Summit Systems Implement E-Learning Programme

When Summit Systems first signed up to The British Plastics Federation initiative ‘SIMPL’ Safety in Manufacturing Plastics back in 2011 it resonated with their focus on the years ahead

When Summit Systems first signed up to The British Plastics Federation initiative ‘SIMPL’ Safety in Manufacturing Plastics back in 2011 it resonated with their focus on the years ahead and their commitment to reduce accidents within the workplace.

Commencing with the implementation of an Internal Health & Safety Committee two years ago, the Company saw a reduction in common minor accidents and near miss reporting. However, not letting the impetus falter, the Committee, steered by Ian Lowe, Operations Director at Summit Systems was key to implementing the first E-Learning programme.

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With the assistance of their Insurance provider, the online training tool covers a wide range of health and safety topics from Slips and Trips, Manual Handling to Stress Management.

Employees are encouraged to utilise their training time to complete their tutorials and exams in their specific fields of work on an annual basis.

Speaking earlier, Ian Lowe commented that he was encouraged to see the take up of the initiative and the high pass rates. “It’s important to deliver knowledge in an environment conducive to learning that has an impact on the culture in our business that is time and cost effective.

Not only does it show we value our employees, their safety is key along with the focus on mental health too from pressures both in and outside of the work environment”.

Some of the key aspects of Summit’s success over many years has been employee engagement whilst a more commonly used phrase today, the actual sentiment has always been at the core of the business.

Summit Systems recently won the ‘Supplier Partnership: Ancillary Machinery’ award at the Plastic Industry Awards for their recent project with the Polymer Training and Innovation Centre. The project focused on providing the training centre with the most up-to-date equipment, ensuring students have the best in—depth training experience while focusing on maximum efficiency and more economical equipment.
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Summit Systems Implement E-Learning Programme

News
10 November 2017

When Summit Systems first signed up to The British Plastics Federation initiative ‘SIMPL’ Safety in Manufacturing Plastics back in 2011 it resonated with their focus on the years ahead and their commitment to reduce accidents within the workplace.

Commencing with the implementation of an Internal Health & Safety Committee two years ago, the Company saw a reduction in common minor accidents and near miss reporting. However, not letting the impetus falter, the Committee, steered by Ian Lowe, Operations Director at Summit Systems was key to implementing the first E-Learning programme.

With the assistance of their Insurance provider, the online training tool covers a wide range of health and safety topics from Slips and Trips, Manual Handling to Stress Management.

Employees are encouraged to utilise their training time to complete their tutorials and exams in their specific fields of work on an annual basis.

Speaking earlier, Ian Lowe commented that he was encouraged to see the take up of the initiative and the high pass rates. “It’s important to deliver knowledge in an environment conducive to learning that has an impact on the culture in our business that is time and cost effective.

Not only does it show we value our employees, their safety is key along with the focus on mental health too from pressures both in and outside of the work environment”.

Some of the key aspects of Summit’s success over many years has been employee engagement whilst a more commonly used phrase today, the actual sentiment has always been at the core of the business.

Summit Systems recently won the ‘Supplier Partnership: Ancillary Machinery’ award at the Plastic Industry Awards for their recent project with the Polymer Training and Innovation Centre. The project focused on providing the training centre with the most up-to-date equipment, ensuring students have the best in—depth training experience while focusing on maximum efficiency and more economical equipment.

All enquiries to Meghan Jordan, Marketing Co-ordinator | Meghan.jordan@summitsystems.co.uk

New Starter – Project Manager Kieran Payne

Summit Systems, the market leader in ancillary supplies, are thrilled to announce their investment in new Project Manager Kieran Payne to the ever-growing Tamworth-based team.

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Summit Systems, the market leader in ancillary supplies, are thrilled to announce their investment in new Project Manager Kieran Payne to the ever-growing Tamworth-based team. Kieran, located in Banbury, manages the projects in the southern region and reports into Engineering Manager Chris McCormack.

As the third Project Manager to join the team, Summit Systems is confident that Kieran will bring strong leadership, new improvements to the department and build fundamental relationships with customers.

Kieran is highly experienced with over ten years’ experience in design and project management across 3 sectors which includes materials handling. He will work alongside Project Manager John O’Flynn, who’s resume includes stints at Rolls Royce and Babcock International and Project Manager Richard Dean who spent most of his career in the plastics sector. Engineering Manager Chris McCormack says “it’s essential that we purposely recruit fresh talent from different industries to bring a wider range of experience, ideas and skill sets to the team.”

Due to significant feedback from the projects team after their initial six months at Summit Systems, Chris was quick to act and make some fundamental changes. Chris restructured the design team to work strategically in a regional format with the objective being to “create familiarity, ownership and accountability with customers and their sites, but most importantly build relationships with our customers”.

Summit Systems believes that by deploying three Project Managers this will significantly increase our customer experience and also enhance project delivery. Chris explains:- “we were missing some fundamental milestones within our project lifecycle such as project reviews for example, which include topics such as what went well and lessons learned so we can continually improve and develop as a business and as a team”.

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In October Projects Manager John O’Flynn spent a continuous 21 days straight working away from home and family camped in a hotel in Ireland to oversee a major project. Due to this extensive on-site exposure and dedication, John became a constant point of contact and coordination not only for the customer but also for the field engineers and head office. Familiarisation with our customers is key and this is a big part of the overall engineering strategy.

Summit Systems is confident that they have ‘raised the bar’ with the new engineering restructure and are determined to continue investing and retaining on their talent within the company. Furthermore, Summit Systems prides itself creating positive environment for their staff. This is shown as the company received ‘best employer of the year award’ by the Plastic Industry Awards.

Steve Lane Joins the Best Company in Plastics

Summit Systems is delighted to welcome Steve Lane as Technical Sales Engineer for the South. Steve will be supporting clients in Southern England, Southern Wales and Southern Ireland with technical ancillary equipment purchases.