Week Commencing 25/11/2019 – In The News

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Construction Company Fined After Worker Killed By Overturned Vehicle A leading construction company has been fined following an incident in which a worker was killed when a dumper truck overturned. On 3 October 2016, David Scott Green, a groundworker working for Rose Builders Ltd, was manoeuvring a 9T front tipping dumper truck on a spoil heap […]

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 […]

The Technicalities of Toilets

A line of urinals against a white tiled wall in a public bathroom.

How Do You Comply With Welfare Laws? Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1922, if you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. This means you are legally required to provide such facilities unless it is clearly unreasonable in terms of […]

Week Commencing 04/11/2019 – In The News

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Farming Partnership Fined After Member of the Public Killed The Farming Partnership B A L Ackroyd has been fined £18,000 with costs of £10,690 after a member of the public was killed. On 22 February 2017, the deceased was struck by a telescopic loader being driven by farmer Anthony Ackroyd. Mr Ackroyd was driving a telescopic loader […]

Week Commencing 28/10/2019 – In the News

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New Hazard of the Month Revealed WA Management are pleased to announce their next hazard of the month for November is Lack of Employee Welfare. If you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. ‘Welfare facilities’ include washing, toilet, rest and changing facilities, and somewhere clean to eat and […]

Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

Cutting wood with a saw.

Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Week Commencing 30/09/2019 – In The News

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New Hazard of the Month for October Whilst it may not quite match the spookiness that characterises this month, our new Hazard of the Month, Plant & Machinery Movement, promises to deliver a multitude of resources, tips and tricks to help keep your site safe. Plant is machinery that processes material by way of a mechanical […]

Week Commencing 23/09/2019 – In the News

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WA Management Reveals New Communication Skills Course! WA Management are pleased to announce a new Communication Skills Online Training Course to add to their e-learning collection! This course is perfect for any employee who wishes to improve how they communicate on a daily basis, both verbally and non-verbally.  The course features: How to choose the best channel of communication Tips and techniques for verbal and nonverbal communication How […]

Week Commencing 16/09/2019 – In the News

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New WA Management Information Sheets WA Management is pleased to announce our new information sheets that will be released every other Thursday on the blog. Made by our expert consultants, these are one-stop guides on various Health and Safety topics, giving you all the relevant information in a clear and easy-to-understand format. Topics covered by […]

The Dangers of Lone Working

Who is a Lone Worker? It is estimated that up to 8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers. That’s 22% of the 31.2m UK working population. Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employees, is classed as a lone worker. Lone working is legal but an employer still […]