Introduction to this document

Risk assessment - working with wood dust

Use our risk assessment to identify and control the risks associated with generating wood dust in your workplace.

Managing the risks

To help you identify the hazards associated with creating wood dust, primarily the health risks from inhalation and safety risks from explosion, and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our Risk Assessment - Working with Wood Dust. It covers the specific hazards and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level.

Make it relevant

To ensure your risk assessment is suitable and sufficient, amend the template to the specific hazards you face, and the actual control measures you have in place, and review and update it regularly so it remains current.