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Published on 1st November, 2015
by Furniture Industry Research Association

Guide to Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industries

At a glance:

Accident rates within the woodworking and furniture industries are among the highest recorded for UK manufacturers. Employers in this sector must improve health and safety performance and take seriously the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Fulfilling the legal requirements, implementing processes and maintaining documented systems are all part of a robust health and safety policy, and demonstrate good practice.

Attention to Health and Safety is not just about reducing accidents – the benefits of good health and safety practices are numerous. As well as protecting your employees from accidents and ill health, it makes good business sense too, boosting productivity and sustaining your reputation as a responsible business.


Highlights:

  • An overview of health and safety legislation
  • The basics of Health and Safety management
  • Hazards in the woodworking and furniture sectors and how to manage them
  • Dealing with accidents at work
  • Example: Health and Safety policy
  • Example: Risk Assessment

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