Raising the bar with WPA Benchmark certification
The Summer of 2022 may be remembered for scorching temperatures and the number of tenants in 11 Downing Street but here at the WPA, we congratulated a record number of new certifications to the WPA Benchmark Treated Wood Scheme.
WPA Benchmark certification is awarded to those treatment operators who have demonstrated that their documented quality systems and treatment operations are reliable and robust.
Incoming wood quality and moisture content, preservative management, treatment cycles and measurement of results are all assessed during the WPA Benchmark audit and treated wood analysis may be required to demonstrate compliance.
In the UK, WPA auditors can help treaters to progress through the certification process which culminates in an onsite audit. For overseas audits and in particular, the Baltic States, we have partnered with BM Certification who will also guide operators through the process to full certification.
Congratulations to the following companies for achieving WPA Benchmark certification over the last few months:
UK Based treatment operations:
Arbor Forest Products Ltd
Dunster House Ltd
James Donaldson Timber Ltd
James Jones & Sons Ltd
PTG Treatments Ltd
Rowlinson Timber Ltd
Södra Wood Ltd
Overseas treatment operations:
AKZ Aizkraukle, Latvia
Baltic Wood Trading Ltd, Latvia
Timberex group SIA, Latvia
Sawmill Director Aigars Abolins (AKZ Aizkraukle), proudly holds the company's WPA Benchmark certificate.