Latest BWF Press Releases

Fire Door Safety Week: Fire door safety campaigners stepping up the first line of defence
11 July 2018 - Fire door safety campaigners are, through Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), working to ensure public and private sector landlords and building owners stop risking the lives of tenants and ensure fire doors are correctly inspected, specified, fitted and maintained. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF announces changes at the top as it renews focus on Building it Better with Wood
2 July 2018 - Iain McIlwee is to stand down as Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) after approaching 7 years. Iain leaves to take up a new role as chief executive of FIS, Finishes & Interiors Sectors Limited, the trade body which represents the fit-out sector. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF members ‘Build it Better with Wood’
29 June 2018 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched ‘Build it Better with Wood’, a campaign designed to make wood the construction material of choice by celebrating its many benefits in the built environment and promoting the vast range of woodworking and joinery expertise available in the UK. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
The British Woodworking Federation's Hannah Mansell Features in Top 10 Influencers for Fire Safety 2018
29 June 2018 - The IFSEC Global influencers list has recognised the dedication and passion of Hannah Mansell, Head of Technical Research and Insight at the British Woodworking Federation by placing her at number eight in 2018’s top ten fire safety global influencers. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Hackitt Review published and a radical rethink proposed
17 May 2018 - Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF)... whose members manufacture around three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomes the recommendations of the highly anticipated Hackitt Review and urge Government to crack on with embracing these recommendations Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF launches comprehensive guide to support Health & Safety in the joinery industry
17 May 2018 - As part of the BWF’s RoSPA award-winning Health & Safety offering for SMEs, the new ‘Health & Safety in the Woodworking Industry’ guide addresses in detail occupational health challenges such as controlling hazardous substances, workshop noise levels and choosing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
2018 BWF Awards call for entries launched: Show everyone how you’re building it better with wood
20 April 2018 - From hand-carved craftsmanship to high-tech innovations, the Awards give great projects, products and people the recognition they deserve, helping businesses benchmark their progress against the very best of the industry Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Fire Door Safety Week wins Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards
13 April 2018 - Fire Door Safety Week 2017 saw of stiff competition from the automotive, aerospace and construction sectors to be awarded Campaign of the Year Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF urges government not to remain passive on late payment
13 April 2018 - "My concern is that the enforcement again remains out of proportion to the scale of the problem and that behind the encouraging words the activity remains passive." Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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