Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

Cutting wood with a saw.

Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Week commencing 02/09/2019 – In The News

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

WA Management Unveils New ‘Hazard of the Month’ As always, WA Management aims to bring awareness to the hazards that plague the Health and Safety world and this month it is ‘Lone Working’. Whilst it may not be a hazard that automatically springs to people’s mind, it is important that employers remember that they have […]

Week commencing 8th April – In the News

Sparks flying from a saw.

Human Trafficking App uncovers 1,000 actionable reports of modern slavery in first five months of use   On Monday, we reported on a new app, launched by the Church of England’s Clewer Initiative, designed to empower the public to report signs of human trafficking at cash-only car washes. Indeed, the Safe Car Wash app provided […]

Week commencing 25th March – In the News

A worker driving a forklift with products on.

WA Management rounds up its ‘Hazard of the Month’   This week, WA Management’s Hazard of the Month for March, Fumes and Ventilation, culminated in a new and informative blog. This research piece, designed to bust impenetrable jargon, scrutinises some of the risks associated with carcinogenic substances and how they can be mitigated. This comes […]

Week commencing 11th February – In the News

A car in black and white.

Government reveals new standards symbol for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit eventuality As the political furore surrounding Brexit continues to occupy much of current news, preparations in the Health and Safety sector have been laid down. In the eventuality of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit, the government has outlined a new symbol to indicate and uphold safety standards on machinery […]

Save the Data!

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WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. Last week, social media giant Facebook was fined £500,000 by the Information Commission Office (ICO) for breaching data protection […]

Week commencing 9th July 2018 – In the News

A cave

The mission to save 12 young boys and their coach in Thailand grips the world This week, the world was gripped by the plight of a young football team and their coach in Thailand, who became trapped by floodwater in the Tham Luang cave complex. The international Health and Safety community game together from all […]

May 2017 – In the News

A field by a road

£750,000 fine for ‘reckless’ asbestos failure Some 200 workers were put at risk to the exposure of asbestos during the early demolition phase of a project, resulting in a £750,000 fine for a construction firm. The HSE carried out two investigations of working practices at a site in 2013 and 2014 while Barroerock Construction Limited […]

Brexit: What Next for Health, Safety and Your Business?

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The core legislation, is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (the HSWA). While technically post-dating entry to the EU in 1973, the HSWA was the amalgamation of a mass of legislation and regulations that had previously existed but only generally applied to high risk industry sectors – mining, railways, factories, agriculture and nuclear, […]

August 2016 – In the News

Caffe Nero, Costa and Starbucks recyclable coffee cups

Would you put your phone in a cement mixer? British phone retailer Tuffphones has unveiled a new range of hard-wearing handsets aimed at construction workers and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s the latest addition to a range of extra-durable Android devices in the growing market for rugged phones. The BBC took them to a building site to […]