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by speshtiny
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Covid Desk Screens?
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Short Covid Desk Screens?

Hi Things to ask: Has the staff that were shielding had a COVID risk assessment? This is following HSE, PHE and local authorities guidelines. Does the company display the COVID secure poster, stating they have taken to 5 steps in ensuring the working environment is safe? Do the staff work in bubbles...
by speshtiny
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID UK giv QR code contact tracing app- anyone know if this can be used/ is applicable to construction site & offices
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: COVID UK giv QR code contact tracing app- anyone know if this can be used/ is applicable to construction site & offi

Hi, Since COVID started and during Lockdown, our college was still operating. Under PHE guidance and local authorities, we had to have a contact list of all those that entered work. In a way our own track and trace system, this was incorporated into our bubble system or Infection Control Plan. When ...
by speshtiny
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face coverings grey area
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Face coverings grey area

Hi Molly, In my workplace (college) the principal made the discussion that face coverings are to be worn at all times. We have other procedures in place to go alongside this. So answer to your question, the Government give the guidelines, but if the boss wants to add more that's their decision. This...
by speshtiny
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical/PUWER help
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Electrical/PUWER help

This has nothing to do with COVID. But I do have a problem and my head hurts from all the trawling through regulations. Here it is, I have an electrical workshop for electronics engineering. Students have these awesome new tables with power supplies and dedicated earthing straps. Now I have noticed ...
by speshtiny
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No food or drink beyond this point!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

No food or drink beyond this point!!!!

Hi All, I work for a college as the health and safety manager. the question is how to break the pattern on person's breaking rules, educating them if you will. The problem I face is that we have a engineering wing that holds your typical lathes and other machines, at the back we have a classroom wit...
by speshtiny
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous v High Risk
Replies: 11
Views: 5095

Re: Hazardous v High Risk

thank you all for your responses.
by speshtiny
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazardous v High Risk
Replies: 11
Views: 5095

Hazardous v High Risk

I am going through some safety policies for a new company I work for. The question I ask is that in the policies they have put Hazardous activities. Me on the other hand like the word High Risk as hazardous seems more uncontrolled. It's like we are putting persons in harm’s way. So, if an activity i...
by speshtiny
Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Access and Egress issue - Who is responsible ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Re: Access and Egress issue - Who is responsible ?

Hi, Bigcat and everyone. My advice or take on this matter. I deal with this in my workplace. We don’t own the building but we are responsible for all contractors and visitors entering the building. So keeping all paths leading up to the building clear, keeping all access and egress free from obstruc...
by speshtiny
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best bag for a mobile Safety Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 4009

Re: Best bag for a mobile Safety Manager

Hi Adam I do something similar, only difference is I have some idea to what I am dealing with. Over time I found the following a must but you will find your own suited way of doing things. * Waterproof note book and pencil. - Nothing worse than rain but you are still able to jot important things dow...
by speshtiny
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scaffolding Load Notice
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

Re: Scaffolding Load Notice

Hi, I think I have this right. The scissor lift weights 2000kg has four points of ground contact, so that’s 500kg being exerted down each leg support. Your crash deck system is able to take 400kg each m², depending on how far apart each leg support is, you are over the limit. I.e. 2 leg supports wit...
by speshtiny
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Risk Assessment Query
Replies: 2
Views: 2307

Re: Risk Assessment Query

Hi, For assessing the ground condition to determine the integrity will require specialist equipment and persons. They can assess what tonnage can be applied to certain areas of the ground and what requirements you may require to upgrade. From there you can apply controls measures to assess heavy equ...
by speshtiny
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost PPE
Replies: 3
Views: 2459

Lost PPE

Hi, i am after some help or your views on the subject. If you could also please state any references. In my line of work we are issued specific equipment (bomb suit) for protection from explosions resulting in blast /frag, therefore my understanding it is a form of PPE. The Company has directed the ...

 

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