Striving for improved compliance yields results

The PAK2000 team of Andrew De Croes (Maintenance Foreman), Ashlin Govender (Blow Moulding Team Leader), Wesley Chetty (Despatch Clerk), Silvanus Pillay (Site Service Manager), Mervin Naidu (Printing Foreman).

The PAK2000 team of Andrew De Croes (Maintenance Foreman), Ashlin Govender (Blow Moulding Team Leader), Wesley Chetty (Despatch Clerk), Silvanus Pillay (Site Service Manager), Mervin Naidu (Printing Foreman).

Occupational Health and Safety is a crucial element in any business and ensuring that the correct, preventative processes are in place ensures the well being of all employees at the work place and provides quality products and services for our customers.

The Astrapak Group has recently been through some frenetic audits across their manufacturing sites, and the results have shown a great leap in the right direction for the majority of the sites.

In the F&I Audits, which covered the legal compliance aspect, a high level of compliance was evident due to the introduction and implementation of systems that are sustainable. All plants scored well on the Risk Management and the Occupational Health and Safety side of the business.

The recent scorecard revealed that the average results for the Group was an impressive 95%, with the highest manufacturing site – Pak2000 - achieving an incredible 98% score. An implausible achievement for the Group considering that a target of 90% was set two years ago (which was achieved in that year).

PAK2000 Site Service Manager, Silvanus Pillay, commended his team on their procedures, which resulted in the optimal result. He said that the team pulled together on the alignment of the Astrapak standardised policies and procedures with the shop floor personnel. Also, by ensuring the HSE filing system was up-to-date with valid documentation, as well as daily visual inspections in the plant, warehouse and yard added to the team’s success.

“98% proves that with team work and support anything can be done. The PAK2000 team was extremely focused and motivated on achieving the measurable target and ensuring that a safe working environment is standardised and sustained,” said Pillay.

Astrapak CEO, Robin Moore extended his thanks to the entire Astrapak Team and commended their efforts in their endeavour for improving and maintaining the highest level of compliance.

“Risk Management and Health and Safety are a key component of the culture and ethos we are trying to create throughout Astrapak – our people and our assets are vitally important to us. These results reflect serious commitment from our employees and management and that the intensified focus is helping to instil the values of The Astrapak Way across the Group. I am positive that we rank high amongst some other top companies in South Africa with this type of result. If we reflect on where we started in 2012 and the continuous improvement we have shown since then – against ever increasing standards – our entire Team should all be very proud of what has been achieved.”