Norbord’s Devon-based caberdecor/lamination operator Tony Waters and health & safety manager Maria Collett were treated to a royal day out when they attended The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Centenary Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
Waters and Collett are based at Norbord’s South Molton plant, a member of RoSPA which has participated in their awards for the past five years, gaining five consecutive gold awards and a gold medal.
RoSPA was established in 1916 in response to concerns over pedestrian deaths caused by World War I blackouts. Since then, the society has campaigned to improve safety for everyone, including the introduction o seat belts, cycle schemes and other successful safety campaigns.
Norbord is a world-leading manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products including OSB, chipboard and MDF, which are used extensively throughout construction, furniture and DIY industries.
Its South Molton site has led the field in championing sustainable forestry practices and was the first board manufacturer in the UK to be certified to FSC chain of custody standards and to obtain the environmental management system standard ISO14001.