Halloween – Harmless fun or Health and Safety nightmare?

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 we cast our scrutinising eye on Halloween, and whether any Health and Safety lessons can be learned […]

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 25th June 2018 – In the News

TUC issues Health and Safety advice for scorching summer temperatures As workers across the nation enjoy a rare and pleasant episode of gorgeous sunny weather, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) offers advice on what employers can do to protect their workforce. Here at WA Management, we echo the advice of drinking lots of fluids, wearing […]

August 2017 – In the News

Houston Flood: Explosions At Arkema Chemical Plant Explosions have been heard coming from a chemical plant near the flooded US city of Houston. Emergency officials reported two blasts and black smoke issuing from the Arkema plant at Crosby. During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the complex lost the ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need […]

Creating A Culture Of Better Health In Construction

The Most Dangerous Job In The UK If asked to name a dangerous way of earning a living, most people would probably opt for the construction industry.  This would be borne out by figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for workplace fatal injury rates for 2015/16, which show that the 43 deaths […]

The Right Cup of Tea: A True Story

Now, the ideal for a HS company such as ourselves, would being able to claim we had never ourselves had any sort of accident. I mean, we all have had the training, given the training, could recite the correct DSE positions in our sleep and for more than 30 years we had a completely clean […]

£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 […]