Category: Health and Safety

Week commencing 1st October – In the News

A company has been severely fined after ‘insufficient’ workplace transport controls led to collision An HSE investigation uncovered how an unnamed company was ordered to pay £60,000 in fines after failing to adequate control measures. Although no workers were injured in the incident, HSE inspector Medani Close said that the company had not implemented even […]

Week commencing 24th September – In the News

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Dealing with the “hidden” issue of fatigue in the workplace This week, Occupational Health research company Third Pillar of Health looked at the consequences of fatigue in the workplace. The report elucidated how not only how the vast majority of professionals in the UK are not getting the full amount of sleep they need, but […]

Week commencing 30th July – In the News

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

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

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 […]

Prevailing in the Toughest of Times

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. In July 2018, the world was captivated by the plight of 13 young Thai footballers, who became trapped in […]

Week commencing 16th June 2018 – In the News

Brightboot unveils new footwear that seamlessly integrates protection and high visibility Brightboot, a PPE provider, unveiled at Safety and Health Expo 2018 a new range of protective footwear designed to increase visibility. They suggested that visibility has been a long-neglected and overlooked aspect of footwear design, and that ‘demand had been exceptional’ for their new […]

Week commencing 9th July 2018 – In the News

The mission to save 12 young boys and their coach in Thailand grips the world This week, the world was gripped by the plight of a young football team and their coach in Thailand, who became trapped by floodwater in the Tham Luang cave complex. The international Health and Safety community game together from all […]

A Kick in the Right Direction

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

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 […]