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07 June 2015
GARMCO Launches Its Workplace Safety Awareness Campaign Today

(Manama - 07 June 2015): Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (GARMCO), the Bahrain-based international aluminium rolling mill and one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East, announced today the kick-off for its Safety Awareness Campaign 2015 under the title “You can make this, THE SAFEST PLACE”. The campaign will be held under a ‘Superheroes’ theme, and will include a series of safety awareness activities given by external senior lecturers and doctors.

GARMCO’s staff will be attending a series of sessions for one continuous week. These sessions include, Workers’ Responsibility Against Health and Safety Legislations, General Traffic Rules, Precautions For Your Health In Ramadan, Vitamin D Vital Role in Your Health by, and Health Risks of Smoking.  Other educational trainings such as heat exhaustion, forklift, and housekeeping along with sessions on child behavior Issues and parental relationships will also be given.


 The safety awareness campaign will be reinforcing the Health and Safety rules and guidelines, related key performance indicators, job safe practice training, and preventive campaigns which are conducted on a regular basis at GARMCO.  The site is fully-equipped with a health center and fire station; and regular medical check-ups for staff, and fire drills and emergency evacuation exercises, are conducted. Further to that, appropriate protective equipment is provided in areas where there may be a risk of injury or exposure to hazardous substances or conditions.


Commenting on the Campaign, Ms. Hind Al-Sabbagh, Head of Corporate Communications at GARMCO said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of the upcoming safety awareness campaign. The main idea is to make the campaign more memorable and a little humorous while emphasizing the seriousness of the messages. By drawing on the hero theme, GARMCO encourage workers and staff to be heroes by not underestimating any risk in the workplace no matter how small”.

GARMCO complies with all relevant standards of the American Standards Association, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Gulf Aluminium Council, and the Bahrain Safety Society and was recently recognized in 2013 by receipt of the ‘Safest Companies in the GGC’ Award from the Gulf Aluminium Council. The Company is confident that this campaign will add great value to their institution as they always aim to ensure that the standard of services are always met in every area including health and safety.


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