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The BWF Guide to Health and Safety in the Woodworking Industry

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The BWF Guide to Health and Safety in the Woodworking Industry

Full downloadable and bang up to date version of the indispensable reference guide to health and safety for joinery and woodworking companies. This 2018 Guide revises the provides the most comprehensive information on regulations and best practice. The manual features training videos on dust, manual handling and other key safety challenges. It also comes with an appendix bursting with templates and support tools.
BWF Self-Assessment H&S Tool

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BWF Self-Assessment H&S Tool

A health and safety audit is an objective and systematic review of health and safety management including the policy, planning and implementation, organisation, measurement and review of performance. A regular audit or examination of a company’s health and safety management system is therefore necessary to ensure compliance with all current legislation. A regular audit or examination of a company’s health and safety management system is therefore necessary to ensure compliance with all current legislation. To assist, the BWF has designed this template to help you assess your workplace compliance with HASAW. Use the results on this summary page to highlight vulnerable areas, target further action and areas requiring improvement/review
BWF Briefing - Accident Investigations Guidelines

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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.
BWF Briefing - Accident Reporting Requirements

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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.
BWF Health and Safety Audit

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BWF Health and Safety Audit

Is your workshop safe? If not it could be very costly to your business.
Consultation Toolkit-Consulting employees on health safety

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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.
Completing a COSHH Assessment Form

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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.
COSHH Assessment Form for a Joinery Business

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COSHH Assessment Form for a Joinery Business

NEW FOR JAN 2018 - A simple template BWF COSHH Assessment Form that joinery companies can adapt to help them comply with the regs.
Fire: A simple guide to carrying out a 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.
Fire Risk Assessment Questionnaire

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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.
Health and Safety Policy Statement - Guide

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Health and Safety Policy Statement - Guide

Briefing notes on how to prepare a simple health and safety policy statement.
Health and Safety Policy Statement - Small Company

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Health and Safety Policy Statement - Small Company

Model health and policy statement covering the essential requirements for a small company.
Health and Safety Policy Statement - 10 or more employees

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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.
Manual Handling Presentation (PPT)

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Manual Handling Presentation (PPT)

Supporting the BWF Health & Safety Hero Campaign -A simple manual handling training guide in the form of a PowerPoint presentation together with speaker's notes.
Model Risk Assessments Work Activities (XLS)

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Model Risk Assessments Work Activities (XLS)

Model risk assessments covering the various work activities within a joinery and woodworking workshop.
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