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by stephen1974
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs

But like I said, my advisor wanted to quote "section this from regulation that" at the client. Are we being fixated on the "quote act and section part and not looking at the scenario. No. I look at the scenario, my colleague likes to look at regulations. She couldnt find any that fitted the bill, a...
by stephen1974
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs

Messy wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:27 am This is NOT my area, but wouldn't the frequency of use, the height of the access equipment, the weight and size of items expected to be lifted - all be part of an overall RA?
The reality is 90% of our clients dont do risk assessments, regardless of what we say to them.
by stephen1974
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Course Suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: Online Course Suggestion

LinkedIn just offered a free months trial of their online learning library. Had a brief look last night, saw a construction one and started in on that, but its American so whilst much is valid in principal, the specifics are probably not going to be that helpful. Have not had a chance to look throug...
by stephen1974
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs

The best I can suggest is that... A) If you intend to use them as stairs they must conform to stairs as laid out in part K of the building regs (which i dont believe they do) B) If you dont want to call them stairs then they are ladders/steps and must be used in the appropriate manner, and you cant ...
by stephen1974
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Course Suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Online Course Suggestion

So as of tomorrow i'm officialy on "furlough", however long that may last, what would be a good online course to study? nothing expensive but of reasonable quality. Fire would be preferable but unlikely to find anything of an acceptable standard in an acceptable price range, but anything would do.
by stephen1974
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle sharing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Vehicle sharing?

NBC Suits? If I still had mine I would SO go shopping in it just for shits and giggles.
by stephen1974
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Mobile ladders with platforms as permanent stairs

So I just had this question from one of my advisors. is it appropriare to use mobile steps as permanent access to another level, in this case, where they store parts that someone would have to carry up and down. Initially I thought, I dont have a problem with that, but then I thought about carrying ...
by stephen1974
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: New car technologies bring new challenges for firefighters
Replies: 8
Views: 3469

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: 3469

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: 1514

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: 757

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: 2096

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.

 

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