Week Commencing 16/03/2020 – In The News

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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 […]

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, […]

Week Commencing 02/03/2020 – In The News

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Child Fatally Injured After Pole Pins Him Against Fence SPIE Limited has been fined after a child was fatally injured when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that, on 15 October 2017, an employee of SPIE Limited delivered an overhead power pole to a roadside verge adjacent to […]

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 […]

Week Commencing 03/02/2020 – In The News

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10% OFF Online Training Courses We are offering 10% off two spotlighted online training courses for this month only: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (RoSPA Accredited) and Lock Out, Tag Out! These Health and Safety E-Learning courses are designed to improve the occupational health and safety of employees in the workplace by reducing the risk of […]

Week Commencing 20/01/2020 – In The News

New IOSH Leading Safely Open Course We are excited to reveal the date of our next IOSH ‘Leading Safely’ open course will be Thursday 26th March 2020! Leading Safely is designed to empower employers in making safe and sustainable business decisions. It is recognised by BuildUK as suitable safety training for anyone in Senior Management […]

Week Commencing 13/01/2020 – In The News

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RPE Update! There are masks (e.g https://buff.ly/35OQkhM) available to buy which are being advertised as ‘Press to Check’, offering an ‘effective facial fit.’ However, do not get caught out by this message; they still require an initial face-fit test prior to being used! It is important to remember that each standard will state whether facefit testing […]

Week Commencing 30/12/2019 – In The News

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First Hazard of the Month for 2020 First of all, we hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! Secondly, WA Management are excited to announce our first Hazard of the Month for 2020, Roles and Responsibilities! With this hazard, we will be focusing on the duties of both employees and employers in making sure […]

Week Commencing 11/11/2019 – In The News

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New Online Training Courses Available! WA Management are excited to announce that we have a new and extended range of courses available! Our new courses are: Conflict Resolution – this course outlines various techniques to prevent conflict as well as advising the ways you can manage and resolve conflict if it does arise Lock Out Tag Out – this course […]

The Technicalities of Toilets

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How Do You Comply With Welfare Laws? Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1922, if you employ anyone (however short the period) you must ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’, provide adequate and appropriate welfare facilities for them while they are at work. This means you are legally required to provide such facilities unless it is clearly unreasonable in terms of […]