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by quality_somerset
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guardian Article "Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths?"
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Guardian Article "Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths?"

Morning everyone Whilst on my tea break I saw an article in the guardian that I think will be of interest to H&S people: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/20/us-workplace-fatalities-deaths-falling The article led me to some youtube videos of tower climbers :shock: As someone who is not g...
by quality_somerset
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CDM training
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: CDM training

Hi KNGC

Have you had a look at the CITB website? They run a lot of short training courses that cover a wide variety of construction topics:

https://www.citb.co.uk/national-constru ... y-courses/

Regards

QS
by quality_somerset
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lifting Straps
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Lifting Straps

And would these straps be counted as a lifting accessory under LOLER? I would be inclined to say yes...

QS
by quality_somerset
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contact lenses and welding
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Contact lenses and welding

Hi Gregg This is an old snapshot of the HSE's view on welding with contact lenses. http://www.hse.gov.uk/fod/infodocs/668_21.pdf (this link does not work, included only for reference purposes only) HSE 668/21 Information Document Health and Safety Executive WELDING AND OTHER ELECTRIC ARCS - ALLEGED ...
by quality_somerset
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machine safety — Safety distances
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Machine safety — Safety distances

Morning Chris Reasonable practicability does not apply to machine guarding; PUWER 11, 2(a) states that "the provision of fixed guards enclosing every dangerous part or rotating stock-bar where and to the extent that it is practicable to do so". If it is not possible to fit a guard, only then are you...
by quality_somerset
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: Requirements

Hi Mark

A few off the top of my head:

- Gas safety

- Legionella testing

- Fixed wiring test

- Pressure testing for air systems and other pressurised systems

- LOLER certs if you have lifts or other lifting equipment

Regards

QS
by quality_somerset
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOLER and/or PUWER
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: LOLER and/or PUWER

Hi Bernie

Page 118-124 of HSG76: Warehousing and Storage, provides a lot good information regarding safety within an automated warehouse.

Regards

QS
by quality_somerset
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PPE Regs - Are there 2 seperate regs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: PPE Regs - Are there 2 seperate regs?

Yes there are 2 different regs.

The PPE regs 1992 concern protecting workers, the 2002 regs are more about the maintenance of standards for suppliers who supply PPE.

Regards
QS
by quality_somerset
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weld Fume COSHH Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Weld Fume COSHH Assessment

Hi Toecutter Sorry it's a bit long but it should give you a good starting point. The following is from the welding fume environmental report that my company had commissioned: “Welding Fume” is the term applied to a complex mixture of airborne particles generated during welding, brazing, gas cutting ...
by quality_somerset
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting fluids/coolants
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Cutting fluids/coolants

Hi Toecutter We test every week to make sure that our bacterial levels stay at a safe level. You can normally smell when it has gone off so it's really important that you test, check concentration levels and replace on a regular basis. You can also buy a mechanical skimmer which will remove any soli...
by quality_somerset
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9,999 forumers, 1 more for the 10k!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: 9,999 forumers, 1 more for the 10k!!

Best wishes to all involved in running the site & many thanks for all your help over the years. Here's to to next 10K.

QS
by quality_somerset
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People making their own accidents.
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: People making their own accidents.

At a company i used to work for, an employee, who had recently been made bankrupt, put his forklift into drive and put his foot under the wheel. This resulted in a broken ankle for the gentleman involved, the only mistake he made was that it was caught by one of the outside CCTV cameras!! As someone...

 

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