Morrisons Logistics Gains Recognition from Royal Society for Public Health
Delivering the freshest produce to Morrisons stores on time, every time is a demanding task. Excellent food safety training across a broad range of roles in logistics is vital to ensure that every store receives its order safely.
The RSPH accreditation scheme is designed to endorse training programmes that support health, hygiene and safety. The training provided by Morrisons has been rigorously examined by independent experts to ensure it is of the highest quality and meets national standards.
Professor Richard Parish, chief executive of RSPH, comments: "Morrisons has now achieved accreditation for training in both the Retail and Logistics divisions of its business. Once again the company has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standards, ensuring that staff and customers receive excellent service."
Morrisons stores, located from the Highlands of Scotland to the Cornish coast are serviced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through strategically located regional distribution centres. The Logistics team has to ensure that food is handled safely throughout, across all temperature bands from ambient to chilled and frozen. Repercussions of poor food handling are far reaching so it is crucial that every member of staff involved in this operation is properly trained.
Liz Window, Morrisons Training Lead, Logistics , says: "Our Retail division achieved RSPH accreditation last year so we have first hand experience of the value of this expert assessment. The RSPH has helped us to enhance the quality of our training programmes and ensure they deliver real value to the organisation."
Other organisations interested in accreditation for their in-house training programmes should contact Anna Zilnyk at the Royal Society for Public Health for more information.
- ends -
Notes for editors
For further information, please contact:
Tel: 020 3177 1624
Morrisons Press Office
Tel: 0845 611 5364