Week Commencing 18/01/2021 – In The News

The inside of a factory

Nestlé Fined After Worker Traps Arm in Machine Nestlé UK Ltd has been sentenced for breaching health and safety regulations after an employee was dragged into a machine on the production line of their Albion Mills site in Halifax. While observing the operation of the After Eight production machine, the technical operator placed his right […]

Week Commencing 11/01/2021 – In The News

An up-close view of parts of a metal machine.

Manufacturer Fined After Worker Severs Finger L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated in an incident involving a radial arm drilling machine. On 2nd October 2018, the hole saw operator was using a radial arm drilling machine when his […]

Week Commencing 04/01/2020 – In The News

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First Hazard of the Month for 2021 Revealed! Welcome to a New Year and a new hazard of the month to celebrate 2021! For our first Hazard of the Month of the year, we will be focusing on Accidents and Injuries. Despite a lot of us working from home this month, construction sites, factories and […]

Week Commencing 30/11/2020 – In The News

Water recycling centre in Avonmouth after an explosion killed four employees and one contractor.

Four Killed in Blast at Avonmouth Water Recycling Centre Investigations are continuing into what caused an explosion at a waste water treatment works that killed four people. Three employees of Wessex Water and a contractor were killed in the blast at a water recycling centre in Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, on Thursday. A fifth injured […]

Safety Spotlight – Abrasive Wheels & Lock Out, Tag Out

Sparks flying from a saw.

For the month of October, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Machinery Failure. Abrasive Wheels Accident statistics indicate that nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels occur because of an unsafe system of work or operator error. Therefore, it is crucial that the user is […]

Week Commencing 12/10/2020 – In The News

A stethoscope and pen on top of a piece of paper.

New Research Blog Posted! We have published a new research blog on our blog as part of our Hazard of the Month, Machinery Failure! This blog post focuses on the HSE’s stance on keeping your equipment maintenance and testing up-to-date during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the importance of this. For this month only, […]

Preventing Machinery Failure

The Effect of Coronavirus on Equipment Testing and Examination During the coronavirus pandemic, the HSE has made it clear they understand businesses may find it difficult to carry out their legal duty to do thorough examination and testing of equipment. It may be difficult to complete thorough examination and testing on time during the pandemic […]

Week Commencing 28/09/2020 – In The News

Cogs in black and white.

New Hazard of the Month! WA Management are pleased to announce that our hazard of the month for October will be Machinery Failure! We will be helping you to make sure you keep up-to-date with your inspections so that your equipment remains in the best condition, especially when this may have been neglected during lockdown! As […]

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 […]

Moving Plant & Machinery Safely

A worker driving a forklift with silver canisters on.

What is Plant? (Hint, it’s not a flower)  Plant is machinery that processes material by way of a mechanical action which: Cuts, drills, punches or grinds Presses forms, hammers, joins or moulds material Combines, mixes, sorts, packages, assembles, knits, or moulds material Plant also includes lifts, cranes, tractors, earth moving equipment, pressure equipment, hoists, powered mobile plant, plant that […]