Week Commencing 19/07/2021 – In The News

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£30K Fine For Company After Worker Injured by Forklift Truck A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). On 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent […]

Week Commencing 17/08/2020 – In The News

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Coronavirus Cases Rise at Newark Bakkavor Dessert Factory Coronavirus cases at a dessert factory testing its entire workforce have risen to more than 70 as some 1,600 staff at Bakkavor in Newark, Nottinghamshire are undergoing testing. So far 1,130 have been checked, with 74 confirmed cases, Nottinghamshire County Council said, while 33 people have been […]

Staying Safe Over Summer

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As temperatures soar this week in the UK, WA Management are focusing in this month’s research blog on how to keep safe over the summer, particularly when working in the heat, as well as reminding you of general workplace safety with the return to work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. What is Heat Stress? In many […]

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 22nd July – In the News

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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

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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

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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 25th March – In the News

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WA Management rounds up its ‘Hazard of the Month’   This week, WA Management’s Hazard of the Month for March, Fumes and Ventilation, culminated in a new and informative blog. This research piece, designed to bust impenetrable jargon, scrutinises some of the risks associated with carcinogenic substances and how they can be mitigated. This comes […]

Week commencing 5th November 2018 – In the News

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HSE Investigation after eight injured at fireworks display The HSE has launched an extensive investigation after eight children were injured when an inflatable slide collapsed in Woking. The organisers of the fireworks display declared a ‘major incident’, and ambulance services were notified. Preliminary investigations are underway to identify what occurred, and why so many required […]

Week commencing 30th July – In the News

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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, […]