This event has been organised by Didac Ltd, in partnership with HSE’s Manufacturing Sector as a way of helping businesses like yours to control these risks at your premises. Didac Ltd are independent instructors with extensive woodworking experience and will provide practical advice on controlling woodworking health and safety risks.
If you attend this event it will give you the knowledge you need to help you to achieve the regulatory standards at your workplace that a HSE Inspector would expect to find during a visit to check your management of the health and safety risks. The HSE are currently into the second year of an inspection programme for woodworking premises, looking particularly at machinery safety and control of wood dust. In the last work year there were 1,434 visits made at which 137 Prohibition Notices and 665 Improvement Notices were issued. Nearly half of the Improvement Notices were for occupational health issues (wood dust and other hazardous substances, noise and manual handling). In addition, HSE’s Fee for Intervention (FFI) has between October 2012 and April 2014 cost the UK woodworking industry £430,000.