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by Steve M
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping Records
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Keeping Records

You need to consider the data protection act. It's been a while since I read up on it but if I remember correctly you must only keep personal information for as long as it is needed, or words to that effect. So keeping it longer than the 3 years as mentioned earlier may be against the law. With the ...
by Steve M
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sexist Signage
Replies: 16
Views: 1325

Re: Sexist Signage

Either I'm getting older or the world is getting crazier. I'd swear people go looking for offence everywhere. More and more people seem unable to distinguish between something they don't agree with (such as something being gender-specific) and something which is 'offensive' and the goal is not only...
by Steve M
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fatigue at Work
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Fatigue at Work

Before he was relocated did he have his consultation period? I am assuming he did because there was a lift arranged for him for a certain duration, this period should have been used to make arrangements for him to get to his place of work after the initial support expired. This is a reasonable reque...
by Steve M
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Property Damage case/ incident reporting clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Property Damage case/ incident reporting clarification

I can only suggest it is if someone has an accident and only damaged stock or furniture, such as an flt hitting racking, dropping a bottle of a chemical damaging office equipment etc. It could have been hitting or falling on a person, not quite a near miss because an incident occurred but still in n...
by Steve M
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does an external electrical cupboard need fire doors?
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Does an external electrical cupboard need fire doors?

Welcome to the forum Alison I am not a fire specialist, we do have excellent fire specialists who regularly post here so here is some input from me until they comment. All of my sites have lockable fire doors on our electrical rooms, my assumption is to stop numpties turning things off just for fun,...
by Steve M
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea towels in the work place
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Tea towels in the work place

that being said, we have tea towels and paper towels available in our office kitchen and must admit I use the paper towel for drying my mug lol. Same here, at least you know the paper towel has not been used for wiping noses and cleaning up last months milk when the bottle fell on the floor. On at ...
by Steve M
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health & Safety Enquiry
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Health & Safety Enquiry

Thanks very much for your response Steve. Would you or anyone else on here recommend for a newly qualified NEBOSH General Certificate to also become a member of IOSH ? Or would this have no positive impact? Thanks for your help, Jack Teague The more you put into something the more you get out! If y...
by Steve M
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health & Safety Enquiry
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Health & Safety job help

There is no set rules about having Chartered, as a rule of thumb jobs 40K and over would require charter. Jobs up to 30K NGC, over 30K diploma. This is just my experience job hunting recently. However, if you have lots of experience especially in a particular field being chartered will have a lower ...
by Steve M
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost PPE
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Lost PPE

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 1974 c. 37 Part I General duties section 8 Duty not to interfere with or misuse things provided pursuant to certain provisions. No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare...
by Steve M
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knowing when to give up
Replies: 16
Views: 2527

Re: Knowing when to give up

Thanks for the support it really is appreciated. My company is an excellent company and I want to do the best for them. I have sent my Boss an email (massive) explaining what my issues are, his reply was excellent but showed a lack of understanding of mental health, his reply has spurred me on to ed...
by Steve M
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knowing when to give up
Replies: 16
Views: 2527

Re: Knowing when to give up

Thanks for the support Messey.

I think I have dropped into a deep depression at the moment, I think I have the skills to get out of it, I have done so before and sure I will again.
by Steve M
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Policy that staff wont follow. Thoughts please
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Policy that staff wont follow. Thoughts please

How was the policy generated? Were the workers involved with the making of the policy? Were their views taken into consideration? If the policy states "disciplinary action will be taken" you are fighting an uphill battle that you will not win. If you state using this will prevent excess pressure on ...

 

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