JublieeWoods offers business support in a number of different areas as we understand that some business obligations can appear intimidating. JubileeWoods offers general guidance to ensure legal and contractual business obligations are met in the following areas:
Technical Woodworking Support
At JublieeWoods we have a growing resource library to help you solve technical issues within the woodworking and joinery industry. This includes issues including national and EU building regulations and coatings to help overcome difficulties in design, timber species, regulations, standards and much more.
For more complex issues we can link you to industry experts to help you with resolving disputes, including expert witness statements.
JubileeWoods is also committed to promoting wood products with technical support for architects, specifiers and contractors.
Health & Safety
Handling, slips and trips account for most injuries in the wood business with many accidents caused by contact with moving machinery. At JubileeWoods we support employers to ensure their employees can work safely. The Health and Safety Executive has calculated that for a serious or major injury, the typical cost to employers is approximately £19,000.
The fee for intervention, introduced by the HSE in 2012, means that if your workplace is in ‘material breach’ of health and safety laws, even if there has been no accident, you are liable for recovery of the HSE’s costs for any inspection, investigation and enforcement action that is undertaken.
Should a business end up in court due to health and safety offences, including corporate manslaughter, the Sentencing Council will take into consideration company directors found to have been consenting or neglectful in relation to a Health and Safety offence among other things. If found guilty, businesses can face unlimited fines and prison sentences up to two years. Fines are based on company turnover, meaning businesses with a turnover of more than £50 million could face fines of up to £10 million for health and safety offences and £20 million for corporate manslaughter.
Environmental and Waste Management
Ar JublleeWoods we encourages businesses to reduce their environmental impact and to manage resources in an efficient and sustainable way, to ensure that wood continues to be recognised as the most sustainable mainstream construction product. These include anything from chain-of-custody certification schemes and engineered components for window and door production, to waste management and resource efficiency plans for the joinery industry.
Information is also available to help wood businesses achieve ISO14001 and get FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certification, which will ensure that the products that they supply originate from a legal and sustainable source.
We provide information about the use of wood waste, whether for panel board manufacture or for biomass energy.
Quality management systems in business are essential. They cover the procedures put in place to allow a manufacturer to maintain consistency in quality and to keep records of non-conforming products, processes or materials, in order to make improvements. Systems can be developed through experience or by following a set of formal principles. Having a written factory production control (FPC) system is an example of a quality management system.
Certification and Testing
All manufacturers of construction products which are covered by European standards were legally required to have a written FPC system in place by 2013 as a mandatory part of CE marking. At JublieeWoods we help businesses reach compliance to official regulations in an uncomplicated manner.
Our market research helps companies plan for future growth with research conducted by a large number of organisations looking at the broad range of wood industry data.
Meet the team
Our staff team works hard to support your business in every way whether you are a sole-trader working from home or a large company with scores of employees.
Kristopher has overall responsibility for the JubileeWoods’s operations and direction, ensuring that the organisation has flexibility to meet the changes within the wood markets.
Membership and Finance Director
Sandra manages the finance department and membership administration. Sandra is the key contact for membership application and fee enquires, oversees the membership services offered and deals with all membership enquiries and training queries, general invoicing and other financial queries.
Brett works to drive standards for the advancement of our industry and offers advice through the technical helpline.
Missy has responsibility for handling some stair and fire door technical enquiries as well as other technical work when Brett is out of the office on committees discussing the advancement of the wood industry.