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by stephen1974
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: New car technologies bring new challenges for firefighters
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

Re: New car technologies bring new challenges for firefighters

Its a case of people want them so they will have them regardless of the risk.
by stephen1974
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: New car technologies bring new challenges for firefighters
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

Re: New car technologies bring new challenges for firefighters

Yep, these fires are a nightmare to put out. You can put tens of thousands of litres of water on them and they can still keep going. One of the first such fires kept reigniting for two hours after first being 'put out'. The flames they put out as well pretty much guarantee anything near by is going ...
by stephen1974
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Advice Please

Are you in a position to regularly supervise employees? You could do spot inspections yourself. You could get them to walk you through the checks whilst they carry them out to see if they know what they are doing. You can spy on them, is there CCTV about? or just stand off somewhere and watch? You c...
by stephen1974
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breathing Air Quality Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Breathing Air Quality Tests

Anyone know the minimum amount of time between air quality tests on breathing equipment, in spray booths if that makes a difference and what regulation, if any, they come under. I've got 3 different times at the moment. I'm seeing people who carry out the tests saying 12 months. My company is saying...
by stephen1974
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Frequency of testing and inspection part deux
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Frequency of testing and inspection part deux

The standard says:

Grade B and Grade C systems should be serviced every six months in
accordance with the supplier’s instructions.

Smoke alarms in Grade D, Grade E and Grade F systems should be cleaned
periodically in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
by stephen1974
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Frequency of testing and inspection part deux
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Frequency of testing and inspection part deux

Just visited a place that has no electronic fire alarm in terms of an alarm panel, detectors and call points, but it does have 3 smoke detectors that are linked together, so if one sounds they all sound. It was unclear if the systems were purely battery operated or if they were powered from the main...
by stephen1974
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less than 5 employees
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Less than 5 employees

I think these guys will do it. They deffinately want to avoid expense, but, they also want to do things right as best as possible. I couldn't really see a way of doing a FRA without writing it down, even with this being one of the simplist buildings to do that i've come across. It does seem they onl...
by stephen1974
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less than 5 employees
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Less than 5 employees

So we know the rules are less than 5 employees you dont have to have 'written' risk assessments.

How have people found that in practice where there might be high risk activities?
How have people found that in relation to fire risk assessments?
by stephen1974
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk me through a HAVS assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Talk me through a HAVS assessment

as it says on the tin. I've never had to deal with this before so I need to understand what the various numbers mean and why.
by stephen1974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toolbox talk on PPE
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

Re: Toolbox talk on PPE

Spot someone without their hat on, call an impromptu meeting, fire plonka on the spot for gross misconduct, have someone mop up tears to avoid a slip hazard.

Just trollin...
by stephen1974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What documents are required on site?
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: What documents are required on site?

Coshh assessments is a good one to have for the first aid requirements, ie what to do in the event of billy mixing acids and alkalis because he read online it he could make cool ww1 gases which were dangerous back then buts its the 21st century now and perfectly safe. Having them on a tablet isnt gr...
by stephen1974
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water on floor of toilet
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Water on floor of toilet

Temporary measure, get a rubber mat, a thick one, that has purpose built holes in it. This will prevent slipping on the wet surface.

 

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