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Safety Spotlight – Managing Health & Safety and Site Inductions

A floor plan on on a table with a tape measure, level, drill and screws.

For the month of February, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Near Misses. These key areas are Managing Health & Safety and Health and Safety Site Inductions. Managing Health & Safety Health and Safety needs to be managed in your workplace in order to create a […]

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Man having chest pain

Would You Recognise Someone In Cardiac Arrest? In 1997, my Dad suffered his first Cardiac Arrest whilst watching Coventry City Football Club (cue team-related mickey-taking). If it wasn’t for the actions of members of the crowd on that day, he still wouldn’t be here 14 years later. Would you be able to recognise someone in […]

Week Commencing 15/02/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Toxic Air Puts Six Million at Risk of Lung Damage About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and Asthma UK. It also found that: Older people and those […]

Why Near Misses Matter

A construction worker in a yellow and orange hi-vis jacket with a hard hat on looking on to a construction site.

What is a Near Miss? For 2020/21, the HSE reported that 693,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury and 111 workers were killed at work. With these sorts of statistics, it is a frightening picture to think about all those incidents that although not accidents had the potential to become one of these figures. When defining […]

Week Commencing 08/02/2021 – In The News

The Rishiganga river in Chamoli district on 9 February, with debris from the hydroelectric plant visible.

Denmark To Build Landmark Energy Hub in the North Sea Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. Around 200 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 3 […]

Week Commencing 01/02/2021 – In The News

Aerial photograph showing the extent of the damage to Cameron House after a fire that claimed the lives of two guests.

Luxury Hotel Fined £500,000 Over Fatal Hotel Fire A Scottish luxury hotel has been fined half a million pounds over a fire that claimed the lives of two guests. Cameron House has been ordered to pay £500,000 after admitting to breaches of fire safety rules. A hotel porter has also been given a community payback […]

The Power Of Small

A yellow speech bubble with the words 'The Power of Small' against a purple background and next to a small image of a phone. Underneath in yellow text is "A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference' and white text reading '#TimeToTalk'. There is also the Time to Talk Day logo in the top right.

Thursday 4th February 2021 is Time to Talk Day. This campaign is run by Time to Change and its aim is to start conversations about mental health and help end the stigma. The theme this year is ‘The Power of Small’; a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. […]

Week Commencing 25/01/2021 – In The News

A worker driving a forklift with products on.

New Face Fit Testing Service WA Management is pleased to announce we are now offering face fit testing as part of our services. In order for respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to provide adequate protection for individual wearers, it cannot leak. A major cause of leaks is poor fit, therefore, tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to […]

Week Commencing 18/01/2021 – In The News

The inside of a factory

Nestlé Fined After Worker Traps Arm in Machine Nestlé UK Ltd has been sentenced for breaching health and safety regulations after an employee was dragged into a machine on the production line of their Albion Mills site in Halifax. While observing the operation of the After Eight production machine, the technical operator placed his right […]

Safety Spotlight – CPR Essentials and Communication Skills

CPR Essentials When serious injuries occur in the workplace, the administration of first aid as soon as possible gives the injured person the best chance of recovery, and in some cases, survival. Being able to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which combines chest compressions with rescue breaths, can save a person’s life through buying time for the […]