British Furniture Manufacturers

Health, Safety & Environment

BFM offers a number of services regarding the Environment, Health and Safety Management: 

  • Distance advice via phone and email
  • EHS Update – monthly email summary of relevant developments
  • Template policies, procedures and risk assessment forms
  • Policy level representation regarding the review and formation of relevant legislation
  • Review of EHS issues
  • Noise surveys
  • Dust exposure monitoring
  • Audiometry Services
  • LEV Monitoring Services
  • Help with risk assessments, training or improvement notice compliance
    ...and others - just ask

 

About BFM's services

BFM offers a number of services regarding the Environment, Health and Safety Management: 

  • Distance advice via phone and email
  • EHS Update – monthly email summary of relevant developments
  • Template policies, procedures and risk assessment forms
  • Policy level representation regarding the review and formation of relevant legislation

On site work includes:

  • Review of EHS issues
  • Noise surveys
  • Dust exposure monitoring
  • Help with risk assessments, training or improvement notice compliance
    ...and others - just ask.

 

Monthly Health, Safety & Environment Updates

In the June issue 2022

Furniture company prosecution for hand arm vibration
Woodworking prosecution for band saw amputation
HSE woodworking campaign to last a year
Changes to Personal Protective Equipment regulations
BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

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In the May issue 2022

  • Soft furnishings company prosecuted
  • Safe use of ladders and stepladders
  • HSE safety alert regarding ear-loop masks / respirators
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

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In the April issue 2022

Woodworking information sheet on suction hoses for cleaning
First aid at work
Band saw prosecution
Health and safety law poster
BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

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In the March issue 2022

HSE woodworking inspection campaign
Hand-arm vibration
BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

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In the February issue 2022

Changes to PPE regulations
Workplace facilities requirements
Prosecution after saw injury
BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

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In the January issue 2022

  • Coronavirus advice from the Health and Safety Executive
  • HSE annual statistics
  • Prosecution for loss of finger in a cross-cut
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

Update for January 2022

In the December issue:

  • Coronavirus advice from the Health and Safety Executive
  • Seasonal accidents
  • HSE annual statistics
  • Company sentenced after explosion in fabric coating booth
  • Prison term for company director
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

Update for December 2021

In the November issue:

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • New tax for plastic packaging
  • Kitchen manufacturer prosecuted
  • HSE campaign on dust
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

Update for November 2021

In the October issue:

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • Driving and riding to work guidance
  • Fencing manufacturer prosecution
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

Update for October 2021

In the September issue: 

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • 2020/21 fatalities in the workplace
  • Furniture manufacturer prosecution
  • Chipboard manufacturer prosecution
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

Update For September 2021

In the August issue: 

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • PPE Regulations consultation
  • Fine for director of woodworking company
  • Woodworking company prosecuted for asbestos failings
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

UPDATE FOR August 2021

In the July issue: 

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • Slips and trips
  • Decking manufacturer and director sentenced
  • Hand-arm vibration guidance
  • BFM Health, Safety and Environmental services

UPDATE FOR July 2021

In the June issue: 

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • The importance of correct guarding
  • Woodworking company fined
  • Manufacturer fined after apprentice injury
  • MDF research project

Update for June 2021

In the May issue: 

  • HSE advice on COVID
  • Stress awareness month
  • HSE restarts asthma inspections

Update for May 2021

In the April issue: 

  • Revised guidance on health surveillance
  • New restriction on textile chemical
  • Mattress manufacturer fined after employee dragged into mattress rolling machine
  • Revised COVID guidance as lockdown eases
  • Updated guidance on talking to your workers about COVID
  • Queries from members

Update for April 2021

In the March issue: 

  • Coronavirus advice from the Health and Safety Executive
  • HSE COVID visits being conducted by debt collection agencies
  • Health and safety for apprentices
  • Recording near misses
  • Queries from members

Update for March 2021

In the February issue: 

  • Coronavirus advice from the Health and Safety Executive
  • Bandsaw prosecution
  • Queries from members

Update for February 2021

In the January issue: 

  • Coronavirus advice from the Health and Safety Executive
  • Slips, trips and falls in the winter
  • Building Safety Regulator

Update for January 2021



Heallh and safety policy

Guidance - workplace health, safety and welfare regulations

Vulnerable persons risk assessment

Wood dust assessment

Work at height risk assessment

Solvent monitoring - personal exposure - measuring and assessment

Local exhaust ventilation testing - wood dust

Personal Emergency Egress Plan (PEEP)

HSE calculators

Fork lift truck policy

Environmental statement

Accident investigation form

Accident record sheet

Women of childbearing age, pregnancy and new mothers - risk assessment guidance

COSHH risk assessment procedure

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations risk assessment

Electrical permit to work form

Fire risk assessment guidance

Guidance - display screen equipment