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by witsd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Church and Historical Buildings FRA
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Church and Historical Buildings FRA

I would expect some emergency lighting would be necessary. Similarly directional signage and an alarm system. All of the above can be acquired in relatively discreet, portable format, so there should be no need to make actual material changes to the building unless something is really, really off. A...
by witsd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Extinguisher Commissioning
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Fire Extinguisher Commissioning

Huh...

I've never actually had to do that, so I don't know, but surely the seller / product itself would confirm this?
by witsd
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Action Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Fire Action Plan

Absolutely standard approach for a certain high-street clothing and food store. Fire marshals would clear the area they were in, proceed to the fire panel, and then whoever was in charge would direct two people (or more sets of two if the trigger point wasn't clear) to the call-point that had been a...
by witsd
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDDOR
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: RIDDOR

I'm curious how someone working in the construction industry could be able to resume normal duties within a few days with a hand full of stitches...?
by witsd
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terrorism attach - company policy and procedures for workers
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Terrorism attach - company policy and procedures for workers

Yeah, I'm solidly in the 'no' camp here. Your first step is to assess the risk, looking at the actual likelihood, rather than the amount of attention these events cause. Even allowing for London working, are your employees more likely to be hit by a bus or killed by a terrorist? Have you issued guid...
by witsd
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Risk assesment - competency to do them
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Fire Risk assesment - competency to do them

You've got to start somewhere. Otherwise you could argue that someone who has never done an FRA shouldn't be considered competent to do an FRA, and then we would be stuck. I started doing them in low-risk environments using a company-approved template with only a three-day CIEH course (or something ...
by witsd
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Open side car parks (public)
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Open side car parks (public)

Without checking anything, I would assume that it's a case of "Where necessary..." (i.e. when the FRA says so). Regarding fuel drainage, I can't imagine that any mitigating method that dumped fuel into a public drainage system would be deemed acceptable, but considering the way that the site slopes,...
by witsd
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Safety Moment
Topic: Examples of Nearmiss/ is this a nearmiss or incident quiz?
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Examples of Nearmiss/ is this a nearmiss or incident quiz?

Seeing as I still don't agree with most people over the definition of a near miss, good luck!
by witsd
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Canteen
Topic: Santa’s top safety tips - Office for Product Safety and Standards
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Santa’s top safety tips - Office for Product Safety and Standards

Just for context, the only serious injury I've ever had was when my school forced me to play rugby. Less than a minute into the first game I went flying through the air and was rewarded with a nastily broken arm.

I'll take that ten hours of video games, thanks!
by witsd
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Safety Moment
Topic: Ladder fun
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Ladder fun

Yeah, as long as there was a cordoned-off area or a second person to stop the general public from walking into it, I'd say that that was safer than the average ladder setup.

Might be blocking a fire exit though...
by witsd
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is portable equipment not portable?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: When is portable equipment not portable?

Certainly that would be the ideal, but I don't think it falls into the 'reasonably practicable' realm, due to the awkward location and number of instances.

Ultimately, this is part of an FRA, and I don't think there's a significant risk to life (from fire) here.
by witsd
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is portable equipment not portable?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: When is portable equipment not portable?

Thanks Berni, I think I'll go with that!

Being checked as part of the 5-yearly FIT seems perfectly adequate to me.

 

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