GARMCO takes a proactive role in ensuring the health and safety of all employees, contractors and visitors. This is governed by the Company’s occupational health and safety policy, in line with its accreditation to ISO 45001:2018, Occupational Health and Safety Management System. GARMCO also 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.
The Company has a fully-equipped health centre and fire station; and regular medical check-ups for staff, and fire drills and emergency evacuation exercises, are conducted. Appropriate protective equipment is provided in areas where there may be a risk of injury or exposure to hazardous substances or conditions.
Health and safety rules and guidelines are continuously communicated to all staff, and related key performance indicators are monitored on a monthly basis, together with a review of employee feedback. Job safe practice training and preventive campaigns are conducted on a regular basis, covering health issues such as heat stress and water consumption; and safety issues such as accident prevention, and safe operating procedures for overhead cranes and forklifts.
GARMCO’s achievements in enhancing the occupational health and safety of its employees were recently recognised in 2013 by receipt of the ‘Safest Companies in the GGC’ Award from the Gulf Aluminium Council.