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  • Getting started with Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industry

  • FIRA & BM TRADA

  • BM TRADA Group
  • January 2015
  • 978-1-909594-203
  • Paperback
  • 80
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Accident rates within the woodworking and furniture industries are among the highest recorded for UK manufacturing. Employers in this sector must improve health and safety performance and take seriously the 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.

This accessible guide will help you understand your legal obligations and the practical implications of compliance. Prepared by experts at FIRA International, it also provides advice on how to implement health and safety policies and procedures.
This publication has been written by FIRA and BM TRADA, including Dr Asli Tamer Vestlund and Dr Peter Beele (FIRA International), Dr Hugh Mansfield-Williams (BM TRADA), with Philip Wilson (CPW Safety Ltd).
Accident rates within the woodworking and furniture industries are among the highest recorded for UK manufacturing. Employers in this sector must improve health and safety performance and take seriously the 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.

This accessible guide will help you understand your legal obligations and the practical implications of compliance. Prepared by experts at FIRA International, it also provides advice on how to implement health and safety policies and procedures.
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List of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Overview of health and safety legislation 3 Basics of health and safety management 4 Hazards in the woodworking and furniture sectors and how to manage them 5 Dealing with accidents at work 6 Further reading & references 7 Appendices: 1: Example health and safety policy 2: Example risk assessment 3: Terms, definitions and abbreviations