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by bernicarey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confined Space V Enclosed Space
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Confined Space V Enclosed Space

Well, from a regulatory point of view, it's all about 'Confined Space'... “confined space” means any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified ...
by bernicarey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Canteen
Topic: So, this happened...RoSPA Awards Ambassador
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: So, this happened...RoSPA Awards Ambassador

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Well deserved.

Congratulations. .salut
by bernicarey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to replace steel toe cap boots
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: When to replace steel toe cap boots

The antistatic properties are from the materials used, basically being conductive from you into the ground. Usually not a very low resistance, as that would be too great an electrocution hazard, but enough conductivity to dissipate a high voltage static charge before it sparks. Exposure of the steel...
by bernicarey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Refilling Foam Extinguishers
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Refilling Foam Extinguishers

It would appear there has been a bit of focus on this in america recently and with the news today that the US military is the worse pollutor on the planet. Don't get me started on the US DoD and Fire Extinguishers. They are the World's biggest stockpilers of Halon for aircraft use. Although the pro...
by bernicarey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to replace steel toe cap boots
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: When to replace steel toe cap boots

Depends entirely where you're working.
Definitely the case when I was working on aircraft in a fuel vapour fire risk environment, but not a problem for most Construction sites.

As with most situations regarding H&S, it's down to a little thing called the Risk Assessment!
by bernicarey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Refilling Foam Extinguishers
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Refilling Foam Extinguishers

Discharging Foam extinguishers has been an environmental issue for the past 20 odd years. I remember in the mid-late '90s, when in the RAF, we were suddenly told that foam extinguishers due an inspection/refill could only be discharged onto the aircraft wash pan, which then had to be rinsed down aft...
by bernicarey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Sat 13th Oct 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Sat 13th Oct 2018

I am ok with electrics (if I ignore part P) but know my limitations. Technically and physically (crawling around in the loft is tougher than it was 10 years ago!) I am struggling. So am packing up and going to have to draft the son in law in. 🙁 You can pretty much sum up all 22 pages of Part P in 1...
by bernicarey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Sat 13th Oct 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Sat 13th Oct 2018

Still pretty windy around here (40mph+) and while the sky's looking quite good at present, forecast is for a spot of rain at midday. Tomorrow it all goes to a complete crock again with rain all day apparently, so best I try and do some stuff outside today. .salut Have a good one everyone Alexis - I'...
by bernicarey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Erecting Barbed Wire Method Statement
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Erecting Barbed Wire Method Statement

I'd say for that job, it very much depends on the size of roll you're dealing with and how straight a line you're wanting. Barbed wire for civilian use generally comes in much smaller rolls than military quantities, even if you are putting quite a bit up. It's fairly heavy, so the rolls are fairly s...
by bernicarey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Erecting Barbed Wire Method Statement
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Erecting Barbed Wire Method Statement

No answers yet, probably because a bit more detail is required. There's a whole world of difference between a couple of strands along a farmer's Stock Fence to keep the cattle in check, and installing coils atop a 8ft perimeter fence to a site for additional security. I'm assuming the latter, given ...
by bernicarey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Wednesday - 10 October 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Wednesday - 10 October 2018

Nice one Jack ./thumbsup.. Me, I've just had today's post arrive so I'm yet again fuming at the NHS wasting money. I've just had a letter to inform me that in 2 weeks time, they'll be sending me a Bowel Cancer Screening Kit... Why? Not why the kit but why waste time, effort and money on sending out ...
by bernicarey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Asbestos comms
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Asbestos comms

This really depends on the circumstances. 10 people in 1 small building is vastly different to 5,000 people on a large site.

How about a bit of an idea what you're dealing with?

 

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