Question of the week

What's The Best Way To Managing Absence and Sickness?
17 August 2011 - An employee may become incapable of doing their job to the required standard because they are genuinely suffering long-term ill health or frequent bouts of short-term sickness and they are therefore unable to attend work regularly. What can you do? Read more...Question of the Week*
What Is ISO9001, And Would My Company Need It?
9 August 2011 - ISO 9001 is a standard that identifies the requirements for an organisation’s quality management system. It is by far the world’s most established quality framework, currently being used by 1,064,000 organisations in 178 countries worldwide, and it provides... Read more...Question of the Week*
What Training And Related Records Are Necessary For Factory Production Control?
8 August 2011 - With the introduction of mandatory CE marking from 1st July 2013 all manufacturers of products covered by a harmonised European Standard will need to have a Factory Production Control (FPC) system in place which covers the manufacture of these products... Read more...Question of the Week*
What Machines Must Be Used With Chip Limited Tooling (LCPT)?
26 July 2011 - Limited cutter projection tooling (LCPT) and also known as 'chip' or 'chip limited' tooling must be used on the following hand-fed machines... Read more...Question of the Week*
What Do I Need To Know About My Employees' Holiday Entitlement?
25 July 2011 - Employees have an entitlement to 5.6 weeks of holiday per year, although some employers tend to allow for more than this within their employment contracts. Holiday entitlement also applies to casual workers and shift workers... Read more...Question of the Week*
What Are The Recommended Adhesives To Be Used When Forming Glued Laminated Structural Beams (Glulam)?
11 July 2011 - The standard that describes the requirements for glued laminated timber (glulam) for use in load bearing structures is BS EN 14080: 2005, Timber structures - glued laminated timber - requirements. This is a harmonised... Read more...Question of the Week*
How Much Should I Pay My Apprentices?
31 May 2011 - Since we last asked this question in early 2010, the government has brought in a minimum wage for apprentices of £2.50 per hour, which covers those apprentices previously exempt from the National Minimum Wage... Read more...Question of the Week*
What Needs To Be Considered For The Changes To Part L 2013?
10 May 2011 - The consultation process for the 2013 changes to Part L of the Building Regulations has begun. We need input from members to determine how best to proceed to make manageable and cost effective proposals. We know that the changes in April 2013 will be... Read more...Question of the Week*
When Should I Check My Woodworking Machinery?
3 May 2011 - Readers of News Update, and members who regularly log-in to the BWF website, will be aware that the cost of workplace injuries involving woodworking equipment can be devastating in both financial and personal terms... Read more...Question of the Week*
How Can I Show That My Products Are Fit For Purpose?
12 April 2011 - Regulation 7 of the Building Regulations 2010 is concerned with materials and workmanship. The Approved Document to this regulation describes how Regulation 7 will be met where products, components... Read more...Question of the Week*
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