Amalgamated Sugar Success Story
AT A GLANCE
FOUNDED

1897

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1800

WEBSITE

www.amalgamatedsugar.com

INDUSTRY

SUGAR

HEADQUARTERS

Boise, ID

BASICSAFE CLIENT SINCE

2011

Background

Background

Amalgamated Sugar has been working with BasicSafe since 2011. The company previously managed training efforts with spreadsheets. The process was time-consuming, and training files were sometimes lost. When BasicSafe pitched their services to Safety Manager Mark Hyer, he was initially impressed with other tools within the software suite. The company now uses the training module along with several others, but what made the Safety Training tool outstanding was BasicSafe’s ability to customize it to suit Amalgamated Sugar’s needs in 2016. They wanted to go paperless for training, so they developed a computer-based quiz management capability for computer, tablet and phone. It corrects the quiz and shows the correct answer, which simplifies testing a great deal.

The Strategy

STRATEGY

With paperless training, safety managers and supervisors now have a vehicle to search an individual or group of employees and learn whether they are current or deficient. Managers are notified when training is completed, and results are uploaded into their training record. When the training module is created in BasicSafe, it can be indicated whether it's one time or recurring.

With no file cabinet or spreadsheet to parse through, Amalgamated Sugar significantly reduced the amount of time spent verifying employee training statuses by half.

This increased company productivity—time previously spent tracking training could now be allocated to other efforts, making it more efficient.

Results

RESULTS

Amalgamated Sugar was able to track employee training for certifications such as CPR or asbestos abatement in a more organized way. The tool provided visibility into which employees were up to date with training, as well as alerts for upcoming certification opportunities. This information allowed employees to plan ahead for training, positively affecting how many stayed current with certifications.

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“If their tools don't have everything you need, they're willing to go in and customize them for you. Having BasicSafe’s training tool in paperless format helped speed up our productivity and efficiency.”
- Mark Hyer

LOOKING AHEAD

Amalgamated Sugar continues to use BasicSafe’s safety training tool, in addition to other products, with a total of nine tools. They plan to use more as their needs change. The company has three locations and several satellite offices also overseen by their safety managers. The safety tool allows managers to track employee training for the satellite offices remotely and by calling on administrative support to verify training.

Enjoy on-time completion rates for your employee training and cut down on time spent having to track them manually. Interested in seeing how it works firsthand? Schedule a demo with BasicSafe today to learn how the Safety Training tool works.
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