Health and safety in the woodworking industry
This website will help you manage woodworking risks, as well as provide you with regular updates on health and safety issues.
Semi-automatic cross-cut saw incident
A worker at a pallet manufacturer lost three fingers on his left hand when assisting the operator of a semi-automatic cross cut saw.
Health and safety made simple
This site 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.
Frequently asked questions
- Vertical Spindle Moulder
- Four-sided Planing and Moulding Machines
- Electrical Matters
- Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
Managing woodwork safely
Key elements to managing woodwork safely within your business include:
Specific health and safety guidance is also available for the following:
- Roof truss manufacture
- The wood recycling industry
- Health and safety in sawmills
- Furniture manufacturing
- Manual handling in the mattress industry
- Industrial timber treatment plants
Introduction to woodcutting machinery
Below are a number of examples which illustrate safe practice in the use of:
Working with machinery
Around two-thirds of all accidents occur on just three types of machine:
- circular saws
- vertical spindle moulders
- surface planers
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