We are pleased to see leading suppliers such as Alchemy provide products and services that support our animal welfare guidelines. Alchemy’s SISTEM platform is an excellent basis for animal welfare training in the broiler industry.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 2, 2010
Alchemy, the leader in innovative training solutions for the global workforce, has announced the release of a new multilingual course library for use with the innovative SISTEM training and compliance management platform. The new library has been developed to educate employees at poultry companies on animal welfare guidelines and best practices while providing secure, electronic documentation of training results. Implementing these courses will help companies ensure the humane treatment of animals raised for food according to the expectations of both the industry and consumers.
The SISTEM courses were developed in cooperation with the National Chicken Council (NCC) and are aligned with the NCC’s Animal Welfare Guidelines for Broilers, which recommends that hatchery, growout, livehaul and processing operations all have “a documented training program in animal welfare.” NCC guidelines further suggest that the “training program [be] conducted annually for all employees involved in handling live animals (multilingual if necessary).” In developing the courses, Alchemy also worked in cooperation with several of their industry-leading poultry processing customers.
“We are pleased to see leading suppliers such as Alchemy provide products and services that support our animal welfare guidelines,” said Richard Lobb, Communications Director at the National Chicken Council. “Alchemy’s SISTEM platform is an excellent basis for animal welfare training in the broiler industry.”
Included in SISTEM’s Animal Welfare for Poultry library are courses entitled Introduction to Hatchery Operations; Proper Catching and Handling Methods; Humane Euthanizing Practices for Poultry; Poultry Welfare during Transportation and Receiving; and Humane Practices for Live Bird Processing. This library compliments the other SISTEM course libraries including Food Safety, Workplace Safety, Operations, Human Resources and Job Success.
SISTEM is used by many of the largest poultry growers in the U.S. to deliver and document multilingual training at over 150 plants. Using hand-held remotes and interactive courseware, SISTEM increases employee comprehension, ensures retention and provides automatic documentation of the results. Each multilingual course is updated regularly by Alchemy and consistent maintenance is also performed to keep the content compelling for refresher trainings.
Alchemy is dedicated to providing technology and multimedia tools that foster the ongoing professional development of the global workforce. Through Alchemy’s training solutions, clients are able to effectively deliver, document and manage important training fundamentals for their employees in an efficient manner. Alchemy’s goal is to solve the challenges most companies face as they try to balance production demands and increasingly strict regulatory requirements. For more information, please go to http://www.alchemysystems.com.