To expand the knowledge of our employees and thereby of our company we always support our staff to attend education in line with the industry we are in. At the moment our incoming goods inspector Kees de Haas is doing a course in input control, chain quality and sorting information at Flower Academy. In this article we will tell you more about this educational course.

Course – Input control, chain quality and sorting information at Flower Academy.

  1. Kees can you introduce yourself?

My name is Kees de Haas, 50 years and living in Noordwijk. I’m married with Jacqueline and we have 3 children and 1 grandchild. Before I started working in the flower industry I worked as a baker for 15 years. Now I’m inspector of goods at Anton Spaargaren.

  1. Where did you get the idea of attending this course?

During a team leader meeting the management asked me if this course was interesting for me as inspector of incoming goods. It directly seemed very educational to me.

  1. What do you learn during this course?

The course consists of several different subjects: the general quality of the working area, the quality of product wrapping and the quality of the build-up of carts. The second part of the course is about the quality of the flowers, fungus on flowers and plants, and diseases.

  1. Why is it important for Anton Spaargaren to be active in these kind of education?

It is important for us as a company to take the quality of the products and way of working very serious. Because when we do, we can minimalize the amount of claims from customers and that is of course what we want. The cleaner we work, the less chance on fungus and diseases.

  1. Is it easy to apply the things you learn in practice?

The things we learn are easily applicable in practice. During the course the instructor uses examples we encounter during our daily work.

  1. What is in your opinion the most important subject of this course?

In my opinion the general quality of the working area, the product wrapping and the build-up of the carts is the most important part of the course, because this effects the work efficiency.

  1. What is your overall opinion about this course?

I’m very excited about this course. It is pleasant that the group is not too big, this gives us the opportunity to ask questions.

Also interested? You can find more information about the course here