Author: WA Management

Week Commencing 11/10/2021 – In The News

School trust fined after putting children’s health at ‘significant risk’ The Spencer Academies Trust has been fined after failing to control the risk to humans from infectious diseases carried by animals. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how the Trust, which operates 12 schools, failed to properly control the risk from zoonotic diseases to employees, pupils […]

Manual Handling – Back Injuries & How To Prevent Them

Manual handling causes many different types of workplace injury, however back injuries make up the majority of incidents. It’s important to remember that these injuries don’t just affect people carrying heavy loads. Manual handling refers to using your body to exert force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold, restrain or set down a […]

Week Commencing 04/10/2021 – In The News

Nearly half of toys bought online from third party sellers are ‘unsafe’, report finds Nearly half of the toys purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces were unsafe for children to play with, a new study has found. The report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) found many of the potential gifts could […]

Week Commencing 27/09/2021 – In The News

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service issue safety warning after motorists rush to buy fuel Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning about storing petrol at home as motorists continue to race to forecourts to buy fuel. Drivers have been flocking to petrol pumps across the country in recent days amid fears of a […]

COVID-19 Employee Briefing September 2021

Link to PDF version: Covid-19 Employee Briefing   COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the virus SARS-CoV2 more commonly referred to as Coronavirus. The virus started in Wuhan, China, in the latter part of 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world causing the World Health Organisation to declare a global pandemic during March 2020. […]

Week Commencing 20/09/2021 – In The News

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1.7 million renters in fear of putting tenancy at risk by raising fire safety concerns Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords, despite issues such as inadequate fire doors and broken fire alarms being prevalent, new research to mark Fire Door Safety […]

The Importance of Fire Doors

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It should go without saying that fire doors are paramount in fire safety and prevention – they’re an essential tool in preventing the spread of a fire throughout buildings, and can mean life or death for those inside. However unfortunately, they are not always correctly maintained or are of sub-standard quality, leading to an increased […]

Safety Spotlight – Fire Safety, Fire Wardens and Slips, Trips & Falls

For the month of September, we are putting in the spotlight three key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Fire. These key areas are Fire Safety, Fire Wardens and Slips, Trips & Falls. Fire Safety Everyone, whether they’re an employer or employee, should have an understanding of fire safety behaviours and procedures. The majority […]

Week Commencing 13/09/2021 – In The News

An annual gas safety check can keep us all safe During Gas Safety Week, from 13 to 19 September, I urge everyone to continue in that spirit by encouraging relatives, friends and neighbours to get a gas safety check. Those who shielded through the lockdown months, are clinically vulnerable or having to work at home, […]

Fire Safety – The Essentials

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When it comes to workplace hazards, fire is one of the most universal. Whether you work in an office, factory, warehouse or even outdoors, a proper fire risk assessment is absolutely essential. Most fires are preventable, and this blog will focus on the steps you can take to protect yourself and your employees from this […]