Norbord’s South Molton plant enjoys safety star recertification

Norbord’s South Molton plant has been awarded unconditional recertification of its Norbord Safety Star – only the second time a mill has received such a high level of safety certification.

Maria Collett, H&S Manager, said:

“The auditors were very positive regarding the improvements to our site, our EHS programmes and our safety culture since they last visited in May 2012. Since our first Safety Star audit, we have improved guarding in the Cabedecor/Lamination departmentand enhanced many of our other safety practices.”

The plant is now promoting the initiatives as best practice to Norbord’s other three mills – in Cowie and Inverness in Scotland and Genk in Belgium.

Maria added:

“It’s a continuous process and we are always looking for ways to improve and develop a world-class safety culture… work towards this never stops.”

Norbord is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood-based panel products. All products are FSC-certified and used extensively in the construction, DIY and furniture sectors. Norbord’s brands, SterlingOSB, Caberwood MDF, Contiboard and Caberfloor are well known and are commonly specified by architects, national housebuilders and specifiers.

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