Tag: Health and Safety

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 […]

Week Commencing 09/03/2020 – In The News

The exterior of a large factory.

Updated Coronavirus Advice On Thursday 12th March, PM Boris Johnson announced new measures aimed at protecting the elderly and those most vulnerable to the coronavirus, which included: Anyone with a “new, continuous” cough or high temperature is advised to self-isolate for seven days. Testing will now only focus on identifying people with the virus in hospital. Schools […]

Equality, Diversity and Unity

A women wearing a red jacket with a hi-vis vest on top, safety goggles and hearing protection.

March’s Hazard: Discrimination We have announced that the Hazard of the Month for March is Discrimination, particularly in the workplace. This was influenced by the occurrence of International Women’s Day on 8th March, a day to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women. Additionally, with the current outbreak of coronavirus, […]

Week Commencing 02/03/2020 – In The News

Cogs in black and white.

Child Fatally Injured After Pole Pins Him Against Fence SPIE Limited has been fined after a child was fatally injured when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that, on 15 October 2017, an employee of SPIE Limited delivered an overhead power pole to a roadside verge adjacent to […]

Eye Protection

Safety glasses resting on top of a pair of grey work gloves.

The eyes are very sensitive organs; however, vision is the most dominant sense; making about 80% of our impressions of the surrounding environment. Therefore, while working, it is important to protect the eyes from damage; while maintaining optimal vision to allow us to carry out tasks correctly. A multitude of hazards are common threats to […]

Week Commencing 24/02/2020 – In The News

A ladder with green and yellow rungs.

Last Chance for Emergency First Aid Course This is your last call to book onto our ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course that will take place on Friday 6th March 2020! This is a 1-day course that has been expertly designed to give professionals a comprehensive overview of all the Health and Safety basics, meaning […]

Glove Symbols

A person drilling with a yellow and black drill, wearing a pair of bright green safety gloves.

Types of Hazards: During many tasks the hands are at significant risk of injury, therefore, the operative may be required to wear gloves as a last line of defence, after all other hazard controls have been put in place. It is generally accepted that the majority of hand injuries come from cuts and abrasions, with […]

Week Commencing 17/02/2020 – In The News

Industrial Warehouse Interior with ceiling-high shelves full of cardboard boxes.

New Safety Spotlight Blog As part of our Hazard of the Month campaign, we will now be releasing ‘Safety Spotlight’ blogs/newsletters! This piece puts in the spotlight two key Health and Safety areas that relate to our Hazard of the Month. For February and ‘Unsuitable PPE/Equipment’, the two areas are PPE and Lock Out, Tag […]

Getting the Job Done Right

Controlling dust on site with an on-tool extraction.

Unsuitable PPE/Equipment As you may have already seen on our social media, WA Management’s hazard of the month for February is ‘Unsuitable PPE/Equipment.’ We have chosen this hazard after noticing instances on sites visits where PPE such as respiratory masks were being used despite not being face-fitted or incorrect working at height equipment being employed that was unsuitable for the task at […]