How Serious Are Manual Handling Injuries In The Workplace?

Everyone knows someone with a bad back. Whether it’s a colleague who was showing off and trying to pick up more weight than they were capable of, or an elderly relative twisting the wrong way to pick a sock up off the floor, manual handling injuries can happen anywhere and to anyone – no matter […]

Week Commencing 19/07/2021 – In The News

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£30K Fine For Company After Worker Injured by Forklift Truck A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). On 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent […]

Week Commencing 14/06/2021 – In The News

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Plastics Manufacturer Fined After Worker was Asphyxiated Printed plastics manufacturer Alfaplas Limited has been fined after a worker became unconscious as a result of asphyxiation when his tabard was entangled in the rotating spindle of a print machine. On 29 January 2019, an employee who was a supervisor at the company attempted to realign a […]

Week Commencing 11/11/2019 – In The News

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New Online Training Courses Available! WA Management are excited to announce that we have a new and extended range of courses available! Our new courses are: Conflict Resolution – this course outlines various techniques to prevent conflict as well as advising the ways you can manage and resolve conflict if it does arise Lock Out Tag Out – this course […]

Week commencing 22nd July – In the News

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Health and safety concerns over heatwave As we are certain you are aware, this week saw the UK reach record-breaking scorching temperatures. With increased temperature and sunlight exposure, many health and safety specialists took the opportunity to highlight some of the hazards of working in the heat. Ranging from suitable thermal comfort levels in offices […]

Week commencing 1st July – In the News

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WA Management unveils new ‘Hazard of the Month’ This week, WA Management unveiled its latest ‘Hazard of the Month’ for July: Dust. Each month, we take a scrutinising look at overlooked, misunderstood or topical areas of the Health and Safety sector. Through research blogs and targeted posts, the Hazard of the Month looks to illuminate […]

Week commencing 3rd June – In the News

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WA Management unveil NEW ‘Hazard of the Month’ As has become a tradition at WA Management, each month we cast our scrutinising eye onto a different hazard or aspect of Health and Safety which has been overlooked or needs reassessment. For June, we are looking at Display Screen Equipment (DSE), and the subtle, often unnoticeable […]

Week commencing 8th April – In the News

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Human Trafficking App uncovers 1,000 actionable reports of modern slavery in first five months of use   On Monday, we reported on a new app, launched by the Church of England’s Clewer Initiative, designed to empower the public to report signs of human trafficking at cash-only car washes. Indeed, the Safe Car Wash app provided […]

Week commencing 25th February – In the News

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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. […]