Safety Spotlight – Fire Safety & Fire Wardens

Red Fire Extinguisher Beside Hose Reel Inside a Room

For the month of September, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Fire. Fire Safety Many people and organisations have quite a complacent attitude to fire safety. Not necessarily due to deliberate corner-cutting or attempts to save money, but because they believe fires to be an unusual […]

Fire Door Safety Week 21 – 27 September

Swirling flames of a fire.

As part of this month’s Hazard of the Month, Fire, we are drawing attention to the Fire Door Safety Week campaign that takes place from 21st – 27th September for our research blog. What is a Fire Door? A door’s a door, right? No, a fire door is an engineered safety device that is a […]

Week Commencing 31/08/2020 – In The News

An abandoned woodened house that looks like it has been demolished.

New Hazard of the Month Announced! WA Management are pleased to announce that our hazard of the month for September is Fire! We will be focusing on Fire Safety measures throughout the month, especially to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week during 21st – 27th September. Make sure you are following all our social media […]

Week Commencing 24/08/2020 – In The News

Ice loss in Greenland

Building Contractor Fined After Fall From Height Brebner and Williamson Limited has been fined following an incident where John Niven, a self-employed subcontractor fell 15 feet from a youngman board, which had been used to create a temporary platform. He sustained multiple fractures and a brain injury. On 29 July 2016 Mr Niven was working […]

Week Commencing 03/08/2020 – In The News

A brightly-lit motorway against the night sky.

New Hazard of the Month! WA Management’s new hazard of the month for August is Injuries & Accidents! Whilst this may sound gloomy for such a summery month, we will be focusing on keeping you safe over the holidays whilst at home as well as in the workplace. From hot weather to common workplace hazards, it’s […]

Week Commencing 13/07/2020 – In The News

A tall block of scaffolding.

New Research Blog Released! As part of our Hazard of the Month, Returning to Work, we have released a new Research Blog that focuses on things to consider before employees make a safe return back to the office. This includes advice on the ending of shielding from the start of August, how to make your […]

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 […]

Week Commencing 23/03/2020 – In The News

Glass tubes containing different coloured chemicals.

Coronavirus Update As we are sure you are already aware, the government has now imposed stricter measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. You may now only leave the home to: exercise once a day travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary” shop for essential items fulfil any medical or care needs. The Prime Minister also […]

Week Commencing 16/03/2020 – In The News

A virus under a microscope all in green.

Coronavirus Update & Resources This week, the strategy against the coronavirus pandemic was stepped up by the UK government. Working from home is advised to anyone who can and schools are to shut from today for an indefinite period of time, except for the children of key workers. You are also to stay at home […]

Lone Working

A person holding a black phone which is on the dialing screen with a keyboard in the background.

Working alone is not against the law, however, there are increased and specific risks that may occur as a result of lone working. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states that every employer must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. […]