Congratulations to Board members Richard Coulson and Mark Hayton who were re-elected to their positions at our spring meeting and AGM  this week.

The meeting took place in Hexham and included a visit to EGGER UK’s chipboard manufacturing site. Delegates were taken on a walking tour of the facility, which is the largest manufacturing employer in Northumberland, and learnt that EGGER supplies the materials for 50 per cent of the kitchens in UK homes, as well as a myriad of flooring types.

Prior to the tour, WRA members attended the AGM and spring meeting held at the Hexham Mart, where they heard about the upcoming Waste Tracking Project and how it is likely to be implemented going forward. They also listened to presentations by two HSE officers about the importance of monitoring dust in the workplace and how this should be achieved, ads well as updates on the WRA’s Waste Wood Classification project.

Julia Turner, Executive Director of the WRA, said the meeting was well attended with only a very few people unable to go due mainly to travel restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 virus.

“It was great to see our members were still able to attend in such uncertain times and it proved another very interesting and fruitful meeting for everyone,” said Julia. “We are now moving forward with our work on dust in the workplace and will be talking to the HSE to develop guidelines later this year, so having them at the meeting and able to explain things so clearly to our members was a real bonus. Thanks to all our presenters, members and exhibitors for helping us to achieve another great meeting.”

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