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Use of unguarded bandsaw leads to horrific injury and £30k fine
21 November 2013 - The 20-year-old employee was operating a machine used to cut large pieces of timber, with a continuous blade revolving at high speed. Whilst trying to feed some wood through, his arm was drawn into the machine and cut in half lengthways up to the elbow. Read more...
2013 BWF Award Winners announced!
18 November 2013 - The winners of the Technical Excellence and Innovation in Joinery Manufacture Award and the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award have been announced following the BWF Annual Dinner and Awards on Friday 15th November. Read more...
New Part L Approved Documents published by DCLG
18 November 2013 - Following the governments response to the Part L consultation earlier this year, DCLG has announced changes to Part L and has published the following Approved Documents... Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: Oakwrights Bath scoops all the top accolades at the BWF Awards
18 November 2013 - The UK joinery industry’s highest awards were announced at the annual dinner of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) in London last Friday. Oakwrights Bath Ltd were crowned winners in both the technical award and for their trainee, Luke Parry, in the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award. Read more...
BWF Awards 2013 shortlist announced!
14 November 2013 - The three shortlisted entries for each of the two BWF Awards 2013 have been announced! The winners of the Technical Award, and the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award, will be announced at the BWF Annual Dinner and Awards on Friday 15th November at the National Liberal Club. Read more...
What can I do if a competitor undercuts me by offering shoddy and non-compliant products?
14 November 2013 - BWF is keen to support you in highlighting bad practice. If you feel that a competitor has unfairly undercut your quotation by offering non-compliant products and you believe that the home owner and the installer are not going to notify Building Control, or Trading Standards then please let us know. Read more...
Guidance on windows in healthcare facilities being revised
13 November 2013 - The consultation is designed to give you the opportunity to comment on the content of the proposed guidance. Read more...
Latest draft of BES 6001 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing launched
13 November 2013 - BWF has previously stated that if the standard is to achieve the same level of credibility as material stewardship schemes such as FSC and PEFC, then it would need to see some major changes. Members are now urged to give their thoughts on the latest version. Read more...
Swedish Wood launches new film-based CPD concept for architects
13 November 2013 - Swedish Wood launched a new, film-based programme called 'Timber: the Building Material of the Future', and designed to inspire architects who are not familiar with timber construction to take a closer look at the different timber solutions available. Read more...
Poor guarding on machinery leads to serious injury and heavy fine for Dumfries sawmill
12 November 2013 - Failure to maintain appropriate guarding or assess the risk to workers led to an employee breaking his elbow and leaving a bone protruding through the skin. The incident becomes latest of a number of recent fines relating to poorly guarded machinery. Read more...
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