Here at Arbor Forest Products, we have a proud history of retaining our people – with several members of our team staying with us for decades. But that doesn’t mean we don’t work hard to attract some of the best people in the business for new roles as we continue to grow as a business.

In this latest installation of our Arbor Forest People series, we’re catching up with our new HSE officer, Emma, who joined us in June and is already working hard to help us continue to put safety first.


Name: Emma Galley
Job title: HSE officer

What made you decide to join Arbor Forest Products?

I’ve worked in various systems and safety roles throughout the country, across several sectors including industrial, construction, processing and manufacturing, and it was time to take on a new challenge.

Arbor Forest Products really appealed to me because it already offered plenty of what I look for in a company as a safety professional, which is reassuring. It also felt comfortable and the people have been friendly from the beginning. Since joining the company officially, everyone has been very welcoming and happy to offer help and advice when needed, so I’m really enjoying my time here.

Why is your role important for the company?

As Arbor Forest Products’ HSE officer, I oversee safety throughout the site as well as support managers from across the business with all aspects of health and safety.

This is important for the company because it helps to keep everyone safe at work, which is of course a priority for any business but particularly a site like this which has many machines on site and lots of vehicle movement taking place on a daily basis. We also operate a large distribution fleet which interacts with the public off-site, so it’s vital to ensure processes are in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Ultimately, I’m looking forward to making a difference to health and safety across the company and being part of the team that helps to do this – it’s an incredibly rewarding role. While Arbor Forest Products already has robust procedures in place, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to safety, and I’m excited to continue to work with various people across the business to bring this vision to life.

It’s always great to look back at what’s been achieved, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where we are and how far we’ve come in the next year and beyond.

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