Category: Health and Safety

WA Management blog posts relating to Health and Safety.

Ergonomics & Human Factors – What To Consider

All workplaces should aim to be as ergonomic as possible in order to prevent the development of health conditions and to improve workplace productivity and safety. But what exactly does ergonomics cover, and what actions should be implemented? What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics concerns itself with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. On average we […]

Top 10 Tips for an Ergonomic Workplace

Ergonomics, which in this case refers to how people and their work fit together, is all about putting people first, making sure their capabilities and limitations are considered. An ergonomic workplace therefore, is an environment which is tailored to suit those needs, resulting in a more efficient, comfortable, and safe place of work. But how […]

Winter Driving: Common Hazards

As November gets underway and winter settles in for the long haul, driving becomes a little more dangerous on our roads. Alongside the normal hazards any driver has come to expect, the weather can add some unique challenges. These hazards are sometimes easily forgotten, especially as the last winter didn’t involve much travel for most […]

How Serious Are Manual Handling Injuries In The Workplace?

Everyone knows someone with a bad back. Whether it’s a colleague who was showing off and trying to pick up more weight than they were capable of, or an elderly relative twisting the wrong way to pick a sock up off the floor, manual handling injuries can happen anywhere and to anyone – no matter […]

First Aid: Angina

Way back in July, we explored Heart Attacks and their signs and symptoms. On a similar vein is Angina Pectoris, more commonly known as Angina. Angina occurs when the heart does not get as much blood as it needs, usually because one of the hearts arteries is narrowed or blocked. Types of Angina There are […]

Controlling Noise at Work: HSE Guidance Update

Last week the HSE updated their L108 Controlling Noise at Work guidance. The layout of the guidance has been modified to emphasise that the priority is for control of exposure and risk. There are changes to legislation that have required minor changes to the noise regulations (Regulation 2(1), 3(3) and 7(4)). It should be noted […]

Manual Handling – Back Injuries & How To Prevent Them

Manual handling causes many different types of workplace injury, however back injuries make up the majority of incidents. It’s important to remember that these injuries don’t just affect people carrying heavy loads. Manual handling refers to using your body to exert force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold, restrain or set down a […]

Week Commencing 04/10/2021 – In The News

Nearly half of toys bought online from third party sellers are ‘unsafe’, report finds Nearly half of the toys purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces were unsafe for children to play with, a new study has found. The report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) found many of the potential gifts could […]

Week Commencing 27/09/2021 – In The News

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service issue safety warning after motorists rush to buy fuel Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning about storing petrol at home as motorists continue to race to forecourts to buy fuel. Drivers have been flocking to petrol pumps across the country in recent days amid fears of a […]

Week Commencing 20/09/2021 – In The News

Close up of white smoke alarm

1.7 million renters in fear of putting tenancy at risk by raising fire safety concerns Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords, despite issues such as inadequate fire doors and broken fire alarms being prevalent, new research to mark Fire Door Safety […]