Week commencing 8th October – In the News

SHP Online speaks to Thames Water on their Legislation newsletter

This week, SHPOnline released a fantastic article shedding light on how successful Health and Safety initiatives needn’t be complicated or costly. For example, Thames Water’s Legislation and Legal Newsletter involves workers from across the entire company; simplifying jargon in the process. The article exemplifies how involving people in Health and Safety decisions benefits both the employer and employee.

Read more on the award-winning initiative HERE

Discussions emerge as to who is responsible for spectator safety at public events

Citing a recent injury that occurred when a spectator was struck by a golf ball at the Ryder Cup, SHPOnline invited discussions on how to mitigate risks at public events. Specialist insurance company Golf Care highlighted how there are up to 12,400 golf-ball related hospital injuries each year in the UK alone. The article below asked who is responsible for safety; Sportsmen, organisers or the spectators themselves?

Read more on the topic HERE:

World Mental Health Day 2018: are employers doing enough to protect their workers?

To coincide with the fantastic World Mental Health Day 2018 which took place on Wednesday, we created a handy graphic on how employers can create an open and supportive workplace environment. Discussions also emerged as to how the workplace can play a pivotal role in identifying and tackling mental health issues.

Read a great article for more HERE

And access WA Management’s low-cost training courses on several of these issues HERE

Manchester based property owner prosecuted over inadequate asbestos checks

A Manchester business man has been fined severely by the HSE over failing to conduct sufficient checks for asbestos before undertaking major refurbishments. Should you, as an employer or employee, have any concerns about identifying or tackling suspected asbestos, contact WA Management today for a free, expert quotation.

Read the case summary HERE

Contact WA Management HERE

NHS England to provide £50m in extra support for Grenfell survivors

On Friday, NHS England committed itself to providing an extra £50m in continued support to those affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tragedy. The money will help to fund specialist physical and mental health assessments, through regular reviews.

Read more on the developing story HERE