Volunteers needed to develop NOS for Health and Safety in Wood
Proskills is looking for volunteers to help develop National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Health and Safety in Wood. The first meeting will take place on 15th July 2015 at 10.30 at GQA Offices, Sheffield.
The working group, expected to meet at least twice throughout the project, will be responsible for:
- Identifying standards for development
- Supporting the development of the standards
- Support wider consultation
- Signing off the final standards
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the woodworking industry, especially in small and medium business, has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of which are caused by contact with moving machinery. This accounted for 25% of all major accidents and one of last year’s. In 2012‐13 the HSE received 784 reported injuries.