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Palletforce is finalist in first aid awards

Palletised distribution network provider, Palletforce, has been named as a finalist for an award celebrating businesses that lead the way in first aid.

The network has been shortlisted in the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards for the Business Services category which recognises organisations that go above and beyond to fulfil their first aid requirements.

"At Palletforce we work hard to go the extra mile in all aspects of our operations," said Ryan Birchnall, Health and Safety, Quality and Facilities Manager at Palletforce.

"We are honoured to have been selected by St John Ambulance as among the best in the country for meeting, and exceeding, first aid requirements."

In the past six months Palletforce has increased the number of people trained on a three-day first aid course from four to 15, and is above the required ratio of first aiders to workers.

Apprentices in the Palletforce Training Academy are also given the opportunity to attend a three-day first aid course, setting them on the path to becoming a first aider early in their career.

"This is a great achievement and something which could not have been possible without the commitment of our staff who volunteer to become first aiders," said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce.

"We take our responsibility to our staff, and visitors to our 400,000 sq ft Hub very seriously, and it is fantastic to have that honoured by such a well-respected organisation as St John Ambulance."

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on Monday, November 19.

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