Health and Safety

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

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The BWF Guide to Health and Safety in the Woodworking Industry

Full downloadable version of the indispensable reference guide to health and safety for joinery and woodworking companies. This new 2011 Guide 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.

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BWF Briefing – Accident Reporting Requirements

This briefing guide is designed to help Members be more aware of their reporting obligations when dealing with accidents in the workplace.

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Health and Safety Policy Statement – 10 or more employees

Model health and policy statement covering the essential requirements for a company with 10 more employees.

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Health and Safety Policy Statement – Small Company

Model health and policy statement covering the essential requirements for a small company.

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Health and Safety Policy Statement – Guide

Briefing notes on how to prepare a simple health and safety policy statement.

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Fire Risk Assessment Questionnaire

This additional tool has been designed to highlight those areas within the workplace that could impact on your fire risk assessment.

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Fire: A simple guide to carrying out a risk assessment

Responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, for ensuring that premises are fire safe.

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Completing a COSHH Assessment Form

NEW FOR JAN 2018 – Guidance on your obligations under COSHH to control exposure to materials in the work place that cause ill health.

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Consultation Toolkit-Consulting employees on health safety

This briefing guide is designed to assist Members to improve their methods of communication with their employees and management on health and safety matters.

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BWF Briefing – Accident Investigations Guidelines

This briefing guide is designed to assist Members to improve their methods of investigation when dealing with accidents in the workplace.