2015 Training Report

Each year Swish undertakes regular staff training to ensure that all staff are properly skilled and safe in their working environment. As part of our BES6001 certification we also publish the previous year's training results and indicate the level of training to be undertaken in the coming year.

Targets

 

Target all years

Actual for 2015

Inductions

100%

100%

All training

80%

100%

 

2015 Specific Training results

Training type

Planned

Completed

Comments

Energy awareness (tablet)

72

72

Energy awareness information and testing package as part of ISO50001

Inductions

All

All

All inductions as required

Fire Marshall

12

12

 

Technician Operator

4

4

 

Mixing Plant Operator

1

1

 

FLT/Combi refresher

6

8

 

Fire Awareness Training

0

72

Additional requirement mid-year.

 

2016 Training Plans

Training type

Planned

Completed

Comments

B.I.T. Leadership roles

8

 

In order to facilitate and contribute to the MPT and DPT teams.

Inductions

All

 

All inductions as required

Overhead Crane

8

 

 

Trainee Setter

4

 

Succession planning for Setter due to retire in next 12-24 mths

Manual Handling

76

 

 

Environmental awareness

76

 

 

FLT/Combi refresher

12

 

 

First Aid Refresher

12

 

 

Various Continuous Improvement Courses

8

 

Minitab, 6sigma, 5S training for MPT

 

Business Improvement Teams 2015

The BIT process has been re-branded in 2015 and is now split between the “Manufacturing Performance Team” (MPT), and the “Distribution Performance Team” (DPT).

These teams consist of a Senior Management steering group which gives focus and direction to a cascading structure of inter-departmental teams.

The teams are directed to make improvements which contribute to top-line kpi’s, such as Customer Service, Quality, Health and Safety.

Projects completed or in-progress include:-

  • The manufacture of non-white products (creams, greys and blacks)
  • Production flexibility improvements through line modifications
  • Packaging and weighing accuracy improvements


Suggestion Scheme

In 2015, 22 suggestions were received many of which were implemented. An example would be an employee suggesting that our recycling unit could have a timer fitted to it, such that the blades do not continue to rotate excessively. The timer unit cost £500 to fit, but gives annualised electricity savings of c. £2,000