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by quality_somerset
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airflow indicator on unfiltered LEV system
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Airflow indicator on unfiltered LEV system

Hi Stretch Section 106 of HSG258: "Airflow indicators 106 Employers should make sure that LEV systems continue to work properly. There are several ways of checking this, such as using an anemometer, dust lamp or smoke tracer – with the work process running. The simplest way is probably to use an air...
by quality_somerset
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of us are still at our work locations?
Replies: 22
Views: 1698

Re: How many of us are still at our work locations?

Still at work at my engineering company, have a horrible feeling that the boss thinks that if he ignores Government advice the whole flu thing will blow over.

To me the advice was unambiguous: Stay home from work unless it is necessary.....
by quality_somerset
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working with wood-saws
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Working with wood-saws

Hi Shane As I see it 15(1) of PUWER requires: "15.—(1) Every employer shall ensure that, where appropriate, work equipment is provided with one or more readily accessible controls the operation of which will bring the work equipment to a safe condition in a safe manner". As your equipment is interlo...
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: 476

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: 587

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: 895

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: 1525

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: 1850

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: 1883

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: 1531

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: 1964

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: 1313

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 ...

 

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