Coca-Cola European Partners (Wakefield)

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is the largest bottling plant in Europe, which is situated in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The 45 acre site produces over 100 million cases of pop every year and employs approximately 500 people.

Target have worked with CCEP since 2010 after being approached with a new project towards delivering complete compliance at Wakefield Operations with additional and innovative business management systems.

With literally thousands of different pieces of equipment, which require some element of inspection, maintenance and calibration & tens of thousands of visitors and contractors on site each year, which need to be managed in a more efficient and effective way to ensure compliance and security, as well as reduce any health and safety risks.

Target have continued to work with CCEP and have now developed the Gatehouse Access Control system to help the business organise, control and secure access to the premises. The system is providing the most efficient, cost effective and convenient way of monitoring onsite events, by managing visitors and contractors by authorisation profiles; and recording and reporting onsite audits and permits

The Facilities Departments are facing ever increasing health and safety requirements and it has become essential for businesses to provide a secure environment for their workforce. The Gatehouse system is ensuring the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 for managing health, safety and welfare are always being met.

Alan Theaker, Health & Safety Manager at CCEP said: “Automation is what has made this a successful project – reducing a lot of time chasing up suppliers, contractors, visitors and even internal staff for documentation and verification.

“Gatehouse is a fantastic piece of software. We now have a complete overview of each day of who is and isn’t allowed on site. It is making it far easier to ensure we are remaining compliant and safe even when external workers are entering our site. Furthermore our return on investment time was a few months and more importantly my team and I can sleep well at night.”

Alan Theaker, Health & Safety Manager

We have over 500 different contracting companies and numerous visitors coming through the gate each year and the Gatehouse system is keeping us secure. The automated alerts and escalations have a process built into the system, which ensure site inductions and the correct accreditation and insurance documents, are being collected and completed more efficiently and effectively prior to accessing our site.”

He continued: “Gatehouse is a fantastic piece of software. We now have a complete overview of each day of who is and isn’t allowed on site. It is making it far easier to ensure we are remaining compliant and safe even when external workers are entering our site. Furthermore our return on investment time was a few months and more importantly my team and I can sleep well at night.”

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