A series of learning and development webinars put together by Ceda has attracted more than 800 participants since lockdown began.
The trade body, which represents leading UK kitchen houses, has organised webinars addressing an eclectic mix of topics, including ventilation and DW172, disposal and reuse services, hygiene and sanitation solutions, refrigeration and health and safety advice.
Product presentations, information on mental health awareness in the workplace and discussions about the future of foodservice have also taken place online.
Since the programme launched in the middle of April, the uptake has surpassed expectation with some sessions receiving in excess of 90 participants, forcing Ceda to up its Zoom account capabilities.
Two health and safety sessions are taking place each week, with an average of 30 attendees per session.
A webinar last week on what businesses need to do to return to the workplace safely had 50 attendees and a substantial Q&A section.
Director general, Adam Mason, said: “Since we launched our weekly webinar schedule five weeks ago, we have seen over 800 attendees across the 27 sessions that we have hosted and we now have up to eight sessions every week. It’s great to see members and partners engaging and pleasing that we are getting the subject matter right.”
An important part of the webinar schedule is the weekly ‘Members Connected’ session which allows Ceda members a platform to discuss issues, share best practice and ideas and support one another.
Full details of the Ceda Webinar program can be found on the Ceda website. The schedule is updated on a weekly basis.