TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), one of the oldest and largest in the country has launched a mobile app that allows employees report concerns and information relating to safety from their mobile phones.

According to Khery Gunzarethy, TBL Group safety and Health Manager, the launch was in line with the company’s strategy to digitalize its operations.

The company announced the launch during safety week celebrations in the country’s capital, which went along with trainings for the company employees on safety at work places.

The application, dubbed ‘Safety App’ is part of the brewer’s initiatives aimed at creating and maintaining ideal work environments free from occupational hazards that may cause injuries or illness to all employees.

“Safety is one of our top priorities. Without safety there will be no efficiency.

We are keen on safety issues and that is why we have a good record for recognitions,” said Gunzarethy.

It follows a series of awards received by TBL including those from Tanzania Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA) and South Africa based National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA), reports IPP media.

Gunzarethy lauded the occupational health and safety programme saying it has helped reduce the number of accidents reported at several of its plants since its adoption.

The Occupational Health and safety policy in Tanzania lays emphasis on the protection of workers’ health and in factories and applies to all establishments in the private and public sector, local government services and public authorities.

Implementation of the programme equips employees with knowledge and skills required at their work places.

“To support the government’s vision to make Tanzania an industrial base economy, it is important to have strong and better systems of running industries and we are well prepared to have systems that meet international standards,” noted Gunzarethy.