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#1 larissaj

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:17 PM

Hello,

 

I am putting together a list of trainings I want to make and give via power points and hand outs and I am just wondering what type of trainings does your company do? I have Allergen control, HACCP, Trash and Recycle, GMPs, Knives, Chemicals, SQF, Crisis Management, Wood Control, Recall, and Importance for Sanitation so far.

 

Anything special you guys do?



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:22 PM

Looks like you're going above and beyond the call of duty. But don't forget blood borne pathogens! Fire extinguisher training and first aid as well. 


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:25 PM

It's not going to be deep in depth trainings on certain topics like SQF. Just an informational type training on whats to be expected. Knives is for safety, Crisis management is what to do during certain situations. Not like hour long trainings, maybe 8 slides depending on what it is.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:33 PM

Perhaps add in Food Defense and Site Security, Pest Control (what to do - or who to alert if anything is unusual), Pathogens and Food-borne Illnesses.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:36 PM

Food defense and site security we have, forgot to add to the list. We also have a 3rd party pest control but i can add a training for it. and the pathogen and food borne i was going to add to sanitation.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:51 PM

It looks like you have the important topics covered. Other topics to consider;

 

Glass, Brittle, plastic 

 

Equipment employees use - metal detector

 

Packaging and labeling

 

Recents CARs and complaints might give you some site specific training that's needed.


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:53 PM

Food defense and site security we have, forgot to add to the list. We also have a 3rd party pest control but i can add a training for it. and the pathogen and food borne i was going to add to sanitation.

 

Yeah - we also had 3rd party pest control. However, our operators were pretty good about reporting any pests they found. That's more the topic for the training...discussing the importance of pest control, the "do's and don'ts" (like leaving dock doors open or moving bait stations around), and how to report sightings.

 

Sounds like a pretty comprehensive training list you have.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:56 PM

Not sure what type of training you're referring to? Is this the required annual training for your GFSI program or on-boarding for new employees? For our annual we train on GMPs, Safety (all aspects - OSHA required), and HACCP. If you're talking new employees, we have a 5 week training program that covers every aspect of typical new employee topics: On the first day - HR items, Bookkeeping items, SQF orientation including a description of the origins and need for  GFSI schemes and an introduction to GMPs, all OSHA required safety topics (HAZCOM, PPE, LOTO etc.), procedures for GMPs, Glass Breakage, Site Security, Hand Washing, Band-aid accountability and Knife policy. Second day starts with specific production SOPs and quality procedures and so on. All are done in-house by trained trainers. Hope some of this is helpful?



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Posted Yesterday, 02:07 PM

Not sure what type of training you're referring to? Is this the required annual training for your GFSI program or on-boarding for new employees? For our annual we train on GMPs, Safety (all aspects - OSHA required), and HACCP. If you're talking new employees, we have a 5 week training program that covers every aspect of typical new employee topics: On the first day - HR items, Bookkeeping items, SQF orientation including a description of the origins and need for  GFSI schemes and an introduction to GMPs, all OSHA required safety topics (HAZCOM, PPE, LOTO etc.), procedures for GMPs, Glass Breakage, Site Security, Hand Washing, Band-aid accountability and Knife policy. Second day starts with specific production SOPs and quality procedures and so on. All are done in-house by trained trainers. Hope some of this is helpful?

 

I consider it lucky when a new employee lasts for more than 5 weeks......



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Posted Yesterday, 03:37 PM

I consider it lucky when a new employee lasts for more than 5 weeks......

 

Me too!!! We would NEVER have been able to keep employees if they were on a 5-week training program to start. They complained about the 1 full day of orientation training they received. Many of them barely got through that, and after 1 week of service, had already quit. Then we had those that couldn't pass the training exams.....  :mellow:



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Posted Yesterday, 03:46 PM

We had the same problem too: Overloading a new employee was counterproductive and overwhelmed them to the point of quitting. That's exactly why we spread the training over 5 weeks. We have to do the Federally required stuff and basic initial training day one, but then they get a week to absorb their new assignments before the next round of training. Our new employee retention after changing our training schedule dramatically increased.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:25 PM

We had the same problem too: Overloading a new employee was counterproductive and overwhelmed them to the point of quitting. That's exactly why we spread the training over 5 weeks. We have to do the Federally required stuff and basic initial training day one, but then they get a week to absorb their new assignments before the next round of training. Our new employee retention after changing our training schedule dramatically increased.

 

 

Ah - I see now. I thought you were literally training every day for 5 weeks.  :blink:  



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Posted Yesterday, 04:37 PM

Haha. Guess I should have mentioned the breaks between topics huh?



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Posted Yesterday, 04:50 PM

We do training on environmentals as well as pretty much everything that everyone else has listed. It is very basic as is the majority of our training. It's pretty much to give them an introduction as to what else goes on in the facility and what they do or not do may affect that. 

 

All training; 

GMP

Allergen

SQF

Review of Policy Statement and Organizational Chart

Food Defense/Security

HACCP/Food Safety Plan (specific training for those involved with metal detection)

Equipment sanitation

Environmentals 

Chemical Control

Pest Control

Staff specification training like incoming inspections, production WI's, etc. 

Safety topics such as blood borne pathogen, First Aid, Fire Extinguisher/escape



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