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Cutting Edge II, The

Synopsis
This series of three videos was revised in December 1998 to take account of the legal changes when the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and the Woodworking Approved Code of Practice came into effect. They promote the management of health and safety in the woodworking industry, in which there are nearly twice as many machinery accidents as in any other hazardous industry. The series was filmed in a number of locations and shows the diversity of the industry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1998
Year of production
1998
Subjects
Engineering; Health & safety; FE
Keywords
construction industry; occupational health; safety training; timber industries; woodworking

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£40.00 each or £74.00 complete series
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
815, 11. 12 minutes
Year
2005

Sections

Title
Managing for safety
Synopsis
Highlights the need to introduce, develop and maintain an effective health and safety strategy. It follows the progress of a management meeting devising a strategy and implementing it. The video confirms that a businesslike approach to health and safety is an essential ingredient to the success of any company.
Duration
15 mins
Distributors ref
UK 4411

Title
Safe Machine, A
Synopsis
This video encourages good standards of machinery safety through well managed training and supervision. It emphasises that the majority of woodworking machinery accidents are preventable if staff receive the necessary training and supervision. Training is vital for everyone in the management chain to ensure that each person knows their responsibilities and capabilities. Safe working practices, properly guarded machines and the use of safety devices are also shown.
Duration
11 mins
Distributors ref
UK 4412

Title
Healthy Business, A
Synopsis
Of the many health hazards faced by workers in the woodworking industry, noise and dust are the most obvious.
Noise from machinery can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. Wood dust can cause respiratory illness and in some cases a rare form of nasal cancer. The health of the work force can be managed and controlled as are other aspects of their business.
Duration
12 mins
Distributors ref
UK 4413

Distributor

Name

HSE Videos

Email
hseorders@tso.co.uk
Web
http://www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 333 202 5070
Address
(1G) Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7HS
Notes
The HSE Knowledge Centre in Merseyside caters for personal callers who want to consult the Health and Safety related publications held there including HSE authored material.

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