The Office for Product Safety & Standards is the Competent Authority responsible for enforcing Timber Regulation 995/2010 in the UK. To assist businesses to comply with this legislation after we leave the EU on 31st October, we will be delivering a series of workshops exploring basic due diligence obligations under UK Timber Regulations.
The regulation requires those businesses (operators) first placing a product on the market in the UK to complete due diligence that concludes negligible risk of illegally harvested timber entering the supply chain. This includes carrying out a risk assessment and where appropriate completing mitigating measures that reduce any identified risk to negligible.
These workshops will be targeted at businesses who import timber products from the European Union, who are not currently required to undertake due diligence, but who following EU Exit may be required to comply with these regulations.
More workshops are planned, but venues and dates are yet to be confirmed.
The workshops will be run in conjunction with various trade associations but membership of them is not required to attend.
Tea & coffee throughout the day and lunch will be provided, please advise if you have any dietary requirements.
Please advise if you have any accessibility issues.
A laptop would be useful but not essential.
It would be useful if you could advise when booking your most commonly used species and country of origin.
Below are links to Eventbrite to book a place on your chosen workshop.