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by Ian Rienewerf
Tue May 31, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydrofluoric Acid
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Hydrofluoric Acid

I was given strict instructions about HF acid when I changed jobs in 1986. The chemical laboratory had two old plastic bottles of the stuff under the fume cupboard, and I was happy to leave alone. It was kept in plastic bottles because the acid will etch through glass, and apparently it can soak thr...
by Ian Rienewerf
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CE MARKING FOR PRODUCTS ONLY SOLD IN UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: CE MARKING FOR PRODUCTS ONLY SOLD IN UK

We are very unlikely to have a dual system.
i.e. UK imports = BS kite mark / EU exports = CE mark

So my guess is that the CE mark will remain to be the badge of compliance.
by Ian Rienewerf
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire risk report for domestic residential - yes/no ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3289

Re: Fire risk report for domestic residential - yes/no ?

I did a fire risk assessment report anyway, just to complete the evidence for annual renewal.
Next year we will be better prepared.

This is a newish company who flew through the approval last year.
Maybe we just got lucky last time.

I'm gonna sleep well tonight - I'm jiggered.
by Ian Rienewerf
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire risk report for domestic residential - yes/no ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3289

Fire risk report for domestic residential - yes/no ?

This is a weird one for CHAS, and I am waiting on confirmation from the fire and rescue service. Just incase they don't come back to me. The property is domestic residential (someones home) but is the registered business address of their limited company. No business activities are carried out at the...
by Ian Rienewerf
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deaf Employee in Noisy Metal Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Deaf Employee in Noisy Metal Workshop

I have suggested using a buddy system in the past - but it is not that simple.
It failed to work in one situation that I know about.

A trip to the doctors - with confirmation (one way or the other) that he is fit for work will be the first step to try and resolve the matter.
by Ian Rienewerf
Thu May 21, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: canteen fire door open
Replies: 9
Views: 4390

Re: canteen fire door open

I had this typed up at the same time as SafetyRail was replying. My thoughts are that you need to repair the deliberately broken self closer asap. And consider fitting a magnetic catch linked to the fire alarm / or a battery operated dorgard release mechanism (£99 to £120 each). https://www.google.c...
by Ian Rienewerf
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Environmental
Topic: Packing crates disposal - recycling problem
Replies: 9
Views: 5985

Re: Packing crates disposal - recycling problem

Kev is correct - it is only classed as waste if it is destined for disposal. You would be selling / donating / giving away a servicable item. e.g. a packing crate, garden planter, flat pack garden shed, fencing panels. The grey area would be donating the crates for fire wood, Avoid that, and you sho...
by Ian Rienewerf
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eclipse - who saw what.
Replies: 14
Views: 4004

Re: Eclipse - who saw what.

The clouds helped to provide a dimmer switch for the sun.
And some polarised telescope filters over the camera lens produced this picture from a cheap point and shoot digital.
Image
by Ian Rienewerf
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Construction Phase Plan...
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Re: Construction Phase Plan...

I have just checked my old document It quotes the contents of the construction phase plan as: "Contents are listed according to Appendix3 (P105) and App2 (P101) of L144 CDM: 2007 ACOP" Obviously you will need to comply with the new 2015 CDM regs which come into force in 2-weeks time on 6th April 201...
by Ian Rienewerf
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Construction Phase Plan...
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Re: Construction Phase Plan...

When I did a CDM job a few years back I made sure that the document could also be used to cover the H&S file requirements at the end of the job. Measure twice - cut once. So even if there were a few sections which were left blank at the start of pre-construction phase, it could be used as the templa...
by Ian Rienewerf
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COSHH question
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: COSHH question

I once had a phone call from the doctors at A&E asking which chemicals an employee had managed to squirt into his eyes.
After that episode, I always keep the MSDS sheets handy just in case. Even if there is no risk.
by Ian Rienewerf
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable Banal Risk Assessment
Replies: 10
Views: 5041

Re: Unbelievable Banal Risk Assessment

I gave up on 1-3 ratings a long time ago.
A noisy room came out with the same risk as something which could kill you.

I went back to the tried and trusted 1-5 very quickly.

 

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