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HSE review of the Control of Asbestos Regulations
10 March 2016 - HSE are seeking the views of tradespeople who, during the course of their work may encounter asbestos-containing materials. Read more...Latest News
New inquiry a chance to tell government what you think about Apprenticeships
1 March 2016 - The Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy has launched an inquiry on apprenticeships. With the Apprenticeship Levy on its way and a major shake-up of training provisions expected, this is another good opportunity for members to have their say on a highly important subject. Read more...Latest News
Labour availability and costs a major constraint for UK joinery manufacturers but sales expectations remain encouraging
25 February 2016 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2015 indicates that sales expectations for the year ahead remains optimistic but labour availability and the cost of appropriately skilled labour is still a burden for the joinery sector. Read more...Latest News
Manufacturer gets huge fine after accident causes worker to have two digits amputated
17 February 2016 - Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard that the cutting block provided was not suitable for use in manual mode. Read more...Latest News
Businesses that trade online required to link to Online Dispute Resolution website
11 February 2016 - From Monday 15 February, all businesses which trade online will need to provide a link to the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) website. Read more...Latest News
Dangerous installation work leads to £36k fine for window manufacturer
10 February 2016 - HSE investigated after a member of the public provided photos of workers leaning out of window openings eight metres above the ground and video showing the workers dropping part of a window just missed a nearby pedestrian. Read more...Latest News
Signs of future construction growth continue but risks intensify
9 February 2016 - The forecast horizon remains positive, largely due to the inclusion of HS2 main works for the first time; however, risks that threaten construction activity have intensified, particularly from weakening global economic growth, the EU referendum and skills shortages. Read more...Latest News
Want to work for us? The BWF is looking for a Membership Liaison Manager
4 February 2016 - Engaging with the BWF Membership is central to the position, to support the delivery of BWF services, shaping our work and policy and maintaining a high benchmark for the joinery industry. Read more...Latest News
Key dates for your joinery manufacturing business in 2016
28 January 2016 - Below we have compiled some of the dates and events that your joinery manufacturing business should be aware of in 2016, but remember of course that we are only a phone call away to members Read more...Latest News
Market report reveals timber windows set to outperform overall housing market with period of sustained growth
28 January 2016 - In 2014 the UK timber window market grew by 17.1% to 739,000 frames and by 25.4% to £439million in installed value, with growth set to continue until at least 2019 Read more...Latest News
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