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Langlands Primary School Give Health & Safety a Make-over at Don & Low

Langlands Primary School Give Health & Safety a Make-over at Don & Low

As one of Forfar’s eldest and well-established companies, Don & Low has been a prominent figure within the local community since it was founded in 1792.

Over the last six weeks, Don & Low has been working with local Primary School, Langlands Primary, to create brand new health & safety posters for both the nonwovens and technical textiles production sites.

Originally suggested through the Don & Low Health and Safety Committee, Langlands Primary School was set the challenge to create new and colourful health & safety posters to promote its importance within the company.

On 23rd May both P6 classes, approx. 60 pupils, were invited to visit D&L Nonwovens to learn more about who we are, what we do and the poster challenge. Split into AM and PM sessions, each primary 6 class was taken on a factory tour followed by a TV presentation on the company and why we need Health and Safety. This provided the children with enough information to create some fantastic posters, outlining key H&S factors for all 500 Don & Low employees to admire.

As a result of the challenge 58 posters were submitted, with Don & Low staff voting for the poster which conveyed the strongest Health and Safety message after the factory visit.

The voting took place from 19th – 23rd June and proved to be a difficult task, as the amount of effort put into the posters by all of the pupils was outstanding; however, once the voting was complete three winners were selected with the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize = £20 book voucher
  •  Equal 2nd Prize = £10 book voucher each


Alongside the top three prize winners receiving book vouchers, Don & Low also presented Langlands Primary School with a £100 book voucher for taking part. The prizes were presented to both the pupils and the School on Thursday 29th June at Langlands Primary, situated just around the corner from the Don & Low Factory.

The three winning poster designs have already been placed around both the nonwoven and technical textile factories, alongside all of the other entries - Congratulations again to everyone who took part in the competition!