Week Commencing 03/08/2020 – In The News

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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 27/07/2020 – In The News

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Amazon Removes Balcony BBQs After Fire Safety Concerns Retail giant Amazon has removed a number of barbecues specifically designed for use on balconies from sale over serious safety concerns highlighted by the London Fire Brigade. The Brigade’s Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills wrote to the firm and other companies that stock or manufacture the products last month, […]

Week Commencing 13/07/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Week Commencing 23/03/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Lone Working

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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. […]

Week Commencing 09/03/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Week Commencing 02/03/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Week Commencing 24/02/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Week Commencing 17/02/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Safety Spotlight: PPE & Lock Out, Tag Out

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For the month of February, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Unsuitable Equipment & PPE. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury when undertaking works. It is essential PPE is […]