Week commencing 22nd July – In the News

The sun shining brightly in the blue sky among clouds.

Health and safety concerns over heatwave As we are certain you are aware, this week saw the UK reach record-breaking scorching temperatures. With increased temperature and sunlight exposure, many health and safety specialists took the opportunity to highlight some of the hazards of working in the heat. Ranging from suitable thermal comfort levels in offices […]

Week commencing 8th July – In the News

Dust being blown about in the air.

WA Management release latest Research Blog To coincide with the Hazard of the Month for July, WA Management released their newest Research Blog, entitled: ‘Dust – the danger lurking in the air’. The blog takes an informative look into the hazards associated with dust, and how the risks to health can be drastically reduced through […]

Week commencing 1st July – In the News

Construction workers working at height on scaffolds.

WA Management unveils new ‘Hazard of the Month’ This week, WA Management unveiled its latest ‘Hazard of the Month’ for July: Dust. Each month, we take a scrutinising look at overlooked, misunderstood or topical areas of the Health and Safety sector. Through research blogs and targeted posts, the Hazard of the Month looks to illuminate […]

Week commencing 8th April – In the News

Sparks flying from a saw.

Human Trafficking App uncovers 1,000 actionable reports of modern slavery in first five months of use   On Monday, we reported on a new app, launched by the Church of England’s Clewer Initiative, designed to empower the public to report signs of human trafficking at cash-only car washes. Indeed, the Safe Car Wash app provided […]

Week commencing 22nd October – In the News

A person wearing a red backpack in the outdoors.

Health and safety ban on bags leads to an inventive solution On Monday, we reported on how a furore had erupted at an unnamed school after schoolbags and rucksacks were banned. The decision was made in order to prevent injuries arising from their misuse. However, both parents and pupils responded angrily; believing that a lack […]

Week commencing 30th July – In the News

An excavation site.

Neil Hewitt of Arco Safety outlines incoming changes to PPE The new PPE directive EU 2016/425 is set to make the most significant changes to PPE in 20 years, according to Neil Hewitt, Divisional Director of Quality and Technical Standards at Arco Safety. The guidelines are being introduced to streamline and standardise PPE supply chains, […]

Life’s a Beach

A rough sea.

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. This week, to tie in with the ongoing scorching temperatures, and our upcoming ‘Hazard of the Month’, we take […]

Week commencing 23rd July – In the News

Factory workers welding.

Fatal Injuries in Farming, Forestry and fishing figures released by the HSE This week, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed figures for workplace fatalities in the agricultural, farming and fishing sectors. The report highlighted that 33 people died in 2017/2018, with greatest number of injuries involving cattle. This represented at worker fatality rate of […]

A Kick in the Right Direction

A football on a pitch.

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. The arrival of July sees a multitude of world-class sporting events continue or conclude; with the World Cup, the […]

Week commencing 2nd July 2018 – In the News

A yellow tennis ball

New IOSH Course looks to tackle impact of workplace diseases At Health and Safety Expo 2018, IOSH unveiled a new course on ‘Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing’ in an attempt to raise employer awareness. Over 26 million working days were lost in 2016/17, costing the UK over £100 billion in lost productivity and revenue. Workplace […]