Alba expresses solidarity with Bahrain to combat COVID-19
TDT | Manama
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) expressed solidarity with Bahrain’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with the company introducing numerous Safety initiatives across the plant and various departments as early as January 2020. Alba said it is holding COVID-19 awareness sessions for employees and contractors by Alba Health Care team regularly via video-messaging and online platforms.
Other key measures include sanitisation of different departments and shop-floor areas, social distance markings, distribution of protective kits comprising gloves and masks as well as hand sanitizers, increasing hand sanitiser dispenser units across the Company, providing only take-away or delivery service from its canteens and sharing the government’s directives and news regularly via different channels.
Alba, on 23 March 2020, announced remote working for all employees, in particular women and senior staff. Employees and contractors were also invited to join Alba’s volunteering team, which is part of TEAM Bahrain, to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Alba has over 500 volunteers to-date.
Commenting, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali said: “The health and safety of our human assets, employees and contractors, are paramount to Alba. We will go above and beyond for the Safety of our people to maintain smooth operations. We also remain committed to ensuring the sustainable supply of our raw materials along with delivering our products to clients across the globe.”