Tag: Working at Height

Week Commencing 16/03/2020 – In The News

A virus under a microscope all in green.

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 […]

Week Commencing 24/02/2020 – In The News

A ladder with green and yellow rungs.

Last Chance for Emergency First Aid Course This is your last call to book onto our ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course that will take place on Friday 6th March 2020! This is a 1-day course that has been expertly designed to give professionals a comprehensive overview of all the Health and Safety basics, meaning […]

Getting the Job Done Right

Controlling dust on site with an on-tool extraction.

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 […]

Week Commencing 30/12/2019 – In The News

A floor plan.

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 28/10/2019 – In the News

Three tall chimneys that have electric wires passing between the, against a background of a blue sky and greenery.

New Hazard of the Month Revealed WA Management are pleased to announce their next hazard of the month for November is Lack of Employee Welfare. 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. ‘Welfare facilities’ include washing, toilet, rest and changing facilities, and somewhere clean to eat and […]

Week Commencing 14/10/2019 – In The News

Cutting wood with a saw.

Company Fined After Worker Impaled Whilst Using Rip Saw A worker suffered a severe injury when using a rip saw to cut a length of hardwood. As he was feeding it through, an offcut was ejected backwards and embedded itself in his upper leg and groin. The HSE found that no risk assessment for the machine had […]

Ladders

A ladder with green and yellow rungs.

  Ladders When working at height, ladders can be a sensible and practical method option for low risk, short-duration tasks that take less than 30 minutes. However, ladders can only be used for work at height when a risk assessment has shown that using equipment offering a higher level of fall protection is not justified […]

Week Commencing 16/09/2019 – In the News

Wooden roof beams

New WA Management Information Sheets WA Management is pleased to announce our new information sheets that will be released every other Thursday on the blog. Made by our expert consultants, these are one-stop guides on various Health and Safety topics, giving you all the relevant information in a clear and easy-to-understand format. Topics covered by […]

The Dangers of Lone Working

Who is a Lone Worker? It is estimated that up to 8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers. That’s 22% of the 31.2m UK working population. Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employees, is classed as a lone worker. Lone working is legal but an employer still […]

Week commencing 09/09/2019 – In The News

Company Fined After Fall From Lorry A company that manufactures steel water storage tanks and supporting towers has been fined £9,400 and ordered to pay costs of £1,680.75 after one of their workers fell from a lorry bed. The worker suffered severe injuries, namely multiple fractures of his head, ribs, shoulder blade and fingers, causing him to miss over five months of work. […]