Leading Nigerian alcoholic beverage company, Guinness Nigeria Plc, has recorded yet another feat in the area of ensuring the safety of employees and visitors in its breweries and sites by achieving 1, 000 days free of lost time accidents (LTA), in one of its operational sites.
This laudable achievement was recorded at its Benin office, which is now the third manufacturing site of the brewing giant, after its Ikeja and Aba sites, which also recorded over 1000 LTA-free days, all in the current financial year.
By general standards, an LTA is defined as any work-related incident, involving injury or illness, where either Guinness Nigeria or a healthcare professional recommends one or more days away from work, or where the employee is absent from work or unable to return to work for the next shift, or where the employee is reporting for work, but unable to carry out normal duties. This assessment is made without regard as to whether or not the person was scheduled to work those days (i.e. off days, weekend, holidays, vacations, etc.).
According to Supply Director, Guinness Nigeria plc., Mr. Cephas Afebuameh: “Reducing accidents at all our brewery sites has long been an active strategy, through our Zero Harm Culture, which seeks to create a consistent and proactive culture for safety across all our operations. I am extremely happy that the Benin brewery has recorded this amazing feat following in the footsteps of other sites like Ikeja and Aba and I pray that, as we continue to sustain safety best practices, we will hit 2000 and 3000 and so on.”