Moving Plant & Machinery Safely

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What is Plant? (Hint, it’s not a flower)  Plant is machinery that processes material by way of a mechanical action which: Cuts, drills, punches or grinds Presses forms, hammers, joins or moulds material Combines, mixes, sorts, packages, assembles, knits, or moulds material Plant also includes lifts, cranes, tractors, earth moving equipment, pressure equipment, hoists, powered mobile plant, plant that […]

‘elf and safety this Christmas

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              It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Streets and homes are bedecked in beautiful lights, copious amounts of gorgeous food render us stotious, and companies up and down the country wind down with festive parties and celebrations. Christmas events can be a fantastic way to relax, spend time with your colleagues and look […]

The Hidden Dangers of Lone Working

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

September 2017 – In the News

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Colwyn Bay Pier: Asbestos ‘Could Contaminate Beach’ Concerns are increasing that asbestos from the derelict Grade II-listed Colwyn Bay pier could contaminate the beach. Asbestos sheeting was used in the construction of the main pavilion in the 1930s. A report by Conwy council said the sheeting could break up if the pier was hit by […]

August 2017 – In the News

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Houston Flood: Explosions At Arkema Chemical Plant Explosions have been heard coming from a chemical plant near the flooded US city of Houston. Emergency officials reported two blasts and black smoke issuing from the Arkema plant at Crosby. During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the complex lost the ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need […]

May 2017 – In the News

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£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 […]

April 2017 – In the News

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Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over brake issue Tesla has issued a voluntary global recall for some of its Model S and Model X cars to fix a problem with the parking brake. The electric car maker said about 2% of the 53,000 vehicles built from February to October 2016 were affected, but all of those […]

January 2017 – In the News

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Look, No Hands If warm words from governments were all that was needed to fuel driverless vehicles they might be all around us. Following the launch in Britain of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in 2015, this September a new inquiry under the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee was announced. […]

October 2016 – In the News

Bob the Builder

London Zoo Gorilla Helped Himself To Blackcurrant Squash A gorilla that escaped from its enclosure at London Zoo drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash before being returned to his den, a report has found. Kumbuka, a western lowland silverback, made an “opportunistic” exit through unlocked doors, London Zoo added. The zoo said the gorilla […]

September 2016 – In the News

A drone.

Official Guidance Issued On Robot Ethics Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more official version aimed at helping designers create ethically sound robots. The document, BS8611 Robots and robotic devices, is written in the dry language of a […]