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by ddlh
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stop and Think systems/ whats the worst that can happen/ LAst minute RA's
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Stop and Think systems/ whats the worst that can happen/ LAst minute RA's

Depends on the potential dangers but this is where the "dynamic" risk assessment and Human Factors comes in. The people who use this most effectively are our emergency services - police chasing criminals up a back alley or firefighters going into a blazing building. But to make it work - they need g...
by ddlh
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is This Considered a LTI?
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Is This Considered a LTI?

Guidance copied below from the HSE pages "Employers must notify their enforcing authority in the event of an accident at work to any employee resulting in death, specified injury, or incapacity for normal work for seven or more days. This includes any act of non-consensual physical violence done to ...
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by ddlh
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confined space rescue plan
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Confined space rescue plan

The rescue plan as already said will depend on the actual work area and hazards involved and should be written by - or with the assistance of the competent team that will carry out the rescue. As this could be one of the most hazardous activities - more info would help - it should ensure all eventua...
by ddlh
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Asbestos comms
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Asbestos comms

Why not ask your asbestos contractor - or their HSE team to either deliver or supply all the information you need to share with your workforce? They are the experts and can supply the answers to any questions. I have a concern that only answering individuals as they request could lead to other quest...
by ddlh
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Risk Assessments (MHE)
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Risk Assessments (MHE)

I agree with Coldrop

But I would also get some operators trained in how to do Risk assessment and get them to risk assess their areas of operation. As well as raising the risk awareness you will get better assessments and a lot more done.

Dave
by ddlh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Aid - Employee Refusal To Go To Hospital
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Re: First Aid - Employee Refusal To Go To Hospital

It is also - in my experience- unfortunate that a medic or first aider will take the easy option. When a medic offshore will call an onshore doctor for advice. The onshore doctor in 50/50 cases will to protect themselves will request the person be taken to hospital for check / treatment. Onshore - a...
by ddlh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Industries
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Changing Industries

You have good experience and qualifications - but try and stress your risk management skills and experience including PTW and control systems. If you want to work in Oil and Gas or offshore - do not put yourself through any courses - employing companies will pay for the courses they think you requir...
by ddlh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Violence → stress = RIDDOR?

You need to remember that RIDDOR - is just a reporting method - to allow the recording of statistics. It is not a "policing" service and things reported to RIDDOR - apart from fatalities - will be ranked and prioritised accordingly. So never be afraid to report as chances you will never hear anymore...
by ddlh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IOSH or IIRSM
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: IOSH or IIRSM

IOSH as the cake and IIRSM for the icing.
by ddlh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Driving

I totally agree with Bernicarey here. If they have a clean driving license then dont try and add extra tests etc. A checklist may be used but like an MOT test - it is only valid at the time of inspection and the law will agree with that. I agree that a policy statement is required for driving at wor...
by ddlh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lone Working
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Lone Working

Hi - may I suggest that the need for stand alone risk assessment depends on the the actual risk potential? For example - a confined space entry, a work at height task, working with live energy may have fatal consequences so should be stand alone so as there is no confusion. Are you sure that there i...
by ddlh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts

Hi

Where does it state that 2 pressure regulators may have failed?

I agree that there has been a failure somewhere but not best practice to speculate on a public forum?

Regards

Dave

 

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