Author: WA Management

Week Commencing 11/11/2019 – In The News

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New Online Training Courses Available! WA Management are excited to announce that we have a new and extended range of courses available! Our new courses are: Conflict Resolution – this course outlines various techniques to prevent conflict as well as advising the ways you can manage and resolve conflict if it does arise Lock Out Tag Out – this course […]

Vibration, the Law and Trigger Time

White patches of skin on a person's hand due to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

Vibration, the Law and Trigger Time Vibration Exposure and the Law Regular use of vibrating equipment can lead to two forms of ill health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Symptoms of these conditions include: ·        Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome: Tingling, numbness, pain and blanching (whitening) of the fingers and loss […]

The Technicalities of Toilets

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How Do You Comply With Welfare Laws? Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1922, if you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. This means you are legally required to provide such facilities unless it is clearly unreasonable in terms of […]

Week Commencing 04/11/2019 – In The News

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Farming Partnership Fined After Member of the Public Killed The Farming Partnership B A L Ackroyd has been fined £18,000 with costs of £10,690 after a member of the public was killed. On 22 February 2017, the deceased was struck by a telescopic loader being driven by farmer Anthony Ackroyd. Mr Ackroyd was driving a telescopic loader […]

Week Commencing 28/10/2019 – In the News

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New Hazard of the Month Revealed WA Management are pleased to announce their next hazard of the month for November is Lack of Employee Welfare. If you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. ‘Welfare facilities’ include washing, toilet, rest and changing facilities, and somewhere clean to eat and […]

PUWER

A worker driving a forklift with silver canisters on.

PUWER The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, also known as PUWER, is a pieceof legislation set out under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. As the name suggests these regulations aim to ensure that work equipment and machinery used at work is kept safe. PUWER aims to make sure that the […]

Week Commencing 21/10/2019 – In the News

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£1.2 MILLION Fine After Arm Amputation Mid-UK Recycling Ltd has been fined a hefty £1.2 million after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt in April 2015. This happened when the employee, whose role was a line operator, tried to fix a blockage on the line – his glove got dragged […]

Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

Cutting wood with a saw.

Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Ladders

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  Ladders When working at height, ladders can be a sensible and practical method option for low risk, short-duration tasks that take less than 30 minutes. However, ladders can only be used for work at height when a risk assessment has shown that using equipment offering a higher level of fall protection is not justified […]

Week Commencing 07/10/2019 – In The News

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10% OFF Our Online Training Course! This month, we are shining a spotlight on the hazard of Plant & Machinery movement. It is important to ensure the movement of your equipment on site is conducted safely and correctly, as it can be fatal if not. A key way to do this is to ensure transport hazards […]