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by Rowebin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acetone/IPA cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 4452

Re: Acetone/IPA cleaning

I have a similar issue with some MSDS, but then that is why we do a COSHH Assessment, rather than just giving people the MSDS. Incidentally, in some places around the world, such as the USA, that's all that happens, the MSDS is made available. A classic case from last year, I was reviewing the COSH...
by Rowebin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acetone/IPA cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 4452

Re: Acetone/IPA cleaning

Depends how small the small components are. If you are talking electronics or jewellery, then acetone if fine, don't spray it on, either immerse the parts in the liquid rub the surface of the board with a brush and lift it out, shake off any drops back into the tank and close the lid. Acetone evapo...
by Rowebin
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire and Welfare - Space between desk and office wall
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Fire and Welfare - Space between desk and office wall

Hi T,

Can you draw it and upload a picture? I can't for the life of me figure out the layout and I've read it 5 times, think it's just me though.
by Rowebin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can an employer charge for PPE?
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

Re: Can an employer charge for PPE?

Yes they can as it's goodwill to be able to let you have the option, and £35 is pretty generous!
by Rowebin
Tue May 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the H&S Manager
Replies: 15
Views: 5556

Re: Role of the H&S Manager

Late to the party on this one, but I found a presentation on the updated sentencing guidelines, along with some info on corporate manslaughter caused a tilt shift in attitude from those that had always said the operation comes first. There are some cracking examples out there that illustrate both p...
by Rowebin
Fri May 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDDOR question
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: RIDDOR question

Rowebin Yes there is that to take into account as well, but not on the quote above, strange .scratch as it is a quote copied and pasted direct from the HSE Website Will .salut It is in the quote above! I just wanted to bring attention to it as I have often found there is a "get them in by the end o...
by Rowebin
Wed May 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDDOR question
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: RIDDOR question

Hi John The HSE state that the 'over 7 days' includes rest days: Accidents must be reported where they result in an employee or self-employed person being away from work, or unable to perform their normal work duties, for more than seven consecutive days as the result of their injury. This seven da...
by Rowebin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye irritations (Lubricants)
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: Eye irritations (Lubricants)

Hi Lily, What material are the parts being machined from and what is their final use? I may be able to suggest a different coating. Is the production team member in question directly handling the goods, or just in the same room? What is their PPE requirements? As for the WEL's, sorry I can't be of a...
by Rowebin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye tests
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: Eye tests

What sort of driving are we talking about? Cars, Vans, HGV's? I did a Google search and read alot of grey information that gives no clear answer. Personally what I would do would be to speak with your insurance company and also check what is in the drivers contracts. I'm not an expert, but just my t...
by Rowebin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety of pressure systems
Replies: 3
Views: 2155

Re: Safety of pressure systems

Within the ACoP there is a flowchart to see if the regulations apply (page 9 of the ACoP). The first item on the flowchart is 'does it contain a relevant liquid?' If not then Regs do not apply, I dont think your machine has a relevant liquid. Thanks for the response Will, I looked into the definiti...
by Rowebin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety of pressure systems
Replies: 3
Views: 2155

Safety of pressure systems

Hello All, At our site we have one of these small air compressors and I am trying to figure out the legal side of required statutory testing. https://www.sgs-engineering.com/sc50h-50-litre-high-flow-air-compressor?gclid=CjwKCAjwvuzkBRAhEiwA9E3FUnftGhVLYkxDELN4OWloiJWBHOBaT4b7R4qMp2GS47vc4oAD8FsQ4BoC...
by Rowebin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Law Forum
Topic: Self Employed HSE Advisor
Replies: 4
Views: 13142

Re: Self Employed HSE Advisor

Anyone can give advice to anyone, hence the number of people out there trading as H&S Advisors who shouldn't be allowed out in the big wide world. You can recommend pretty much anything and it's the Employer's need for Due Diligence that has primacy; if you know your H&S legislation, then you'll kn...

 

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