Mike Burton can usually be found keeping busy in Plant Quality but during lockdown Mike found he had some time on his hands – so he decided tp help our wonderful NHS. Mike’s wife works for the NHS so he was aware of the shortages they were facing with PPE and decided he needed to help.
Using a 3D printer Mike already had at home, which he used to print spare parts for his son’s radio control cars, he quickly managed to put this to good use creating 202 visors for his wife’s work and many other practices across the Wirral. If this wasn’t enough Mike also completed a massive 1,200 hours with the royal voluntary service responding to call outs locally, supporting the local community and elderly patients who were high risk with their prescriptions.
Mike told us, “I’m used to keeping busy and I just wanted to do something productive with my time whilst on furlough, helping the NHS and the most vulnerable people in our community seemed like the right thing to do.”
Mike returned to the plant a couple of months ago a little earlier than most colleagues to help with the deep clean in his area and also to support putting the safety measures in place ready for colleagues returning to the plant.
The area Mike works in is a busy one, so to help with social distancing measures Mike manged to fix temporary card screens up in the area to safely create space between colleagues. He soon realised that the cardboard wasn’t ideal, and they needed something more durable.
Not wanting to cost the business any more money and with Charge+ and RESET on his mind he looked at other ways he could resolve the issue. Mike wanted to reuse and recycle equipment to be as efficient as possible so he managed to find enough scrap Perspex to use for segregation screens which could be kept clean with some screen tubing also recycled from Kaizen scrap to finish the job off.
This is a great example of our RESET behaviours, tackling waste, reducing cost and improving quality, well done Mike!