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by bernicarey
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third

Just goes to show how much difference a physical police presence makes instead of relying on traffic cameras.
by bernicarey
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acetone/IPA cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Acetone/IPA cleaning

Really shouldn't use Initials unless they are readily understood. Personally, I've never used IPA for cleaning...if someone has taken the time and effort to brew it, I'm going to drink it. IPA.jpg But then I suspect that we're talking different IPAs... and you're referring to Isopropyl Alcohol ;) I'...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding fume and all things LEV and RPE
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Welding fume and all things LEV and RPE

It really depend on the type of work and the position of the welding. There's a good little leaflet here from BOHS that you may or may not have seen: http://www.breathefreely.org.uk/WST/On-torchExtraction.pdf It details the advantages as well as the limitations. End of the day, HSE will not be happy...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical Safety in Drying Room
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Electrical Safety in Drying Room

Hi Stew, well as always, it depends on the circumstances. How damp/wet does the drying room get? Are we talking laundry drying or Hiking/Outdoor Gear drying? Are you talking standard indoor BS1363 Plug/Socket? Is there an extractor to keep the moisture levels down? What sort of heaters are they, the...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding fume and all things LEV and RPE
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Welding fume and all things LEV and RPE

I'll just ask why you have ruled out 'on-tool' extraction? That is the preferred choice of the HSE as it saves any LEV/RPE. I currently have a similar issue with a client, where my concern is not so much protecting the Welders, they have plenty of options but others walking through the workshop thro...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HSE TRAINEE INSPECTOR JOBS
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: HSE TRAINEE INSPECTOR JOBS

I also suspect that a lot of people with a level 6 or higher qualification are already earning more than the salary listed for the role, and so there is no incentive to change for a lot of people. Depend if the variety of work and the Civil Servant other benefits are attractive enough. Decent pensi...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: HI
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: HI

Hi RJP Glad to have you with us. You say you're "new to this field", is that new to H&S, or just new to the engineering world? Engineering can cover so many areas, there's often new things to discover as technology or substances evolve. Stuff we wouldn't dream of using now was common place in the 80s.
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Thursday - 15 August 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Thursday - 15 August 2019

Morning All
Sunny and Blowy around here today, rain back again tomorrow but then the forecast looks like it's bright for the next week. So perhaps things are going to improve for a while.

Have a great day, whatever you're up to. .salut
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Electric Vehicles

Suppression is aimed at preventing or slowing down fire spread from the car and not extinguishing the fire. I think key factor are going to be response times, access and water supply for the attending FRS crews. An EV fire in a subterranean basement garage is going to be a difficult event. :shock: ...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The three words that can save your life" - BBC
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: "The three words that can save your life" - BBC

This was reported on TV a few times earlier this year. I've tried it and my house address is about 3 houses off .scratch There's good business reasons to use it too... https://www.vodafone.co.uk/business/insights/articles/what3words-tech-innovations-for-small-business London on-demand courier, Quiqu...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking to emply a company to undertaken external Safety inspections of some of our faciities - t
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Looking to emply a company to undertaken external Safety inspections of some of our faciities - t

There maybe better companies out there that have not registered for OHSCR though ;) A common misconception, reinforced by those that break the strict rules of the OSHCR. The register is for individuals who meet the criteria, i.e. Chartered or equivalent membership of a member organisation (see list...
by bernicarey
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Nottingham Railway Stn Fire
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Nottingham Railway Stn Fire

Some further, more detailed info, on the rapid spread of the fire.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-49318182

 

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