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Approaching deadline for Quality Accreditation
November 2021

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From July 2022 every wood treatment operation managed by or supplying members of the Timber Trade Federation must be quality assured by an independent third-party. 

In the UK, the industry recognised WPA Benchmark Scheme can provide the necessary independent confirmation – that wood products have been preservative treated correctly. 

The scheme has been operating successfully for over 10 years and includes wood treaters in the UK and overseas. Under this scheme, individual treated wood products are certificated by third-party audit as being compliant with national treatment standards. 

For further details and indicative costs, see WPA Guidance Note TW7 

WPA members who are not already part of the Benchmark scheme are advised to get in touch soon to avoid an accreditation log-jam next spring.