Upskilling staff part of company values

Sausages and certificates were on offer as Barker’s of Geraldine celebrated the upskilling of more than 130 staff.


The company worked with skills-building company Competenz to train staff in national certificates of Occupational Health and Safety.

A graduation ceremony was held on the factory grounds yesterday with 134 staff receiving certificates. Training started last year with all staff achieving the level 1 certificate. Its process leaders and health and safety committee members also started their training towards their level 3 certificates.

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It’s great to have the Geraldine Lions onsite cooking up a storm for our wonderful team. A great lunch and a great opportunity to stop work and celebrate 130 staff achieving their occupational safety and health certificates…a 12 month journey to upskill our staff to keep everyone healthy, safe and happy.