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by Keith1983
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personal Rescue Devices
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Personal Rescue Devices

Can anyone recommend a good personal rescue device? The business I work for has 8 of them and we need some more. they come in at about £750 each and have a long lead time. The long lead time is an issue for us and I was wondering if anyone can recommend an alternative. Below is a link to the ones we...
by Keith1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IOSH CPD
Replies: 65
Views: 126680

Re: IOSH CPD

I got an email from IOSH about 30 seconds after posting my comment confirming my recommendation for Tech Membership and had really positive feedback from my Development Plan which is nice! Thanks for the advice Will.
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by Keith1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IOSH CPD
Replies: 65
Views: 126680

Re: IOSH CPD

Right then, I've just started reading this thread and thought I'd throw my recent experience in. I have recently come back to IOSH membership. The reason being my employer has an accreditation with Altius and they require evidence that the businesses H&S advice is coming form a credible source and p...
by Keith1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily life of a H&S Professional
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Daily life of a H&S Professional

One of the aspects of working in H&S that appeals to me is that no two days are the same. I work for a business that work in the building maintenance / installations industry. I do have some regular duties such as preparing RAMS for clients, carrying out audits of our site engineers etc. Even within...
by Keith1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work close to Asbestos Containing Materials
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Work close to Asbestos Containing Materials

The company I work for are due to carry out some work on a building which contains ACM's. We have a copy of the recent asbestos survey and we know in detail where these materials are. Our work will not directly affect or disturb any materials. We will however be working closely to the materials. Am ...
by Keith1983
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extraction commisioning/testing
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Extraction commisioning/testing

I might be repeating what has already been said but when the system is specified it should be clear what type of fumes and volumes etc need to be managed. It's also helpful to quote relevant British Standards. When the system is then handed over the manufacturer / installer should sign off to say th...
by Keith1983
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laptop stands
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Laptop stands

Really good HSE guidance here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ck1.pdf

The only thing to bear in mind with this is that it is general guidance and individuals may have some variation in positions that they find most comfortable.
by Keith1983
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tank & Pipework Inspections
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Tank & Pipework Inspections

This is a tough one. Not an area I have expertise in but with the material of the pipes in question and the nature of the materials what are the likely risks? There's always a potential impact form a fork truck or the like but will the materials corrode the material? Even if not would the flow of th...
by Keith1983
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hired Equipment & Inspection Evidence
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Hired Equipment & Inspection Evidence

I'm wondering what people are doing in terms of LOLER thorough inspection evidence for hired equipment. The business I work for uses a lot of hired in access equipment. I have just raised the question of how do we know that the equipment has been thoroughly inspected. The answer is that we don't kno...
by Keith1983
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talking about Mental Health
Replies: 72
Views: 67758

Re: Talking about Mental Health

I would just ask you to please go to your GP anyway, even before you have another attack. I say this, because recently a very close family member, like yourself, saw the signs of potentially needing assistance from his GP and waited (as you mention doing). He is now in very slow recovery, but looki...
by Keith1983
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer says no!
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Computer says no!

In terms of documenting it, depending on the risk assessment process you have probably already done it. Part of the role that I enjoy is the challenge of finding a safe way to achieve an objective. I tend to state that we do not currently have a safe method for doing something rather than an indefin...
by Keith1983
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talking about Mental Health
Replies: 72
Views: 67758

Re: Talking about Mental Health

Cheers Berni, This thread has been great in helping me realise how many others face challenges with mental health too and that can only encourage others to realise there is no shame in looking for support. I now massively admire those who face these challenges and that it is no different to a physic...

 

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