Warning that food industry safety training will suffer due to recession

Ken Robinson AssociatesA new video training tool has been launched by Ken Robinson Associates, the food industry video production specialists to tackle falling standards in food safety knowledge. The cost-controlled modular video training system combines the use of off-the-shelf food safety training video clips, to illustrate the latest food safety legislation, with details of companies’ own health & safety processes and food handing regimes.

Explains Ken Robinson, “Good progress has been made in bringing injury rates in the sector down and to achieving better housekeeping, but the recession is beginning to challenge that with health and safety training practitioners coming under huge pressure thanks to a reduction in resources in many sectors, including the food industry. For years we have produced video training products for many of the UK’s leading food manufacturers but as the recession has taken hold, firms have been struggling to even implement best practice in using video to meet the regulatory health and safety training requirements.

“It became essential to help health and safety practitioners to move things forwards by providing a simpler and more effective way to organise their video training – so by part-producing the common health and safety features which every food company needs and then combining their own health and safety processing and handling training elements to create the full package we believe we are facilitating progress in this important area.”

Recession will lead to poor food safety standards

“The advantage of using video to provide food industry safety training is that it provides a clear and consistent message meeting requirements, reducing the burden on staff. Our expertise in the food sector means that we can very rapidly, script, edit and distribute effective training on DVD reducing the company’s own liabilities and exposure in a matter of a few weeks.”

About Ken Robinson Associates

Ken Robinson Associates video module library covers all aspects of food health and safety issues including machine safety, dust control, slip and trip management, work-related stress and even management of flu. KRA is targeting its video solutions at the dairy and cheese production industries, drinks manufacture, slaughtering and processing of meat, poultry, fish and pet foods as well as sugar confectionery. These industries have the highest injury rates in the sector.

Ken Robinson Associates is a specialist health and safety video producer providing filming facilities for locations all over the UK. It has working in this field for over 20 years and is highly regarded for its expertise. http://www.kra.co.uk

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