AFI awarded for investment in people

29 November 2011

UK rental specialist AFI-Uplift has been awarded Investors In People silver status, which puts the company among the top 1.5% of recognised Investor in People companies in the UK.

To achieve Investors in People silver accreditation a company has to meet 76 criteria in the improvement of employee management, over and above the 39 criteria required for the base standard.

Mark Wem, Investors in People assessor, said in his report on AFI, "I was impressed by the genuine commitment displayed by AFI in relation to the health and safety of its employees and customers. This was reinforced through promotion, compliance and training in relation to health and safety matters."

AFI will have completed 789 training days for its 261 employees during 2011. This is in addition to AFI's NVQ vocational training, IOSH courses and company-funded evening courses.

AFI further developed the skills of its service engineers by arranging 170 days of external manufacturing training during the year. The company also implemented an in-house training programme for its engineers, a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspector) assessment programme, health and safety and manual handling training courses, and a five day sales training programme for all account managers and senior managers, including directors.

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