TUC Diploma gained by eight workers

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A group of eight Unite Safety Representatives, who work at Glenrothes-based papermakers Tullis Russell, have been recognised for their hard work and commitment after completing a course of study with Adam Smith College.

Having completed their TUC Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification, all eight employees were awarded the STUC Safety Award at the STUC Congress in Ayr recently.

Speaking on behalf of the Safety Representatives, Paul Reilly from Tullis Russell said: “At Tullis Russell we are committed to having high standards of health and safety above and beyond the minimum required by law and this course is helping us to improve our skills while individually gaining a qualification.

“The course has been running since September last year and involves us coming into class one day per week plus extra study. It’s been a lot of hard work but we have all learnt a great deal thanks to our Lecturer Jim Walker and to be recognised by receiving an award is the icing on the cake for us.”

Adam Smith Lecturer Jim Walker said: “This group have worked extremely hard over the last year and are very deserving of this award.

“As a group they have put together an excellent joint strategy and approach to health, safety and environmental issues and have always shown a willingness to make a difference within their workplace. I am delighted to see them receive recognition for their efforts.”