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A global increase in occupational health and safety laws and regulations has resulted in an increased demand for professionals in the field. Maintaining health and safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for all businesses to ensure employees’ safety and wellbeing. Despite the legal requirements, employers are also increasingly hiring safety officers in an effort to avoid the financial losses of injuries, as well as the damage to its reputation because of accidents or negligence. But this is not it. Following a clear management system is crucial for the success of the department’s objectives. An OHS management system is more than just a programme. It includes policies, systems, standards, records, and involves incorporating health and safety practices into business processes. Having an effective management system improves the ability to continuously identify hazards and control risks. Boecker® has designed its own Health and Safety management system, The Occupational Health and Safety Lite™ (OHS Lite™) certification programme, to assist small and medium enterprises in achieving a consistent standard of occupational health and safety in their premises as well as protect employees and workers from any harm and danger at work. Contact your local Boecker® branch for more information.
The MEA Markets Awards have been launched to bring some much needed recognition and exposure to firms in the Middle East’s vibrant and far-reaching business arena who are shaping not only their industries and regions, but the global corporate community. Boecker® was selected following a rigorous and in-depth nomination, voting and judging process, carried out by a network of global industry experts and in-house team. Today, receiving the UAE Business Award for the Best Food Safety Training Provider in the Middle East is an honour for Boecker® and a result of 20+ years of expertise in the field. Boecker® is considered today a key player in the Food Safety in the region as it has the largest number of full-time professional and certified consultants spread over 8 branches a solid background in the industry. Providing workers with appropriate training has a direct impact on the business, this is where we take the lead of training 10,000 food handlers every year, using the most up to date audio-visual and interactive methods. These internationally certified trainings have been described as the best in the Middle East for following international standards that are equally recognized by local authorities, available in various languages and for all levels. We always aim at providing food establishment workers with the knowledge and expertise to safeguard the business’ reputation.
Boecker® participated as the Gold Sponsor at Horeca 2018 for its special 25-year edition exhibition which was celebrated at Seaside Arena, Beirut. Boecker® was also the only official hygiene sponsor of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire. At the opening day of the exhibition, Boecker® hosted a “Food Safety System Awards Ceremony” on stand in the presence of the president of Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants in Lebanon Mr. Tony Al Ramy, where ISO 22000 and HACCP consultancy certificates were presented to more than 20 Boecker® clients for their achievements; while our certified food safety consultants were auditing the running competitions. Winners of the competitions were congratulated by Boecker® and offered Hygiene awards along with training vouchers and food safety tools. The Boecker® stand attracted hundreds of local and international visitors daily, as Minister of Tourism, Mr. Avedis Guidanian, passed by and was impressed with the diversified services that Boecker® offers to the Hospitality industry and are directly related to the quality of goods offered to consumers in general and tourists in particular. We also welcomed H.E. H.E. Tokumitsu Murakami, Ambassador of Japan, who visited the stand right after attending an interesting lecture presented by Boecker® entitled: “WASHOKU Japanese Cuisine: We’ve got you covered” about the importance of Food Safety in Sushi; expressing the importance of information that Boecker® professionals are giving to run any food establishment smoothly and save its reputation. We also had the pleasure to have Chef Moustafa Seif, the winner of TOP CHEF 2018’s edition, on stand and offered him our sponsorship award that is a trip to London to receive the Science and knowledge award from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, UK. We look forward to always serve our clients at Horeca and every other exhibition to help you protect your business and always cater to its’ needs.