‘Dr A. Bromhead has provided a consistently excellent support service to Tetrad Ltd covering Manual handling, Spirometry, Audiometry and General Health and Safety for over 16 years. There is no point in engaging external consultants when Alistair is available, he combines his expert knowledge with a sound grasp of the Furniture industry and has always produced cost effective workable solutions.’
Peter Sherliker BA,MCIPD, HR Director Tetrad Ltd
BFM members have access to a variety of furniture health and safety resources and furniture making risk assessment advice.
COVID-19 - BFM can support with COVID-19 related activities, including risk assessments, controls and site inspections.
Wood dust exposure - BFM can help with furniture health and safety activities such as wood dust exposure: with the reduction of exposure limit for most wood dust from 5mg/m3 - 3mg/m3.
Prosecutions and incidents - BFM provide information and advice around prosecutions and incidents relating to furniture and the woodworking sector, acting as useful learning points for many businesses.
Health surveillance - BFM provides advice on health surveillance and the changing expectations of the Health and Safety Executive during the progression of the pandemic.
Employment and legal
As well furniture health and safety advice, BFM also offer a wide array of employment and legal resources to support your business, which can be found here:
BFM provides advice on any areas of EHS management such as legislation, technical issues and best practice.
BFM offers site reviews to members to evaluate operations and assess current levels of EHS performance.
BFM provides risk assessment templates for key topics along with examples of completed risk assessments.
BFM provides a range of H&S monitoring services for its member companies including; dust personal exposure monitoring; noise surveys; local Exhaust Ventilation testing.
BFM offers a variety of health surveillance services for its member companies including: Audiometry (hearing tests) and spirometry (breathing tests).
BFM hold seminars on an occasional basis to give a concise guide to legal compliance, best practice and risk minimisation focusing specifically
on the furniture manufacturing sector.
BFM issue a monthly publication by email which contains news of EHS developments relevant to the sector as well as details of forthcoming
environmental conferences and guidance etc.
Policy level representation
BFM works closely with regulators and policy formers such as DEFRA and and the Wood Safety Group to ensure that member views are represented during the formation and revision of policy.