Category: Information and Research

WA Management blog posts in the form of Information Sheets and Research Blogs.

The Controversial Past of Asbestos

‘A lethal substance which can cause crippling illness and bring upon fatal respiratory issues’… sound familiar? While I may not be referencing the Coronavirus, which has swept the globe with devastating effects in the last year, a substance that has been in existence for a much longer period of time, Asbestos, fits the former description […]

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

An old, derelict house.

Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]

Asbestos In The Workplace Toolbox Talk

Why is Asbestos a Problem Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. It can come in several types; however, the following are the most common types used within the industry: Chrysotile (White) Crocidolite (Blue) Amosite (Brown) Asbestos has been widely used in the UK from the 1950s through to […]

Occupational Health – A Hidden Issue?

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

Occupational Health can be a confusing and occasionally hidden issue or risk for management to consider within an organisation. There is a focus on the more prominent risks that employees face during day-to-day work activities be it simply working with hand tools, working at height or working in and around heavy machinery. The immediate, sometimes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Father Christmas Works Safely on Rooftops & So Should you!

Multi-coloured string lights.

Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work usage, such as unsafe ladder practices to working on fragile roofs.  It is our Christmas hazard because who would know this better than Father Christmas himself? Every year he is certain to […]

Safety Spotlight – Driving Safely & Time Management

Different coloured stop watches piled together.

For the month of November, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month. Driving Safely Driving Safely is important no matter what the weather, but in Autumn and Winter as nights grow darker more quickly and cold weather brings rain, snow and ice, it is more crucial than […]

7 Essential Winter Driving Safety Tips

A snowy road.

This November, we are focusing on Driving as our Hazard of the Month. As the cold creeps in and the lights switch on at 5pm, it is important to be especially careful when driving this Autumn/Winter period. The Dangers of Driving in Winter Conditions Just like we change how we dress in different seasons, motorists need […]

Preventing Machinery Failure

The Effect of Coronavirus on Equipment Testing and Examination During the coronavirus pandemic, the HSE has made it clear they understand businesses may find it difficult to carry out their legal duty to do thorough examination and testing of equipment. It may be difficult to complete thorough examination and testing on time during the pandemic […]