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by Siblo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous v High Risk
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Hazardous v High Risk

Hi Spesh,

Personally, I'd call an activity or process "High Risk" and a situation or area "Hazardous"

Hope that helps
by Siblo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hired or Rented Equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Hired or Rented Equipment

Hi All, Late Friday Puzzle, When hiring scaffold (PASMA type), the supplier must supply an instruction book to ensure the user assembles, or uses it in the correct manner. Does the same rule apply to any other equipment that is hired, I'm thinking specifically lifting gear. And if so under which reg...
by Siblo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AED maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: AED maintenance

I've just done a full service on ours, literally this week. I replaced all 10 batteries and replaced the pads. That's about as much as can be done as far as I know, the batteries were all showing a charge but replaced with the pads after 5 years, the gel starts to dry up apparently. More than that a...
by Siblo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Driving

Ok, I've been watching responses for a while now. And I think we're all on the same page, maybe just in different places. My intention was never to suggest a repeat driving test, something more like a driver awareness course, (like the speeding one) but not as intense. Problems arise when someone is...
by Siblo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Driving

Thanks Guys, Opinions from both ends there.. I find a natural reluctance to take a test we all think we're experts at, driving. but yes I agree, is it practical in all cases, no. But we must find a happy medium. I will continue to evaluate our own situation here, but I doubt I will get further than ...
by Siblo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Driving

Hi Guys, Whilst reviewing our driving policy and developing a handbook I've learned much, had my eyes opened to how much we don't do when we should, and picked up plenty of new ideas. One I am considering is a refresher driving course for occasional drivers. We have pool cars, many people use them, ...
by Siblo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What counts as business use for a car?
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: What counts as business use for a car?

Hi All, I found this thread while researching a new driving policy brief. Useful link I found was https://www.rospa.com/road-safety/resources/free/employers/ Near the bottom on the right is the "Using Own Vehicle" booklet (grey fleet), it rightly points out that when an employer expects or requests ...
by Siblo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&S of travelling workers
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: H&S of travelling workers

I can see your point ssmith65 My main concern is the older more experienced engineers are refusing the overseas work, and because of this, more and more inexperienced contractors are being sent, as I see it, its an accident waiting to happen. No accidents as yet so no push from that direction but wi...
by Siblo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&S of travelling workers
Replies: 7
Views: 786

H&S of travelling workers

Hi All, Looking for some guidance and best practice on this, as I doubt there will be any specific legislation. We have engineers who work around the world and Uk so travel long distance frequently. It may be a 5 hour drive or a 6 hour flight or both or more. I know we have guidance from the "gov.uk...
by Siblo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cordless Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Cordless Lights

Hi Guys, We have a compact and busy working environment and use tripod site lights to provide lighting to enclosed areas. The problem with these are the numerous trailing cables and the fact that some are daisy-chained so if we move one, two more fall over. We've looked at smaller rechargeable light...
by Siblo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racking? what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Racking? what is it?

Thanks Bernie, In the Krost blurb piece, they define racking and shelves and boast about knowing the difference. Then when you click through to the sales pitch they guide you to near identical products. I believe it's more of a "use in service" and "environment" definition which will decide if its r...
by Siblo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racking? what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Racking? what is it?

Hi guys, From info provided in "Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety HSG76" http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg76.pdf we know we must inspect racking, periodically, at intervals determined by the RA. However, when does shelving become racking? is it the proximity of powered vehic...

 

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