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by stephen1974
Sun May 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Extinguishers at open air event
Replies: 5
Views: 3551

Re: Fire Extinguishers at open air event

If such measures were not required at an outdoor event the government wouldn't have bothered with a comprehensive guide for such things. First Aid cover, technically, they could be right as there is no statutory requirement to provide 1st aid to the public, though often you will find it a stipulatio...
by stephen1974
Sun May 07, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Marshals
Replies: 3
Views: 2406

Re: Fire Marshals

The FRA is. imo, a cut and paste job and as long are the boxes are ticked, thats good enough. It doesnt actually look at what we do. I'm looking at getting it re-assessed. All staff assigned to a specific area of the building (cafe, reception, kitchen, party room etc etc) will be assigned to get peo...
by stephen1974
Sun May 07, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAMS with task or without?
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: RAMS with task or without?

I'm a big believer in SSOW. My philosphy is that they should be written in such a way that I can step out the door, grab the first chav I see, hand him an SSOW and say do that job and he should be able to do it. So to have them available for staff to take off site to be able to refer to is an excell...
by stephen1974
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health and Safety Policy Contents
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Re: Health and Safety Policy Contents

Thats pretty much my feelings on it. Your example of the lathe though, thats something where a qualification is required. I'm in a situation where no qualification is required but when the policy was written they said they would get people qualified in xy & z. Im trying to get the policy reviewed by...
by stephen1974
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Marshals
Replies: 3
Views: 2406

Fire Marshals

HI. My understanding of the RRFSO is that: a. I have to suitably trained people to know how to evacuate the building and operate fire fighting equipment. b. Although commonly known as Fire Marshals or Fire Wardens, I don't have to call them that. c. I don't have to put a list on display of who these...
by stephen1974
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone working in leisure?
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

Anyone working in leisure?

Hey all. Not a H&S question, just a general query to maybe get some networking going. Who works in the leisure industry and what areas? I've been working in Ice Rinks (10+ years) Leisure Centres (wet and dry - 2 years) and currently Trampoline Parks. Plus some other leisure places. Would cool to cha...
by stephen1974
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Fire Extinguishers at open air event
Replies: 5
Views: 3551

Re: Fire Extinguishers at open air event

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... en-air.pdf

Goto page 58 for fire extinguishers but hopefully the whole thing will be useful for you :)
by stephen1974
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BSI Guidance
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

BSI Guidance

BSI have just launched a new standard for my industry.
Has anyone got any experience dealing with BSI and getting them to talk about their guidance documents? or do they just produce the things and leave everyone to scratch their heads over their latest piece of vague news.
by stephen1974
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health and Safety Policy Contents
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Health and Safety Policy Contents

HI all. How much weight do the contents of a health and safety policy have if something ever goes to court? For example, In the health and safety policy it might stat that the company will ensure their business is audited by ROSPA every year and that ALL of its staff members will have professional q...
by stephen1974
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: RISK ASSESSING THE FIRE RISK ASSESSOR – RETAINERS AND DISCLAIMERS
Replies: 4
Views: 3167

Re: RISK ASSESSING THE FIRE RISK ASSESSOR – RETAINERS AND DISCLAIMERS

Tempted to go on this. I can risk assess what I can see but often dont have access to whats above the ceilings or below the floors. I was about to risk assess the building im looking after and replace our existing assessments done by a contractor. Decided to pass on that idea for the moment and just...
by stephen1974
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Safety Moment
Topic: Cheese worker trapped is protected by cage on FLT
Replies: 1
Views: 3826

Re: Cheese worker trapped is protected by cage on FLT

I saw 'cheese worker', 'trapped' and 'cage' and thought, that's what you get for trying to build a better mouse trap.
by stephen1974
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: NEBOSH Certificate
Topic: My Master Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 4161

Re: My Master Plan

Fair enough. I have no problem with that.

 

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