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by Ewangoil
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 'competent person' for H&S for a small business
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: The 'competent person' for H&S for a small business

This is the kind of work i do daily. (consultancy). Our clients are small and medium sized businesses who for one reason or another have no need for a full time health and safety employee. We act as their competent person, carry out site visits, review and update their documentation, offer advice, k...
by Ewangoil
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?

Thanks for your help Bernicarey
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by Ewangoil
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?

I did look at that but wasn't sure as it's not a workplace? One angle i did think was relevant was section 3 and 4 of the HASAWA 1974. The landlord being the employer or self employed and having a duty of care towards persons other than employees? Would that then place a duty on the landlord to ensu...
by Ewangoil
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?

I have a client who has leased a property that will be used for staff accommodation. The main front window is less than 800mm from floor level and is standard glass. He wants to know if he (or the owner) has to do anything now to ensure the glass is compliant or whether it only applies if and when i...
by Ewangoil
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Does BS 6262 apply to existing glazing?

BS 6262 part 4 is the code of practice for safety related to human impact, However it only really mentions when glass is manufactured or installed. It doesn't mention whether existing glazing also has to confirm to this BS or whether it only applies if and when the glass is replaced. I know common s...
by Ewangoil
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire watch requirements query
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Fire watch requirements query

Thanks for the reply. I did finally find some more info from The Fire Protection Association which states: "A continuous fire watch for at least 30 minutes after hot work is completed, with further checks being made at regular intervals, up to 60 minutes after completion before the permit is signed ...
by Ewangoil
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixon's Chimney Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Dixon's Chimney Incident

From what i've read both the downdraught from the helicopter and someone climbing the ladder could have both dislodged him so he must have been hanging quite precariously.
by Ewangoil
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire watch requirements query
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Fire watch requirements query

Hi all, Can anyone tell me if there is specific legislation or guidance relating to fire watch times? e.g. How long should fire watch last after work has been completed. Some sources say 30 mins, others say a min 60 mins. I'd like to know if there is any concrete advice or guidance on this. Thanks i...
by Ewangoil
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pier edge protection
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Pier edge protection

Sorry i should have elaborated. The pier is at a marina. It is not a working pier as such but gives access to a gangway and pontoons. I still have to find out if boats come along side the pier but i think not. Vehicles would drive onto it to unload and carry items down the gangway to the pontoons bu...
by Ewangoil
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pier edge protection
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Pier edge protection

Hi all. Is there anyone here with experience in piers and edge protection. There seems to be little to no guidance on the subject. Our client has a stone/concrete pier which gives access to a gangway and pontoons. We are trying to establish what edge protection he needs on the pier itself. Would a w...
by Ewangoil
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What client management software do you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: What client management software do you recommend?

Just to update anyone who is interested. We have ended up going with Todoist business. So far so good. Every client is a "project", every job for that client is a "task". We can assign a task to a specific person, give each task a priority and/or add a due date, set tasks to be recurring (monthly, a...
by Ewangoil
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What client management software do you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: What client management software do you recommend?

Thanks benstacey. Will definitely have a look

 

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