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BWF Heritage and Conservation Joinery Group meets
9 December 2014 - The aim of the BWF Heritage and Conservation group is for members to come together and share experience, knowledge and best practice and develop a range of resources. Read more...Latest News
Failing to install guards on circular saws costs firm £10,000 after unannounced HSE visit
9 December 2014 - HSE spotted the unprotected saws during an unannounced visit in April 2014. They issued a Prohibition Notice requiring the saws not to be used until guards had been fitted but this was ignored. Read more...Latest News
Autumn Statement 2014: Some good news for business, but still a way to go, warns the BWF
9 December 2014 - In a series of highly political tactics designed to woo voters before next year’s General Election, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne used this year’s Autumn Statement on 3 December to announce a range of headline-grabbing crowd pleasers on issues such as personal allowances, home buying, air passenger duty and even a trip to Mars. Read more...Latest News
Technical wizards, rising stars and a health and safety hero take their bows at BWF Awards
27 November 2014 - The outstanding achievements of two leading joinery companies, two of the industry’s newest talents and a true health and safety professional were recognised at the BWF awards last week. Read more...Latest News
PRESS RELEASE: New website launched to boost apprenticeships and careers in the joinery industry
26 November 2014 - A new website full of information and advice for would-be apprentices and others looking for a career in the joinery manufacturing and woodworking industry is being launched at the W14 show at the NEC this week. Read more...Latest News
Two consecutive quarters of joinery sales growth but cost rises adding to uncertainty
26 November 2014 - The latest BWF State of Trade Survey showed similarly encouraging results to the previous quarter in terms of capacity used and work in the pipeline. Read more...Latest News
Prosecution after CNC machine crushes worker's ankle
24 November 2014 - A Loughborough company has been heavily fined for safety breaches after an employee’s ankle was crushed by a CNC router. Read more...Latest News
BWF Awards 2014 Shortlist Announced!
19 November 2014 - The BWF has announced the shortlist for its five 2014 awards for technical excellence, process efficiency, health & safety and apprentice & trainees Read more...Latest News
BWF asks Chancellor for decisive action to meet the housing shortfall and cautions on changes to apprenticeships
13 November 2014 - In the BWF’s latest submission to the Chancellor George Osborne, Chief Executive Iain McIlwee outlined proposals to ensure that the joinery industry can benefit from growth. Read more...Latest News
Tribunal rules that overtime should count when businesses calculate holiday pay
11 November 2014 - A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling has suggested that UK businesses should factor in overtime pay as well as basic salary when calculating holiday pay. What are the implications for your business? Read more...Latest News
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