Tag: healthandsafety

Week commencing 13th May – In the News

WA Management Online Shop NOW OPEN!        This week, we were enormously excited to announce that our online shop is now live. WA Management is now your one-stop shop for RoSPA-accredited eLearning courses, all available 24/7 with downloadable certificates upon completion. From hazardous substance control to cybersecurity, there is a course for each and every […]

Working at Height: A High Price to pay for Mishaps

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Our research blogs take a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. This week, we cast our scrutinising eye onto a pressing Health and Safety challenge. Falls from Height continue to be one […]

Week commencing 6th May – In the News

New ‘Hazard of the Month’ for WA Management This week, we unveiled our latest ‘Hazard of the Month’ for May, which is Working at Height. Each month, we take a scrutinising look at some of the key aspects of a particular hazard, such as the way it is classified and how the risks associated with […]

Week commencing 22nd April – In the News

Dangerous drone encounters leap by over a third      This week, we reported on an article by IFSEC Global which highlighted the worrying increase in dangerous encounters with drones at UK Airports. Indeed, illegal drone intrusions have shot up by over 34% in 2018. This comes mere months after an unwarranted drone intrusion brought Gatwick […]

Week commencing 1st April 2019 – In the News

WA Management unveils its latest ‘Hazard of the Month’   Despite being revealed on April 1st, it was certainly no joke that WA Management unveiled its latest ‘Hazard of the Month’. For April, the hazard is Manual Handling – an intrinsically important element of safe work, often neglected because of its commonality. As always, the […]

Week commencing 25th March – In the News

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 […]

Week commencing 4th March – In the News

Heavy fine after extensive HSE investigation On Monday, we reported on an extensive HSE investigation into a marine contractor, after a worker fell six metres from a ladder. The victim unfortunately sustained life-altering injuries to the neck and back, as well as extensive fractures to the ribs and hip. The investigation concluded that not enough […]

Week commencing 25th February – In the News

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. […]

Week commencing 28th January – In the News

£1m fine after failings led to worker’s death Earlier this week, SHPOnline reported that waste collection service Veolia had been fined in excess of £1 million after a worker was struck and killed by a reversing vehicle. The subsequent HSE investigation revealed that there had been insufficient understanding of the risks associated with reversing vehicles. […]

Week Commencing 17th December 2018 – In the News

RoSPA leaders outline strategies to embed safety culture into organisations Earlier this week, RoSPA Occupational Health Policy Advisor Dr Karen McDonnell spoke to SHPOnline outline strategies to ‘embed’ a safety-conscious culture into an organisation. DrMcDonnell emphasised the pivotal role of communication in helping all employees to understand the importance of Health and Safety. Irrespective of […]