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by PaddyT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handrail Height
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Handrail Height

Siblo,

I'd agree with the 1100 mm and it is achievable with 30 mm tube and still have <470 mm gap if you use 150 mm kick boards at the bottomm.

1100 mm
- ( 2 x 30 mm) tubes
- 150 mm kick board
= 890 /2 = 445 mm gaps.

Paddy
by PaddyT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piper Alpha 30th Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Piper Alpha 30th Anniversary

30 years ago today 167 men lost their lives during the biggest offshore disaster ever seen anywhere in the world. I can clearly remember discovering the story on a cross channel ferry on the way home from a school trip to France. Being from Aberdeen many of us on the trip had relatives working offsh...
by PaddyT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rope Access rigging. IRATA rope hauling methods
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Rope Access rigging. IRATA rope hauling methods

I think you've pretty much answered your own question to be honest. Don't quote me on this as I'm no rope access expert but I'm pretty sure IRATA only deal with the access part of the task. Anything else will be covered by specific job competence, i.e. riggers will have certification (OPITO, NVQ etc...
by PaddyT
Wed May 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a start in HSE.... (ideally back offshore)
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Getting a start in HSE.... (ideally back offshore)

DB7 I know it's not what you want to hear but the chances of obtaining even an entry level position offshore is very slim, not impossible but not far from it. I'm not a recruiter but I do work alongside a recruitment team who fill both temporary and permanent positions in Oil and Gas in the UK and o...
by PaddyT
Mon May 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Career
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Current Career

Having had Dave as a supervisor previously I would always tend to take heed of any advice coming from him. I would question the L&D adviser over the IOSH instructor statement. There is no requirement to be registered with BSC to deliver IOSH training. From the IOSH website All trainers who wish to d...
by PaddyT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: train the trainer-MEWP/Work at Height
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: train the trainer-MEWP/Work at Height

Juliet, I'd be very careful there as training someone to deliver toolbox talks is very different from training someone to train an operator on MEWP's or any other piece of work equipment. IPAF Instructor training is 5 days. The trainee instructor must have 3 years + operator experience along with va...
by PaddyT
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abrasive Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Abrasive Wheels

Si,

Have a word with your wheel supplier.

Some offer free training if you are buying in large enough quantities.

Paddy
by PaddyT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Work/Career: I have complete lack of motivation ? don't feel empowered

T I feel your pain. I am in pretty much the exact same situation. Lots to do but zero motivation to get it done. The team which once had 4 full time members is now just me. I can't think of anything to say that is motivational for you but before you decide if it's time for a fresh start maybe a meet...
by PaddyT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: train the trainer-MEWP/Work at Height
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: train the trainer-MEWP/Work at Height

Lots of options for you to go down with accrediting bodies such as NPORS http://npors.com/instructors/ RTITB https://www.rtitb.co.uk/for-training-providers/materials-handling-equipment-mhe ITSSAR https://itssar.org.uk/accreditation.aspx AITT http://www.aitt.co.uk/index.php/accreditation/ IPAF https:...
by PaddyT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Scaffold Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Mobile Scaffold Advice

It's a no from me I'm afraid - any scaffold tower instruction manual will tell you not to mix and match (or at least it should) What grim72 said but I'd also include that any training, whether PASMA accredited or not, should highlight that replacement parts must be compatible and the only way you c...
by PaddyT
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American FLT Licence
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: American FLT Licence

bernicarey wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:57 am
There is no such thing as a FLT Licence .... You can drive a FLT on a standard Full Car Driving License.
You can drive a Fork Lift Truck without any kind of driving license.
by PaddyT
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lifting Plan for minor lifts
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Lifting Plan for minor lifts

Hi Ian,

I don't have any forms that I could share but why not get a couple of the operators and sit down with them to modify the existing form.

Paddy

 

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