One of Grantham’s largest employers has taken a record safety milestone.
Poultry farmer Moy Park, which employs 600 people at its site off Gonerby Road, Grantham, is famous after recording two million hours worked without lost time in the past two years.
A lost time accident is an occupational accident that results in an employee being absent from the workplace for at least a full working day.
Steve Kerwood, HR Business Partner, spearheaded the health and safety campaign.
He said, “The health and safety of our staff and visitors will always come first, but this type of achievement is not come by chance, but is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our staff. . It’s an example of the kind of culture and connected workforce we have here. This is the global standard.
The efforts of colleagues do not go unnoticed throughout the company.
Steve added, “Employees know we’re hitting milestones. Each month, employees can be named Health and Safety Champions of the Month by their colleagues. With that comes the possibility of receiving a free laptop. There are also random prizes and gift vouchers. It is a great recognition for the staff.
After a difficult year with the Covid pandemic and the holidays and challenges that Brexit has also posed for businesses, Steve said they are now in a good position and ready to go, adding: “It has been a period of test but now that the fast food restaurants are reopening properly and things seem to be back to normal, we are ramping up and demand is increasing.
With this demand comes more opportunities and a company-wide recruiting campaign.
Steve added, “New lines in our Ready to Eat and X Ray departments will create 36 new jobs and opportunities.
“We have a high retention rate across the company and a low turnover rate. We are able to offer fantastic opportunities, rates, day and night shifts. Our greatest asset is our people, so we would like to encourage more people to join us and make a difference. “
As for news of the popular Moy Park outlet store reopening, Steve confirmed that it is constantly being reviewed.