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by quality_somerset
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Management Systems
Topic: ISO 45001 - Nonconformity & Corrective Actions
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: ISO 45001 - Nonconformity & Corrective Actions

Morning SLindley On my 45001 system I use my accident investigation form as a joint corrective action form. I didn't see the need to duplicate information as the CAR and accident investigation process are the same.# From what you have told me you seem to be adhering to the requirements of 45001 i.e....
by quality_somerset
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CONSTRUCTION - TEMPORARY ACCOMODATION
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: CONSTRUCTION - TEMPORARY ACCOMODATION

The best people to ask would be the local planning office, as they are the experts in this field. Off the top of my head you would need to consider: - Fire Alarms - Fire Escapes - Emergency lighting - Fire compartmentalisation (fire doors, escape routes etc) - Toilet and sanitation facilities - Cook...
by quality_somerset
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stacking wooden pallets
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Stacking wooden pallets

Hi Ader

Have you seen this document: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/pm15.pdf

As Glen says it will depend on many factors, a good place to start would be the pallet manufacturer.

Regards

QS
by quality_somerset
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airflow indicator on unfiltered LEV system
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

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: 4238

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: 1223

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: 866

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: 1210

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: 1769

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: 2172

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: 3139

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: 2556

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

 

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