RISCO Group UK had enrolled its entire operations team on an NVQ Business Improvement Techniques Diploma course last year in preparation for a planned move to a new warehouse in the third quarter of 2012.
Online PR News – 30-May-2012 – Manchester, UK. – The objective was to improve the skill set and motivate the team in preparation for the challenges ahead but the surprise outcome was to carry off the winner’s awards in two categories at the YP Training awards ceremony.
YP Training held its annual awards ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds on Wednesday 15th May. The awards are given in recognition of the business and individuals who carry out training in a demonstrably successful and beneficial manner.
• Winner Best Newcomer Award – RISCO Group UK Ltd
• Winner Individual Award - Tony Parker, Warehouse Manager, RISCO Group UK Ltd
The training consisted of both “in-house” classroom training and practical work covering health & safety, team working, 5S, Kaizen, visual management and problem solving modules. The course duration was 20 weeks and each week Phil Davidson, YP’s Lean Trainer and Assessor visited RISCO’s Middleton office to train, offer advice and assessment of the teams in their tasks, workflow and designated projects.
RISCO has been so impressed with the business improvement programme that it has been extended to include the office based staff. All of the above modules are covered in smaller “bite sized” projects within a 10 weeks timeframe. Phil commented that “all training is centred on an improvement activity in your manufacturing or office area and each unit is a mini qualification in its own right that can be used to build towards a full L2 Business Improvement Techniques NVQ Diploma”. This also enables the flexibility to focus on specific areas for improvement and provides for the release of staff from their job function for shorter periods.
Jonathan Green, RISCO Operations Manager commented “I have been impressed with the way that the team have implemented the skills learned during the training, you can really see the difference in their motivation and their enthusiasm to propose changes that might make improvements to the way we work. We are all looking forward to the move to the new warehouse with great relish.”