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Over the top
12 February, 2019
Business levels are holding up for suppliers of roofing timbers and systems despite wider political uncertainties. For this report we have primarily focused on roofing battens and trussed rafters. Stephen Powney reports
BWF appoints permanent CEO and celebrates industry awards
28 November, 2018
Helen Hewitt was confirmed as the permanent CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) at the organisation’s annual dinner and awards in central London on November 23.
BWF Awards to celebrate 10th year
31 October, 2018
The shortlist for the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has been announced.
The ABC of the W
26 September, 2018
The biennial W Exhibition opens its doors at the NEC at the end of this month
TTF activities highlighted at AGM
18 June, 2018
The Timber Trade Federation will continue to drive and grow a profitable industry and to promote its members as suppliers of “timber you can trust”, delegates at the organisation’s June 14 annual general meeting were told.
Strength in numbers
22 May, 2018
A record number of delegates from across the pallets and packaging sector attended TIMCON’s general meeting recently. Sally Spencer reports
21 March, 2018
Leisha Marlow tells TTJ what she most enjoys about working in the timber industry and Daltons Wadkin deploys its Red Team
TIMCON members convene to share supply concerns
16 March, 2018
Around 45 members of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) attended the organisation’s general meeting in Manchester on March 14.
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.
Making the most of wood
22 May, 2017
With timber treatment currently being a hot topic in the timber trade, there was much expectation around this year’s Wood Protection Association Conference 2017, reports Stephen Powney
Sussex council issues forklift safety plea following timber company fine
03 April, 2017
Firms have been urged to review fork lift truck safety by Chichester District Council after Covers Timber and Builders Merchants was fined £120,000 for breaching health and safety regulations.
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.
Metsä Wood holds housing industry roundtable
09 December, 2016
Metsä Wood has held a roundtable focusing on the construction industry and the issues surrounding the housing shortage in the UK.
Joiners debate Brexit
19 August, 2016
Joinery companies and suppliers to the sector came together at the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Members’ Day to keep well informed about a host of important topics, writes Stephen Powney
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.
21 March, 2016
Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) CEO Peter Harvey examines the risks of moving materials and offers guidance to keep workers safe.
Joinery sector jubilant
21 December, 2015
The woodworking industry gathered in London on November 20 for the British Woodworking Federation’s Annual Dinner and Awards event.
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.