12 October, 2017
McCain South Africa is Awarded The President’s Safety Awards

McCain South Africa is proud to announce that its Springs Plant has been awarded with the President’s Safety Award this year. This award is recognition for safety excellence as well as commitment to the global safety principles.

The President’s Award is a reward for safety and achieving a total incident rate of 0.70 and below. For McCain Spring Plant, they had to prepare and create continuous awareness at the plant for the award. They ran a safety campaign where the top 10 risks in the plants and farms were identified. They had a topic on each of the risks every month and they would give awareness and buy-in sessions for their employees. Incentives were given to employees that attended all sessions.

“We are very excited to have achieved our goals and win The President’s award for this year. This award is awarded annually and it is a global achievement. McCain South Africa is committed to the safety of our employees, contractors and visitors. Safety is the direct responsibility of each one of us,” says Deolinda Da Costa, Marketing Manager of McCain South Africa.

McCain South Africa sites would have been ineligible for the award if they experienced an operation–related fatality or major recordable in any employment category: Employee, Broker, Agency, Contract Worker or Visitor. The sites must act safely and comply with all occupational safety laws and regulations. “A key component in our safety culture is achieving an injury free working environment. This means integrating safety into all aspects of the business and managing with the discipline that leads to world class performance”, Da Costa concludes.


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