Since introducing our online training system at Runcorn we have seen improvements in both health and safety as well as food safety across the site. We strongly believe that training and information is the key to making a safer workplace environment producing quality products. We have a great number of safety and food safety courses to choose from, ranging from first aid awareness to permit to work. In addition to this, we have developed, in partnership with Human Focus, a UK provider of safety training, five bespoke training courses unique to our site. At the start of the year each employee is issued with an individual training plan with six courses for them to complete during the next 12 months. We use data collected from our Hazard spotting program to target areas that we feel need additional training and match the training program to the area and risks identified. This gives us a target of 1,044 courses to be completed during the year. In 2015 we completed 2,872 courses, giving us an average of 16 training courses completed by each employee on site. Mike Pocock Health, Safety and Environment Manager, AAK Runcorn ” Safety improvements through e-learning First aid training in AAK Aarhus Safety for external workers A first aid course, including training in how to use AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been offered to all employees at AAK’s site in Aarhus, Denmark. The basic aid course will be followed up by courses every second year in order to maintain the competence and to learn more about treatment of injuries relevant for the site, for example burns, falling injuries and illnesses. By the end of 2015, more than two thirds of all employees had attended the training and are capable of giving first aid. 46 At AAK’s site in Aarhus, Denmark there are many external workers. To ensure that they have the required safety competences, AAK has established contractual requirements for these external workers. The requirements include a mandatory ATEX/EX training (regulations for working in an explosive atmosphere) with yearly follow-ups. In addition, the external workers must attend at least two hours of safety training per year and be able to point out who, within their company, is AAK’s contact person regarding safety.
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