Health and Safety in the Furniture and Woodworking Sector

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Health and Safety - Keep up to date with Health and Safety in the Furniture and Woodworking Sector

The following links direct you to the HSE website and are made available to ensure employers and employees are kept up to date with Health & Safety in the Furniture / Woodworking Sector.

  • This guidance is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.
  • The woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of which are caused by contact with moving machinery. This site aims to help employers identify and manage the associated risks as well as provide regular updates.
  • Poor supervision and inadequate training are two of the main causes of accidents. The Law requires that all workers must receive adequate training and refresher training. It also makes good business sense to make sure your employees are working efficiently and safely.
  • A range of safety videos showing correct techniques when working with machinery.
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 (‘the Regulations’) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. This link directs you to what you, as an employer, may need to do to protect your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace.
  • Wood dust can cause serious health problems. What you need to know!
  • When employing a young person under the age of 18, whether for work, work experience, or as an apprentice, employers have the same responsibilities for their health, safety and welfare as they do for other employees. This guidance will help young people and those employing them understand their responsibilities.


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