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by ScottD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Management Systems
Topic: ISO Certification
Replies: 0
Views: 52

ISO Certification

Hi all,
We have ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO45001 and currently use BSI as our accreditation body. Is anyone else using a different body, I am finding that BSI have not quite come up to expectations and was wondering if there were any recommendations out there.

ta,

Scott
by ScottD
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face fit testing for RPE
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Face fit testing for RPE

Hi Stretch,

We got 3M in to do our training. The "face fit trainer" course was 3-4 hrs for 2 of us.
by ScottD
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fogging and COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Fogging and COVID-19

Have a look at your chemical suppliers website, you should be guided by what they say. It will be a start for you anyway.
by ScottD
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees

Hi Dave, I agree, I am recording all our guys temperatures, including contractors we have on site daily. I have their average temperature worked and set up a spreadsheet with conditional formatting so that if a temperature is entered and it is a full degree above the average it flags it up to me and...
by ScottD
Fri May 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees

Hi Stephen, To be honest, I looked for this when we set up our testing procedure. It seems to be that the digital forehead thermometers are normally associated with a non invasive way to measure kids. We are taking temperatures on the forehead in a consistent manner so the test procedure is the same...
by ScottD
Mon May 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees

I am keeping them all for the foreseeable just now, We have not decided yet the storage time. It is a record so we may keep them for 1 year.
by ScottD
Fri May 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees

Company overkill...… but it does ease the worries of the tester for sure. Safety glasses are standard for our work and the visor is a bit of reassurance which they appreciate.
by ScottD
Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees

I isolate them for 15mins, we have guys walking and arriving by bike etc. so yes, a false reading is a possibility. We use a different person to do the retest and even a different thermometer. It is either the GM or MD who does the second test and they make the on the spot decision to send them home...
by ScottD
Thu May 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 RIDDOR
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: COVID-19 RIDDOR

What would be classed as "reasonable evidence" that it was caused by exposure at work?
Do you wait until 2 or more people in your workplace test positive? If only 1 other person gets the virus there can be no clear link, it could be coincidence.

thoughts?

Scott
by ScottD
Thu May 21, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: Covid-19 temperature testing of employees

We have introduced this at my work. We are using the IR forehead thermometers also. We test everyone every day and record the temperature looking for an increase through the week. The tester wears a medical mask, safety glasses, disposable gloves and a full face visor. There is also a screen we buil...
by ScottD
Mon May 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Disinfectant for large workspace using fogger machine
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: COVID-19 Disinfectant for large workspace using fogger machine

Hi Stretch,

We are using a fogger and have 2 disinfectants on the go as a trial.
Cobra Germslayer and Ecolab Desguard 20.

Scott
by ScottD
Mon May 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PPE Disposal
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: PPE Disposal

We are segregating our PPE waste (masks and gloves) by providing separate lined bins for them. We do put them in the general waste skips, except Friday's which we hold on to until Monday pm as our skips are emptied first thing on Monday mornings. This way we have secured bags and it is more than 72h...

 

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