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 […]

Safety Spotlight – CPR Essentials & Managing Health and Safety

A construction worker in a yellow and orange hi-vis jacket with a hard hat on looking on to a construction site.

For the month of August, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Injuries & Accidents. CPR Essentials CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It combines chest compressions and rescue breaths to give a person the best chance of survival following a cardiac arrest. Being able to perform CPR can save […]

Week Commencing 10/08/2020 – In The News

A railroad track.

Train Derailment Near Stonehaven in Scotland Kills 3 On Wednesday 12th August, a train derailed near Stonehaven in Scotland, leaving 3 people dead. Scotland’s transport secretary has said extreme weather had an impact on the accident. Michael Matheson has said an investigation into the accident would establish what lessons could be learned. Driver Brett McCullough, conductor Donald […]

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 27/07/2020 – In The News

Scaffolding with the sun setting in the background.

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

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 […]

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. […]