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by Keith1983
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixon's Chimney Incident
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Dixon's Chimney Incident

I haven't read an awful lot on this one but I believe he had a history of mental health issues. I haven't read anything that suggests there weren't reasonable security measures taken. It's an awful accident and nobody will ever understand his reasons for climbing the chimney. I do think sometimes th...
by Keith1983
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic Risk Assessments - again
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Generic Risk Assessments - again

I think it is one of those terms that people have an aversion to. We have a 'standard' risk assessment. The business I work for do repairs of a certain type across a wide range of different sites. Our standard risk assessment and method statement applies unless there are any circumstances which fall...
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by Keith1983
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Help Needed

I've just become aware of a gentlemen who does campaigning on work at height and general safety his name is Jason Anker. He is available through LinkedIn. I can't aspeak for him and say he is available but definitely worth a try.
by Keith1983
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAH Work Positioning Lines
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: WAH Work Positioning Lines

Thanks for the example Kev. My dad used to work for BT but he wasn't up the poles!
by Keith1983
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAH Work Positioning Lines
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: WAH Work Positioning Lines

Thanks Berni, I'd seen what the apparatus physically was but there wasn't an explanation that it was designed with accessing one specific place. The vast majority of the work my employer does it at height and I'm more than happy with WAH provisions and the hierarchy etc but I hadn't come across this...
by Keith1983
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: NEBOSH Certificate
Topic: Ethical dilemma.
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: Ethical dilemma.

I completely agree with and have been in each and every set of circumstances Steven mentions. I have walked away from jobs and been sacked from jobs for standing up for operators safety. Myself and my family have been in financial difficulty due to me walking away from and being sacked from jobs whe...
by Keith1983
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&S Annual report
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: H&S Annual report

As Berni says, depending on the purpose of the report and its intended audience you could always look at the output of the Management Review if the business is 18001/9001/14001 certified as these have a structured approach to what needs to be in a Management Review.
by Keith1983
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAH Work Positioning Lines
Replies: 4
Views: 519

WAH Work Positioning Lines

Can anyone help me out with what exactly a work positioning line is for? I know what fall restraints are and what fall arrest lanyards are but I have seen the term 'work positioning line' and have tried to find out exactly what they are and what they do but to no avail!
by Keith1983
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Exposure Limits
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

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: 864

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: 864

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: 546

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 ...

 

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