Week Commencing 07/12/2020 – In The News

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December Hazard of the Month Announced! Over the month of December, we are focusing on the Hazard of Working at Height. Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work practices, such as unsafe ladder usage to working on fragile roofs. […]

Measures to Manage COVID-19 In the Workplace

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As the world adapts and changes amidst the coronavirus pandemic, new measures are being tried and tested to manage COVID-19 in the workplace. In this blog, we will be focusing on a range of devices and tools that can help you reduce touchpoints, enforce social distancing and protect staff in the workplace, to prevent the […]

Week Commencing 10/08/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

Returning to Work

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New Hazard of the Month Our Hazard of the Month is focusing on Returning to Work as many of us may now be back in the office and on-site. Apart from just remembering what it is like to not be in your pyjamas all day, there are a number of considerations to be aware of to make […]

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 […]

Equality, Diversity and Unity

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March’s Hazard: Discrimination We have announced that the Hazard of the Month for March is Discrimination, particularly in the workplace. This was influenced by the occurrence of International Women’s Day on 8th March, a day to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women. Additionally, with the current outbreak of coronavirus, […]

Eye Protection

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The eyes are very sensitive organs; however, vision is the most dominant sense; making about 80% of our impressions of the surrounding environment. Therefore, while working, it is important to protect the eyes from damage; while maintaining optimal vision to allow us to carry out tasks correctly. A multitude of hazards are common threats to […]

Glove Symbols

A person drilling with a yellow and black drill, wearing a pair of bright green safety gloves.

Types of Hazards: During many tasks the hands are at significant risk of injury, therefore, the operative may be required to wear gloves as a last line of defence, after all other hazard controls have been put in place. It is generally accepted that the majority of hand injuries come from cuts and abrasions, with […]

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 […]

Getting the Job Done Right

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Unsuitable PPE/Equipment As you may have already seen on our social media, WA Management’s hazard of the month for February is ‘Unsuitable PPE/Equipment.’ We have chosen this hazard after noticing instances on sites visits where PPE such as respiratory masks were being used despite not being face-fitted or incorrect working at height equipment being employed that was unsuitable for the task at […]