TIMCON is playing a fundamental role in helping the HSE communicate vital and potentially life-saving information to the industry,” said senior HSE inspector Alan Scobbie at TIMCON’s AGM.

Mr Scobbie was giving a talk on current health and safety issues in the woodworking industry.

He said more than 70% of industry accidents were attributable to incorrect manual handling and poor use of machinery. These were avoidable if companies invested in specialist lifting equipment and appropriate training, he added.

TIMCON offers its members access to a professionally endorsed, modular training programme for operatives.