Dust Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Objective: To provide you with an awareness of the dangers of dust exposure and a reminder of our procedures and safe practices when drilling, cutting and generally […]

Week Commencing 06/06/2022 – In The News

Mercedes recalls almost 1m cars over faulty brakes German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 1m older vehicles from around the world because of potential problems with their braking system. Over the weekend, the company said it will contact owners of the vehicles as their brakes may be affected by what it called “advanced corrosion”. The […]

The Basics of COSHH

COSHH is an abbreviation for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health. Substances that are hazardous to our health have been around as long as mankind itself and although not all of them appear to be hazardous, many substances can cause risks to your health and safety if you don’t handle them properly. What is covered […]

Top 10 Tips For Controlling Dust in the Workplace

Contact with dust can cause a number of health problems – breathing in dust can cause respiratory issues, swallowing it can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, contact with the eyes can cause damage and irritation, and contact with skin can cause ulcers, irritation, and dermatitis. Respiratory illnesses caused by dust exposure at work, such as occupational […]

First Aid: Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It causes the airways to narrow and swell and they may produce extra mucus making breathing difficult. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults. What Causes Asthma? Contact with […]

Week Commencing 04/04/2022 – In The News

Daughter of former steel worker highlights dangers related to asbestos following father’s death The daughter of a former steel erector is working to raise awareness of the dangers related to asbestos after her father’s death from asbestos-related lung cancer. Terence Burns, from Widnes, died from mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs, […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & Control of Hazardous Substances

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness ‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ mandates that all individuals who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be appropriately trained. As asbestos is extremely hazardous, this include all forms […]

Week Commencing 21/06/2021 – In The News

A ladder resting against a wooden surface, with its shadow reflected upon it in, in black and white.

Foundry Fined After Workers Exposed to Lead Dust A foundry has been sentenced to safety breaches after workers were exposed to harmful lead dust during the repair and refurbishment of church bells at St Peter’s church in Barton-Upon-Humber. On 20th March 2019, part of the planned maintenance project involved stripping off rust and old paint […]

Week Commencing 28/09/2020 – In The News

Cogs in black and white.

New Hazard of the Month! WA Management are pleased to announce that our hazard of the month for October will be Machinery Failure! We will be helping you to make sure you keep up-to-date with your inspections so that your equipment remains in the best condition, especially when this may have been neglected during lockdown! As […]

LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation)

Dust being blown about in the air.

LEV (Local Exhaust Extraction) is an engineering control system to reduce exposures to airborne contaminants such as dust, mist, fumes, vapour or gas in a workplace by capturing the emission at source and transporting it to a safe emission point or to a filter/scrubber. Common components of an LEV system are as follows; Hood: This […]