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by Penfold
Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Fire and Emergencies
Topic: Building Control Frustration
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Building Control Frustration

Thanks Messy One example recently when was on site with Building Control Inspector, he was walking around the site and on his check sheet ticked yes to fire signage. Our FRA said they are pointing in temporary direction and not to the final building layout and Building Inspector said "the check...
by Penfold
Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Fire and Emergencies
Topic: Building Control Frustration
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Building Control Frustration

Hi all Less of a question but an observation, over the years I've been involved in lots of building projects. During the project and at the end I've worked with fire professionals to monitor the work and then complete the FRA for the building at the end of the project. At some stages the fire consul...
by Penfold
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pulling my hair out!
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Pulling my hair out!

Hi Blackstone:

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

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Penfold
by Penfold
Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twenty years ago this very day!
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Twenty years ago this very day!

I joined when the site was just 2 months old and never looked back, its been an incredible journey over those 20 years but would be lost without you and Jack (John). There's been some characters over the years but its always been a site where people don't get criticised for asking a question and we ...
by Penfold
Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: CPD Opportunities - webinars, virtual & real people events, freebies!
Topic: FREE IIRSM certified training
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: FREE IIRSM certified training

For information about this system:

https://iprotectu.com/icertifyu/

the software is designed for school leavers to learn more about safety related issues
by Penfold
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy PPE
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Crazy PPE

We had gardeners wear gardening kilts (not hi-vis) as they felt it was better in Summer with more wind movement!
by Penfold
Thu Nov 02, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: The Canteen
Topic: Professional Vandal at Work
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: Professional Vandal at Work

The person I owe most to in my career, who trained me through various courses and then became a good friend did a classic on first day on NEBOSH Gen Cert in late 1990's. Was setting up the course and remembered he had left some books in his car, we all sat there nervously when he stumbled back in a ...
by Penfold
Thu Oct 26, 2023 7:56 am
Forum: Fire and Emergencies
Topic: Marquees (Temprary Structures) Fire Seperation
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Marquees (Temprary Structures) Fire Seperation

Thanks Messy much appreciated
by Penfold
Tue Oct 24, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Fire and Emergencies
Topic: Marquees (Temprary Structures) Fire Seperation
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Marquees (Temprary Structures) Fire Seperation

Thanks witsd The event isn't until next July but as its such a major event they are planning it now. Ill complete a FRA and see if I can get the 2 sides to sit down and discuss! I get the safety consultants point that the main outdoor events guide states 6m but on the other its low risk 9apart from ...
by Penfold
Tue Oct 24, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Fire and Emergencies
Topic: Marquees (Temprary Structures) Fire Seperation
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Marquees (Temprary Structures) Fire Seperation

Hi all We have an issue with an Events company who run large scale events for us on site and safety advisor we bring in to manage the events. They want to set up a 5 fairly large marquees with a separation of 2m between them. The Purple Guide recommends: ensure there is an adequate distance between ...
by Penfold
Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Step ladders - do they need to be footed ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Step ladders - do they need to be footed ?

Hi TWDB The first question should be is the step ladder the correct piece of access equipment for this task? if yes what are you achieving by footing the step ladder e.g. if its to prevent someone walking into the ladder and knocking it over would a barrier be a better option to stop people getting ...
by Penfold
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size of a SHEQ team in a compnay - Based on Turnover?
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Size of a SHEQ team in a compnay - Based on Turnover?

Hi TWDB I would look on the resources based on the type/risk of work and the amount that needs to be done e.g. can one person run the H&S Management System and get out and about working with the teams out in the field doing the role or do you need 4 people to get all that completed. I've always ...

 

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