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by AdamJ
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preventing Public Access to Workplace Yards etc
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Preventing Public Access to Workplace Yards etc

Something in the dim and distant dusty corners of my mind says Sainsbury's?
by AdamJ
Thu May 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minimum distance for a tool shed in a school
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Minimum distance for a tool shed in a school

As ever when someone quotes 'health and safety' as a reason for something which sounds a bit bonkers, smile, say an enthusiastic 'really? That's interesting. Which Regulation is it so I can go and read up on it as this sounds important?'.
by AdamJ
Wed May 23, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Speed Awareness Course: impact evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: National Speed Awareness Course: impact evaluation

At the risk of getting in a needless debate about it, speeding is acceptable, it is inappropriate speeding which isn't. Someone doing 30 down a busy high street may be within the limit but that is inappropriate speed. Someone doing 80 down a quiet motorway at night is perfectly acceptable speed. Exc...
by AdamJ
Wed May 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Speed Awareness Course: impact evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: National Speed Awareness Course: impact evaluation

Done this so often I could present it myself now. Speed kills babies you know.
by AdamJ
Wed May 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Policy Wording - Employee Vs Colleague??
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Policy Wording - Employee Vs Colleague??

God I hate 'colleague' and 'associates' and all that HR touchy-feely puffery! Employer and employee defines it perfectly. Harrumph.
by AdamJ
Mon May 14, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Distance Business- Not for Me!!
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Long Distance Business- Not for Me!!

I did that kind of thing for about eight years. Sounded glamorous doing a week a month home in the UK then three weeks a month elsewhere, usually all over Americaland, Brazil, Venezuela, Indonesia and so on but in the end you almost had to check the local news just to remind yourself what country yo...
by AdamJ
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving HS&E off site?
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Moving HS&E off site?

Hi, What you seem to be looking for is a part-time H&S consultant and there are many of those around - a quick google for people covering your local area should help. Consultancy agreements can come in a myriad of guises but common ones are for say one or two days a week, or a day a month, or whatev...
by AdamJ
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips For Going It Alone - Safety Consultancy
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Tips For Going It Alone - Safety Consultancy

I quit a senior H&S job back in 2005 and went self employed. Some initial thoughts: I took a mortgage extension so I could then plan on working for one year with no income which lifted the immediate pressure. There wasn't enough to chuck loads of money into the new business but I didn't have to worr...
by AdamJ
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PPE
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Re: PPE

I'm with Andy. Not a quiet word but a warning, and then if that doesn't work disciplinary proceedings. At that point you have a wider HR issue to consider though in that does 'defacing' interfere with the safe operation of the PPE? If he writes 'I hate work' on a hard hat, that is defacing but proba...
by AdamJ
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competent Person
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

Re: Competent Person

Jules, you have nailed one of the great woolly areas in H&S, 'competent' is used everywhere, but then more often than not when associated HSE guidance is issued to clarify it the HSE Gods just, rather uselessly, use more words to say exactly the same thing. " A person shall be regarded as competent ...
by AdamJ
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fatigue at Work
Replies: 13
Views: 3879

Re: Fatigue at Work

Personally, unless there is specific law then absolutely no, the employer does not take into account time to travel to and from their normal place of work - that is the employee's business and responsibility. The employer cannot be responsible for everything in an employee's life and it starts and e...
by AdamJ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sexist Signage
Replies: 16
Views: 4419

Re: Sexist Signage

Yes, the States can be tricky... I used to do a lot of H&S over there and on one session flew to Atlanta, then changed to an internal flight to Charlotte, then drove to the hotel to meet two chaps who I'd asked to do some training courses for me. As far as I was concerned it was about 5am so I walke...

 

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