Week commencing 29th April – In the News

HSE Fine after ‘careless removal’ of asbestos       Last week, we reported on an Oldham-based building contractor which was fined heavily by the HSE after it undertook the unauthorised removal of dangerous substances, including asbestos. The contractor in question appeared to strip a garage ceiling without any safety precautions in place, and left the dangerous […]

Week commencing 1st April 2019 – In the News

WA Management unveils its latest ‘Hazard of the Month’   Despite being revealed on April 1st, it was certainly no joke that WA Management unveiled its latest ‘Hazard of the Month’. For April, the hazard is Manual Handling – an intrinsically important element of safe work, often neglected because of its commonality. As always, the […]

Week commencing 25th March – In the News

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 […]

A Breath of Fresh Air in Tackling Fumes

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. This week, to tie in with the with our ‘Hazard of the Month’ for March, we take a look at the […]

Week commencing 18th March 2019 – In the News

Three confirmed dead in Northern Ireland crush Tragically, on Monday we reported that three people, all under the age of 17, had died whilst attending a St Patrick’s Day disco in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The absence, it seems, of strategies for crowd safety resulted in too many people attempting to enter the premises. The local […]

Week Commencing 11th March 2019 – In the News

WA Management hits 500 Followers! This week, we hit over 500 followers on our Twitter account – a fantastic achievement for the organisation, and testament to the hard work and professionalism of all involved. As we continue to grow and expand, we look forward to being part of a broader network of like-minded Health and […]

Week commencing 18th February 2019 – In the News

New fire protection guidelines unveiled On Monday, specialist property insurer FM Global published informative new guidelines on strategies to prevent fire damage in automated warehouses. The Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) guidelines highlights areas such as sprinkler arrangement and position. The advice comes less than a month after a fire ravaged an […]

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 28th January – In the News

£1m fine after failings led to worker’s death Earlier this week, SHPOnline reported that waste collection service Veolia had been fined in excess of £1 million after a worker was struck and killed by a reversing vehicle. The subsequent HSE investigation revealed that there had been insufficient understanding of the risks associated with reversing vehicles. […]

Week commencing 25th January 2019 – In the News

‘Serious Negligence’ responsible for fatal air crash Late last week, jurors heard that serious negligence and pilot error was responsible for the Shoreham Airshow crash, which killed 11 people in the summer of 2015. The prosecution also outlined that the aircraft was in excellent condition, and that it was the pilot’s decision to carry out […]