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LOLER

Lifting equipment.

LOLER The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are regulations created under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and cover the use of lifting equipment. Lifting equipment refers to a wide range of equipment involving any equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads and this includes attachments which may […]

The Dangers of Lone Working

Who is a Lone Worker? It is estimated that up to 8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers. That’s 22% of the 31.2m UK working population. Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employees, is classed as a lone worker. Lone working is legal but an employer still […]

Week commencing 09/09/2019 – In The News

Company Fined After Fall From Lorry A company that manufactures steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined £9,400 and ordered to pay costs of £1,680.75 after one of their workers fell from a lorry bed. The worker suffered severe injuries, namely multiple fractures of his head, ribs, shoulder blade and fingers, causing him to miss over five months of work. […]

Week commencing 02/09/2019 – In The News

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

WA Management Unveils New ‘Hazard of the Month’ As always, WA Management aims to bring awareness to the hazards that plague the Health and Safety world and this month it is ‘Lone Working’. Whilst it may not be a hazard that automatically springs to people’s mind, it is important that employers remember that they have […]

Fire Prevention Strategies

In our research blogs, WA Management will be helping you to recognise and manage the risks and hazards that are common in the workplace. With Fire as our featured Hazard of the Month, this blog will cover the key facts related to workplace fire safety including methods to keep your office protected from this hazard. […]

Week commencing 5th August – In the News

A collection of different coloured hard hats.

Fantastic promotion to coincide with ‘Hazard of the Month’ To coincide with the ‘Hazard of the Month’ for August, which is fire, WA Management are offering a fantastic and limited-time deal on online courses. By Quoting ‘Fire19’ at the checkout, customers can receive an extra 10% OFF of Fire Marshalling and Fire Safety courses. All […]

Week commencing 29th July – In the News

A tall block of scaffolding.

WA Management unveil new ‘Hazard of the Month’ Each month, WA Management allocate a key risk, hazard or overlooked topic to be their ‘Hazard of the Month’. This week, we unveiled that Fire and Fire Safety would take the coveted spot for August. This means that tailored research blogs and news updates around the hazard […]

Week commencing 22nd July – In the News

The sun shining brightly in the blue sky among clouds.

Health and safety concerns over heatwave As we are certain you are aware, this week saw the UK reach record-breaking scorching temperatures. With increased temperature and sunlight exposure, many health and safety specialists took the opportunity to highlight some of the hazards of working in the heat. Ranging from suitable thermal comfort levels in offices […]

Week commencing 15th July – In the News

An aerial view of a spiral-shaped stairway.

Train company fined £1m after passenger death In the biggest Health and Safety story of the week, Govia Thameslink have been fined £1m after a passenger was killed on the Gatwick Express in August 2016. The victim leant out of a train window and was struck by a trackside steel gantry. An extensive HSE investigation […]

Dust: Just How Dangerous Can It Be?

Cutting wood with a cross saw.

In this blog, WA Management continues its mission to shed a light on the risks and hazards present throughout the workplace. With Dust as our feature Hazard of the Month, we bring you our key opinions on the dangers of these flying particulates and the methods in which they can be safely managed. For our […]