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Industry guidance

Specific guidance is available for the following:

  • Roof truss manufacture
    These pages describe the key risk factors involved in the manufacture of roof trusses and how to control these risks.
  • The wood recycling industry
    The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has calculated that almost 2.8 million tonnes (60%) of the UK's waste wood is getting recycled. This figure, along with the number of companies involved, is expected to rise.
  • Health and safety in sawmills
    Sawmilling is a dangerous industry which has the potential for causing fatalities and major injuries. Find out more on how to control the health and safety risks.
  • Industrial timber treatment plants
    Guidance for timber treatment plant operators on how to comply with legal requirements for the industrial treatment of timber.
  • Occupational health in furniture manufacturing
    The management of health issues in the furniture industry needs improving. Find out more about HSE's pilot project to achieve this.
  • Manual handling in the mattress industry
    HSE has worked with bed manufacturers to reduce the high number of manual handling injuries in the industry. Find out how.
Updated 2020-07-21