Second annual Global Health and Safety Week
In September, Mowi sites and staff around the world participated in our Global Health and Safety Week. During this week, it is an opportunity to put health and safety in the spotlight, remind everybody of Mowi procedures, offer new training opportunities and reflect on the importance of health and safety on a personal level, for our families, friends and colleagues. This year, there was a focus on mental health.
Stephen O’Neill, Head of Health and Safety Mowi Farming and Consumer Products UK, gave his highlights of the week: “At Mowi, health and safety is an every minute of the day, 365 days a year activity. Constant vigilance from our staff helps keep us all safe. The Global Health and Safety Week allows the business valuable time to go beyond the daily requirements and to reach out and engage with staff on specific topics. It truly is a global event, whether you’re employed in Japan, Vietnam, Chile, North America or Europe.
“The week saw a range of activities, competitions and information sharing. Having coped with 18 months of a pandemic, it was correct to have mental health and wellbeing high on the agenda. I hope staff were able to take away some beneficial information on looking after themselves. Some staff have expressed to me directly that they valued this being a focus area.
“This year also included raising awareness of Mowi’s Life Saving Rules. These 18 rules were launched at last year’s event and identify controls of high-risk tasks undertaken throughout the business. A big thank you to Mowi Scotland staff who allowed us to film them for the Life Saving Rules videos.
“Finally, this year’s art competition, which had no age restriction, attracted many high-quality entries. I was delighted that our very own Kate Stronach’s entry (pictured above) was awarded third place by the global judging panel. Her clever use of figures linking hands to form a fish pen, resonated with the sense of togetherness as colleagues have continued to work and support each other during these unprecedented times.”