Safety

Travis Perkins fits e-forklifts with safety alert
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Travis Perkins plc, a TDUK member and distributor of building materials, has fitted its latest batch of electric forklift trucks with what it describes as an industry-first ‘best in test’ sound alert, SIVAS, to improve safety for colleagues and customers in branch. A total of 1,200 forklifts across the Group...
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Specialising in graded roofing batten
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Timber Development UK meets Shaun Revill of SR Timber, a timber supplier focused on promoting BS5534-graded quality roofing battens to the UK market. Shaun Revill is the SR in SR Timber. He co-founded the business in 2005, and is well-known in the trade as a specialist in timber roofing batten....
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TDUK responds to concerns raised over roofing batten treatments
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TDUK members will have seen the recent stories and claims on some media sites about chemical treatment from roofing battens leaching out and causing damage to roofing membranes, as well as claims of it causing skin complaints among roofing personnel. While Timber Development UK is in no position to verify...
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Construction Site Timber Best Practice
Construction Site Timber Best Practice
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To keep wood products in an appropriate condition for installation and to protect workers’ safety and health on site, some simple guidance is provided in this knowledge sheet.
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How well do you know roofing battens?
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Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, explains what to look for when assessing roofing battens and why knowing BS 5534 is important. As awareness of the risk of substandard batten increases, it's important for industry to understand what to look for and to find easy ways to identify correctly...
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International Timber advocates for certified fire retardant treated wood
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International Timber is stressing the importance of correctly specifying fire retardant wood and panel products, backed by independent certification, head of this year's Fire Door Safety Week campaign on 25-29 September. Specification errors, installation issues and poor maintenance of fire safety products can have devastating consequences. To facilitate change within...
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What should a contract cover when it’s a mass timber project?
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What are the contractual considerations when embarking on a mass timber project? Adriano Amorese, Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, provides some thoughts on best practice. You have only to look at the volume and scale of mass timber projects coming through planning to see that things are changing. The...
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Timber fire safety
How to minimise fire risks during construction
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Are your timber projects as safe as they can possibly be while they are onsite? That’s when they are at their most vulnerable, as many fire protection measures aren’t necessarily in place yet. The new Timber Fire Safety webite - timberfiresafety.org - contains a wealth of essential information about ensuring...
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roofing battens
Standards matter when selling roofing battens
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Roofing battens are a safety critical building material subject to strict grading and quality requirements. Timber Development UK CEO David Hopkins explains why it’s so important to stick to the quality standards when selling, specifying and purchasing these products. Roofing battens are the strips of wood that you will find...
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The Building Safety Act
The Building Safety Act: what do you need to know?
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After months of debate and amendments, the Building Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. It is intended to “create lasting generational change” to the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK following the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster, while protecting the rights of leaseholders....
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