Author: WA Management

Week Commencing 03/05/2021 – In The News

A worker driving a forklift with products on.

Collapse of Metro Overpass in Mexico City Kills 23 On Monday, a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City as a train was travelling over it, killing at least 23 people, including children. The crash happened at around 22:00 local time in the South-East of the city. Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, […]

Mythbusting Bipolar Disorder

A young women talking with a therapist whilst both are sat on a pink sofa facing towards each other.

Though it’s relatively uncommon, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can affect anyone. Formerly known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression it is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels, and as with all mental ill health has some negative stigmas attached to it; some of the […]

Week Commencing 26/04/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Major Surge in CO2 Emissions Expected As World Rebounds From Pandemic In last week’s news blog we reported that the UK government has set radical new climate change targets and recent data shows it is needed more than ever. According to The International Energy Agency (IEA), a surge of carbon emissions is predicted to occur […]

What To Do When Someone is Choking

A red first aid bag and stethescope against a white background.

We’ve all most probably watched Mrs Doubtfire, and remember the scene where the children, their mother and Pierce Brosnan are sat down for dinner in a restaurant. Pierce’s character swallows a king prawn and begins to choke before being saved by the main character, but how true to real life could this be? What is […]

Week Commencing 19/04/2021 – In The News

UK Sets Radical New Climate Change Commitments The Government has announced more radical climate change commitments which will see the UK aim to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, bringing forward the current target by 15 years. Hitting the targets would require: More electric cars Low-carbon heating Renewable electricity For many, cutting down on […]

Safety Spotlight – Asbestos Awareness and COSHH

Glass tubes containing different coloured chemicals.

For the month of April, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Asbestos. These key areas are Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness Despite an outright ban on the use of Asbestos being implemented in the UK in 1999, there is still a chance […]

The Controversial Past of Asbestos

‘A lethal substance which can cause crippling illness and bring upon fatal respiratory issues’… sound familiar? While I may not be referencing the Coronavirus, which has swept the globe with devastating effects in the last year, a substance that has been in existence for a much longer period of time, Asbestos, fits the former description […]

Week Commencing 12/04/2021 – In The News

The sun setting on a field.

Almost £8 million Raised in Just Six Months for Wildlife Trust’s 30 By 30 Campaign The Wildlife Trusts have raised almost £8 million just six months after launching their 30 by 30 ambition which aims to give 30% of UK land and sea back to nature by 2030 to avoid species extinction. The funds will be […]

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Anxiety Written on Wooden Scrabble Letters

What Is Anxiety? Being anxious is a natural human response when we feel threatened, are under stress or dealing with changes, especially if they have a big impact on your life. Humans have evolved ways to help protect ourselves; when under threat our body produces adrenaline and cortisol which help us feel more alert so […]

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

An old, derelict house.

Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]