Category: Industrial action

Save the Data!

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. Last week, social media giant Facebook was fined £500,000 by the Information Commission Office (ICO) for breaching data protection […]

October 2017 – In the News

Fireworks in November Remember, remember the fifth of November, Fireworks, Bonfires, so hot, We see no reason Why Firework Season Should be such a dangerous lot! 990 injuries were caused in the UK last October and November as the result of improper safety measures around fireworks and bonfires. Enjoy the magic without the danger and […]

April 2017 – In the News

Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over brake issue Tesla has issued a voluntary global recall for some of its Model S and Model X cars to fix a problem with the parking brake. The electric car maker said about 2% of the 53,000 vehicles built from February to October 2016 were affected, but all of those […]

March 2016 – In the News

Suspended Jail Sentence For Construction Worker With ‘Staggering Disregard For Personal Safety’ A steel erector has received a suspended jail term after a member of the public photographed him balancing on scaffold tubes about 27 m off the ground and alerted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told that David Mullholland, […]

Council Fined After Man Dies And Another Injured In Roadworks

Liverpool City Council and two of its contractors have been prosecuted after a man died and another was seriously injured in roadworks taking place in a busy city centre road. The men were attempting to cross Queen’s Drive in Liverpool during major resurfacing works in July 2012. Liverpool Crown Court heard that a 74-year-old man […]

Worker Dies In “Forklift Truck Incident” At Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre In Haydock

A worker at the Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre in Haydock was killed in an accident reportedly involving a fork lift truck. Police and ambulance crews went to the warehouse, on Hall Wood Avenue, after employees reported their colleague had been injured. The 30-year-old man was treated for serious head injuries by paramedics but died at the scene. A […]

Worker Killed On M1 Smart Motorway Site

A worker has been fatally injured on the M1 smart motorway site in Northamptonshire. The victim, who was killed at junction 16 on Monday morning, is understood to be a subcontractor on the site, which is run as a Costain/Galliford Try joint venture. The site is part of a £65m scheme to boost capacity along the […]

Unannounced HSE Inspections Beginning 3rd October 2016

HSE construction inspectors will be carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway. This year the Initiative is being undertaken as a series of two week inspections across the country, beginning 3 October 2016 ending 4 November 2016. During this period inspectors will ensure high-risk activities, particularly those affecting […]

£400,000 Fine After Gangway Fall

A company in Pembrokeshire has been fined £400,000 after a serious accident took place at its refinery. Valero Energy UK Limited was fined after a worker was trapped by a slack wire rope when an access tower walkway that provided gangway access to a stationary tanker vessel dropped 3.5 metres. Operator David Thomas suffered fractures […]

July 2016 – In the News

Sports Direct Treats Workers “As Commodities Rather Than Human Beings” A report by the Business, Innovation and Skills committee has accused Sports Direct, one of Europe’s biggest retailers, of not treating its workers like humans, after an investigation revealed “extremely disturbing working practices” and serious health and safety breaches at the company’s Shirebrook Warehouse. MPs […]