Week commencing 13th May – In the News

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New Working at Height Blog unveiled

      It has been a busy week for WA Management as, this week, we also released our latest comprehensive Research Blog. The blog coincides with our Hazard of the Month for May, and so discusses some of challenges and risks that are associated with ‘Working at Height’. The blog also includes some practical tips and tricks on how employers can ensure legislative compliance and can work to safeguard their employees.

Read the full blog HERE

£175,000 fine for care home after ‘serious breaches’

     A Hertfordshire-based company has been fined after an investigation uncovered that the care home they operated failed to comply with fire safety legislation. Consequently, an electrical fault caused a fire which tragically killed two residents and injured 33 more. Speaking after the sentencing, fire safety officers said that ‘this incident highlights the need for all business owners to ensure they fully comply with fire safety legislation’.

Read more on the tragic case HERE

Company fined after worker broke back in fall

        All throughout the month of May, WA Management is taking a comprehensive look at the dangers of ‘Working at Height’. This week, a Lincolnshire-based company was fined by the HSE after an employee fell through the fragile roof of a barn, falling onto the concrete floor below and breaking his back. The HSE enquiry found that the company had failed to ensure the use of harnesses and fall arrest systems to mitigate the risks.

Read about the case HERE

OR contact WA Management HERE for a free consultation on Risk Mitigation strategies

Four out of five workers still apprehensive about Mental Health discussions

     This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, and on Friday, IOSH released worrying new statistics highlighting that 80% of UK workers are still apprehensive about talking on the subject of Mental Health. The survey also highlighted that 61% of line managers felt that they did not have enough training to effectively support the Mental Health of workers, further contributing to the stigmatising of open discussions.

Read more from SHP Online HERE