Aluminium Bahrain Wins Workplace Safety Award From British Safety Council

Aluminium Bahrain Wins Workplace Safety Award From British Safety Council

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced last week that it is the recipient of the International Safety Award – Merit by the British Safety Council in recognition of its safety efforts in 2021.

The award was established in 1958 to recognize firms that display a commitment to safety in the workplace during the previous year. The BSC not only takes into account measures to insure workers’ physical safety from accidents, it also recognizes companies that excel at protecting workers from physical and mental harm in the course of their duties.

Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali said in a press release that the award is a result of his firm’s ongoing commitment to workplace safety.

“Luck always run out, but Safety is good for life. We are pleased to win again the prestigious International Safety Award by the British Safety Council as we stay on course to attain our objective — Together #1 in Safety and ESG.”

“2021 was truly a golden year in many aspects as we went above and beyond to keep our human capital safe amidst the COVID-19 crisis and closed the year with more than 20 million safe working hours without Lost Time Injuries (LTI),” he continued. “Today, we are steering towards 24 million safe working hours without (LTI).”

Alba is one of the largest industrial companies in the Middle East and is the world’s biggest aluminium smelter outside the People’s Republic of China. Originally incorporated in 1968, the company is based in Bahrain and 84% of its total workforce are Bahraini nationals. It began operations in 1971 with a 120,000 metric ton annual capacity. Modernization bumped the output up to 450,000 metric tons in 1992. In the spring of 2005, Alba opened Line 5, raising output by 860,000 metric tons per year. In 2020 Alba’s smelter produced 1,548,500 metric tons of primary aluminium.