Tilhill, the UK’s leading forestry, timber harvesting and landscaping company is celebrating after winning the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector RoSPA Award 2022, an internationally recognised award from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) for demonstrating high health and safety standards.
This is the second year running that Tilhill has received the Award in recognition of the Company’s hard work and diligence in ensuring its staff and contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running Health & Safety industry awards.
On winning the award Gavin Adkins, Tilhill’s Managing Director said: “I am delighted that Tilhill has been judged as Winners of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector once again. This is a proud achievement, and my thanks go to all our staff and contractors for embedding our rigorous safety and assurance culture into everything they do.
“It is wonderful that our Health and Safety culture and system has been judged by others to be of the highest quality in our sector. Whilst we are very proud of our achievement, we cannot stop or even pause in our drive to make the forest industry safer.”
Chris Pike, Tilhill’s Head of Safety & Assurance, said: “Tilhill launched its ‘Insist On Safety’ initiative back in 2009 and is now very much integral to our culture. Our staff and contractors have all played their part in sustaining our drive to improve health and safety over such a long period. This award is fantastic recognition for them of their continuing contribution to upholding the Company’s very high safety and assurance standards.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition, the winners join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to Health and Safety. I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive-up Health and Safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”
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Tilhill Forestry Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSW Timber Group, was established over 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. Further information is available at www.tilhill.com
BSW is the most technologically advanced sawmill company 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 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.