To engage our colleagues in occupational health and safety, Moy Park has implemented a safety improvement scheme group wide called ‘The Meerkat Way’. While this branding may initially sound curious, Meerkats are considered one of the safest creatures on the planet due to their unique way of looking out for one another and continual hazard spotting within their environment. ‘The Meerkat Way’ of working as a team to spot hazards inspired the new safety drive to engage our colleagues to take positive steps to improve their workplace environment.
The scheme has resulted in a high level of employee engagement across the group, with more and more personnel actively taking up issues in their area but also engaging more with their operational teams, recognising the role health and safety plays in improving operational and workplace standards.
Moy Park has driven the scheme consistently to communicate the benefits to employees and encourage them to get involved; using poster campaigns, rewarding teams with good health and safety performance and even site appearances from the Moy Park Meerkat himself at site functions, breaks and meetings.