Ready to Burn – Small Firewood Producers Guidance

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  1. Please click here to complete the application form. If you need a paper copy, please contact Woodsure.

Section 1: Business Contact Details

  • Please complete this section with your business details. We will address all correspondence to the Main Contact provided.

Section 2: Fuel Sales

  • We need to understand what products you sell and how you sell them. Please tick all the relevant boxes which apply.
  • Provide Loose m³, Stacked m³ or Tonnage figures for the previous year. This determines the business category.
  • If you sell under multiple brand names, please provide us with the details.

Section 3: Fee Structure

  • The annual registration fee is £385.20 and the one off application fee is £122.40, so total cost is £507.60 (incl. VAT).

Point of Sale fees

  • If you sell under 600m³ per annum, there are no additional sample checks required.

Section 4: Business Procedures Declaration

  • Provide evidence that you have the following business procedures in place:  All fields marked with an asterisk(*) are mandatory.

*Proof of legality –e.g., supplier invoice (including your invoice to a customer to fell and remove their trees if you are an arboricultural business), felling licence, woodland management plan or FSC number.

*You have a process to check moisture content, log the results, i.e. with a pin metre across the grain and then record on a spreadsheet/notebook.

*You have a system in place to deal with customer complaints – tell us how you acknowledge, manage,  record and conclude the outcome of the complaint

You have Product and Public Liability Insurance to cover the relevant business activities

Section 5: Declaration

  • This section gives Woodsure permission to visit site to complete the audits and must be signed and dated by the Main Contact (the individual listed in Section 1 of the form).

Final checklist:

  • Have you completed all sections fully, including boxes marked with (*)?
  • Have you confirmed which products you sell and how?
  • Have you provided us with your annual figures? This can either be recorded in Loose m³, Stacked m³ or Tonnage.
  • Have you enclosed your evidence for Business Procedures Declaration (section 4)?
  • Has the Main Contact signed and dated the declaration?

WHAT NEXT?

Once you have signed and submitted the application form and paid your fee, an auditor will contact you directly to organise a site visit.

Your auditor will conduct a light touch audit, focussing on the storage of the final product and checking submitted documents. Our auditors will do their best to meet you at a convenient time and to answer any of your questions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Woodsure.

Phone: 01684 278188
Fax:
Woodsure, Severn House, Unit 5, Newtown Trading Estate
Green Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 8HD