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
    TIMco website.

    TIMco won
    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