Covid-19 Forestry and wood information hub

Safe working protocols

Confor has cooperated with members and industry partners to draw up new working protocols for different parts of the industry so that work can demonstrably be carried out safely, responsibly and in line with official guidance.

  • Safe working protocols in the forest - Prepared by FISA, the document can be accessed here 
  • Forest nursery practices and mitigation - Find guidance here
  • Safe working in sawmills - Find the guidance here


Letters of comfort for forestry and wood industry in Wales

20 October 2020 - Anthony Geddes, Confor's National Manager for Wales, has written to all members, while new 'letters of comfort' have been produced for industry workers, in case they are challenged by the public for continuing to travel to their workplaces.  

The new measures will be in place from 6pm on Friday (23 October) until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. 


Support for businesses

The UK government financial support pages provide guidance on available business support.

Employment and HR advice

Confor member, legal firm Brodies, has created free-to-access resources to help you navigate through the challenges you may face as an employer during the global pandemic.

To discuss any employment matters further or sign up for a free trial of the full Workbox website with comprehensive HR guidance please email or call the Workbox helpline on  0800 230 0717. Confor members can benefit from 30 minutes of free advice through the legal helpline.


Key contacts: stay informed!

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Working Safely, Working Responsibly

Confor’s social media campaign featured workers across the wood supply chain, explaining why and how they kept working during Covid-19 and how they make sure they comply with latest health guidance

Watch them all here