Tag: Construction

Week commencing 25th February – In the News

Forklift Safety – How to keep pedestrians safe On Monday, we highlighted an extremely informative article from SHPOnline about the challenges facing companies using forklift trucks around pedestrians. Indeed, a recent analysis of RIDDOR reports stated that 3 quarters of forklift truck incidents which involved ‘impact with a third person’ were due to unrelated pedestrians. […]

Week Commencing 4th February – In the News

EDF fined after incident at Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant On Monday, we reported that EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd, in conjunction with another company, was fined in excess of £200,000 after an employee fell through an insufficiently guarded skylight. SHPOnline reported on the ensuing HSE investigation, which outlined how the suffered received ‘life-changing’ injuries. The Office […]

Week commencing 14th January 2019 – In the News

Key council expands and diversifies its leadership team On Monday, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) revealed the results and key new appointments from elections. A multitude of experts across many sectors were successful in securing new positions within the expanding team. Outgoing president of the Institute outlined his happiness in seeing […]

Week commencing Monday 7th January 2019 – In the News

Director jailed for illegal sales of chemicals   On Monday, we reported that the director of a chemical manufacturing and processing plant had been jailed for 10 months following an extensive HSE investigation. The investigation revealed found that the company was selling two prohibited chemical substances: Sodium Chlorate and Dichloromethane. The HSE outlined the ‘robust […]

Week commencing 29th October 2018 – In the News

2018 Budget unveils new funding and support for Mental Health and Wellbeing This week, many in the Health and Safety world have been poring over and scrutinising the 2018 Budget, which was unveiled this week. Importantly, however, the Chancellor outlined plans to provide an extra £2bn funding for Mental Health support services across the company. […]

The Hidden Dangers of Lone Working

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. The focus for this week ties directly into our ‘Hazard of the Month’ as we cast light on the […]

Week commencing 1st October – In the News

A company has been severely fined after ‘insufficient’ workplace transport controls led to collision An HSE investigation uncovered how an unnamed company was ordered to pay £60,000 in fines after failing to adequate control measures. Although no workers were injured in the incident, HSE inspector Medani Close said that the company had not implemented even […]

Week commencing 25th June 2018 – In the News

TUC issues Health and Safety advice for scorching summer temperatures As workers across the nation enjoy a rare and pleasant episode of gorgeous sunny weather, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) offers advice on what employers can do to protect their workforce. Here at WA Management, we echo the advice of drinking lots of fluids, wearing […]

Creating A Culture Of Better Health In Construction

The Most Dangerous Job In The UK If asked to name a dangerous way of earning a living, most people would probably opt for the construction industry.  This would be borne out by figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for workplace fatal injury rates for 2015/16, which show that the 43 deaths […]

Unannounced HSE Inspections Beginning 3rd October 2016

HSE construction inspectors will be carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway. This year the Initiative is being undertaken as a series of two week inspections across the country, beginning 3 October 2016 ending 4 November 2016. During this period inspectors will ensure high-risk activities, particularly those affecting […]