Category: In The News

WA Management blog posts relating to an overview of weekly news stories.

Week Commencing 15/04/2024 – In The News

Horticulture company fined after lorry driver suffers life changing injuries A horticulture company has been fined £3,000 after a lorry driver suffered third degree burns on his body while making a delivery to a site in Essex. The man had been delivering a load of hardcore aggregate to Plants Galore Horticulture Limited’s Eagle Nursery in […]

Week Commencing 08/04/2024 – In The News

In praise of older workers Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser, discusses the benefits of having older workers and the considerations employers should make to ensure they remain safe and healthy. Workplaces around the world can make a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. It is widely recognised […]

Week Commencing 01/04/2024 – In The News

April is Stress Awareness Month: tackle stress in the workplace with five steps in five weeks This April, Britain’s bosses are being invited to follow five simple steps to prevent and reduce stress in their workplace. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Working Minds campaign has called on employers to support workers mental health during […]

Week Commencing 18/03/2024 – In The News

Worker fractures skull in fall A solar panel installation company has been fined after a worker fell and sustained life-changing injuries. The worker, employed by Everyone’s Energy UK Limited, had been installing solar panels on the roof of a house on Pentland Avenue in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire when he fell three metres on 4 July […]

Week Commencing 04/03/2024 – In The News

Unregistered plumber handed suspended prison sentence An unregistered plumber has received a suspended prison sentence after he carried out illegal gas work at a house in Peterborough. Anthony Rice, trading as Rice Plumbing and Oil Heating, attended the property on Edwalton Avenue on 31 January 2023 where he replaced a gas boiler and altered gas […]

Week Commencing 26/02/2024 – In The News

The growth of lone working Lone working is growing – but so too are technology solutions aimed at protecting lone employees. At Alpha Inclusion and Communication – a social enterprise supporting people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome – staff typically see the people they manage directly at their homes. Often, the neurodivergent needs of people they […]

Week Commencing 19/02/2024 – In The News

Research highlights impact of budget cuts on safety New research from Watco has examined the complexities of the facilities management (FM) industry, and how they impact the safety and smooth running within the modern facility. It revealed that almost two thirds (60%) of facilities managers have had their budgets cut by up to 25% in […]

Week Commencing 12/02/2024 – In The News

£2.15m fine following recycling worker fatality HSE inspector Stephen Garner explains the background to a fatal accident at a paper recycling plant. On 30 January 2020, 32-year-old Dean Atkinson was returning from the employee welfare cabins to his workstation on the picking line at Ward Recycling’s paper recycling plant in County Durham, England. Dean needed […]

Week Commencing 05/02/2024 – In The News

Wood dust failures lands £15k fine A manufacturing company has been fined £15,000 after exposing its own workers to wood dust and failing to comply with two improvement notices. Wood dust can cause serious and often irreversible health problems, including sino-nasal cancer, asthma and dermatitis. Employers have a legal responsibility to prevent or adequately control […]

Week Commencing 29/01/2024 – In The News

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity shines in 2023 The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity continues to be a steadfast beacon of hope for those in need and in 2023, they saw 4438 people reaching out for support through its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, a 30% increase on the previous year. Its charitable spend also increased by 12% […]