Comprehensive employee training record management can help prevent work-related injuries
Drinks manufacturer Brothers received a £10,000 fine after an employee severed an artery in an unguarded machine and needed life-saving surgery.
As a news report in the media reveals, a 52-year-old member of staff was working an evening shift at the plant in Shepton Mallet when the incident happened, around a year ago. The employee went to investigate the cause of a stoppage in a machine which takes empty bottles of a conveyor to be filled, although he was covering for a colleague and did not usually work in the respective station.
The employee put his hand into the machine which automatically restarted catching his clothing and pulling his right arm into the moving parts. An investigation from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Brothers had made modifications to the access to the machine before the accident but had not installed a device or guard to prevent workers accessing the machine while it was still active.
The type of situation described above can be rather easily avoided by implementing a very solid and reliable human resources management solution, and this is exactly where Tensor’s WinHR.NET will prove its worth.
Forbidding members of staff from operating machinery they’ve not been trained to use is one of the key contributing factors to the prevention of work-related injuries. This is the reason why the management of employee training is a key component of Tensor Personnel.
The Course Planner is where employees are booked onto course sessions to obtain skills that they require to perform their duties. Individual employee training records are updated automatically as courses are completed, along with qualifications / certification earned.
Furthermore, the Tensor personnel management suite also records any employee’s accident history, medical health records and benefits and required skills, optimizing the station manning process and making it easier for managers to assign only qualified, capable personnel to specific posts.