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by Siblo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racking? what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Racking? what is it?

Hi guys, From info provided in "Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety HSG76" http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg76.pdf we know we must inspect racking, periodically, at intervals determined by the RA. However, when does shelving become racking? is it the proximity of powered vehic...
by Siblo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secondment of employee
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Secondment of employee

Hi SQ From my limited knowledge, a secondment is just a transfer of a worker to gain knowledge or impart knowledge. The "secondee" company has no legal rights over the employee, who is still the responsibility of their original company, they can not discipline or fire them, and is solely responsible...
by Siblo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handrail Height
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: Handrail Height

@PaddyT I'd agree, but depending which regs I read, Building Domestic Building Commercial Machinery ISO 14122-3 Marine (Ship Regs) (because it's a replica of a boat) Scaffolding (because it's tube and clamp fittings) Distance can be measured from working platform, not from top of toe boards (in case...
by Siblo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handrail Height
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Handrail Height

Hi Guys, i think I'm overthinking this one but here goes. We are constructing a machine with a top landing on and open walkway, as edge protection we are fitting tube and clamp style tubes. Actual area on top is about 16m² with a rail on all 4 sides accessed by stairs. What are the regs regards top ...
by Siblo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working Platforms Banned On Construction Site?
Replies: 6
Views: 3205

Re: Working Platforms Banned On Construction Site?

Standard building site "blanket" rule. Like, "Everyone MUST wear Gloves" & "Eye protection at all times" We recently had to install one of our machines into a facility that was still classed as and still controlled as a building site. we were told that steps, hop-up's and ladders are banned from sit...
by Siblo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hope ups
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Re: hope ups

NO.
by Siblo
Fri May 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carbon Fibre dust/fillaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Re: Carbon Fibre dust/fillaments

As ever, great answers guys, some very informative links and videos.

@stephen1974 - not at all off topic, just another example of not giving dust the respect it deserves.

Thanks Guys..
by Siblo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carbon Fibre dust/fillaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Carbon Fibre dust/fillaments

Hi Guys, We work in the aerospace industry, just not on actual planes, but do have to work with pre-cast carbon fibre. Can someone point me in the right direction regards risks of drilling, cutting and grinding of carbon fibre material. Is there any specific legislation regards controlling the dusts...
by Siblo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abrasive Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Re: Abrasive Wheels

Cheers Paddy,

You had me at "Free Training"

Will do
by Siblo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abrasive Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Abrasive Wheels

Hi Guys, Just wondering what everyone does regards Abrasive wheel training? In my previous spot, the fitter and his mate could use a bench and hand angle grinder, everyone else was barred, and that worked because nobody else needed to use one. These 2 guys got the half day course In my new position,...
by Siblo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scaffold Expert Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Scaffold Expert Needed

Hi guys, As per previous posts of mine, we have a small scaffold on site which is basically an access staircase to a device we are building. My question is regarding the actual stair treads, are there any figures or dimensions that dictate the maximum and minimum spacing for these treads? The one's ...
by Siblo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COSHH paint assessments
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: COSHH paint assessments

Not Suitable

We have, or did have, several nasty paints and all for different reasons, Etch Primers, Strontium Chromates, Isocyanates etc...

You need to create groups of similar paints, yes its ridiculous to do every shade or colour, but even matt or gloss can have vastly different compounds.

SI

 

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