TIMco, one of the UK’s largest, independent and fastest
growing wholesalers to the construction industry, is expanding their SHIELD
brand with the official launch of a First Aid range, as well as introducing the
new SHIELD Protective Board. These new introductions will sit under the rapidly
expanding SHIELD Site Protection range. These new extensions reflect the
company’s commitment to safety in construction, as well as delivering on the
company’s strategy of becoming a ‘one stop shop’ for builders’ merchants.
The new range includes a selection of workplace and
vehicle first aid kits, as well as a heavy bleed and burns kit. The range also
includes an eye care kit, heavy duty plasters and an accident book.
The workplace first aid kits include BSC and HSE kits.
The BSC kits meet the first new standard for statutory First Aid Kits in the
workplace since 1997. These kits reflect the changes in both workplace practice
and risks, making them demonstrably more ‘fit for purpose’ in today’s
environment. The kits come in a durable and stylish polypropylene case and are
wall mountable with an integrated bracket. The HSE kits contain content based
on 1997 Approved Code of Practice and come in a durable polypropylene box with
green safety clips, integrated carry handle, and a secure airtight lid to
provide protection from dust and water. All workplace kits are available in
three sizes – small, medium and large.
The Heavy Bleed & Burns kit has been specifically
designed to provide rapid and effective treatment to the kind of serious
injuries tradespeople may face on site. It includes a major bleed trauma
dressing and sterile burn dressings. The Eye Wash Station kit includes saline
solution, eye pods and pipettes and meets current HSE regulations. Both kits
come in a wall-mountable polypropylene case.
The SHIELD Protective Board has been developed to protect
and preserve all hard floor and short twill covered floor surfaces from dust,
dirt, spills, sprays and site grime. This new product complements the existing
Ram Board product in the SHIELD range. The FSC certified board is made from
recycled compressed fibre board and this innovative protection system is also
100% recyclable and reusable. It is also breathable and can be laid on wooden
floors and new concrete. It will not trap any moisture, therefore allowing the
substrate to dry whilst also protecting it from damage.
Stewart Lloyd, Associate Director of Purchasing for
TIMco, comments: “The welfare and safety of our end users is of paramount
importance to us here at TIMco, which is why we have launched this extensive
First Aid range under our growing SHIELD brand, as well as our new SHIELD
protective board. We look forward to introducing exciting new product additions
to our expanding customer base.”
The new First
Aid range and SHIELD Protective Board are now available to purchase on the
the title of ‘Best Distributor Brand’ at this year’s coveted Builders Merchant
Journal (BMJ) Awards in London. The company was also named as ‘Brand of the
Year’ by the National Buying Group (NBG) in November 2018. TIMco was ranked at No. 154 in the 10th annual
Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 2019 league table.
TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent
wholesale suppliers of screws, fasteners, fixings, nails, building chemicals
and adhesives, power tool accessories, building hardware, site protection and
ironmongery, is headquartered in Nantwich, Cheshire and imports and supplies
more than 7,000 product lines from around the world to distributors throughout
the UK, Ireland and Europe. The company
was established in 1972 and now employs 160+ members of staff from its offices
in the UK, Ireland and Taiwan. For more
information, visit www.TIMco.co.uk