Tilhill Forestry wins Gold at RoSPA Awards 2017

20/7/17

Tilhill receives Gold Award for Safety

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(Tilhill, Birmingham, July 2017) –Tilhill Forestry has continued its success at the UK’s most prestigious safety awards with a Gold award from RoSPA for an excellent health and safety performance during 2016.

Tina Ambler, Safety Manager for Tilhill Forestry, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a prestigious award ceremony in Birmingham.

All RoSPA Gold Award winners have achieved a very high level of performance, demonstrating well-developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

Tilhill Forestry’s Managing Director, George McRobbie said: “The safety of our staff, contractors and the public is our top priority. Winning this award is testament to our commitment to reduce risk and improve safety. Forestry remains one of the most hazardous workplaces which makes this achievement even more impressive.

“We hope our latest award will help to encourage everyone in our industry to do more to improve. There is still so much more to do.”

Tilhill has committed to working with RoSPA to further improve safety among staff and contractors as well as the public using the forests.

The awards are part of a prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Tilhill’s award was presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on July 12th, 2017.

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 61 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Tilhill Forestry, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSW Timber Group, was established nearly 70 years ago. It is a national company operating from a network of offices throughout the UK. The company provides a full range of consultancy and contracting services to the forest owner and forestry investor. There is also a complementary soft landscaping operation. Further information is available at www.tilhill.com

BSW is the most technologically advanced sawmill in the UK employing over 1,200 people. The Company’s roots date back to 1848 and, with seven sawmills in the UK and one in Latvia, has a production capacity of more than 1.2 million m3 of sawn timber which is distributed throughout construction, fencing and landscape markets  www.bsw.co.uk

Together, BSW and Tilhill Forestry form a strong partnership in the forest industry that will deliver quality from beginning to end - from creating new forests through to producing timber end products.

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Photo shows Tilhill Forestry Safety Manager Tina Ambler (right) receiving the award from Jocelyn McNulty, a RoSPA trustee.

For further information contact Suzi Christie PR Consultant for Tilhill Forestry on 01323 449744 or e-mail suzi@blueberry-pr.co.uk