Filshill appoints health and safety manager 

Filshill has appointed Amanda Casey as its health and safety manager in order to strengthen its commitment to ensuring the ongoing safety of customers, staff and shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since joining the Glasgow-based wholesaler in the summer, Amanda has helped implement a number of hygiene confidence measures across the business.

Stable results for Filshill despite difficult conditions

This saw Filshill move to provide Perspex sneeze screens at tills and social distancing floor vinyls for KeyStore More and KeyStore outlets. Other recent developments have included the distribution of branded face coverings for staff in outlets across Scotland and the north of England, as well as headquartered-based staff.

Case said: “Covid-19 has presented many layers of challenges for the Filshill business and my focus since joining the company has been to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all staff, and make adjustments to our health and safety policies where necessary to reflect current changes to the way in which we live and work.

“For us, it is very much business as usual but with increased frequency of cleaning procedures across our head office and depot, more staff training plus an uplift in staff engagement to ensure everyone keeps the ‘Covid safe’ message front and foremost – that includes wearing a face covering when moving about the building.

Simon Hannah, chief executive officer of Filshill, described Amanda’s appointment as “absolutely vital” to the smooth running of the business. He said: “In a busy wholesale operation like ours it is easy to associate health and safety with the safe operation of equipment like forklifts in our depot and our drivers handling deliveries.

“However, the health and safety remit goes so much further than that. As we have demonstrated this year, the safety, health and wellbeing of all our staff and customers is paramount and our work with retailers to ensure that they receive the correct advice on current social distancing measures and other ways to stay safe in accordance with official Government guidelines continues.

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Paul Hill
Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. Paul can be found on Twitter on @BW_PaulHill, or can be contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 020 7689 3376.

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