlsberg said it has achieved a milestone of completing one million man hours without lost time injuries at its brewery construction site in Bago.
A lost-time injury is defined as an occurrence that resulted in a fatality, permanent disability or time lost from work during a certain period of time. Lost time injuries per one million man hours is an international benchmark for safe work performance.
Myanmar Carlsberg Co Ltd, which is a joint venture between the Copenhagen-based Carlsberg Group and local firm MGS Breweries, a subsidiary of Myanmar Golden Star (MGS) Co Ltd, began construction of the country’s first international brewery in October last year.
“At Myanmar Carlsberg, our vision for the future is to grow responsibly. This vision reflects our commitment to creating a high-performing and sustainable safety culture supporting the global ‘Zero Accident’ ambition,” said Daniel Sjögren, managing director, Myanmar Carlsberg.
The brewer said more than 5,300 man hours of safety training have been accumulated by approximately an average of 400 people working within the Bago premises to date.
“The size and scope of this project requires attitude, determination, focus and hard work from every single person involved to ensure absolute workplace and employee safety,” said Vaibhav Khedkar, supply chain director, Myanmar Carlsberg.
Located on the 54-acre site in the Nyaung Inn Village Industrial Zone in Bago, the Carlsberg facility will brew two international premium brands – Carlsberg and Tuborg, as well as a local brand Yoma, the firm said earlier.
“The brewery is going into operation very soon and we may face new hazards. Everyone in the organisation will need to continue to think safety first as a natural thing,” said Phil Browne, project manager, Alectia, the consulting engineering company assisting Myanmar Carlsberg in creating safety programs and identifying hazards at site.
“We must remember the journey towards a safe working environment does not end here. There is still a long way to go.”