At Simpsons Malt we’re committed to providing a safe, healthy working environment for everyone who works for us and we nurture opportunities for employee learning and development.
In 2016, we launched the Safety Improvement Campaign across all our sites, including Tivetshall and Berwick-upon-Tweed, to encourage employees to take a vested interest in the safety of their work environment, help drive improvement and reduce accidents.
So far it has included the creation of 13 Safety Action Teams (SAT) and introduction of a yellow form system, where employees are encouraged to make suggestions for improvements via a written form which is shared with relevant individuals and departments.
Thanking our staff for being part of its first successful year and recognising the great work of those who showed real commitment, we awarded three members of our hard-working staff in the Safety Star Awards – where each of the winners received a trophy and a £100 voucher.
Ross Richardson, a Weighbridge Operator at Tweed Valley Maltings, received the award for his prolific approach to completing yellow forms and his dedication to resolving the issues he raised and helping to find the solutions.
Receiving the award for being an active member of the SAT team, Neil Fleming, Supervisor at Craigswalls, showcased his ability to review and refresh risk assessments, that were then used as examples for others.
Karl Clarke, Senior Operator, was nominated for his safety awareness, suggestions for improvements within the Roast House at Tivetshall and ability to take action or supply ideas.
Richard Simpson, Vice-Chairman of Simpsons Malt commented: “The new Safety Improvement Campaign has proved a huge success and has had the support from all areas of the business. These awards were our way of thanking the staff for being involved and recognising the great work done by each of them. The campaign will continue as will our development of staff.”
Massive congratulations to Ross, Karl and Neil – keep up all the great work!