Adelaide based company Hoshizaki Lancer has notched up a significant milestone at its Beverley manufacturing facility achieving four years without a Lost Time Injury.
Hoshizaki Lancer employs 120 people and produces approximately one million order lines a year including soft drink chillers, python, tubing, glycol beer systems, founts and beer taps.
Managing Director of Hoshizaki Lancer, Joe Thorp said “We have put great emphasis and effort into cultivating a strong safety culture which includes compliance with AS4801.”
“Investment in process improvements, fixtures, task specific safety equipment, employee support, training for our staff and some simple remedies such as the complete elimination of the use of knives from our workplace, are all contributing factors which have contributed to this achievement.” Mr Thorp said.
The business was established in Adelaide in 1967 and has continuously focused on innovation, research and development winning many awards for innovation, product excellence and export performance.
Uniquely in the Australian beverage dispensing industry Hoshizaki Lancer has invested in global standard compliance systems which make up an Integrated Management System combining ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 into one management control system.
In addition to this Hoshizaki Lancer is HACCP certified.
“Everyone is responsible for safety - reporting, promoting and encouraging a safe work site has become engrained in the way we go about our daily duties.”
“This is underpinned by the involvement of Lancer’s consultative Integrated Management Systems group in the development of policies and procedures for safety and risk management.”
“Four years without a lost time injury is a significant milestone for a manufacturer and something that we are all very proud of.” Mr Thorp said, “I firmly believe that all accidents are preventable and that employers owe their people the obligation to send them home in good shape each day.”
Hoshizaki Lancer is a key supplier to leading companies such as Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes, CUB, Lion, Coopers, Hungry Jacks as well as thousands of pubs and restaurants.
Hoshizaki Lancer Pty Ltd
At Hoshizaki Lancer, we are a world leader in Draught Beer, Soft Drink and Frozen Beverage Dispense systems, Ice Machines and Professional Food Service Refrigeration and Freezer units. We are also Australia's largest beer system installer and maintenance service provider.
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