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Document ID (ISN)76734
CIS number 01-805
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2015-8
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 339/2001
Author(s) Chambers C., Worsell N., Beswick J., Heritage L., Wu B.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Availability, quality and standards of training for woodworking operators and supervisors
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. iv, 156p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract The accident rate in the woodworking industry remains high. It is an industry in which employees have to regularly work with cutting tools or blades that are exposed. There is also a significant potential for ill health caused by poor manual handling and exposure to dust. The proper use of guards and safe working practices are essential in reducing the risk of serious accidents and ill health to a tolerable level. Training and good supervision are therefore fundamental to ensuring good health and safety. The objectives of the research documented in this report were to identify the training programmes available to both operators and supervisors of woodworking machinery in particular, to assess the suitability of this training in terms of quality and standards, to identify barriers to training that exist in the industry and propose measures which could be taken to improve the take-up of suitable training.
Descriptors (primary) training course; safety and health training; woodworking industry; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) woodworking machines; plant safety organization; programme evaluation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry