Week commencing 02/09/2019 – In The News

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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 25th March – In the News

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overview of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Introduction This overview highlights the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations understand the new legal framework in the EU. It explains the similarities with the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and describes some of the new and different requirements. When we started drafting this overview, the GDPR […]

September 2016 – In the News

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

How leaving the EU could affect health and safety

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The coming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union will be one of the big political issues of the next 12 months. Many people may be influenced on which way they vote in the referendum based on whether their jobs are dependent on, or influenced by, the EU. It is clear that every industry is in […]

June 2016 – In the News

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Renovation disaster as £700k house in Lewisham collapses during building work The renovation of a £700,000 house bought as a ‘doer-upper’ in south-east London turned into a nightmare when it collapsed during building work. Neighbours said it sounded “like a bomb had gone off” when part of the terraced house, reportedly bought just six months […]