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by witsd
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Aid - Employee Refusal To Go To Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: First Aid - Employee Refusal To Go To Hospital

That's fine for a member of the public, but when they are an employee, isn't there a duty to 'cooperate with your employer' that could be invoked? I mean, the employer couldn't force them to go to hospital once their shift was over, but during it, surely that's within their power? They'd still be fr...
by witsd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?

Oh absolutely, there are all sorts of other processes going on, both relating to care for the individual affected and reviewing risk assessments. The RIDDOR was just a separate thing, and 'if in doubt, just report it' has long been my approach!
by witsd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts

ddlh wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Where does it state that 2 pressure regulators may have failed?
Something I was told by someone who lives locally. But yes, you are right - I don't know this for certain.
by witsd
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Driving

I think, handled correctly, this could actually be a good thing. How about having a 'Safe driving week', where you raise the topic and discuss issues? You could even utilise some driving theory practice questions and the free online hazard perception tests to introduce a bit of competition – many of...
by witsd
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/13/us/m ... index.html

Looks as though two pressure regulators may have failed, causing lower pressure pipes to rupture.
by witsd
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?

Thanks guys, your responses make me feel like I wasn't being completely amateurish in my approach. There are certainly aspects of RIDDOR that I think fail to capture the spirit of the law, and this is probably an example of this. Given that PTSD example though, I think it's pretty clear that the HSE...
by witsd
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Doors
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Fire Doors

As long as you are recording your monthly checks clearly, I don't see how doing additional annual / six-monthly checks adds any value. It doesn't take a degree in rocket science to identify a missing intumescent strip, a large gap, or note that the door is failing to self-close. Unless these doors a...
by witsd
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Purpose Built Flats Fire Alarm Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Purpose Built Flats Fire Alarm Systems

Okay, look at it this way. It's 2am, and you are in bed in your 12th floor flat. The fire alarm in the common area goes off, again . Last time it was some teenagers smoking in the lift lobby. Knowing this, do you: a) Leap out of bed and evacuate the building. b) Get out of bed, stay put, and wait fo...
by witsd
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?

As always, the moment you throw your hands up in the air and ask for help is the moment the answer falls into your lap. From http://www.hse.gov.uk/Riddor/examples-reportable-incidents.htm : Q. Are cases of occupational stress reportable as lost-time injuries? A. No. For the purposes of RIDDOR report...
by witsd
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Violence → stress = RIDDOR?

Hi all, another fiddly RIDDOR question. I'm struggling to explain my thinking on this, but it largely comes down to this: https://i.imgur.com/F07hDhE.png A member of staff was hit by a member of the public during their work (during an interview). If they then take >7 days off due to stress, is this ...
by witsd
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Latest on fire doors tests
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Latest on fire doors tests

As I have pointed out to a number of landlords: You've had issues with owner-occupiers installing their own UPVC doors for decades and that's never induced panic – whilst this is certainly more widespread, the same risk-based sensible approach should be used.
by witsd
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emergency Lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Emergency Lighting

That's the only thing I can think that they mean, so yes.

If it's not what they want, I'm sure they will make it known!

 

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