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Kepak - A Flexible IOSH Online Learning Solution

In this case study we look back at our work with Kepak. Kepak needed a highly flexible training solution to help train their workforce. We analyse our integration of the online IOSH Managing Safely and how the business profited from the upskilling of their staff. 

November 2019

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IOSH Managing Safely

Company profile

Part of the Kepak group, Kepak Convenience Foods produce a range of delicious convenience food products for the Retail and Food Service markets in the UK, Ireland and Europe. With brands including Rustlers, Zugos Deli Café, Feasters, and Big Als, they are a key player in the ‘Hot Quick and Tasty’ category worth over £459 million. Their manufacturing site in Kirkham, Lancashire has over 400 employees and is operational 24 hours a day up to 7 days per week.

Kepak’s training objective

Committed to maintaining its excellent safety standards, Kepak understood the importance of their staff completing an accredited health and safety qualification relevant to the individual’s job and responsibilities. Being a fast paced manufacturing environment operational 24 hours a day, Kepak realised the flexible potential online learning could offer as opposed to the traditional classroom based training methods.


The widely recognised IOSH accredited health and safety qualifications were selected:

  • IOSH Managing Safely was suitable for staff with management responsibilities, such as Kepak’s Production Supervisors.
  • The shorter IOSH Working Safely course was suitable for junior Team Leaders, enabling them to realise the importance of health and safety early in their management career. 

A flexible learning solution was essential for Kepak staff to fit around their work schedule. So online learning was the chosen medium for completing the course.

Concerns addressed

Another key factor was that many of the staff delegates didn’t have English as their first language so clear, easy to follow learning materials was paramount for a successful outcome. Concerns were raised about the effectiveness of online learning as a medium, however Kepak was reassured that Astutis’ highly interactive and enjoyable multimedia learning experience would enable their staff delegates to successfully learn new concepts in effective risk management and apply them confidently in the workplace. The progress checks in each module with automatic feedback ensure delegates understand the concepts covered.

Astutis’ IOSH Managing Safely and Working Safely online courses were the perfect solution to meet Kepak’s training requirements.

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We're always there for our customers. 98% of our learners rated their overall experience as good or outstanding. We will always pride ourselves on our customer service. But don’t take our word for it, here is what our customers have to say
  • "The "Managing Safely" course typically covers various topics such as risk assessment, hazard identification, accident investigation, legal responsibilities, and implementing control measures. It aims to enhance my understanding of health and safety management systems and empower me to create a safer working environment. By completing the course last week , I gained valuable insights into best practices for managing safety in the workplace, which can benefit both me and my organization."

  • "Perfect training: The "Managing Safely" course with Astutis seems to have provided me with valuable knowledge and skills for improving health and safety management in the workplace."

  • "Tutor new subject well and help in any way he could so we understand the different sections"

  • "Interesting and informative"

  • "There was no need to use the customer service as the course instructions were clear"

  • "It was a good course, as I had not completed an exam for such a long time I found this challenging, it would have been helpful that there was more focus on how to structure the answers"

  • "The course was good overall. Online classes can be difficult and I much prefer the classroom experience but due to circumstances and availability online was the option chosen. FSC1 was very good with lots of interaction. But no forward planning or discussion was given to FSC2. Because of a lot of experience in the fire industry and risk assessments I carried on without giving the question enough scrutiny which meant a refer and a costly resit. 5 minutes of discussion and forward planning for FSC2 would have avoided that. All that said I’m aware I took it too lightly."

  • "A good online course, with good interaction. Be positive and be part of it. Some people sit quietly by that wouldn’t happen in a classroom. Ask questions and understand, everything is there for you."

  • "Great learning experience! Astutis was there every step of the way!"

  • "Actually purchased through my company - they selected a great partner"