Accident rates within the woodworking industry are among the highest in the manufacturing industries. When it comes to teams working with woodworking machines or tools, the safety and wellbeing of those staff is the employer’s responsibility. 

This means it is imperative that training is up to date, and that the machines being used have the latest safety equipment fitted and the appropriate tooling in place, while ensuring the working environment has been assessed for safety.

Although a business has legal responsibilities for the safety of its workforce, it also makes good business sense to promote safer working practices, resulting in less downtime and more efficient practice.

The question, therefore, is does your workplace meet current HSE standards? Damian Smith, the MD of Safety Training Woodworking, can provide answers.

Busy start to the year

Damian says that since the beginning of 2019, his company has been busier than ever. In fact, in order to meet growing demand for the company’s insight, training and expertise, Safety Training Woodworking has added a new member to the team, Neil Clarkstone. Neil has a long history in the industry and will deliver training and help to ensure that parts orders will continue to be promptly dispatched.

Damian Smith on-site at Beechwood Frames, Long Eaton

Safety Training Woodworking provides training that meets a range of requirements, including:

  • Familiarisation/refresher training for existing operators
  • Certified operator competence
  • Face-fit testing

The company coverd all operator needs and machine types for woodworking machinery, as well as courses for abrasive wheels and portable power tools, along with face-fit testing where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used as a control measure under Health and Safety Legislation. 

PUWER and risk assessments     

In order to ensure that your working environment is safe for your team, the company offers a range of services including on-site PUWER assessments and risk assessments.    

Safety guards

Safety Training Woodworking is an official supplier of Suva and Aigner safety equipment, guards and spare parts, with a healthy stock in the UK.

Parts and equipment

The company offers sharp-edged, high-quality, German-made Tersa knives, Centrolock knives, reversible tips and sawblades.