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by bernicarey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Now questioning my ability to carry out FRA
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Now questioning my ability to carry out FRA

I agree wholeheartedly with Messy on this. There seems to be a tendency with FRS Inspecting officers in some areas to use what amounts to Faux Notices. Some of them also have a high opinion of themselves and use these Faux Notices to 'pull the wool over the eyes' of RPS to influence towards their in...
by bernicarey
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stock Paint Requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Rolling Stock Paint Requirements

Well my reaction is, surely the Customer will specify the paint, down to the smallest detail.
Especially if for London Underground, because they spend big money on their Branding, correct colour schemes, fabric pattern etc., etc.
So the details you speak of MUST be in the spec they issued somewhere.
by bernicarey
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Good Morning/Evening Forum
Topic: Saturday 22nd Aug 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Saturday 22nd Aug 2020

Good Morning Big Wide World! (That works best if you've got Robin Williams voice in your head, as in Good Morning Vietnam!) :lol: Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erf2iFHG44M The wind has dropped, the sun is out, if only for a few hours, so I'm off out into the garden. Whatever you're doing th...
by bernicarey
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: didcot major incident- any news?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: didcot major incident- any news?

With 2,336 witness statements 50,000 pieces of digital evidence more than 4,500 physical exhibits including 1,870 tonnes of structural exhibits It'll be many years yet.... :roll: The longest case I've ever come across to date was a young chap killed when inflating a tyre. You'd think that "Matthew, ...
by bernicarey
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: didcot major incident- any news?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: didcot major incident- any news?

This? https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/health-and-safety/hse-no-safety-concerns-after-didcot-demolition-fire-24-12-2019 Or something more recent? I'm assuming the enquiry about a 'major incident' is regarding the 4 deaths in Feb 2016, not a fire some time later. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-engl...
by bernicarey
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: didcot major incident- any news?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: didcot major incident- any news?

I would expect it to be another couple of years, even before the Covid disruption. By way of example, 2 men died at a workplace not far from me on 23 December 2016. The basic facts seem quite simple and clear. A tanker of liquid animal feed returned to the manufacturing farm/plant with a blockage. N...
by bernicarey
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Aid Cover Weekend Working
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: First Aid Cover Weekend Working

Quick answer, it depends on the numbers and the work being done.
If it's a Skeleton Crew of a dozen or so, likely not, depending on the risk assessment of the tasks in hand.
by bernicarey
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small fire extinguishers in vans
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Small fire extinguishers in vans

Sorry Berni, I genuinely didn't mean to twist things. I was perhaps a little uptight last night and snapped. ;) Call it 'Covid Stress'; I've had to deal with some oxygen wasters in recent weeks. That's the problem with written conversations, things can get taken in a way other than the original int...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small fire extinguishers in vans
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Small fire extinguishers in vans

Berni, exactly when is a vehicle producing a large amount of smoke liable to explode? If you can't provide a reliable answer (and I certainly can't) then how would you train a van driver to extinguish a vehicle fire whilst remaining safe? Yes, in 99.9% of cases, the vehicle isn't going to go bang l...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IOSH Peer review interview
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: IOSH Peer review interview

There's been a lots of topics on this over the years. Key thing is not to take anything for granted when talking to your 'Peers'. Don't assume they know the basics. You might have 3 individuals who have great experience and knowledge in their own areas, but know absolutely nothing about your field. ...
by bernicarey
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small fire extinguishers in vans
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Small fire extinguishers in vans

To me, the 'should they use an extinguisher' question for one of this small vehicle size handheld extinguishers is no different to using a larger one in a building. If safe to do so, use it. If there is smoke coming from under the the bonnet and you can take the appropriate action (I won't describe ...
by bernicarey
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Sprinkler System - Remove or keep
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Fire Sprinkler System - Remove or keep

I would have no problem with the Sprinklers being inhibited/decommissioned in a vacant building, just as with removing fire extinguishers from them, so long as it truly isn't being used. After all, fire safety legislation is all about the protection of life. If the vacant half went up in flames, the...

 

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