BWF Code of Conduct

The BWF Code of Conduct sets out the principles of good practice for a woodworking or joinery business. It is supported by a Guide to Compliance, which sets out how these principles might be applied practically to your business.

If you meet the standards set by the Code, why not tell your customers?

It will give them extra reassurance that you’re the right business to deal with; professionally-run, knowledgeable and responsible, with good customer service. It will set you apart from your competitors.

If you are compliant with the BWF Code of Conduct, log in to the site as a BWF member and then you will be able to access our Code of Conduct toolkit: www.bwf.org.uk/member/toolkit. Now you can adapt our press release and download our logo, posters, web banner and van decal to use on your vans, in your publicity material, on your letterhead, your website and in your offices.

We are fully committed to helping all new BWF members meet the standards required in the BWF Code of Conduct inspection audit and below we have a selection of guides and policies that you can adapt and adopt to help your business comply.

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BWF Code of Conduct Member Checklist

To support members in helping to ensure the principles are embraced throughout their business we have a handy checklist for compliance (that covers many of your legal requirements as a joinery business).

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Example fire risk assessment checklist

Example of what a woodworking business could include within their fire risk assessment checklist

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Guide to carrying out a fire risk assessment

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsibility for ensuring that premises are fire safe shifted from the fire authorities to whoever has day-to-day control.
Reasonable steps must be taken to reduce the risk from fire and ensure that the occupants of the premises can escape safely should a fire break out.

HSE guide to managing asbestos in buildings

This guidance is for anyone who is responsible for maintenance and repairs in a building which may contain asbestos. The ‘duty to manage’ asbestos is included in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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BWF Code of Conduct Guide to Compliance

The BWF Code of Conduct is supported by a Guide to Compliance, which sets out how its principles might be applied practically to a woodworking or joinery business so as to comply with the Code’s intentions

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Environmental and waste management policy

An Environmental and waste management policy that a BWF member can adapt and adopt

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Health and Safety risk assessment sheet

An example of a Health and Safety risk assessment spreadsheet that a BWF member can adapt and adopt

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Health & Safety policy (filled in)

An example of a completed Health and Safety policy

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Health & Safety policy for a larger company

A sample Health & Safety policy for a larger company that a BWF member can adapt and adopt

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Health & Safety policy for a small company

A sample Health & Safety policy for a small company that a BWF member can adapt and adopt