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by stephen1974
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Student Accomodation Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Student Accomodation Fire

Interesting comments coming out of the fire at the student accomodation. People didn't react to the alarms because they are always going off. I had exactly the same when I was at University. The fire alarm, especially at weekends, would go off 3, 4 times a night, and the same would happen when I vii...
by stephen1974
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety Culture - training
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Safety Culture - training

Do you have a work place they can go into to observe people at work and see what they can spot being done wrong, or right. Split them in to groups and do a staged accident that the other group has to investigate. Pick a couple of examples of presecutions. Outline what happened and then ask them what...
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by stephen1974
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safe? Not so safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Safe? Not so safe?

Running scared thats what that is.
by stephen1974
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safe? Not so safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Safe? Not so safe?

I dont think it was because they were placed on wood, but placed on wood at a 45' angle on slippery mud making it look like the whole thing will go crashing down the slope.
by stephen1974
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safe? Not so safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Safe? Not so safe?

You cant tell from thos photos. Doesn't look great but that doesnt mean its not safe. Still, I bet those that certified it will have clecnhed buttchecks from now until january.
by stephen1974
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: "Fire Marshal" training
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: "Fire Marshal" training

Lets just move away from this almighty belief that your FRA will tell you everything. No it wont. If it did, we wouldnt see assessors being prosecuted now would we. IF an FRA said, in the scenario above, that I needed fire marshals I would question that recommendation. By fire marshal I mean someone...
by stephen1974
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: "Fire Marshal" training
Replies: 5
Views: 657

"Fire Marshal" training

Scenario. 1 Room room, lets say 30m by 20m, two toilets and a kitchen with no closed door off of it. 6 Employees. Why do they need "Fire Marshal" training? Yes, they need training on what to do in a fire which is, walk out the front door, is everyone here? Billy, Joe, Jim, Bob, Jack, Jill - yes? rig...
by stephen1974
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training Matrix/Competency Assessment system?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Training Matrix/Competency Assessment system?

A training matrix should be relatively straight forward to do in a spreadsheet style. Employees names down the side and required training across the top. Simple as that. You can improve on that by grouping the training into essential and desirable as well as external and internal training. You can a...
by stephen1974
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart or Deadly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Smart or Deadly?

Whoever came up with the concept of 'Smart motorways' needs a slap. It was obvious the problems that would be caused and that broken down vehicles and accidents would increase as a result and that there would be no safe refuge for people. The operators are either incompetent or have been deliberatel...
by stephen1974
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How effective is fining? discuss
Replies: 1
Views: 540

How effective is fining? discuss

Just seen a story from SHP about DHL receiving a fine of £2.6 million after the killed ANOTHER one of their workers. Last year they were fined £2 million for crushing someone to death with a lorry, this time they were crushed under tyres. Thats just fines, no idea what compensation they've had to pa...
by stephen1974
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic Risk Assessments - again
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Generic Risk Assessments - again

So we spoke about this previously and pretty much everyone is against them. This popped up the other day. Generic risk assessments not suitable for task A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from hei...
by stephen1974
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ​​Electricity at Work Regulations (1989)
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: ​​Electricity at Work Regulations (1989)

I think he is right, though he should be quoting the Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment rather than EWR. I dont have an up to date copy unfortunately but I believe this was addressed in there and it said you should test detachable leads when they are plugg...

 

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