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Whale Employees Earn Their Yellow Belts

Whale has been running a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) programme since January 2015, with the aim of improving the quality of our products by reducing variation and improving efficiency. In this time we have successfully completed 46 projects. There are four ‘Belts’ or levels of training that employees can achieve, ranging from Yellow up to Master Black Belt.

We now have a total of 28 Lean Six Sigma people at Whale – 1 Black Belt, 4 certified Green Belts plus another 2 trainees & 21 Yellow Belts. Their areas of expertise include manufacturing, purchasing, quality testing and injection moulding. We also trained 84 people in a waste efficiency programme last year.

Our latest Yellow Belt training group finished in May (pictured below). Yellow Belts come from all over the company and programmes like this ensure Whale continue to keep standards high.

Left to right Ian Lowry, Laura Bell, David Jess, Allana Thomson, 
Hilary Cullen & Trainer/Black Belt James Stewart (Ian Carson, not pictured).