Managing woodworking safely
Key elements to managing woodworking safely include:
- Risk management: To reduce the chances of an accident occurring, it is best to look at what might cause one and then decide what you need to do to stop it happening.
- Training and supervision: By law, all workers must receive training and supervision that is appropriate to the equipment they will be using.
- Workplace management: Paying attention to layout, worker movement and keeping workshops and storage areas tidy can help reduce the risks.
Workers themselves should also be encouraged to become involved in health and safety as they are often the best people to understand the risks and help find solutions. Through worker involvement you can act together to reduce accidents and ill health within the workplace.