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Minister to speak at Timcon AGM in Scotland
31 July, 2018
Scottish minister Fergus Ewing will give the keynote address at this year's Timcon AGM on September 4.
Timber merchant fined £14,000 after employee death
08 November, 2017
Hampshire timber merchant J F Goodwillie Ltd has been fined after the death of a 48-year old employee.
Health and safety warning issued to timber companies after court case
26 June, 2017
Timber companies are being warned to make sure their health and safety standards are up to speed after a firm was fined despite no injury or ill-health being reported.
HSE backing for Creosote use
20 February, 2017
The Health & Safety Executive has authorised the use of creosote as an industrial preservative for wood used as railway sleepers, telegraph poles, fence panels and on cut end surfaces. Authorisation for other uses such as fence posts may follow
HSE authorises the continued use of creosote in UK
17 January, 2017
The use of creosote in the UK as an industrially-applied wood preservative has recently been authorised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) under The Biocidal Products Regulation.
Timber frame company fined for safety failings
27 July, 2016
A timber frame company based in Somerset has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a construction project.
A mission to protect
20 May, 2016
The prospects of the timber treatment sector are good, but it needs to be ever more proactive to achieve its potential, the Wood Protection Association conference heard. Mike Jeffree reports
21 March, 2016
Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) CEO Peter Harvey examines the risks of moving materials and offers guidance to keep workers safe.
Sonae fined £220,000 for failings
08 December, 2015
Chipboard manufacturer Sonae has been fined £220,000 with £107,000 costs for breaching health and safety regulations in a case which involved the horrific death of two maintenance workers at its former Liverpool factory.
20 October, 2015
The Fork Lift Truck Association is driving safety standards for forklift use and its National Fork Lift Safety Conference was a chance to share best practice and case studies for users.
Blast site company and GMB resolve dispute over payments to staff
18 August, 2015
Staff at Wood Treatment Ltd – the Cheshire company where four people died after a massive explosion last month – will be paid during redundancy consultations after resolution of a dispute between the owners and union GMB.
Howarth Timber fined £93,750 in health and safety case
21 May, 2015
Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has been fined £93,750 for serious safety breaches after a roofing worker died from an 8m fall at its site Tottenham, north London.
Architect fined over timber frame fire risk
10 December, 2014
A firm of architects fined for safety failings in the construction of a timber frame care home did not take account of how close the site was to another building.
Koppers plated preservation
19 November, 2014
Koppers Performance Chemicals is expecting to make great gains, thanks to its game changing MicroPro and the latest addition to its Celcure range, Celcure C4. Sally Spencer reports
University ready to rebuild showpiece timber building
17 November, 2014
The University of Nottingham is set to announce plans for rebuilding the £20m timber frame laboratory reduced to ashes by a fire during the fitting out stage in September.
Timber firm fined £9k after amputation
15 September, 2014
A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined £9,000 after an agency worker lost the top of his finger in an unguarded machine.
Timber company fined £15k over worker’s injuries
13 August, 2014
Jon Walker Timber Products has been fined after an employee was run over by a forklift truck.
Firm fined £8k for ignoring wood dust risks
22 July, 2014
A property maintenance firm has been fined for failing to meet wood dust extraction requirements at its joinery workshop in Dukinfield.
HSE updates woodworking guidance
19 June, 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised some of its Woodworking Information Sheets.
HSE targets timber frame fire safety
28 April, 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted timber frame fire safety as one of its target projects over the next year.