Greencore is leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and the US and has leading market positions in the UK convenience food market across food to go, chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces, ambient sauces & pickles, cakes & desserts and Yorkshire puddings. Greencore has a fast growing food to go business in the US, serving both the convenience and small store channel and the grocery channel.
Matthew Pedley, Group Health and Safety Manager for Greencore Group, noted how before they were using Effective Software, Greencore had several different safety processes in place that were paper and excel based. This was not efficient and Matthew wanted an all-in-one compliance management system that could easily integrate with their previous processes without needing to change it entirely. Matthew thought an easy to use and flexible system would improve employee engagement with health and safety too.
The Effective team worked tightly with Matthew and his Health and Safety team to craft the correct solution plan for the needs and wants of Greencore. Matthew made it clear that Effective Software was the best fit for their needs because it was a user-friendly, cloud-based system. He liked how it covered so many different elements of health and safety, from CoSHH to Risk Assessment and the ability to report on them.
Matthew found that the ability to report on accident investigations is the most used and best part of the software. This has allowed him and his team to focus more on regular reporting. The module has helped users conduct accident investigations much more effectively and gets all levels of the business involved in an accident investigation.
There was a clear lack of sending the right reports to the right people and at the right time before the software was implemented. Matthew notes that now, he can give a specific report on a specific element of an accident investigation to a stakeholder at the click of a mouse. This has made monthly reports on accident frequency rates much clearer and effective too.
One big benefit that Matthew has seen with the new safety software system is that it is a system that everyone in the organisation can use. As it is user-friendly, it has helped hugely with employee engagement and collaboration with health & safety. This was a challenge Matthew was facing before the software was implemented. He found it difficult to get employees on board with health and safety and creating a better culture around it.
Effective has made Matthew and his team feel comfortable with the software. This was due in large to a very helpful and efficient on-boarding process in which training across all sites took place, giving employees the opportunity to get involved from the get go with the new safety software solution.