"Quality is a process not an event,"says Alan.
"In some organisations, the quality manager is seen as being responsible for quality, but at BOFA there’s growing recognition that it is the responsibility of everyone…and that’s when quality becomes a way of working, not a target."
"I think it’s more accurate to describe the QMS as a Business Management System because it covers every area of activity, from production management, product development and customer services through to HR, financial controls and training,"says Alan.
"It is by working collaboratively with our customers and suppliers, by developing staff competencies and by fostering creativity, empowerment and accountability that we can meet the very high quality standards that we set ourselves for our products and services."
"Ultimately, quality is measured by our customers’ experience and the satisfaction of our stakeholders. By listening to customers, we can learn from them to ensure that our product innovation not only gives them what they need but also perhaps some new functionality that they weren’t expecting but which adds significant value to them. At BOFA, when it comes to quality, we never say ‘job done’ – it’s a journey not a destination."
"As a UK manufacturer, we’re very proud of our heritage and committed to nurturing future talent for industry, as demonstrated by our own apprenticeship programme,"said Tony Lockwood, Managing Director.
"So we are delighted to mark our 30th year of operation by supporting Weymouth College and the next generation of local engineers through the donation of fume extraction equipment designed and made in Dorset."
"Our mechatronics module will equip students and apprentices with specialist multi-disciplinary competences in considerable demand in industry. The donation from BOFA is particularly pleasing, given the company’s world leadership in this field."
"At BOFA, we are very proud of being a successful British manufacturer, and to receive this recognition in what is our 30th year is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work of everyone at the company."
It’s the duty of the employer to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 through the C.O.S.H.H Regulations (2002 as amended).
Laws and regulations apply to self-employed workers as well as employers.
Lasers generate a much higher proportion of particles in the 1-5 micron range than other thermal processes? The most harmful particle sizes are 1-3 microns. Particles less than 30 microns are not visible to the naked eye. Almost all are inhalable.
Toxic gases can cause ‘acute inhalation injury’ ranging from minor respiratory discomfort to acute lung and airway injury and, in extreme cases, even fatality.
BOFA's Regional Manager D/A/CH, Thorsten Foecking said:
“I would like to thank everyone who came to the stand for their positive comments about our new technological advancements. LASYS proves to be a very good showcase for our products and new ideas.”
“Als Leitmesse für industrielle Laseranwender ist die Lasys ein sehr wichtiger Bestandteil, um nahe an unseren technologisch interessierten Kunden zu sein. Auch dieses Mal konnten wir durch unsere neuesten Produktvorstellungen ein hohes Interesse verzeichnen.
Auf der Messe wurde ebenfalls wieder deutlich, dass die Personen- sowie Prozesssicherheit einen hohen Stellenwert bei den Anwendern hat.”
“The BOFA name has a long association with industrial Health and Safety compliance and the protection of workers. Whilst we have an established presence in many sectors, the 3D market is of particular interest. As it is growing so quickly, more and more printing applications and materials are being identified and it is important that the associated health risks are suitably managed. The development of the 3D PrintPRO range provides a great solution for today’s applications. We would welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge with sellers and printer manufacturers who are looking for added safety assurance for future products.”
“I am delighted that we’ve been given the opportunity to continue the good work that has gone before. BOFA has enjoyed a remarkable period of growth and we firmly believe that the trend will continue over the coming years.”
“The change in ownership enables our chairman and founder Dave Cornell, to begin a richly deserved retirement, and Lawrence Cornell to leave the business to pursue other interests. I have taken up the position of managing director, and I’ve strengthened the management team by bringing in James Oliver as our finance Director. Chris Cornell will remain with the company and will play a key role in project development.”
“Our investment plans will enable us to deliver even higher levels of service to our customers and will afford us the opportunity to fully develop business opportunities that lie ahead.”