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by Keith1983
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Exposure Limits
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Dust Exposure Limits

Wherever possible I always try and have any sort of tests done by a company who do not supply any sort of equipment that could address any problems found. This is to make sure that it doesn't skew any test results and potentially end up with spending 1000's on something that isn't required. Or as I ...
by Keith1983
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Flash point of dust?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Flash point of dust?

You're exactly right, in regards to the LEL / UEL berni! I think I was at the point of not being able to see the forest for the trees, with this one!
by Keith1983
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Flash point of dust?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Flash point of dust?

In one of our processes we grind LDPE granules into powder. during this a fair amount of dust is created. Whilst I can get all the information on the properties of the granules in the condition we buy them in, how would I establish the flash point of the dust so I can do a thorough fire and DSEAR ri...
by Keith1983
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAH Training
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: WAH Training

I've created our procedure, which I'm happy with and is similar to those I have used in previous roles. The difference being the skill levels of the employees in my current role. It may be that I have to look at several training courses and providers to cover the areas I need and that one that does ...
by Keith1983
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAH Training
Replies: 2
Views: 373

WAH Training

Guys and Girls, I am implementing a Work at Height (WAH) procedure at work. We have a massive skills shortage and I'm looking for recommendations for a training course or several. I need to cover the following: - Risks associated with WAH - The WAH control hierachy - Use of harnesses and lanyards - ...
by Keith1983
Thu May 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Annual extinguisher maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Annual extinguisher maintenance

I'm just bringing this one back from the past! Does anyone have a checklist of what needs to be done by the 'competent' person on an annual inspection of extinguishers. I've been asked the question can I carry out the annual inspection and maintenance. I have a NEBOSH Fire Certificate but no trainin...
by Keith1983
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audible alarm interlocks????
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Audible alarm interlocks????

That's a brilliant analogy. Thanks Berni. I'm puling a team of relevant people together this afternoon to discuss the issue and also carrying out a walk around of the factory to identify if we have the same situation anywhere else.
by Keith1983
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audible alarm interlocks????
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Audible alarm interlocks????

My thoughts exactly Paul! I'm a bit baffled by how we came to that situation in the first place. Is it something you've come across before?
by Keith1983
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Production Line Risk Assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Production Line Risk Assessment

Don't overlook that you need to communicate the significant findings. Not necessarily the full document. The risk assessment process should involve the operators and other relevant people with relevant experience and knowledge on whatever is being risk assessed. I pull together a risk assessment tea...
by Keith1983
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Production Line Risk Assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Production Line Risk Assessment

I prefer the approach of a risk assessment for individual tasks. My reasoning behind this is if you have someone new to the business they can then consider the significant findings from one task at a time as they learn. If you have one massive risk assessment findings document from a whole productio...
by Keith1983
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GM H&S Objectives
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: GM H&S Objectives

Hours spent on H&S related training
Number of near miss reports raised
Percentage of safety related actions raised that have been closed out
by Keith1983
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audible alarm interlocks????
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Audible alarm interlocks????

I've come across a situation today whereby a piece of equipment has an interlocked gate fitted to prevent access to dangerous moving parts. So far so good. I have discovered also that the interlock does not power down the machine but sounds an audible alarm. This isn't something I've come across bef...

 

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