Category: Health and Safety

WA Management blog posts relating to Health and Safety.

Week Commencing 06/07/2020 – In The News

One Dead and Several Injured After Crane Collapse An 85-year-old woman has died and several others have been injured after a 20-metre crane collapsed on houses in East London. On Wednesday afternoon, the crane fell onto houses and a block of flats which were being built in London. The woman was found on the first floor of […]

Covid-19 Toolbox Talk Update

'Coronavirus Update' in a blue font alongside two blue megaphone illustrations against a slightly transparent green background which features viruses under a microscope.

We have updated our Covid-19/Coronavirus Toolbox talk to include all of the recent guidance. We have also changed the format to aid you in easy printing where needed!

LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation)

Dust being blown about in the air.

LEV (Local Exhaust Extraction) is an engineering control system to reduce exposures to airborne contaminants such as dust, mist, fumes, vapour or gas in a workplace by capturing the emission at source and transporting it to a safe emission point or to a filter/scrubber. Common components of an LEV system are as follows; Hood: This […]

Covid-19 Toolbox Talk Update

'Coronavirus Update' in a blue font alongside two blue megaphone illustrations against a slightly transparent green background which features viruses under a microscope.

We have updated our Covid-19/Coronavirus Toolbox talk to include all of the recent guidance. We have also changed the format to aid you in easy printing where needed! The above can also be used in conjunction with our Coronvirus posters=:

Hearing Protection

A pair of orange ear muffs hanging off a post.

Hearing Protection Noise is part and parcel of our day to day lives; however, too much noise can cause permanent damage to our hearing. Both Acute and Chronic Noise exposure can lead to impaired hearing, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), psychological effects such as stress as well as cardiovascular effects such as hypertension. It was […]

Week Commencing 23/03/2020 – In The News

Glass tubes containing different coloured chemicals.

Coronavirus Update As we are sure you are already aware, the government has now imposed stricter measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. You may now only leave the home to: exercise once a day travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary” shop for essential items fulfil any medical or care needs. The Prime Minister also […]

Coronavirus Toolbox Talk & Poster

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Coronavirus & Virus Transmission – TOOLBOX TALK General Hygiene Germs from coughs and sneezes can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours. They are responsible for spreading illnesses. Therefore, it is extremely important to upkeep hygiene and cleanliness practices to ensure the prevention of the spread of viruses. This is especially true for construction sites where […]

What To Expect From WA Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic

'Coronavirus Update' in a blue font alongside two blue megaphone illustrations against a slightly transparent green background which features viruses under a microscope.

As you know, the current guidance from the government has advised home working and social distancing where possible. We just want you to know WA Management continues to operate as normal and therefore still able to meet our customer’s requirements in terms of Health, Safety and Management System support. By doing this we will be […]

Lone Working

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Working alone is not against the law, however, there are increased and specific risks that may occur as a result of lone working. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states that every employer must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. […]

Guidance on Managing Covid-19 at Work

'Coronavirus Update' in a blue font alongside two blue megaphone illustrations against a slightly transparent green background which features viruses under a microscope.

Below are some steps you can be taking within your business, both to try and protect your employees and keep your company running safely during the current Covid-19 Pandemic. Maintaining Hygiene Ensure handwashing facilities are available, with soap, warm water and disposable towels. Set up additional areas with hand sanitiser, tissues and closed bins where […]