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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
HSE launches App to help the 1.3 million tradespeople in danger of asbestos
10 November 2014 - A recent HSE survey has revealed that than half of tradespeople make at least one potentially lethal mistake in trying to identify how to stay safe from asbestos Read more...Latest News
BWF tackles issue of mandatory security testing for windows and doorsets as part of consultation response
10 November 2014 - The technical team thanks those members that have sent through their views on the consultation issues. You can log in and read the BWF’s response Read more...Latest News
Mandatory security testing for windows and doors among housing standards proposals
30 October 2014 - Manufacturers of doors, windows and stairs will be affected by proposed changes to Approved document M and a new Approved document Q. We need your views. Read more...Latest News
FENSA warns installers on failure to provide Insurance Backed Guarantees
27 October 2014 - If an installer does not issue (or pay for) an IBG policy for each job notified then that company will be expelled from FENSA. Such installers will also not be able to register with another glazing Competent Persons Scheme, as they are in breach of FENSA rules. Read more...Latest News
PRESS RELEASE: Buyers given new guidance to address concerns with ‘slim’ insulating glazing units
27 October 2014 - New guidance has been published by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) to help firms placing orders for insulating glazing units (IGUs) including narrow cavity or ‘slim’ glass units. Read more...Latest News
Mandatory CE Marking for fire doors inches closer
15 October 2014 - The CE Marking of fire doors in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR) will become mandatory if the European Commission (EC) chooses not to reject the standard. Read more...Latest News
Woodworker's accident on unguarded circular saw leads to prosecution for Environment Agency
14 October 2014 - The Environment Agency has been fined after an employee was badly injured when his finger was caught by an unguarded circular saw Read more...Latest News
£1,000 funding to cover any training!
13 October 2014 - £1,000+ is available for BWF/WITForum members to undertake training, to fund training that has recently taken place. Read more...Latest News
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2014 launched - we need your responses by this Friday 10th October
7 October 2014 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2014 has now been launched and it is crucial for us to have a robust evidence base about recent trends within our sector that you can access Read more...Latest News
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