Health and Safety

These publications support the information provided in the main Health and Safety Section of this website.

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Joinery Workshop Inspection Checklist

Inspections should be undertaken and formally recorded annually or more frequently for high risk areas such as workshops. Visual inspections should be ongoing with all members of staff being encouraged to immediately report any defects.

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Noise PowerPoint Presentation

Supporting the BWF Health & Safety hero Campaign -A simple noise reduction training guide in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.

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Wood Dust PowerPoint Presentation

Supporting the BWF Health & Safety hero Campaign -A simple wood dust control training guide in the form of a PowerPoint presentation together with speaker’s notes.

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Wood Dust – Essentials Checklist

Wood Dust Safety Essentials Checklist incorporating guidance on daily and weekly checks to be made. This Checklist and the accompanying PowerPoint Presentation, are two of the various management tools prepared for members as part of the BWF Health & Safety Hero Campaign.

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Wood Dust – What you should know

PowerPoint Presentation on what employers should know about wood dust – the legal and moral obligations. This presentation and the accompanying Essentials Checklist, are two of the various management tools prepared for members as part of the BWF Health & Safety Hero Campaign.

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Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) – Fit Testing basics

Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) and the need to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. Guidance on Fit testing.

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Health and Safety workshop inspections guidance

Woodworking businesses are being targeted by rigorous HSE inspections under FFI and your workshop could be next

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Health & Safety – the Essentials

How to avoid HSE’s intervention costs of £124 per hour (if a breach in Health & Safety law is discovered). Key actions to ensure you comply with health and safety laws that apply to nearly every business.

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BWF Health and Safety Audit

Is your workshop safe?
If not it could be very costly to your business.

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The BWF Guide to Health and Safety in the Woodworking Industry

An indispensable reference guide to health and safety for joinery and woodworking companies. This new 2011 Guide in hard-copy format revises the 2006 version of the popular Health and Safety in the Woodworking Industry and provides the most comprehensive information on regulations as well as guidance best practice.