Category: Health and Safety

WA Management blog posts relating to Health and Safety.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week Commencing 11/01/2021 – In The News

An up-close view of parts of a metal machine.

Manufacturer Fined After Worker Severs Finger L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated in an incident involving a radial arm drilling machine. On 2nd October 2018, the hole saw operator was using a radial arm drilling machine when his […]

How to Keep Employees Safe in the Workplace and at Home

A red first aid bag and stethescope against a white background.

Risks Still Exist Despite a lot of us working from home this month, construction sites, factories and similar workplaces are still open and thus at risk of workplace accidents. It is also important to be aware that for those working at home, health and safety requirements should be integrated into the home working environment through […]